Road to Revolution

  • French & Indian War

    French & Indian War
    This changed the relationship because Britain began taxing the colonists which upset them because they did not have representation. 
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    This changed the relationship because the colonists felt oppressed by the British government when before the Proclamation Britain didn’t set a lot of rules for the colonies. 
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    This started the tensions between the colonies and Britain because it was the first act issued to the colonies.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Because this made more people spend more money just for a stamp.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The soldiers fired into the crowd and killed 5 citizens leading to newspapers blasting the story of a massacre in Boston.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    Because colonists could not make money because they had to buy from the East India Company.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    In Boston Harbor, a group of Massachusetts colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians board three British tea ships and dump 342 chests of tea into the harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Merchants could no longer sell much stuff and made no money.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord - Turning Point

    Battle of Lexington and Concord - Turning Point
    This was the first battle of the War and was also known for the “shot heard around the world”.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    The colonists want to avoid war and so offer a compromise saying they will be the best British citizens ever if the King would allow the colonists to have representation and be equal to other British citizens