road to revolution

  • Sugar act

    Sugar act
    the act where they make sure there sugar does not expire and turn it into malasses so they can smuggle it in
  • Stamp act

    Stamp act
    Colonies hoped to hurt britains economy and hoped it would convince parliament to lift the new taxes
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    parliament declares it has power to make laws for the colonies in all cares whatever parliament passes this to save face.
  • townshend

    the act where they taxed imported items to the american colonies
  • Boston massacre

    Boston massacre
    a soldier strikes colonist
    - crowd gathers and hassles soldier, throwing snowballs and shouting insults
    -propaganda- info to intentionally spread to harm/help cause
  • Tea act

    Tea act
    • tax tea cheaper than smuggled tea -Less smuggling = more tax money
  • Boston tea party

    Boston tea party
    Members of Sons of Liberty Dump over 340 chests of tea into Boston Harbor
    Caused problems for loyalists /tories
  • quartering act

    quartering act
    Quartering act required colonists to house soldiers
    “If a soldier comes knockiong at the door….you’re sleeping on the floor
  • Intolerable act

    Intolerable act
    Passed to punish Boston for tea party
    • Boston harbor closed until tea paid for -Massachusetts charter canceled
  • 1st continental congress meet

    1st continental congress meet
    All colonies but georgia have representatives.
    Voted to send a "statement of grievances"
    voted to boycott all british trade
    Patrick henry- VA rep. urged colonist to unite against britain
  • 1,000 red coats

    1,000 red coats
    General Gage started to bring thousands of soldiers to Boston and with more on the way
  • midnight paul revere

    midnight paul revere
    Paul revere to warn the Sons of Liberty in lexington and Concord that the British are coming the british are coming
  • Lexington and concord

    Lexington and concord
    battle of lexington
    "shot heard around the world" Battle of concord
    American victory american stop british
  • Capture the fort of ticonderoga

    Capture the fort of ticonderoga
    Benedict Arnold and Ethen Allen capture the fort Get all supplies in the fort including cannons American Victory
  • second continental congress meet

    second continental congress meet
    made post office so British could not snoop through there mail
  • Battle of bunker hill

    Battle of bunker hill
    Fought on Breed’s Hill “Dont fire until you see the whites of their eyes” British Victory(Americans ran out of ammunition) British learn defeating Americans would NOT be easy.
  • Washington arrives at Boston with Continental troops

    Washington arrives at Boston with Continental troops
    he realizes the men need discipline and they need weapons
  • Common Sense

    pamphlet inspires more people to become patriots "Every thing is right or reasonable pleads for seperation. The blood of the slain weeping voice of nature cries, TIS THE TIME TO PART" by Thomas Paine
  • British surrender Boston

    British surrender Boston
    Washing to thinks the men are ready and has the high ground British retreat - Victory for american
  • 2nd continental congress

    Debate on declaring independence (declaration of independence)
  • Votes for independence

  • Declaration of independence

    Declaration of independence
    the declaration of independence signed