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  • Navigation Acts

    Navigation Acts
    It made it so the colonists could only sell their goods to England.They were only allowed to trade with England,no foreign trade.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The taxes on sugar and molasses.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The taxes put on all paper products.
    This included a special stamp they needed on all papers to prove the tax was paid.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    When parliament says it can make laws for the colonies whenever it wants and in any case. They pass this try to calm people down and make them stop boycotting.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    The taxes on paper,paints,glass,lead,and tea. The British searched for smuggled goods that were not taxed.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    March 5, 1770: The redcoats fired on a crown for insulting them,and throwing snowballs,rocks and fruit,which isn't very deadly.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    When the British East Indi Company was allowed to sell tea directly to the colonists.this lowered prices and taxed tea was then cheaper than smuggled tea because they didn't want as much as colonist merchants.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    When the Sons of Liberty dressed up as native Americans and went to the British ships carrying east indi company tea and destroyed it.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Acts meant to punish the colonists in Boston for the Boston Tea Party.So one thing they did was the closed the Boston Harbor until the tea destroyed was paid for. Also the charter in Massachusetts was canceled.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    The act requiring people to let a solider in their house even if they didn't want them too. There is a speech for it,”If a soldier comes knocking at the door,
    you're sleeping on the floor”.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The First Continental Congress was a meeting of delegates from 12 of the 13 British Colonies, that met to deal with the 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. .The meeting of the colonies and there representatives to discuss Boycotting the British Intolerable Acts,Unless the British Parliament would repeal them.
  • First Continental Congress Meets

    First 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 colonist to unite against Britain .The meet where the colonies sent representatives to vote for things against the British.They had a vote to Boycott all British Trade,and they voted to send a "statement of grievances.Also where they were told to unite against the British/Britain.
  • 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 on the way. .When thousands of redcoats are sent to Boston,and they had more coming.
  • 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...The British are coming.." .A man named Paul Revere riding around at night warning the Sons Liberty of the British presence/or their coming saying "The British are coming... The British are coming.."
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    .Battle of Lexington-
    -1st battle of the American Revolutionary War
    -"shot heard round the world" -Ralph Waldo Emerson
    -BRITISH Victory
    .Battle of Concord
    -Americans stop British and force them to retreat back to Boston
    -AMERICAN victory .The Battle of Lexington was the first battle in the American Revolutionary War,and it was a British Victory. The Battle of Concord was the first American Victory where they made the British retreat to Boston.
  • Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

    Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
    .Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen capture the fort
    .Get all supplies in the fort including cannons
    .American victory .It was the capture of the Fort Ticonderoga by Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen.They did this to take their supplies.This was an American Victory.
  • Second Continental Congress meet

    Second Continental Congress meet
    They printed,set up post offices,lead by George Washing ton they created a Continental army,their own army.They sent the olive branch petition to the king about protection of their rights.The king decided he wanted war,He hired and Sent 30,000 German Hessian soldiers to fight with the British. They sent the olive branch petition to talk to the king about their rights, and the protection of them.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    .fought on Breed's Hill
    . "Don't Fire until you see the whites of their eyes"-William Prescott .BRITISH Victory (Americans ran out of ammunition) British learn defeating Americans would NOT be easy. .The Battle on Breed's Hill where the British won due to the Americans running out of ammunition.They were told by William Prescott "Don,t Fire until you see the whites of their eyes."
  • Washington arrives on outskirts of Boston with Continental troops

    Washington arrives on outskirts of Boston with Continental troops
    Washington realized his men lacked discipline,and were not organized.He also realized they needed weapons.
  • "Common Sense" published by Thomas Paine

    "Common Sense" published by Thomas Paine
    A pamphlet that inspires/makes colonists want to be patriots.
  • British Surrender Boston

    British Surrender Boston
    Washington Thinks his army is ready and also weapons arrive.He puts cannons on a place called Dorchester Heights to overlook Boston.At the end the British retreat and the Americans win.
  • Second Continental Congress meet again

    Second Continental Congress meet again
    They have a debate about declaring Independence.
  • Second Continental Congress votes for Independence

    Second Continental Congress votes for Independence
    Every colonist decides to vote yes on the declaring Independence vote.
  • Declaration of Independence is signed

    Declaration of Independence is signed
    It was signed on July 4th,now a famous holiday called the 4th of July.