Road to revolution

Road to revolution

  • Sugar act

    Sugar act
    Indirect tax
    Duties on molasses and sugar
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Tax on all paper products
    Official stamp/seal on all paper items (proof tax was paid)
    Purchased only with valuable silver coins
    If didn’t purchase - fined or jailed
    Direct Tax
  • First Continental Congress Meets

    First Continental Congress Meets
    All colonies but Georgia have representatives.
    Voted to send a "statement of grievances".
    Voted to boycott all british trade.
    Patric henry - VA rep. Urged colonists to unite against Britain.
  • 1,000's of redcoats in Boston

    1,000's of redcoats in Boston
    General Gage brings thousands of brititch soldiers to boston with more on the way.
  • Midnight ride of paul Revere

    Midnight ride of paul Revere
    Paul Revere rided to warn the sons of liberty in lexington and concord that the"British are coming... The british are comeing.."
  • Battles of lexington & Concord

    Battles of lexington & Concord
    Battle of Lexing-
    - 1st battle of American Revolutional 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
    - AMERICAN Victory
  • Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

    Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
    Benedic Arnold & Ethan Allen capture the fort
    Get all supplies in the fort including cannons
    AMERICANS Victory
  • Battle of bunker hill

    Battle of bunker hill
    Fought on breeds hill.
    Dont fire until you see the whites of their eyes - willam prescott
    British Victory( Americans ran out of ammo) British learn defeating Americans would not be easy.
  • Wahington arrives on outskirts of Boston with Continental troops.

    Wahington arrives on outskirts of Boston with Continental troops.
    • Realizes men are disorganized & need disipline.
    • Need weapons.
  • Common sense published by Thomas paine

    -Pamphlet inspire more colonists ton become patriots
    The blood od the slain.
  • British Surrender Boston

    British Surrender Boston
    -Washington believes his army is ready & weapons arrive
    -Washington puts cannons on Dorchester Heights overlooking Boston
    -British retreat- AMERICA Victory
  • second continental congress meet again

    second continental congress meet again
    -Debate on declaring independence
    Thomas jefferson is the primary author of the document
  • Second continental Congress votes for Independence

    All 13 colonies vote YES on declaring indepandance.