Road to Revolution

  • sugar act

    sugar act
    -inderect tax (out of sight=out of mind)
    - Duties on molasses and sugar
  • stamp act

    stamp act
    secret colonial socity-protest stamp act.
    intimidated tax colectors
    -refusal to buy british goods
    -hoped it would convince paraliment to lift the new taxes boycott - paraliament agrees to repal (get rid of the stamp
  • Townsend act

    townshend acts
    -taxes on glass,lead,paints,paper,and tea
    searched for smuggled goods
  • boston tea party

    sons of liberty dumbed over 340 chest of tea in the boston harbor caused problems for loyalest/tories
    a loyalist is someone in the conley who remains loyal to the king of great britton.
  • First Continental Congress Meets

    First Continental Congress Meets
    all cononies but georiga have representatives
    Voted to send a "statement of grievances"
    voted to boycott all british trade
    patrick henery - va rep. urged colonists to unite against britain.
  • 1,000's of redcoats in boston

    1,000's of 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 brittish are coming...."
  • battles of lexington & concord

    battles of lexington & concord
    battle of lexington-
    -1st battle of american revolutionary war.
    -shot heard round the world -Ralph waldo emerson
    - british victory.
    battle of concord-
    -americans stop brittish and force them to retreat back to boston
    -american victory
  • capture of fort Ticonderoga

    capture of fort Ticonderoga
    Benedict Arnold & Eathan allen capture the fort
    get all supplies in the fort including cannons
    american victory
  • battle on bunker hill

    battle on bunker hill
    fought on breeds hill
    "dont fire till you see the whits of their eyes
    brittish victory- americans ran out of ammunition.british learn that going to war with the americans was not easy