Road to Revolution by Taylor Linder and Lyssa Funderburke

  • French and Indian War Begins

    French and Indian War Begins
    Washington defeats the French in an ambush. After, his troops retreat to Great Meadows and build Fort Necessity. This started the ball rolling for the American Revolution because the British started controlling the colonists more.
  • The Treaty of Paris Ends the French and Indian War

    The Treaty of Paris Ends the French and Indian War
    The treaty of Paris was signed by England, France, And Spain. The Treaty of Paris kicked the French out of Canada. The treaty opened up Canada and areas west of the Appalacians.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 stated that colonists could not settle west of the Appalacian Mountains. The Proclamation angered the colonists because they felt they had the right to settle the land since they won the battle.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parlaiment requiring colonists to pay a tax on every peice of printed paper they used. The money was to be used to protect and defend the American frontier. The colonists fought back when the House of Burgesses said that the colonists only had to pay taxes voted on by state representatives.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    The Townshend Act put taxes on glass, paint, oil, lead, paper, and tea with the design of raising £40,000. This act raised the same hostilities the Stamp Act did.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a street fight that occured between a "Patroit" mob, throwing snowball, stones, and sticks, and armed british soldiers. Many colonists were killed, leading to a campaign by speech-writers. The riot begin with about 50 citizens which attacked a British sentinel. The Boston Massacre was an event leading to the Revolutionary War.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act was the British saying the East India company could sell tea in the colonies, and the colonists thought it was unfair that they had to pay taxes to buy the tea, but the company didnt have to pay a tax to sell it. The colonists thought it was unfair and became even angrier at the British.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    The colonists staged the Boston Tea Party because the owner of the Dartmouth could not sail out of port. A group of 50 men, disguised as Mohawk Indians, boarded the ship, went down into the hold, brought the tea up to deck, broke open the crates, and dumped all of the tea into the harbor. The "tea party" was quickly restaged other port cities as an act of revolution.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts were suppposed to make colonists reform to the laws of the British king, angering the colonists because they believed they should have their own laws for the colonies, and their own government.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    Britain's General Gage had a plan to ride to Lexington, to capture colonial leaders, and Concord, to steal gun powder, but spies and friends of the Americans told them of Gage's plan. Paul Revere and other horseback riders rode to warn the countryside that the Regulars (British troops) were coming. Colonial militias prepared to confront the British and help their neighbors in Lexington and Concord.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration Of Independence the Declaration of Independence was a document made by the colonists stating their independence from Britain in a letter to the king. The king rejected the request.