Road to Revolution

  • French & Indian War

    French & Indian War
    This changed the relationship because England began taxing the colonists which upset the colonists because they didn’t have any representation.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    This changed the relationship because the colonists felt they should be able to settle in the land that they helped win from France and so they were discouraged.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    This increased tensions between Britain and the Colonies because this was the first time that Britain had ever taxed the colonies.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    This increased tensions between Britain and the Colonies because lawyers needed stamps for all legal documents and had to pay so much for one stamp at a time.
  • Boston Massacre (tension)

    Boston Massacre (tension)
    The Boston massacre led to 5 colonists being killed by British troops. this was a result of the colonists antagonizing the soldiers because they were angry about the British taxes. The colonists decided to give the soldiers a fair trial in order to scale back the tension.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Boston tea party increased tensions because it led England to respond by issuing the intolerable acts. The colonists destroyed $18000 worth of British tea.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The colonists were frustrated with Britain because of the tea act and responded by sneaking onto British ships and dumping tea into the harbor. This led England to issue the intolerable acts and then the Americans began discussing a united resistance against England.
  • Intolerable Act

    Intolerable Act
    British Gov’t shut down the Boston Harbor and replaced local gov’t with loyal kingsmen
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    It created tensions because was the first battle of the American Revolution between the colonists and Britain
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    The colonists were trying to avoid the war but it was due to King George because he did not agree on their terms.