Road to Revolution

  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War fighting began in 1754. Britain and France did declare war on each other until May 28, 1754. The war lasted 9 years but the war is known as the 7 year war.
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    French and Indian War

  • Appointed Washington Commander and Chief

    Appointed Washington Commander and Chief Dinwiddie appointed Washington commander in chief of all Virginia forces in August 1755.
  • Offical War

    Offical War
  • Hudson River

    Hudson River
    The French abandon Fort Carrillon when it is besieged by British General Jeffery Amherst.They will rebuild Fort Carrillon
  • Plains of Abraham

    Plains of Abraham
    General James Wolfe lands a force of British troops above Quebec and attacks the city of Plains of Abraham.
  • French Surrender

    French Surrender
    Governor-General Vaudreuil of New France surrenders Montreal.The last French stronghold in North America.
  • End of the War

    End of the War
    The Treaty of Paris done and the ending the French and Indian War. In the treat France surrenders all of its former North American territories east of the Mississippi River to Britain, except New Orleans.
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    Leading up to the Revolutionary War

  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    George III prohibited all settlement west of the Appalachian mountains without guarantees of security from local Native American nations. The intervention in colonial affairs offended the thirteen colonies' claim to the exclusive right to govern lands.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Seeking to make some of the costs of garrisoning the colonies, Parliament required all legal documents, newspapers and pamphlets required to use watermarked, or 'stamped' paper on which a levy was placed.
  • Townshends Acts

    Townshends Acts
    Duties on tea, glass, lead, paper and paint to help pay for the administration of the colonies. This led into and uproar.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Mad by the presence of troops and Britain's colonial policy, a crowd began pestering a group of soldiers guarding the customs house; a soldier was knocked down by a snowball and discharged his musket, sparking a volley into the crowd which kills five civilians.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Bristish made them them pay tax's for the tea and the made the tax's really high. This angered a lot of the Americans.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Angered by the Tea Acts, American patriots disguised as Mohawk Indians dump all of the tea of East India Company tea into the Boston harbour.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Four measures which stripped Massachusetts of self-government and judicial independence following the Boston Tea Party. The colonies responded with a general boycott of British goods.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    First battle of the Revolutionary War between British troops and the Minutemen, who had been warned of the attack by Paul Revere.
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    American Revolution

  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    To state that America was going to be its own nation.