Road to Revolution

  • Sugar act

    Sugar act
    Sugar act was a indirect tax.That means it was out of sight. it taxed molasses and sugar.
  • Stamp act

    Stamp act
    Purchased with only valuable sliver coins.If didn't purchase you will be fined or go to jail. It was a direct tax.Tax on all paper products. Official stamp/seal on all paper items.
  • Declaratory act

    Declaratory act
    Parliament declares it has power to make laws for the colonies in all cases whatsoever.Parliament passes to save face.
  • Townshend act

    Townshend act
    Taxes on glass, lead, paints,paper, and tea. They started to search for smuggled goods. Sons of liberty starts to do violent acts.
  • Boston massacre

    Boston massacre
    Colonists kids were throwing snowballs at solders in 3/5/1770. Then more solders and colonists showed up.The colonists were screaming fire if you dare. Then they started throwing rocks and shells. One of the solders fired and then all the solders fired
  • Boston tea party

    Boston tea party
    The sons of liberty dumped ships full of tea into the water. They dressed up as Native Americans.The British closed down the docks until the tax was paid for. And got more harsh with punishments.
  • Quartering act

    Quartering act
    Required colonists to house solders. Meaning they can just walk in your house and sleep in your bed.
  • 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.
  • 1,000's of Redcoats in Boston

    1,000's of Redcoats in Boston
    General Gage brings thousands of British solders to Boston with more on the way on April 1, 1775.
  • Midnight ride of Paul Revere

    Midnight ride of Paul Revere
    Paul Revere rides to warn the Sons of Liberty in Lexington and Concord.That the British are coming.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    Battle of Lexington was the first American revolutionary war.The British won that battle.Battle of Concord the Americans stop the British and forced them back to Lexington.
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    Fort Ticonderoga
    Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen capture Fort Ticonderoga.American victory Benedict Arnold was the first American revolution traitor.
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    The patriots fought on top of breeds hill and killed thousands of redcoats.But had to retreat because they ran out of ammo.
  • Washington arrives at Boston with continental troops

    Washington arrives at Boston with continental troops
    He arrives at Boston with very skilled troops.They enjoy killing and are very good at it.
  • British surrender Boston

    British surrender Boston
    The British surrender Boston when George Washington and his troops surround Boston.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Thomas Paine writes a book called common sense.It is on the Patriots side. Saying no advantages will happen if they side with Great Briton.
  • Second Continental Congress meets

    Second Continental Congress meets
    Second continental meets and debates on independence.Thomas Jefferson is the primary author of the document.
  • 2nd Continental Congress

    2nd Continental Congress
    They vote for independence in 7/2/1776
  • Votes for indenpendence

    Votes for indenpendence
    The declaration of independence got signed on 7/4/1776.