Road to Revolution

  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    This proclamation restricted colonists in America from settling the new land England won from the French and Indian war. This was thought to stop rivalries between other settlements, but it just angered the colonists. They felt that it restricted their freedom and liberties. This started friction between Endland and the colonies.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The sugar act put taxes on all imported goods that came into the colonies, except from England. This tax was made to stop suggling in the colonies. This angered the colonists, and they thought that it was a violation of their rights as English citezens. The sugar act was creating motives for the colonies to be annoyed with England.
  • Currency Act

    Currency Act
    The Currency tax that England put on the colonies was that they were banned to use all paper money. This prohibited the colonists from making money, and this angered them.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The stamp act was when the British government taxed the colonists for almost every document printed. The colonists were very angry ewith this because it went against the "No taxation without representation" principle. "Upon the whole, I will beg leave to tell the House what is really my opinion. It is, that the Stamp Act be repealed absolutely, totally, and immediately; that the reason for the repeal should be assigned, because it was founded on an erroneous principle." -William Pitt
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    The Quartering act was when the british government forced the colonists to give the soldiers transpotation, food, a place to stay, ext. The British government thought that they were protescting the colonists from the French, but the colonists felt that they did not need protestion. They saw it as another pointless tax, and were getting aggrivated with England
  • Stamp Act Congress

    Stamp Act Congress
    This was a meeting in New York, discussing the stamp act. Nine representatives from the colonies met and thought of ways to rebel against the act. This led to a boycott, and all but one of the colonies signed a document to get the tax repealed.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    The declaratory act was when Parliment stated they were making the laws for the colonies. The colonists didn't like this, because they didn't have government power, and they were being dictated from people from miles away. “By one Act they have suspended the powers of one American legislature, & by another have declared they may legislate for us themselves in all cases whatsoever. These two acts alone form a basis broad enough whereon to erect a despotism of unlimited extent.” -Thomas Jefferson
  • Townsend Act

    Townsend Act
    This was when Parliment texed the colonies on goods shipped from England. When the colonists heard of this they stopped buying goods from England alltogether. Parliment was forced to take the taxes off, except for tea. " Taxes equally detrimental to the commercial interests of the Parent country and the colonies are imposed upon the People, without their consent; Taxes designed for the Support of the Civil Government in the Colonies, in a Manner clearly unconstitutional,"-John Hancock