Road to Revolution

  • Navigation Act

    Navigation Act
    A law that was passed that made it so the colonist cannot directly export or import things.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    A tax on molasses and sugar. This was an indirect tax.
  • Stamp act

    Stamp act
    A tax on all paper products.. An official stamp/seal was used to prove the idem was payed for. This was a direct tax.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    Parliament has power to make laws for colonies "in all cases whatsoever."
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    Tax on glass, tea, lead, paint, and paper. Sons of Liberty start violent acts because they do not want to pay taxes.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    A crowd gathers throwing snowballs and insults at the soldiers. Colonist yell "Fire if you dare" to the soldiers.
  • Tea Acts

    Tea Acts
    Allowed British East India company to sell to the colonist. Not to England before the colonies.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Sons of Liberty threw tea off of a British ship in native american costumes.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Passed to punish Boston. Boston harbors were closed, and the Massachusetts charter was canclled.
  • Quartering Acts

    Quartering Acts
    A law that required colonist to house soldiers that were in Boston. Thomas Gade became the new governor of MA.
  • Continental Congress Meets

    Continental Congress Meets
    All colonies but Georgia have representatives. Voted to send a "Statement of Grievances. Voted to Boycott all British Trade. Patrick Henry - VA rep. urged colonists to unite against Britain
  • 1000's of Redcoats in Boston

    1000's of Redcoats in Boston
    General Gage brings thousands of British Soldiers to Boston.
  • Paul Revere's Midnight ride

    Paul Revere's Midnight ride
    "The British are coming... The British are coming"- Paul Revere
    Revere warned the Son's of Liberty that the British were coming to Lexington and Concord, where their arms were stored.
  • Battle of Concord and Lexington

    Battle of Concord and Lexington
    1st shots of the American Revolutionary War. "Shots heard around the world"-Ralph Waldo Emerson. Americans stopped the British and forces them back to Boston but British won.
  • Capture of Fort Taconderoga

    Capture of Fort Taconderoga
    Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen lead their troops to capture a British fort. Americans took over the fort leading to a victory for the American's. Benedict Arnold was later found as a trader.
  • Second Continental Congress meet

    Second Continental Congress meet
    The congress printed money, set up a post office, created a army (led by George Washington), and sent an Olive Branch asking the king to protect their rights. In return the king send 30,000 Hessians or German soldiers to the colonies.
  • 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 Presscott. Presscott lead the Americans. American's ran out of ammunition causes them to retreat and a victory to the British.
  • Washington arrives with continental troops

    Washington arrives with continental troops
    Washington arrived with men- at the outskirts of Boston- but quickly learned that the men needed discipline and they need weapons, because of this they were not ready to fight for 5 months.
  • "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine

    "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine
    Pamphlets inspire colonist to become patriot. "Everything that is night or responsible pleads for separation. The blood of the stain, the weeping voice of nature cries, 'Tis time to part."
  • British surrender Boston

    British surrender Boston
    Washington believes the army is ready. Washington puts cannons on Doorchester heights, over looking Boston. The British retreat Boston making it a American Victory.
  • Second Continental Congress meet again

    Second Continental Congress meet again
    The representatives from each of the 13 colonies met to debate on declaring independence. While there it was decided that Jefferson is the primary author of what will be the decoration of independence.
  • Continental Congress votes

    Continental Congress votes
    They vote on the declaration of independence.
  • Declaration of Independence is signed

    Declaration of Independence is signed
    Deceleration of Independence was signed marking that day as the day America got their independence.