Road To Revolution

  • French and Indian war

    French and Indian war
    The French and Indian war started in 1754 and ended in 1763. French and the British were fighting over who gets to control the Ohio River Valley, for very profitable trade. In the beginning, the French appeared to be winning small victories and battles against the British. In the end, the British won the French and Indian war, but because the war, Britain was left with a huge war debt.
  • Procolamation of 1763

    Procolamation of 1763
    Proclamation was set to be a law that saud no one was allowed to settle in the new land that was gained at the end of the French and Indian war. It was set to stop furher wars with the Native Americans. The colonists disobeyed the proclamtion and snuck out to settle in the land.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The sugar Act was a form of taxing due to the war debt left behind. So sugar and spices were taxed to merchants and sailors that are using them. At first, the colonists were O.K. with the taxes, because it helped the military. But over taxing became a huge problem. Merchants protested to stop the act.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    In 1765, Paris brought a treaty, to stop further wars between them. Now that Britain won, the owned a huge amount of land, west of the 13 colonies and they won the Ohio River Valley, so they took control of the fur trade France had. France suffered this because they lost trade, and they lost the land they own.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    In 1765, the Stamp Act was passed by Parliament that taxed all products and activities. The purpose was to help the war debt even further. The act was very unpopular to the colonies and colonists. So to “fight back” the colonists signed a petition that didn’t work, so they did what they had to and boycott. They refused to buy anything that was brought in from England. The protest worked and was repealed in 1766
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    The Quartering Act was a law that taxed to colonist. So to enforce it, England sent 10,000 soldiers to the colonies, and the act required the colonists to house the soldiers and supply them with food, water and other supplies. The colonists protested angrily and said Parliament was violating their rights.
  • Stamp Act Congress

    Stamp Act Congress
    The Stamp Act Congress was formed to stop Parliament from taxing the colonists any further. So to stop Parliament, James Otis and John Dickinson got 9 colonies together and had them represented in the protest. Later, the Declaration of Rights and Grievances was written. It said that free born Englishmen were not to be taxed without their consent. Also that Parliament was not to represent them.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    Created when John Townshend, the new leader of Parlaiment, saw that even thought that Britain fought, they sill defended the colonies, so they taxed them on lead, paper, paint, glass, and other thibgs. It was another unpopuar tax.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    In 1768, Britain had sent 4,000 soldiers, along with warships to show that England was in control. Colonists got fed up with England that one day, a few school boys were throwing snowballs and calling names to the soldiers. He called for backup and soon more and more citizens joined in. On that day, the soldiers began shooting off their muskets and in the end, 5 colonists were dead. On their trail, John Adams, came to help defend the soldiers, even though John was anti-British. He said everyone
  • Boston Massacre(2)

    Boston Massacre(2)
    deserves a fair hearing and a right to a lawyer. That night, Paul Revere started with his famous painting of the Boston Massacre.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act was put up to help the East India Company go by their money situation. They put it up to try to control the market supply. The Townshend acts were still in place, but not to tax the colonies, the East India Company had eight million pounds of tea, so England sent the tea to the colonies, when they found out, they7 had the ships turn around and head back to England.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a day when colonists didn’t like how everything was taxed, but tea wasn’t that much. Everything had a high tax but tea, so when England sent tea to the colonists, the protested it to go leave and turn back to England. When they didn’t, The “True Sons Of Liberty” had thrown tea into the Boston Harbor, together, they dumped 45 tons of tea into the harbor. Britain saw this as an act of war.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts was set up to stop something like the Boston Tea Party from happening again. Another name for the Intolerable Acts was the Boston Port Acts. 4 laws were actually part of the Intolerable Acts, the Massachusetts Government Act, Administration of Justice Acts, and the Quebec Act.
  • The First Continental Congress

    The First Continental Congress
    The First Continental Congress was held because the colonists didn’t like the Intolerable Acts. Committees of 51, with 12 out of the 13 colonies were representing them. So they agreed to boycott British good; and if that didn’t work, they agreed to meet again. Some key people helping were; Patrick Randolph, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson.
  • Lexington and Concord(2)

    Lexington and Concord(2)
    was actually intending to open fire, but gunshots were heard, so Britain saw this as an act of war.
  • Lexington and Concord(1)

    Lexington and Concord(1)
    The battle of Lexington and Concord was an act of freedom against the British Rule. British soldiers were heading to Concord, as they were passing by Lexington. They fought a small army of minutemen and defeated them. They killed 8 colonists, leaving 10 wounded. A minuteman was someone ready to fight at a minute’s notice. Concord was alarmed by church bells that, “The British were coming!” The bells “told” minutemen to get ready and march towards the redcoats. They were easily defeated. No one
  • The Second Continental Congress

    The Second Continental Congress
    The Second Continental Congress created the first Continental Army on June 14, 1775. They created the Olive Branch Petition to try and stop fighting with the British. The Declaration of Causes and Necessity of Taking Arms were created because all the colonists wanted were to be free. As “Americans” they wanted to leave Parliament’s injustice rule. They fought the British to break away and the Congress ended up being “congress” for all 13 colonies.
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill(1)

    The Battle of Bunker Hill(1)
    The colonists intended on building their defenses on Cambridge Common, but instead built it on Mystic and Charles River on Roxbury. Colonel Prescott led the Americans, while William Howe led the British. British were planning on marching up the Hill, scaring the colonists away that were revolting. The minutemen were planning on staying there and defending the area, but no shots were intended. The British easily fought through the small militia. The British “won” the battle because the Americans
  • Battle Bunker Hill(2)

    Battle Bunker Hill(2)
    ran out of ammo. It costs a lot of lives and left a debt