Road to Revolution Timeline

Timeline created by Gische LaTouche
In History
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act of 1765 was the first internal tax levied directly on American colonists by the British Parliament. The act came at a time when Britain was in debt from the seven years war The stamp Act strained relations with the colonies to the point that, 10 years later, the colonists rose in armed rebellion against the British.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    a violent occurrence between British soldiers and the American colonists, in which British soldiers fired at colonists, which resulted in the fatalities of seven colonists. The conflict energized anti-British sentiment and paved the way for the American Revolution.
  • Tea Party

    Tea Party
    American colonists, frustrated and angry at Britain dumped 342 chests of tea, imported by the British East India Company into the harbor. The event was the first major act of defiance to British rule over the colonists. It showed Great Britain that Americans wouldn’t take taxation. The goals were To protest the British Parliament's tax on tea. "No taxation without representation."
  • Creation of the First Continental Congress

    Creation of the First Continental Congress
    a convention of delegates from the British American colonies at the very height of the American Revolution. The First Continental Congress, which was comprised of delegates from the colonies, met in 1774 in reaction to the Coercive Acts, a series of measures imposed by the British government on the colonies in response to their resistance to new taxes.
  • Creation of the Second Continental Congress

    Creation of the Second Continental Congress
    a convention of delegates from the 13 colonies which included the founding fathers that formed in Philadelphia in May 1755, soon after the first launch of the American Revolution. The Second Congress managed the colonial war effort, financing the war with borrowed funds and without the support of taxes; states were asked to contribute men, supplies, funds, and laws such as the martial law. This helped the colonist keep track of what was happening in the war.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    British troops marched from Boston to nearby Concord to seize armed weapons. Paul Revere and other riders, however, warned the patriots just in time for them to be prepared for the British. A confrontation on the Lexington town green started off the fighting, and soon the British were hastily retreating under intense fire. This is important because these are the first battles that kicked off the Revolutionary War.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    the British defeated the minuteman and the militia at the Battle of Bunker Hill in Massachusetts. Even though the colonist had lost they had caused a significant amount of casualties against the British. Despite losing their strategic positions, the battle was a significant morale-builder for the inexperienced Americans, convincing them that patriotic dedication could overcome superior British military might.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    a final attempt by the colonists to avoid going to war with Britain during the American Revolution. It was a document in which the colonists pledged their loyalty to the crown and asserted their rights as British citizens. Thomas Jefferson was a co-writer for this petition that was mean to prevent conflict between the British and the colonist. This, however, didn’t work since the King refused to read it.
  • Writing and distribution of Common Sense

    Writing and distribution of Common Sense
    Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775–1776 advocating independence from Great Britain to people in the Thirteen Colonies. It was published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution, and became an immediate sensation. Common Sense made public a persuasive and impassioned case for independence, which may have persuaded loyalists to join the patriots and colonists to join the war.
  • Declaration of Independence-

    Declaration of Independence-
    The Declaration of Independence states the principles on which our government, and our identity as Americans, are based. Unlike the other founding documents, the Declaration of Independence is not legally binding, but it is powerful. This gave the colonists a large sense of hope and pushed them to keep fighting. This document was signed by the founding fathers such as Sam Adams and Thomas Jefferson.