Road to Revolution 5.3 & 5.4

  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    Indirect tax out of sight, out of mind
    They play cards with the person that is trying to buy something important.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Fights between troops and Bostonians were common
    The crowd gathers and hassles soldier, throwing snowballs and shouting insults
    More troops arrive, colonists get more and more angry
    March 5, 1770: Soldier strikes colonists.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Tax and on all paper products Official stamp/seal on all paper items (proof tax was paid) Legal documents
    Playing cards Purchased only with valuable silver coins, if it didn't purchase = fined or jailed
    –protested stamp act, feeling right were violated
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    Parliament declared it had power to make laws for the colonies in all cases whatsoever parliament passes this to save face.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    Taxes on glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea.
    Searched for smuggled goods
    Sons of liberty start to do violent acts
    British Soldiers arrive to protect tax collectors.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    Passed in 1773 and allowed British East India Company (BEIC) to sell tea directly to colonists
    –Lower prices than colonist merchant prices
    By making the tea be taxed and harder to buy.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Members of sons of liberty dump over 340 chests of tea into Boston Harbor. Caused problems for loyalists/Tories Loyalist/Tory = a person in the colony who remains 'loyal" to the King and Great Britain.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Passed to punish Boston for Tea party
    Boston Harbor Closed until tea paid for Massachusetts Charter canceled.
    –Royal officials had a trial in Britain
    –Quartering Act required colonists to house soldiers
    –Large amount of land given to Quebec
    — General Thomas Gage became the new governor of MA.
  • The continental congress

    The continental congress
    There was a boycott taking place with the british.
  • 1,000's of redcoats in Boston

    1,000's of redcoats in Boston
    General Gage brings thousands of British soldiers to Boston with more coming their way/
  • Midnight ride of Paul Revere

    Midnight ride of Paul Revere
    Paul Revere ride to warn the Sons Of Liberty in Lexington and Concord.
  • Battles of lexington & Concord

    Battles of lexington & Concord
    Battle of Lexington
    --the British won the first go around
    Battle of Concord
    --The Americans won first go around
  • Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

    Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
    Benedict Arnold & Ethan Allen captured the fort and grabbed all the supplies (and cannons)
    The American victory taking place :)
  • Second Continental Congress Meet

    Second Continental Congress Meet
    They printed money, set up a post office and then George Washington created an army that he led only and then sent Olive Branch asking the King to protect their rights...Y'know..Living the good life. Then the king hired 30,000 Hessian Soldiers in response.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    A big right taking place on Breed's Hill
    The British victory took place (the Americans ran out of ammunition)
  • Washington arrives on outskirts of Boston with Continental troops\

    Washington arrives on outskirts of Boston with Continental troops\
    Realizes men are disorganized & need discipline
    Need weapons
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Pamphlet inspires more colonists to become patriots
    Everything that is right or reasonable pleads for separation. The blood of the slain, the weeping voice nature cries.
  • British Surrender Boston

    British Surrender Boston
    Washington believes his army is hot n' ready and the weapons arrive then he puts cannons on Dorchester Heights overlooking Boston.
    (HUGE SPOILER) The British retreat and the American win because the Americans got W rizz.
  • Second Continental Congress meet 2.0

    Second Continental Congress meet 2.0
    Debates on declaring independance Thomas.J. is the primary author of the important documents.
  • Second Continental Congress votes

    Second Continental Congress votes
    All 13 colonies vote "Yessirrrr" on declaring independance.
  • The declaration of independance is signed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The declaration of independance is signed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!