Road to Revolution

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In History
  • The French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War
    France and Great Britain went to war because they both claimed the Ohio River as their territory. The conflict developed into a major war called the French and Indian War. This was a very important war because it is what got the American Revolution started.
  • The Proclamation of 1763

    The Proclamation of 1763
    The British issued the Proclamation of 1763 at the end of the French and Indian war. They checked for intrusions of European settlers on the Native Americans land to please them.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act was a tax that the British passed to pay for the Seven Years war or the French and Indian War. This taxed sugar but decreased taxes for molasses, a syrup type, in British colonies.
  • Stamp Act of 1766

    Stamp Act of 1766
    The Stamp Act was a law the British government passed in 1765. This meant that all paper and all legal documents had to have an official stamp. This means that if the colonists used any paper it would be taxed by the British.
  • Townshend Acts 1767

    Townshend Acts 1767
    The Townshend acts were all these laws passed my the British government on the American colonies in 1767. The British taxed new things and took away some freedoms. The British taxed paper, paint, lead, glass, and tea.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    At night, there was a large mob of American colonists. They were upset about the laws that the British had passed. The mob harassed the British soldiers. The British soldiers shot 5 people, one being a young boy.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The colonists wanted to get rid of the East India company which was a big factor in the British economy. The British gave control of the importation and sale of tea in the colonies to the East India company. The colonists never excepted, it just made them distance from the offer.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    When the colonists were told that the prices of tea went up they got really upset. Samuel Adams led a group called the Sons of Liberty, the goal was to protect colonists rights. On December 16th The Sons of Liberty and 5,000 other men (Patriots) came up with a plan. They gathered in Boston and threw over 300 chests of tea overboard in Boston Harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts were laws passed on by the British as punishment for the colonists for the Boston tea Party protest. These acts took away self governance and rights that the colonists had enjoyed.
  • 1st Continental Congress

    1st Continental Congress
    The first continental congress was basically a meeting of representatives from 12 of the 13 of the British colonies. They ultimately decided to boycott and they put up a petition to the king. The king rejected it and that leads to the 2nd continental congress.