Road to Revolution

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    Road to Revolution

    These are the events that lead up to the independence of America
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 was a law that England passed to make sure no settlement or colonist tracked passed the Appalachian mountains. They did this to keep the colonist on the East coast to watch over them. But the colonist ignored this and tracked West which ticked off the British.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The Tax Acts were taxes put on the colonist from England. England did this because England was broke, they had used all there money on the French and Indian War and they needed money. And since England helped the colonist they thought the colonies could repay England by paying taxes. The taxes were on ever day things like paper, tea, stamps, etc. As you would imagine the colonist did not like this and refused to pay.
  • The Quartering Act

    The Quartering Act
    The Quartering Act was a law passed in 1765 that required colonies to house British soldiers. If the house was to small to all the soldiers then localities were to accommodate the soldiers in local inns, livery stables, ale houses, and victualing houses. This obviously made the colonies very upset that they had to house random British soldiers by law. Also, the colonies had to feed the British and soldiers with not thanks, the soldiers just took it.
  • The Townshend Acts

    The Townshend Acts
    The Townshend Acts were when Parliament tried to pass a law to tax goods that the Americans imported from Great Britain. Britain passed this because they found out Americans were smuggling in tea from places other then England. But Americans struck back by organizing a boycott of the British goods that has taxes on them. They also began harassing the British, and because of this British sent troops to Boston.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    A disagreement between the British and colonist led to a crowd of 200 colonists surrounding seven British troops. Then the Americans began taunting the British and throwing things at them, and because of this the soldiers began to shot into the crowd. Three men including an African American sailor named Crispus Attucks were shot and killed. Two others were mortally wounded, this would be the first death in the American Revolution.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was in the winter of 1773, when the colonist were very upset with the British. So the colonist came up with an idea to dress as Indians and snuck on a ship and dump tea into the Boston Harbor. So in December of 1773 colonist dressed as Indians snuck onto the ship and dumped 342 crates of tea into the Boston Harbor. This made Britain very upset and because of this Britain passed the Intolerable Acts.
  • The First Continental Congress

    The First Continental Congress
    The First Continental Congress was made by the colonist to help build a relationship between the British and America. They did this by making the Declaration of Rights. But despite high hopes, Britain didn’t care about the Declaration of Rights. So after that point the Americans knew they needed to get ready to fight.
  • Lexington and Concord/ Paul Revere’s Ride

    Lexington and Concord/ Paul Revere’s Ride
    On the night of April 18, 1775, Paul Revere caught word of an attack on colonist in Concord. So Paul rode from Lexington to warn the colonist the British were coming. So the next day British troops had moved from Boston toward Lexington and Concord to seize the colonists military supplies. But thanks to Paul colonies knew and fought the British. Because of the difference in numbers the British technically won, but the minutemen would get there revenge.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    In 1775 all the colonies elected delegates to represent them at the Second Continental Congress. This Congress had a different purpose from the first. Rather than just trying to demonstrate unity, this Congress was actually designed as a form of government to organize and direct the colonies. This would help form an early government for America.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence is document that is a formal statement written by Thomas Jefferson declaring the freedom of the thirteen American colonies from Great Britain. The Declaration of Independence was the document adopted at the Second Continental Congress on July 4th, 1776. It was signed by a member from each of the thirteen colony’s.