Road to Revolution

  • The French and Indian war

    The French and Indian war
    A war fought between England and France over the Ohio river valley as well as trades. The theatre of the Seven Years' War pitted the North American colonies of the British Empire against those of the French.
  • Proclamation

    The Proclamation forbade all settlements west of a line drawn along the Appalachian Mountains which was delineated as an Indian Reserve.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act also known as the American Revenue Act or the American Duties Act was a revenue raising act passed by the Parliament of Great Britain on April 5. The preamble to the act stated it is expedient that new provisions and regulations should be established for improving the revenue of this Kingdom and it is just and necessary that a revenue should be raised.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act of 1765 was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain which imposed a direct tax on the British colonies in America and required that many printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper produced in London carrying an embossed revenue stamp. Printed materials included legal documents magazines playing cards newspapers and many other types of paper
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a confrontation on March 5 British soldiers shot and killed several people while being harassed by a mob in Boston. The event was heavily publicized by leading Patriots such as Paul Revere and Samuel Adams. British troops had been stationed in the Province of Massachusetts Bay since 1768.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain and the principal objective was to reduce the massive amount of tea held by the financially troubled British East India Company in its London warehouses and to help the struggling company survive. A related objective was to undercut the price of illegal tea smuggled into Britain's North American colonies.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    the Boston Tea Party was a British family who owned a independent café group headquartered at its first café in Park Street Bristol which opened in 1995. The business had 22 cafés predominantly in South and West England
  • The Intolerable Act

    The Intolerable Act
    The Intolerable Acts were punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea Party. The laws were meant to punish the Massachusetts colonists for their defiance in the Tea Party protest in reaction to changes in taxation by the British Government. In Great Britain these laws were referred to as the Coercive Acts.
  • The Battle of Lexington and Concord

    The Battle of Lexington and Concord
    The battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. The battles were fought on April 19 1775 in Middlesex County Province of Massachusetts Bay within the towns of Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Monotony and Cambridge. They marked the outbreak of armed conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and its thirteen colonists
  • Olive Branch

    Olive Branch
    The Olive Branch Petition was adopted by the Second Continental Congress on July 5 1775 and signed on July 8 in a final attempt to avoid war between Great Britain and the Thirteen Colonies in America. The Congress had already authorized the invasion of Canada more than a week earlier but the petition affirmed American loyalty to Great Britain and beseeched King George III to prevent any further conflict.