Road to Revolution

  • Navigation Act

    Navigation Act
    The English forced trade with the colonies. Selling of raw materials and finished goods could only be done between the Colonies and England.
  • Molasses Act

    Molasses Act
    The Molasses Act was to make money for Great Britain by controlling trade among its colonies. The British government wanted to force the American colonists to only buy molasses from the British West Indies rather than the French West Indies
  • Fort Necessity

    Fort Necessity
    In the spring of 1754, Virginia sent out a militia to drive out the French, the leader of the militia was George Washington. After marching to Fort Duquesne, Washington set up a small fort of his own nearby, He named it Fort Necessity. After a while, Washington's outpost soon came under attack by the French and their Native allies. This combined army won the battle and forced Washington's soldiers to surrender. The French later released soldiers, who returned to Virginia.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act cut the use of foreign molasses from 6 to 3 pence per gallon, retained a high duty on foreign refined sugar, and prohibited the importation of all foreign rum
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The American Indians were fighting to maintain control of their land and their cultural future. The French claimed the Upper Ohio River Valley, they wanted to trade with the American Indians and control the area. The British also claimed the Upper Ohio River Valley
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act required colonists to pay a tax, represented by a stamp, on various forms of papers, documents, and playing cards
  • Townshed Act

    Townshed Act
    The Townshend Acts were specifically to pay for the salaries of officials such as governors and judges. The British thought that the colonists would be okay with taxes on imports.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    A couple of little boys started mocking one of the Redcoats and started throwing snowballs which then became ice then stones, more people began to arrive wanting their independence and started joining in throwing snowballs, ice, and stones at the redcoats. Orders such as "Dont Fire" were announced, but as one of the redcoats fell his gun misfired which led all the others to fire as well killing 5 colonists in the incident. In a trial, they were found innocent because John Adams stood up for them
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    The Quartering Act was a British parliamentary provision that required colonial authorities to provide food, drink, quarters, fuel, and transportation to British forces stationed in their towns or village
  • Quebec Act

    Quebec Act
    The Quebec Act was passed by the Parliament to gain the loyalty of the French-speaking majority of Quebec
  • General Thomas Gage takes over Boston

    General Thomas Gage takes over Boston
    Gage received orders from London to take action against the Patriots. This led to Gage giving the order to seize militia supplies at Concord, the opponent's militia railed and met them at both Lexington and Concord, pushing the British troops back to Boston. Gage continued commanding through Bunker Hill and the Siege of Boston
  • Intolerable Act

    Intolerable Act
    The Intolerable Acts were a series of Acts passed by the Parliament in 1774, originally aimed to punish the American colonists for their defiance and resistance, especially after the Boston Tea Party
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The First Continental Congress was a meeting of delegates from 12 of the 13 British colonies that became the United States
  • Paul Revere's Ride

    Paul Revere's Ride
    Paul Revere's Ride was a warning for Patriots in Concord (John Hancock, and Samuel Adams that 700 British Troops were marching to Concord to arrest them
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    The Battle of Lexington and Concord happened due to MA Governor Thomas G. commanding British troops to confiscate colonial weaponry stored at Concord. Colonists and Patriots heard of Gage's plan and created militia groups to intercept the British and protect colonial interests
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    Fort Ticonderoga
    Fort Ticonderoga was built by the French in the 18th Century on the south end of Lake Champlain, near the portage between Champlain and Lake Geroge. It was later captured by the British in 1759
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The Second Continental Congress was the late-18th-century meeting of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that united in support of the American Revolution and its associated Revolutionary War, which established American independence from the British Empire
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill was the first major battle of the American Revolution, within two months after the Battles of Lexington and Concord, more than 15,000 colonial troops teamed up near Boston to prevent the British army from taking over several hills around the city, including Bunker and Breed's hills
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    The Olive Branch Petition was adopted and to be sent to the King as a last effort attempt to prevent formal war from being declared. The Petition emphasized their loyalty to the British crown and emphasized their rights as British citizens
  • Washington takes Boston

    Washington takes Boston
    Washington used artillery captured by an expedition led by Henry Knox from Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point, Washington's forces aimed cannons at British ships anchored in the harbor. On 17th of March, the British were finally forced to evacuate Boston
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    The Declaratory Act was where the British and the Parliament repealed the Stamp Act in 1776
  • DOI is signed

    DOI is signed
    More and More colonists became convinced that Parliament intended to take away their freedom. The Americans saw a pattern of increasing oppression and corruption happening all around the world and they wanted that freedom so Benjamin Franklin encouraged that Thomas Jefferson would write the Declaration of Independence because he was a respectable man since he comes from Virginia said Benjamin F.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    After the French and Indian War Britian was in so much debt that the parliament made a series of taxes on colonists to help pay those debts, In retaliation the colonists threw nearly 1.2 million pounds of tea into the sea as a protest against those taxes