Road to Revolution

Timeline created by ajaimes67
  • French and Indian war

    French and Indian war
    The war began in 1754 and gave allowed Britain to gain lots of new land in North America, but this angered many people and it led to many other wars. It ended with the Treaty of Paris.
  • Albany Congress

    Albany Congress
    The purpose of the congress was so that they could control tribes loyal to Britain and their long range goal was upgrading their defense against France.
  • Pontiac’s Rebellion

    Pontiac’s Rebellion
    He laid siege in Detroit killing over 2000 people. The british responded quickly wiping them out including Pontiac.
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  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The treat of Paris stated that all of the French empire would basically leave the North American continent. They were allowed to keep some islands in the West Indies.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The point of the proclamation was so that no one could have settlements past the Appalachian mountains. Many people were angry about it and were going to fight because of it.
  • Sons of Liberty

    Sons of Liberty
    The sons of Liberty took matters into their own hands. They did many things and eventually made the tax agents resign and the English ended up taking the Stamp Act away a year later.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    This act required colonists to house redcoats at their own houses. This made lot of colonists mad.
  • Stamp Act Congress

    Stamp Act Congress
    The Stamp act congress stated the rights of the colonists but was ignored in England.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The act taxed many things like sugar, wines, coffee, molasses, etc.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    A direct tax to all printed materials and legal documents. This angered many of the colonists.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a clash between Bostonians and the British troops. The colonists were throwing snowballs at the troops which led to them shooting at the colonists. Both were blamed for it, but only two troops were arrested and later released.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The East India Company sold their tea directly to the colonists but many didn’t purchase any of it when they saw it had a text.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Boston Tea Party was a bunch of colonists that were dressed like Indians and they boarded the tea ships. The smashed open around 342 chests of tea and threw all of it in the ocean.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Colonists caused the intolerable acts to happen. The colonists were trying to work their way around it by shipping many things from other places to boston.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The purpose was to try and control all of these unfair things the British were doing. The Declaration of Rights was written during this.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    A small milita is facing a big group of red coats. Many of the Americans die and it starts the revolution against British
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The first thing they did was select George Washington to lead the army going to boston. They also started the Olive Branch Petition, which was people showing loyalty to the Americans and it also begged the king to stop being so hostile.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The first thing they did was select George Washington to lead the army going to boston. They also started the Olive Branch Petition, which was people showing loyalty to the Americans and it also begged the king to stop being so hostile.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Two big things that they got out of it was gaining their independence from England and were also allowed to expand westward. The Americans got the most out of it.