The road to the american revolution l

Road to Revolution

  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    It was indirect tax Also duties on molasses and sugar
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act taxed all paper items
    They had to put a stamp/seal on the paper to show it was taxed
    Had to pay with valuable silver coins, if not you were fined or send to jail
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    The Act declares it has power to make laws for the colonies "In all cases whatsoever"
    Parliament passes this to save face
  • Townshed Acts

    Townshed Acts
    Taxes were on glass, lead, plants, paper, and tea.
    They also searched for smuggled goods
    Sons of Liberty start to do violent acts
    Then the British Troops come over and arrive to protect tax collectors.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre started for kids making fun of the British Soldiers
    Then a kid threw a snowball at him then the British Soldier fell and shot on accident then warfare started to happen.
    It was an all out fight just because a kid was throwing a snowball at a Soldier.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    It allowed the British East India Company(BEIC) to sell tea directly to colonists.
    -Lower prices than colonists merchant prices
    -Tax Tea cheaper than smuggled goods
    -Less smuggling = more tax money
    (Colonists Merchants feared BEIC would put the out of business.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Sons of Liberty dumped over 340 chests of tea into Boston Harbor
    That caused problems for loyalists/Tories
    A Loyalists/Tories are people who are in a colony and remains "Loyal" to the King in Britain
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Passes to punish Boston for Tea Party
    -Boston Harbor Closed until tea paid for
    -Massachusetts Charter canceled
    -Royal officials had a trail in Britain
  • Quartering Acts

    Quartering Acts
    Required colonists to house soldiers
    "If a soldier comes knocking at a door.... You're sleeping on the floor"
  • Continental Congress meets

    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 colonists to unite against Britain
  • 1,000 Redcoats in Boston

    1,000 Redcoats in Boston
    General Gage brings thousands of British soldiers to Boston with more on the way.
  • 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..."
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    It was the first battle of the American Revolutionary War
    "Shot heard around the world" Said by Ralph Waldo Emerson
    -British Won Then Battle of Concord, Americans stop the British Force them to retreat back to Boston
    They used Gorilla warfare in that fight.
  • Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

    Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
    Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen capture the fort
    They got all their supplies in the fort including cannons
    It was an American Victory
  • Second Continental Congress Meet

    Second Continental Congress Meet
    They Printed money
    Set up a post office
    Created Continental Army, leader is George Washington
    Then the King hires 30,000 Hessian Soldiers in response
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    They Fought on Breeds Hill
    William Prescott said- "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes!"
    The British won, Americans ran out of ammunition
    The British found out that beating the Americans was not an easy fight.
  • Washington arrives at Boston with Continental Troops

    Washington arrives at Boston with Continental Troops
    Realizes men are disorganized and need discipline
    They needed weapons
  • "Common Sense" Thomas Paine

    "Common Sense" Thomas Paine
    Pamphlet inspires more colonists to become patriots
    "Everything that is right or reasonable pleads for separation. The blood of the slain, the weeping voice of nature cries, 'TIS TIME TO PART" - Thomas Paine Common Sense
  • British Surrender Boston

    British Surrender Boston
    Washington believes his army is ready and the weapons arrived
    Washington puts cannon on Dorchester Heights overlooking Boston British retreated
  • Second Continental Congress Meets Again

    Second Continental Congress Meets Again
    Debate on Declaring independence
    Thomas Jefferson is the primary author of the document
  • Second Continental Congress vote for independence

    Second Continental Congress vote for independence
    This was the day they voted, and in two days from then they
    would find out that America was just born and for its independence.
  • The Declaration of Independence is Signed

    The Declaration of Independence is Signed
    July fourth the day we celebrate for our country, and it's America's birthday too.
    When America was officially America on July 4, 1776!
    About 50 men signed on the Declaration of Independence