Road to Revolution

  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Indirect tax on molasses and sugar
  • Stamp act

    Stamp act
    The Stamp Act 1765, also known as the Duties in American Colonies Act 1765, was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain which imposed a direct tax
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    declaration by the British Parliament that accompanied the repeal of the Stamp Act. It stated that the British Parliament's taxing authority was the same in America as in Great Britain.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    The Townshend Acts were a series of measures, passed by the British Parliament in 1767, that taxed goods imported to the American colonies.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a confrontation in Boston, in which a group of nine British soldiers shot five people out of a crowd of three or four hundred who were harassing them verbally and throwing various projectiles.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    An act that is able to sell tea directly to the colonist
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Members of Sons of Liberty Dump over 340 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor.
    “Boston Harbor is a teapot Tonight”
  • Intolerable Act

    Intolerable Act
    It was passed to punish for the Boston Tea Party
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    It was an Act that reqiured colonist to house soldiers
  • Continental Congress

    Continental Congress
    All colonies has Georgia have representatives. Voted to send a "statement of grievances". Voted to boycott all British trade. Patrick Henry-VA rep. urged colonist to unite against Britain.
  • 1,000 redcoats

    1,000 redcoats
    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 and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    Battle of Lexington
    1st battle of American Revolutionary War
    “Shot heard round the world” -Ralph Waldo Emerson, British Victory. Battle of Concord. Americans stop British and force them to retreat back to Boston
  • Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

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

    Second Continental Congress meet
    Print $$$
    Set up post office
    Created Continental Army led by George WashingtonSent olive Branch Asking King to protect their rights
    King hires 30,000 Hessians Soldiers in response
  • 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 lean defending Americans would NOT be easy
  • Washington arrives on outskirts of Boston with Continental troops

    Washington arrives on outskirts of Boston with Continental troops
    Realizes mean are disorganized & need discipline
    Need weapons
  • Common Sense By Thomas Paine

    Common Sense By Thomas Paine
    Pamphlet inspires more colonists to become patriots
    “Every thing that is right or reasonable pleads for separation. The blood of the slain, the weeping voice of nature cries, ‘TIS TIME TO PART” -Thomas
  • British Surrendor Boston

    British Surrendor Boston
    Washington believes his Army is ready & weapons arrive
    Washington puts cannons on Dorchester heights overlooking Boston
    BRITISH retreats—AMERICAN Victory
  • Second Continal Congress meeting again

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

    votes for Independence
    The congress automatically agreed with the declaration of independence .
  • The declaration of independence is signed

    The declaration of independence is signed
    Continental Congress meeting at Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia