road to Revolution

  • surgar act

    surgar act
    indirect tax (out of state= out of mind)
    duties on molasses and surgar
  • stamp act

    stamp act
    tax on all paper products
    direct tax(tax in your face)
  • Declarity act

    Parliament declares it has power to make laws for the colonist "in all case whatoever"
    Parliament passes this to save face
  • town shed act

    town shed act
    tax on lead,paper,glass,paint, and tea.
  • boston massacre

    fights between troops and Bostonian were common
    March 5,1770: soldier strikes colonist
    crowd gathered and hassle soldiers, throwing snowballs and shouting insults
    more troops arrive, colonist get more and more angry
    'fire if you dare"
  • tea act

    tea act
    passes in 1773 and allowed british east india company (BEIC) to sell tea directly to colonist
  • Boston tea party

    Boston tea party
    members of sons of liberty dumped over 340 chest of tea
    caused problems for loyalist/tory
  • intolerable act

    passed to punish Boston for tea party Boston Harbor closed until tea paid for massachusets charter cancled royalty officals had trial in britain
    quartering Act requierd colonist to house soldiers
  • quatering act

    "if a soldier comes knocking at the door... your sleeping on the floor"
    large amount of land given to quebec
    general Thomas gage became new governor of MA
  • continential congress meets

    all colonist but georgia have representatives voted to send a "statement of grievances" voted to boycott all british trade petrick henry-VA rep. urged colonist to unite againtst british
  • 1,000 of redcoat in boston

    1,000 of redcoat in boston
    general gage brings thousands of british soldiers to Boston with more on the way
  • mighnight ride of paul revere

    mighnight ride of paul revere
    paul revere rides to warm the sons of liberty in Lexiington in Lexington and concord that the "British are coming"
  • capture of fort ticonderoga

    Benedict Arnold & Ethan Allen(green mountain boys) capture the fort
    Get all supplies in the fort including cannons
    American victory
  • 2nd Continental congress meet

    Print money
    Set up post office
    created continental Army leg by George Washington
    sent Olive Branch asking the king to protect their rights
    -king hires 30,000 hessian soldiers in response
  • battle of Bunker hill

    fought on breeds hill
    "dont fire untill you see the white of there eyes"-william prescott
    British victory ( Americans ran out of ammuntition) british learn defeating americans would not be easy.
  • battle of bunker hills

    Fought on breed's hill
    “Dot 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
  • washington arrives at outskirt of boston with contential troops

    Relizes men are disorganized & need discipline
    Need weapons
  • battle lexington & concord

    battle of lexington-
    -1st battle of American Revolutionary war
    -"shot heard around the world" ralph warldo Emerson
  • common sense

    pamphlet insiders come more colonist to become patriots "everything that is right or reasonable pleads by seperation. The blood of the slain, the weeping voice of nature cries, "Tis tie time to part" -Thomas paine, common sense
  • British surrenders Boston

    Washington believes his army is ready & weapons arrive
    Washington puts cannons on Dorchester heights overlooking Boston
    British retreat- American Victory
  • declaration of independence signed