Road to Revolution 5.3 & 5.4

  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act was passed by Parliament because a Sugar and Molasses Act was going to end. Parliament forced colonists to pay for sugar and molasses.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    British parliament passed the Stamp Act to force colonists to pay for their own finances for the war from France. The Stamp Act had taxed paper products, Official stamps and seals on wallpaper items (proof tax was also paid), legal documents, Licenses, Newspapers, Pamphlets, and playing cards.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    The Quartering Act was Great Britain required colonial authorities to provide food, drink, living spaces, fuel, and transportation for British soldiers.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    The Townshend Acts were a series of measures, passed by the British Parliament in 1767, the acts had taxed goods that were imported to the American colonies. The Townshend Acts taxed glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea. Soldiers searched for smuggled goods. The Sons of Liberty started to do violent acts. Britain soldiers also had arrived to protect tax collectors from violence.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a riot that happened on March 5th 1770, in Boston. It started when American colonists and British soldiers because colonists were very upset because of the Stamp Act and the Townshend Acts. This rot had killed 5 colonists including Crispus Attucks.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act, passed by Parliament on May 10, 1773, granted the British East India Company Tea a monopoly on tea sales in the American colonies.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a protest that happened on December 16th 1773. American colonists were angry at the British for taxing them so much. The Sons of Liberty dumped 342 chests of tea that was imported by the British East India Company in the harbor.
  • Intolerable Act

    Intolerable Act
    The Intolerable Acts were passed to punish the colonists for the recent incident of the Boston Tea Party by the British Parliament.
  • First Continental Congress.

    First Continental Congress.
    The First Continental Congress was a meeting of delegates from 12 of 13 British Colonies, that met to deal with Intolerable Acts. Georgia was the only colony that did not send a representative to the Congress. They agreed to boycott British goods at first, if Parliament would not repeal the Intolerable Acts.
  • Midnight ride of Paul Revere

    Midnight ride of Paul Revere
    Paul Revere had raced to Concord to warn the leaders (Samuel Adams and John Hancock) that British troops were marching to Concord to arrest them.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord was the battle that first started the American Revolutionary War, on April 18th 1775, British soldiers were preparing to battle with the colonists. Unfortunately, the colonists had been defeated by the Redcoats.
  • Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

    Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
    The Capture of fort Ticonderoga occured doing the Revolutionary War when Benedict Arnold capture the fort's small British location.
  • Second Continental Congress meet

    Second Continental Congress meet
    The Second Continental Congress meeting was a meeting followed after the First Continental Congress meeting after they agreed to meet up again if the British didn't do what the colonists wanted. The Continental Congress decided to make a petition called the Olive Branch, they had brought it up to the king to make him sign the petition.The king had prepared an army to fight the Continental Army and George Washington. The King had hired 33,000 Hessians to fight the Continental Army.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    After the Lexington and Concord battle the colonial militia got more and more volunteers to help fight the British. On June 26, 1775 the British and the Colonial fought. The Americans had ran out of materials and had to withdraw. The British had been defeated with 1,000 soldiers dead and wounded. The British had learned that the Americans were not an easy opponent.
  • Washington arrives on outskirts of Boston with Continental troops

    Washington arrives on outskirts of Boston with Continental troops
    Washington had arrived in Boston to be in charge of the Continental Army. This was leading up to British surrendering to the Americans.
  • "Common Sense" published by Thomas Paine

    "Common Sense" published by Thomas Paine
    Thomas Paine has published his pamphlet to encourage the colonists to go and fight the British.
  • British Surrender Boston

    British Surrender Boston
    George Washington sent is army to fight the British forces, George Washington was a great leader and had great planning. Washington had placed cannons a Dorchester Heights, which overlooked Boston
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    The Declaratory Act by the British Parliament that accompanied the repeal of the Stamp Act.
  • Second Continental Congress votes for Independence

    Second Continental Congress votes for Independence
    The Second Continental Congress (all 13 colonies) voted to sign the Declaration of Independence.
  • Votes for Independence

    Votes for Independence
    Twelve votes and the colonies formally severed political ties with Great Britain.
  • Declaration of Independence signed

    Declaration of Independence signed
    After much debate, the Second Continental Congress ultimately agreed to the Declaration of Independence, and then signed it on August 2, 1776, in the Pennsylvania State House.
  • 1,000 Red Coats

    1,000 Red Coats
    The British sent (around) 1,700 red coats to go fight at Lexington and Concord.