Road to Revolution

  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    It was an attempt to prevent colonial tensions with Native Americans by establishing the western boundaries of the 13 coastal colonies and to prevent colonists from going west.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    An attempt by the British to make more money and also to force the colonists to sell their goods to Britain. The British placed a tax on sugar, wine, and other important things.
  • Stamp Act Congress

    Stamp Act Congress
    A meeting in New York City to discuss and react upon the Stamp Act, which did not include any representatives from the colonies.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    An act which granted and applied certain stamp duties, and other duties, in the British colonies and plantations in America, it imposed duties on goods and services in the British colonies in order to raise money for military expenses in America.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    Declaration by the British Parliament that accompanied repeal of the Stamp Act. It stated that Parliament's authority was the same in America as in Britain and asserted Parliament's authority to make laws binding on the American colonies.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    Four acts of the British Parliament in 1767 that imposed duties on the import of paint, glass, paper, lead, and tea to the North American colonies. They took their name from Charles Townshend, chancellor of the Exchequer
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    A street fight between patriot mobs, throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers. Several colonists were killed.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    An act passed by the British Parliament to reduce the tax on tea shipped to the colonies. It allowed the British East India Company to sell tea to the American colonies at a price lower than that of smuggled tea and to create a monopoly of the tea trade in the colonies.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    An organized refusal by Boston merchants to accept shipment of tea, in protest against tea taxes retained after repeal of Townshend Acts
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The British government's response to the Boston Tea Party which consisted of series of laws which included Impartial Administration of Justice Act, Massachusetts Bay Regulating Act , Boston Port Act, Quartering Act, Quebec Act.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    It was a reaction toward passage of the Intolerable acts which consisted of a convention of delegates from twelve of the thirteen North American colonies. Its purpose was to form a more structured nation with a structured government.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    The first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. The battles marked the start of the American Revolution.