Road to Revolution

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  • Signing Treaty of Paris

    Signing Treaty of Paris
    Once the Seven Year’s War ended, France gave up all mainland North America territories, except New Orleans. Britain gained all territory wast of the Mississippi River. Spain kept territory west of the Mississippi, but traded East and West Florida for Cuba.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    George III prohibited all settlement west of the Appa;avian mountains without guarantees of security from local Native American nations. The intervention in colonial affairs offered the thirteen colonies’ claim to the exclusive right to govern lands to their west.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    First attempt to finance the defense of the colonies by the British Government. In order to encourage the production of British rum, taxes on molasses were dropped. These measures led to a huge protest.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Parliament required all legal documents, newspapers and pamphlets required to use watermarked or stamped paper on which a tax was place.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    Colonial assemblies are required to pay for supplies to British garrisons. The New York assembly argued that it could not be force to comply.
  • Virginian Resolution

    Virginian Resolution
    The Virginian assembly refused to comply with the Stamp Act.
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    Stamp Act Congress

    Representatives from nine of the thirteen colonies declared the Stamp Act unconstitutional as it was a tax without their consent. They wanted to frame resolutions of “rights and grievances” or to petition the king and Parliament for repeat of the measures.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    Parliament finalists the repeal of the Stamp Act, but declares that is has the right to tax colonies.
  • Townshend Revenue Act (Townshend Duties)

    Townshend Revenue Act (Townshend Duties)
    Duties on tea, glass, lead, paper and paint to help pay foe the administration of the colonies. John Dickinson publishes letter from a Philadelphian Farmer in protest. Colonial assemblies condemn taxation without representation.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    A crowned began harassing a group of soldiers guarding the customs house because they were angered by the presence of troops and colonial policy.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    To support the ailing East India Company, Parliament exempted it tea from import suites and allowed the Company to sell its tea directly to the colonies. Americans resented what they saw as an indirect tax subsidizing a British company.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Angered by the Tea Acts, American patriots disguised as Mohawk Indians dump £9,000 the of East India Company tea into the Boston Harbor. This fueled the tension that had already begun between Britain and America. All this tension later on grew enough that it led to the Revolutionary War that started in 1775.
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    Intolerable Acts

    Four measures which stripped Massachusetts of self-government and judicial independence following the Boston Tea Party. The colonies responded with a general boycott of British goods. This happened because King George III ordered three shiploads of tea and demanded a new tea tax and had it dumped in Boston.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    First engagement of the Revolutionary War between British troops and the Minutemen, who has been warned of the arrack by Paul Revere. For British 73 were killed, 174 were wounded, and 26 were missing. The British Army wanted to capture leaders Samuel Adams and John Hancock. They also wanted to destroy the Americans store of weapons and ammunition.
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    American Revolutionary War

    This all happened due to the tension between Great Britain's 13 North American colonies and the colonial government.The Seven Years War brought new territories under the power of the crown, but it brought many taxes that many did not enjoy.Benedict Arnold was a General that was a traitor. He began the Revolutionary War as a hero helping lead forces in the capture of Fort Ticonderoga in May 1775.The continental Congress costed to adopt the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The first major battle of the War of Independence. Sir William Howe dislodged William Prescott’s forces overlooking Boston at a corset of 1054 British casualties to the Americans’ 367.
    June 16- Continental congress appoints George Washington commander in chief of continental Army- Issued $2 million bills of credit to fund the Army.
  • Thomas Paine’s Common Sense published

    Thomas Paine’s Common Sense published
    Thomas Paine’s Common Sense book was publish anonymously in Philadelphia. It was advocating independence from Great Britain to people in the Thirteen colonies. He included political arguments to encourage common people in the colonies to fight for themselves. By April they were 120k copies. He just wanted his message to get across about independence and creating a democratic republic.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson and adopted by the Second Continental Congress.It states the reasons the British colonies of North American wanted independence.Jefferson wrote about Americans rights and how people have the right to live,the right be to free,and the right to look for happiness.Overall it explained why the colonies should break away from Britain.A main quote written down was“All men are equal”ThomasJ,JohnA,Benjamin F,Roger S, and Robert R. L signed.