Road to Revolution

  • Stamp Act

    Parliament that exacted revenue from the colonies by imposing stamp duty on newspaper. It was also passed in 1756.
  • Proclamation Line

    Proclamation Line
    Great Britain's acquisition of French territory in North America after the end of the French and Indian War/Seven Years' War, which forbade all settlement past a line drawn along the Appalachian Mountains.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    Is a name given to a minimum of two Acts of British Parliament in the local governments of the American colonies. Parliament passed March 24, 1765
  • Townshend Acts

    The Townshend Acts were a parliament passed in 1767. The acts are named after Charles Townshend.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was the killing of five colonists by British regulars on March 5, 1770. It was the culmination of tensions in the American colonies that had been growing since Royal troops first appeared in Massachusetts
  • Tea Act

    The Act granted the Company the right to directly ship its tea to North America and the right to the duty-free export of tea from Britain, although the tax imposed by the Townshend Acts and collected in the colonies remained in force. It received the royal assent on May 10, 1773.
  • Commitee of correspondence

    Commitee of correspondence
    The committee of correspondence were shadow governments organized by the Patriot leaders of the Thirteen Colonies on the eve of the American Revolution.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, on December 16, 1773.
  • Intolerable Acts

    They were meant to punish the Massachusetts colonists for their defiance in throwing a large tea shipment into Boston harbor.
  • Shot heard around the world

    The opening of the American Revolutionary War in 1775. After the British forces waited two hours for additional supplies at their ships, the British continued on their journey to Concord.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Thomas Paine publishes his pamphlet “Common Sense,” setting forth his arguments in favor of American independence. ... Originally published anonymously
  • Declaratory Acts

    Was an act of parliament of Great Britian. It was passed in 1776.
  • Declaration of independence

    Declaration of independence
    Regarded themselves as newly independent. After ratifying the text on July 4, Congress issued the Declaration of Independence in several forms. It was initially published as the printed Dunlap broadside that was widely distributed and read to the public