Road to Revolution by Owen Mathes hr7

Timeline created by 23omathe04
In History
  • Cause 1: French and Indian War (1754-1763)

    Cause 1: French and Indian War (1754-1763)
    Who fought: French with Native Americans vs. British Colonies (British Government) Where (territory-can be general) :North America When (dates: year to year): 1754 to 1763 Who won the war: 13 colonies with help from the British How is this a cause that led to war?: This war put Britain in massive debt. This led them to raise taxes, forcing the colonists to pay more in order for Britain to get out of debt.
  • Cause 2: Proclamation of 1763

    Cause 2: Proclamation of 1763
    Who issued it: King George III Who did it affect: Colonists and Colonial governments When: 1763 What did the Proclamation do to the colonies?: It prevented them from buying land and making deals with Native Americans for land How is this a cause that led to war?: Colonists wanted to move west of the Appalachians and move away from the colonies, this proclamation prevented them from doing so. This made colonists feel like they were not free ad being controlled by Britain
  • Cause 3: Sugar Act (1764)

    Cause 3: Sugar Act (1764)
    When was it enacted: 1764 How did it affect the colonists? It placed tariffs on imported products such as sugar, textiles, wine, molasses, and coffee. This was bad for the New England colonies because they needed molasses and sugar How is this a cause that led to war?: This forced them to pay costs that they could not afford for products they needed, this caused the Committee of Correspondence to form in order for colonies to communicate.
  • Cause 4: Stamp Act (1765)

    Cause 4: Stamp Act (1765)
    When was it enacted: march 22, 1765 How did it affect the colonists? It required all documents to be printed on stamped paper. How is this a cause that led to war?: The taxes set by British Parliament were low ,but the colonists saw it as a way for Britain to get money from the colonies without the colonist’s approval.
  • Cause 5: Quartering Act (1765)

    Cause 5: Quartering Act (1765)
    When was it enacted: March 24, 1765 How did it affect the colonists? It forced all colonial governments to provide lodging and food to British soldiers that were stationed in the colonies. How is this a cause that led to war?: The colonists did not want to provide for British troops or pay the taxes. Colonists also felt like they did not have a voice. “No taxation without representation”.
  • Cause 7: Boston Massacre (1770)

    Cause 7:  Boston Massacre (1770)
    Who: British soldiers and a group of colonists Where: Streets of Boston When: March 5, 1770 What happened and why: British soldiers opened fire on a group of colonists who were protesting against Britain, killing 5 colonists. How is this a cause that led to war? It united the colonies even more to protest and rebel against Britain.
  • Cause 6: Tea Act (1773)

    Cause 6: Tea Act (1773)
    When was it enacted: May 10, 1773 How did it affect the colonists? It prevented colonists from smuggling tea into the colonies and encouraged them to buy from the British East India company. This did not stop the colonists as 80% of the tea he had was illegally smuggled. How is this a cause that led to war?: This led to riots throughout the colonies, and tea parties to help prevent British tea from reaching the colonies. The most famous of these tea parties was the Boston Tea Party.
  • Boston Tea Party (1773)

    Boston Tea Party (1773)
    Who: Sons of Liberty Where: Boston harbor When: December 16, 1773 What happened and why: After Britain passed the tea act the colonists were not happy with the British, so the Sons of Liberty and other rebels boarded a British ship and dumped 342 chests of tea overboard Outcome/effect: This caused Britain to enact the Intolerable acts, which only angered the colonists more.
  • Cause 8: Intolerable Acts (1774)

    Cause 8: Intolerable Acts (1774)
    Who: King George III Where: British Port was closed When: March 24, 1774 What happened and why: King George put multiple acts into effect in order to punish the colonists for the Boston Tea Party. How is this a cause that led to war? This pushed the colonists over the edge, causing them to finally actually fight back against the British and form a militia to fight for the colonies.