Road to revolution

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  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    After the 7 years war, France gave up all its land in North America except New Orleans. Britain gained all land to the east of the Mississippi, Spain got all the land to the west of the Mississippi, and traded east and west Florida for Cuba.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    King George the III prohibited all settlements west of the Appalachian mountains without any guarantees of safety from native Americans. This offended the colonists
  • Sugar act

    Sugar act
    The first act made in order to pay off the 7 years war. In order to get colonists to stop smuggling and to encourage buying of British goods, taxes on molasses were dropped, a levy was placed on foreign wine and colonial exports of iron, and lumber and other goods had to go through customs in Britain.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The second tax put on the colonies. Parliament required all documents, newspapers, pamphlets and even cards to be stamped on which a levy was placed.
  • Quartering act

    Quartering act
    Colonists were required to pay for supplies for British garrisons, let soldiers sleep and eat in their houses, and pay for barracks for the soldiers. The New York assembly argued and said it couldn’t be forced.
  • Stamp act congress

    Stamp act congress
    Representatives from each of the 13 colonies declare the stamp act as unconstitutional, as it was a tax levied without colonist’s consent.
  • Declaratory act

    Declaratory act
    Parliament lifts the stamp act, however, they declare they have the right to tax the colonies.
  • Townshend acts

    Townshend acts
    Parliament puts a tax on tea, glass, lead, paper, and paint to help pay for the colonies.
  • Boston massacre

    Boston massacre
    A crowd of colonists began harassing British troops. The colonists started throwing snowballs, then rocks, and then a British soldier fell and discharged his gun, causing the soldiers to shoot into the crowd, killing five civilians.
  • Tea acts

    Tea acts
    Parliament made it so tea could be shipped directly to colonists without landing in england the tax on the tea was 3 pence, meaning the townshend duty on tea hadn’t been repealed.
  • Boston tea party

    Boston tea party
    The tea acts enraged colonists, and so American patriots dressed up as Indians and dumped £9000 of tea into the Boston harbor.
  • Intolerable acts

    Intolerable acts
    The intolerable acts were made to punish due to their defiance during the Boston tea party. The 4 acts were the Boston port act, the Massachusetts government act, the Administration of Justice Act, and the quartering act.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Delegates from each of the 13 colonies hold a congress in order to make a resistance against the intolerable acts
  • Battle of Lexington and concord

    Battle of Lexington and concord
    British troops were on their way to Lexington in order to squish minutemen resistance. They ended up in a stand off against the militia. Nobody knows who fired, but a gun went off and soon the British were sending wave after wave of musket balls at the minutemen. The colonists lost the battle of Lexington, but Paul revere warned concord as well and so the militia were able to ambush and cause heavy loss on the redcoat side.
  • Bunker hill

    Bunker hill
    In order to prevent the British from occupying the hills outside of Boston, General William Howe and his troops defended the hill. They were low on supplies, to which general Howe responded with a quote everyone in America has at least heard once. “Don’t shoot until you see the whites of their eyes”. The Colonists ultimately lost, but the British sustained heavy casualties.
  • Thomas Paine wrote “Common Sense”

    Thomas Paine wrote “Common Sense”
    Thomas Paine wrote his book “common sense” which advocated independence in the colonies