Road To Revolution

  • Proclamation of 1763

    This Proclamation did not allow colonists to settle west of the Appalachian mountains.The government feared the conflict between the colonists and the Native Americans would lead to another war. They also could not afford to defend the western lands. Colonists were enraged because they felt they had won the right to settle in the Ohio River Valley after winning the French and Indian war.
  • Stamp Act

    The stamp act was a direct tax that required colonists to have a stamp on all commercial documents. The stamp tax had to be paid in British currency, The colonial assemblies sent petitions and protests, and the colonists believed it was a violation of their rights. It was repealed in 1766.
  • Quartering Act

    This act forced colonists to house and feed British Soldiers. The colonial assemblies could not afford to quarter the soldiers themselves. The colonists were mad and refused to house the soldiers. The act was repealed in 1767.
  • Townshend Acts

    The townshend acts were a series of acts with the purpose of raising revenue in the colonies, so the government could pay the salaries of governers and judges. The townshend acts were not well accepted, and the Boston Massacre followed.
  • Tea Act/Tea Party

    This act allowed the British East India Trading company to export tea to North America. The objective was to lower the amount of smuggled tea in the colonies. The colonists protested with the Boston Tea Party, where colonists dumped tea into harbor, disguised as Native Americans.
  • Intolerable Acts

    This act closed the Boston Harbor, suspended New York Assemblies, and forced colonists to house troops. The colonists called these acts the Intolerable acts, due to their harshness.
  • Battle of Lexington And Concord

    The battles of Lexington and Concord were the first engagements of the Revolutionary war. They were fought within the towns of Concord and Lexington. The first shot was remembered as the "shot heard around the world".
  • Olive Branch Petition

    This petition was adopted by the continental Congress to avoid a war with Great Britain. The petition was rejected due to a confiscated letter John Adam's wrote, saying that war is inevitable. The British believed the petition was insincere.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence was a statement announcing that the 13 colonies now regarded themselves as seperate states, and no longer attached to Britain.