Road to Revolution

Timeline created by lbuzzard56
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    It was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain which made a direct tax on British colonies in America. They taxed on most paper , like legal documents and printed materials. The colonies were very angry about this.
  • Sons of Liberty

    Sons of Liberty
    It is a secret organization that was founded by Samuel Adams. It’s purpose was to advance the rights of the European colonists and to fight the taxation that was placed on them . “ No taxation without representation “
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    The Declaratory Act asserted Britain’s right to legislate on and tax it’s colonies. The purpose of it was to show American colonists that british parliament had a right to tax them / that they were stronger then them because of the failure of the stamp act.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a deadly riot which resulted in 5 colonist deaths and 3 injured. This happened because they were angry about the Townshend Acts. It started off with the colonists throwing snowballs , sticks , and other things but then someone shot at the colonists.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    This is were the Sons of Liberty dressed up as Indians
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Laws passed by the British Parliament after the Boston Tea Party. Made to punish colonists for the Tea Party protest in reaction to changes in taxation by the British Government.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    This was a meeting of delegates from British colonies
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. It marked the beginning of the American Revolution.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The United States Declaration of Independence is the pronouncement adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting. It was a statement declaring the freedom of the thirteen American colonies from Great Britain.