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Road To Revolution

  • Sugar act

    Sugar act
    • Indirect tax
    • Duties on molasses and sugar.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Tax on all paper products
    Offical stamp/seal on all paper items Legal Documents
    Playing Cards Purchesed only with valuable silver coins
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    -Parliment declare it has power to make laws for the colonies
  • Townshed Acts

    Townshed Acts
    The Taxes on glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea
    Searched for smuggled goods.
    Sons of liberty start to do violent acts
    – british soilders arrive to protect tax colecters.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
  • 1,000 Red Coats

    1,000 Red Coats
    The term "red coats" was the name they called the British Soldiers in the Revolutionary War.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    • Tax tea was cheaper than smuggled tea
    • allowed British East India Company to sell tea directly
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The colonists were mad about the "no taxation without repreasentation" so they dressed up as Native Americans and dumped 342 chests of Tea into the harbor
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    • to punish Boston for tea party
    • Boston Harbor Closed until tea is paid for
    • Massachusetts Charter cancelled
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    • solders choose your house to stay in and kick you to the floor.
    • nothing you can do about it basically your a maid in your own house.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    They discussed the the issue with britian including the Intolerable Acts.
  • Continental Congress meets

    Continental Congress meets
    • All colonies but Georgia have repreasentives
    • voted to send a "statement of grivenaces"
    • Voted to boycott all british trade
    • Patrick henry - VA rep urged
    • colonists to unite against Britian
  • The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

    The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
    The midnight ride of paul revere was when Paul revere was sent to go to Lexington and spread the news that the Soldiers were coming to march.
  • Washington arrives at Boston with Continental Troops

    Washington arrives at Boston with Continental Troops
    they realize that the men their were diorganized and needed disipline. they need weapons
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The second continental congress was held by George Washington. Sent olive branch asking king to protect their rights. And the king hires 30,000 Hessians soldiers in response.
  • 2nd Continental Congress

    2nd Continental Congress
    It was dabate decarring its independce. Thomas Jefferson is the author of the document.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    The british were sent to take away weapons from Concord and arrest Samual Adams and John Handcock.
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    The Battle of bunker hill was a bloody fight between the New England soldiers and the British
  • British Surrender Boston

    British Surrender Boston
    George Washington belived that his army was ready. Washington decides to put cannons on Dorchester Heights overlooking Boston. American victory.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    "Common Sense" was written by thomas paine and it was to inspire colonists to become patriots. this speech was ... “Every thing tht is right or reasonable pleads for separations. The blood of the slain, the weeping voice of nature cries, “TIS THE TIME TO PART” -Thomas Paine, Common Sense
  • Votes for Independence

    Votes for Independence
    During the second continetal congress the colonits voted for indepence.
  • Declaration of Independence signed.

    Declaration of Independence signed.
    The second conitineltal congress voted for Independence and signed the declaration of Independence
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    Fort Ticonderoga
    The French built it to stop the british from getting access to the lake.