Road to Revolution

Timeline created by cweldon01
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    Great Britain gained a lot of territorial gains in North America. It was fought to decide if Britain or France would be the strong power in North America.
  • Sugar act

    Sugar act
    The Sugar Act reduced the rate of tax on molasses from six pence to three pence per gallon, while Grenville took measures that the duty be strictly enforced.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was imposed to provide revenues to meet the costs of defending the British Empire. Enraged colonists refused to use the stamps as well as by riots,Stamp burning,and intimidation of colonial stamp distribution.
  • Townsend Acts

    Townsend Acts
    The Townshend Acts were passed by British Parliament. The acts were resisted everywhere with verbal agitation and physical violence, and deliberate evasion of duties.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a clash that erupted. The Boston Massacre was between British and American colonists it escalated quickly and ended bloody and slaughter.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    American colonists were frustrated and angry at the British so they dressed up as Indians and dumped 342 chests of tea in the Boston Harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts were laws passed by the British Parliament to punish the colonists.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Drew up a Declaration of Rights. Called for complete boycott of British goods.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    In the 1775 battle of Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts. British commander in Boston sent troops to seize stores of gunpowder.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The Congress selected George Washington to lead the improvised army besieging Boston. His election was largely political.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought in Bunker Hill in Charlestown, Massachusetts. In the battle of Bunker Hill the British defeated the colonial forces.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was a document that separated the 13 North American British colonies from Great Britain. It was written by Thomas Jefferson.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    In 1777 Americans won the battle of Saratoga against Burgoyne. There were two crucial battles during this and they were fought eighteen days apart. This was a good turning point for the Congenital Army but not for the Revolutionary War.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    General George Washington was crossing the icy Delaware. In the span of the next 10 days won two major battles. On December 26th Washington and his army defeated formidable garrison of Hessian mercenaries before withdrawing.