Road to revolution

  • sugar act

    sugar act
    Tax on molasses and sugar
  • stamp act

    stamp act
    Put tax on all paper products including cards, newspaper, pamphlets, licenses, and legal documents you also need to buy stamps to put them on the paper
  • quartering act

    quartering act
    If a soldier came knocking on your door they would sleep in your house
  • Declaratory act

    Declaratory act
    Parliament declares they have power to make any laws in the colonies "in all cases whatsoever"
  • Townshend act

    Townshend act
    Put taxes on glass, lead, paints, paper and tea also searched for smuggled goods (angered the sons of liberty)
  • Boston massacre

    Boston massacre
    A group of a bunch of people from Boston that get shot at by 9 British soldiers and of the group of people 5 died none injured
  • Tea act

    Tea act
    lower tax on tea than smuggled tea and colonist merchant tea (less smuggling = more tax money)
  • Boston tea party

    Boston tea party
    The sons of liberty dumped a bunch of tea into the ocean
  • Intolerable act

    Intolerable act
    Closed boston harbor until tea was paid for and if a soldier knocks on your door you must let them in to sleep
  • continental congress meets

    continental congress meets
    A voted representative of every colony. Patrick Henry - VA rep. urged colonists to unite against Britain
  • 1000's of Redcoats in Boston

    1000's of Redcoats in Boston
    General Gage bring thousands of British soldiers to Boston with more on their 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…”
  • Battle of Lexington

    Battle of Lexington
    The Battle of Lexington was the first battle of american revaluation "The shot heard around the world"
  • Battle of concord

    Battle of concord
    Americans stop the British and force them to retreat back to Boston
  • Capture of fort Ticonderoga

    Capture of fort Ticonderoga
    Benedict Arnold & Ethan Allen capture the fort and get all the supplies in the fort including the cannons
  • Second Continental congress

    Second Continental congress
    All the colony representatives meet again
  • Bunker hill

    Bunker hill
    was fought on breed's hill and the British won do to them running out of ammo
  • Washington arrives at Boston with continental troops

    Washington arrives at Boston with continental troops
    He arrives with a bunch of troops to join the fight
  • British surrender Boston

    British surrender Boston
    The British surrender and hand over Boston
  • common sense

    common sense
    This is a pamphlet that inspires more colonists to become patriots
  • votes for independence

    votes for independence
    all of the continental congress vote for independence
  • declaration of independence signed

    declaration of independence signed
    The declaration of independence is signed by the continental congress
  • second continental congress

    second continental congress
    the second continental congress ends