Road To Revolution

Timeline created by davidT04
In History
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    After the seven years war, France took all of the mainland North American territories, besides New Orleans. That way France could keep the all the sugar islands. Britain gained all territories east of the Mississippi.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    After the cost of defending the colonies, George III made it to where he prohibited all settlement west of the Appalachian mountains. This is without guarantees of security from some of the local Native American nations.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    To slow down the smuggling and encouraged the production of British rum, taxes on molasses were dropped. Wine and colonial exports of iron, lumber and other goods must pass through Britain and British customs.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    The colonial assemblies were required to pay for some supplies to British garrisons. With this act, the New York assembly argued that they could not be forced to comply with this new act.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    With this act there was tax on tea, glass, lead, paper, and paint. This was used to help pay for administration of the colonies. Some of the colonial assemblies condemned for no taxation without representation.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    A crowd of people began harassing a group of soldiers who were guarding the house of a custom. A soldier was knocked down by a snowball and him dropping to the ground made his musket go off. This caused what is known as the Boston Masssacre
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    Parliament exempted its tea from the import duties. Which allowed the company to sell their tea directly to the colonies. Americans resented this and said is an indirect tax subsidizing a British company.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    American patriots disguised as Indians, dumped 342 crates of tea into the Boston Harbor. This is because they are not happy about the Tea Act. They dumped about 92,000 gallons, which is enough to fill about 18.5 million teabags. They dumped about one-million dollars worth of tea in todays money.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Four measures that stripped Massachusetts for self-government and judicial independence following the Boston Tea Party. Colonies then responded with a boycott of British goods.
  • Continental Congress

    Continental Congress
    Colonial delegates meet to organise opposition to the Intolerable Acts.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    An act that passed for taxes on all legal documents, newspapers, and pamphlets. These were required to be stamped paper where a levy was placed.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    One of the first engagements of the Revolutionary War between the British troops and the Minutemen. The minutemen had been warned of the attack by Paul Revere.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The very first major battle of the War of Independence, Sir William Howe dislodged William Prescott’s forces overlooking Boston at a cast of 1054 British casualties.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    A contract sign allowing colonists to chose to follow their own government. This allowed the United States to be separated from the British government. Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. John Hancock was the first person to sign this rare document.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    They get together to issue the Declaration of Independence.