Surrender of gen burgoyne

Road to Revolution

  • Navigation Acts

    Navigation Acts
    This is where England forced the colonies to trade solo with them so they could only import and export through England.
  • Molasses Act

    Molasses Act
    a tax on molasses that went from 3 cents to 6 cents
  • Fort Necessity

    Fort Necessity
    Fort Necessity was a fort in which George Washington built and then got took over by the British
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The war where the British won and took over lots of french territory.
  • sugar act

    sugar act
    The act where there was a tax on sugar that went up so the British could make their money back from the French and Indian War
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    An act from Parliament that made it so every paper that was printed had a tax on it.
  • Townshed Acts

    Townshed Acts
    An act that Parliament taxed the Colonists on 5 main things lead, paper, paint, tea, and glass. Parliament taxed the Colonists on all five of these things.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    An event where there was a fight between the colonists and the red coats.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    These acts were made of the Administration of Justice Act, Massachusetts Government Act, Boston Port Bill, and Quartering Act.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    Permitted the requisition of the unoccupied buildings at first, to house British troops. The one coercive act that was applied to all of the Colonies was the Administration of Justice Act. This loss of self-government was designed to make colonists think before any action against the crown was made. A royal governor was placed in charge.
    Most still saw themselves as loyal British Citizens still.
  • Quebec Act

    Quebec Act
    Quebec Act- June 1774: A government for Canada was created, and extended it's territory all the way south to the Ohio River. The Colonist were trapped
  • General Gage Takes Over Boston

    General Gage Takes Over Boston
    General Gage had his men go to Boston and make Boston a Police City.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    This battle was the third battle of the Revolutionary war and this was where the patriots had a bunker on Bunker hill but the fight actually took place on the place of Breeds hill.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    The petition was a petition where British citizens realized their rights as British citizens as well and it emphasized their rights as British Citizens.
  • declaratory act

    declaratory act
    Parliament has the right to tax and make decisions for the British Colonies in all cases!!
  • Washington takes Boston

    Washington takes Boston
    George Washington wanted Boston to be held by the colonies so he went with his militiamen as well as the others that had been gathered into the militia were going to Boston and they won the fight and ended up taking over Boston from General Thomas Gage and his men.
  • Hessian Solidiers are hired by King George III

    Hessian Solidiers are hired by King George III
    King George lll had hired hessian soldiers ( who were German soldiers who were going to fight in the American Revolutionary War ) to help fight the colonists and win.
  • DOI is signed

    DOI is signed
    On July 4th, 1776 the infamous Declaration of Independence was signed this document showed that the colonists had finally done what they wanted to do and got independence from the British and the Royal Crown.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Samuel Adams led Colonists to dress up as Native Americans and dump 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor.