Road to Revolution

By Huy T
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Indirect tax(out of sight=out of mind)
    Duties on molasses and sugar.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Tax on all paper products.
    Official stamp/seal on all paper items (proof tax was paid)
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    Parliament declares it has power to make laws for the colonies "in all cases whatsoever"
    Parliament passes to this safe face.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    Taxes on glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea.
    Searched for smuggle goods.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The crowd gathers and hassles soldiers, throwing snowballs and shouting insults.
    More troops arrive, colonists get more and more angry.
    "Fire if you dare!"
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    Passed in 1773 and allowed the British East India Company (BEIC) to sell tea directly to colonists.
    Lower Prices than colonists merchant price.
    Tax Tea cheaper than smuggled tea
    Less smuggling = more tax money
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Members of Son of Liberty Dump over 340 of tea into Boston Harbor.
    Caused problems for loyalist/Tories
    -Loyalist/Tory is a person in the Colony who remains "royal" to the King & Great Britain.
  • Intolerable Act

    Intolerable Act
    Passed to Punish Boston for Tea Party
    Boston Harbor Closed until the tea is paid for
    Massachusetts Charter cancelled
    General Thomas Gage became the new governor of MA.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    Required Colonist to house soldiers
    "If a soldiers come knocking on the door you are sleeping on the floor."
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    All colonies but Georgia have representatives.
    Voted to send a "statement of grievances".
    Voted to Boycott all British Trade.
    Patrick Henry-VA rep. urged colonists to unite against Britain.
  • 1000's of Redcoats in Boston

    1000's of Redcoats in Boston
    General Gage brings thousands of British soldiers to Boston with more on the way.
  • Midnight ride of Paul Revere

    Midnight ride of Paul Revere
    Paul Revere rides to warn the Sons of Liberty in Lexington and Concord that the "British are coming... The British are coming.."
  • Battles of Lexington & Concord

    Battles of Lexington & Concord
    Battle of Lexington - 1st battle of the American Revolutionary War.
    "shot head round the world" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
    BRITISH Victory. Battle of Concord - Americans Stop British and force them to retreat back to Boston.
    AMERICAN Victory.
  • Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

    Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
    Benedict Arnold & Ethan Allen capture the fort.
    Get all supplies in the fort including cannons.
    AMERICAN Victory.
  • The Second Continental Congress

    The Second Continental Congress
    Print money
    Set up post office
    Created Continental Army led by George Washington
    Sent Olive Branch asking King to protect their rights
    The King reject the offers, he hired and sent more than 30,000 German troops, called Hessian, to fight alongside the British troops.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    Fought on Breed's Hill
    "Don't Fire until you see the whites of their eyes" - William Prescott.
    BRITISH Victory (Americans ran out of ammunition) British learn defeating Americans would NOT be easy.
  • Washington arrives on outskirts of Boston with Continental troops

    Washington arrives on outskirts of Boston with Continental troops
    Realizes men are disorganized & need discipline
    Need weapons
  • "Common Sense" published by Thomas Paine

    "Common Sense" published by Thomas Paine
    Pamphlet inspires more colonists to become patriots
    "Everything that is right or reasonable pleads for separation. The blood of the slain, the weeping voice of nature cries, 'TIS TIME TO PART"- Thomas Paine, Common Sense
  • British Surrender Boston

    British Surrender Boston
    Washington believes his army is ready & weapons arrive
    Washington puts cannons on Dorchester Heights overlooking Boston
    BRITISH retreat - AMERICAN Victory.
  • Second Continental Congress meet again

    Second Continental Congress meet again
    Debate on declaring independence
    Thomas Jefferson is the primary author of the document
  • Second Continental Congress votes for Independence

    Second Continental Congress votes for Independence
    All 13 colonies vote YES on declaring independence
  • The Declaration of Independence is signed!

    The Declaration of Independence is signed!