Road to Revolution

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In History
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    They ended the seven year French and Indian War by a treaty. The treaty was known as the Treaty of Paris. It was an agreement on who gets certain North American territory. France got all mainland North America territories, except for New Orleans. British gained all territory east of the Mississippi River. Spain kept territory west of the Mississippi River, but exchanged East and West Florida for Cuba.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    In order to protect his people George Washington prohibited all settlement west of the Appalachian mountains. He didn’t was anyone getting attacked by local Native Americans. This made the thirteen colonies mad as they claim to the exclusive right to govern land to their west.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The act was created to help stop smuggling and encourage production on British rum. It also dropped taxes on sugar and molasses, and levy was also placed on Madeira wine and colonial exports of iron, lumber, and other goods had to be passed through British and British customs.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The British passes law were all legal documents and printed materials needed a tax stamp. They would send a distributor and the colonists would pay him taxes and he would give you the stamp. This would apply for wills, deeds, newspapers, pamphlets, and even playing cards and dice.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    The colonists were forced to take in any British soldiers. They had to cook for them clean for them do anything that soldiers requested. The colonists were very upset and felt like this violated them.
  • Stamp Act Congress

    Stamp Act Congress
    Representatives from nine of the thirteen colonies declare the Stamp Act was unconstitutional as it was a tax given without their consent.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    Parliament finalizes the repeal of the Stamp Act, but declares that it has the right to tax colonies.
  • Townshend Revenue Act

    Townshend Revenue Act
    The British Parliament taxed good imported to American colonies. The American colonists who has no representation in parliament, saw the act as an abuse of power. The British taxed glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea. Benjamin Franklin had informed the British they would start manufacturing their own stuff to avoid paying taxes.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The colonists were so mad that they started harassing a soldier. They were throwing snowballs at the soldiers which knocked one of them down. According to the head soldier he got instructs to fire so he ordered his men to do so. The redcoats ended up killing five people. They went to courts and only two were found guilty.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    Tea company from East India was struggling. The British stop importing tea and allowed the company to ship directly to each colony. The Americans did not like this and resented because they saw this as British just supporting another British company.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The colonists were mad about the Tea Act, so they dressed as Indians and dumped the tea into the Boston Harbor. They dumped 342 chests of tea into the harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Four measures which stripped Massachusetts of self-government and judicial independence following the Boston Tea Party. The colonies responded with a general boycott of British goods.
  • Continental Congress

    Continental Congress
    It drew up a declaration of rights as well as a solemn appeal to other British colonies, to the king and to the British people. They were the ones who called for the boycott on British goods. They also called for the non importation, non exportation, and non consumption on British goods.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    First engagements of the revolutionary War between troops and the minutemen, who had been warned by the attack of Paul Revere. At the battle shots were fired and 8 Americans died and wounded several more. The colonists has a good strategy hiding under tall grass waiting for them to walk by to get a good shot in. Many British soldiers died and the others ran away. On this day the British knew it was time for war.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    American troops learned that British were planning on sending troops to Boston. As the British made their way the Americans were instructed not to shoot until they got really close. When the British got close enough the Americans shot forcing the British to retreat. After regrouping the British went back the Americans had The same plan. Americans got low on ammo and had to retreat. The Americans may have retreated but they killed 200 of the British men and wounded 800.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Continental Congress was faced with making a formal statement of the colonies intentions. The colonists formally adopted the Declaration of Independence that was written mostly by Thomas Jefferson.