The road to revolution

Road To Revolution

  • Washington's Defeat at Ft. Duquense/Ft. Necessity

    Washington's Defeat at Ft. Duquense/Ft. Necessity
    George Leads A Small Force Into Ohio in 1754
    Final Staw For The British.
  • Albany Plan Of Union

    Albany Plan Of Union
    Plan To Join Under One Government That Could Collect Taxes, Raise Troops, And Regulate Trade.
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    French And Indian War

  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    Since Great Britain did not want to pay for more Indian wars, Parliament passed the Proclamation Act of 1763, which forbade the colonists from moving west of the Appalachian Mountains.The proclamation made the colonists angry because they were hoping to settle in western frontier but after the proclamation they were baned to settle there
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Parliament passed a modified version of the Sugar and Molasses Act (1733), which was about to expire. Under the Molasses Act colonial merchants had been required to pay a tax of six pence per gallon on the importation of foreign molasses.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The new tax was imposed on all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used. Ship's papers, legal documents, licenses, newspapers, other publications, and even playing cards were taxed.
  • Quartering Act-Stamp Act Congress

    Quartering Act-Stamp Act Congress
    On May 3, 1765 the British Parliament met and finally passed a Quartering Act for the Americans. The act stated that troops could only be quartered in barracks and if there wasn't enough space in barracks then they were to be quartered in public houses and inns
  • Sons of Liberty

    Sons of Liberty
    The Sons of Liberty was an organization of dissidents that originated in the North American British colonies. The secret society was formed to protect the rights of the colonists and to take to the streets against the abuses of the British government.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    It stated that the British Parliament's taxing authority was the same in America as in Great Britain. Parliament had directly taxed the colonies for revenue in the Sugar Act (1764) and the Stamp Act (1765). The Colonist Were Unhappy About It..
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    Townshend Acts, 1767, originated by Charles Townshend and passed by the English Parliament shortly after the repeal of the Stamp Act. They were designed to collect revenue from the colonists in America by putting customs duties on imports of glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea.
  • The Daughters of Liberty

    The Daughters of Liberty
    The Daughters of Liberty were a successful Colonial American group, established in the year 1765, that consisted of women who displayed their loyalty by participating in boycotts of British goods following the passage of the Townshend Acts.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a street fight that occurred on March 5, 1770, between a "patriot" mob, throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers. Several colonists were killed and this led to a campaign by speech-writers to rouse the ire of the citizenry.
  • Committee of Correspondence

    Committee of Correspondence
    the Virginia House of Burgesses proposed that each colonial legislature appoint a standing committee for intercolonial correspondence. Within a year, nearly all had joined the network, and more committees were formed at the town and county levels.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act, passed by Parliament on May 10, 1773, would launch the final spark to the revolutionary movement in Boston. The act was not intended to raise revenue in the American colonies, and in fact imposed no new taxes.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    An act of defiance toward the British government by American colonists; it took place in 1773, before the Revolutionary War. The government in London had given a British company the right to sell tea directly to the colonies, thereby undercutting American merchants.
  • Coercive Acts

    Coercive Acts
    The Coercive Acts were a series of four acts established by the British government.
  • Quebec Act

    Quebec Act
    Quebec Act, 1774, passed by the British Parliament to institute a permanent administration in Canada replacing the temporary government created at the time of the Proclamation of 1763. It gave the French Canadians complete religious freedom and restored the French form of civil law.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    An assembly of delegates from the thirteen colonies (soon to become the thirteen states). It governed during the Revolutionary War and under the Articles of Confederation. The Continental Congress first met in 1774, before the revolution.
  • Battle of Lexington & Concord

    Battle of Lexington & Concord
    the first battles of the American Revolution. On 19 April 1775, a British armed force of about 700 men marched from Boston to destroy American military weapons at the town of Concord, Massachusetts.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The first great battle of the Revolutionary War; it was fought near Boston in June 1775. The British drove the Americans from their fort at Breed's Hill to Bunker Hill, but only after the Americans had run out of gunpowder.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    When the second Continental Congress convened in May 1775, the battles of Lexington and Concord had already been fought, and an informally organised American army was besieging General Gage's troops in Boston.
  • Signing of the Declaration of Independence

    Signing of the Declaration of Independence
    In fact, independence was formally declared on July 2, 1776, a date that John Adams believed would be “the most memorable epocha in the history of America.” On July 4, 1776, Congress approved the final text of the Declaration.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris, signed in Paris by representatives of King George III of Great Britain and representatives of the United States of America on 3 September 1783, ended the American Revolutionary War.