Road to Revolution

  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Indirect tax
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Tax on all paper products.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    Accompanied the repeal of the stamp act.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    Taxes on glass,lead,paints,paper,and tea
  • Tea act

    Tea act
    Allowed the BEIC to sell tea directly to colonists.
  • Boston Tea party

    Boston Tea party
    Sons of Liberty dump over 340 chests of tea into the ocean.
  • Intolerable Act

    Intolerable Act
    Passed to punish Boston for the tea party.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    Great Britain would house its soldiers in public American Houses
  • First Continental congress meets

    First Continental congress meets
    All colonies but Georgia have representatives.
    Vote to send a statement of grievances.
    Voted to boycott all British trade.
    Patrick Henry-VA rep urged 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
    He rides to warn the sons of Liberty in Lexington and Concord the British are coming.
  • Battle of Lexington & Concord

    Battle of Lexington & Concord
    Battle of Lexington-
    -1st battle of the American Revolutionary war.
    Shot heard around the world.
    British Victory
    Battle of Concord
    Americans stop the British and force them to retreat back to Boston.
    American Victory.
  • Second continental Congress

    printing their own money.
    set up a post office.
    made an army.
    sent a petition.
    olive branch petition.
    King hires 30,000 Hessians soldiers in response.
  • Battle of bunker Hill

    Fought on Breeds Hill.
    Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes.
    British victory.
  • Washington Arrives on the outskirts of Boston with continental troops.

    Realizes men are disorganized and need discipline.
    need weapons.
  • Second Continental Congress meet Again.

    Debate on declaring independence
  • Common sense published by 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.
  • British Surrender Boston

    Washington believes his army is ready.
    Washington puts cannons on Dorchester heights overlooking Boston.
    British retreat American Victory.
  • Second continental congress votes for Independence

    All 13 colonies vote yes on declaring independence.
  • The declaration of independence is signed