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Road To Revolution

  • 1.Washington's Defeat at Ft. Duquense/Ft. Necessity

    1.Washington's Defeat at Ft. Duquense/Ft. Necessity
    The final straw for the british was when washinton was defeated
  • 1. Albany Plan of Union

    1. Albany Plan of Union
    The Albany Plan of Union was a plan to place the British North American colonies under a more centralized government.
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    French and Indian War

    The war that started everything
  • 2. Proclamation of 1763

    2. Proclamation of 1763
    Since Great Britain did not want to pay for more Indian wars, Parliament passed the Proclamation Act of 1763, which forbade the colonists from moving west of the Appalachian Mountains. -why
    On October 7, 1763, King George III issued a proclamation that forbade colonial settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains. In so doing, he hoped to placate Native Americans who had sided against him during the recently concluded Seven Years' War. -What the proclamation of 1763 is
    Colonists became angry
  • Committee of Correspondence

    Committee of Correspondence
    In 1764, Boston formed the earliest Committee of Correspondence, writing to other colonies to encourage united opposition to Britain's recent stiffening of customs enforcement and prohibition of American paper money. This is why the Committee of Correspondence was formed
  • 2. Sugar Act

    2. Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act, also known as the American Revenue Act or the American Duties Act, was a revenue-raising act passed by the Parliament of Great Britain on April 5, 1764. -What the Sugar Act is.
  • 2. Stamp Act

    2. Stamp Act
    What is the Stamp Act? an act of the British Parliament in 1756 that exacted revenue from the American colonies by imposing a stamp duty on newspapers and legal and commercial documents. Colonial opposition led to the act's repeal in 1766 and helped encourage the revolutionary movement against the British Crown.
    Why was it passed?The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament on March 22, 1765.
    How did they react? The Colonists reacted immediately.
  • 3. Quartering Act

    3. Quartering Act
    Quartering Act is a name given to a minimum of two Acts of British Parliament in the 18th century. Parliament enacted them to order local governments of the American colonies to provide the British soldiers with any needed accommodations or housing.
  • 3. Sons of Liberty

    3. Sons of Liberty
    The Sons of Liberty was an organization of dissidents that originated in the North American British colonies. The secret society was formed to protect the rights of the colonists and to take to the streets against the abuses of the British government.
  • 3. Stamp Act congress

    3. Stamp Act congress
    The Stamp Act Congress, or First Congress of the American Colonies, was a meeting held between October 7 and 25, 1765 in New York City, consisting of representatives from some of the British colonies in North America; it was the first gathering of elected representatives from several of the American colonies to devise a unified protest against new British taxation. Parliament had passed the Stamp Act, which required the use of specially stamped paper for virtually all business in the colonies.
  • 2. Declaratory Act

    2. Declaratory Act
    Why the British passed it? It stated that the British Parliament's taxing authority was the same in America as in Great Britain. Parliament had directly taxed the colonies for revenue in the Sugar Act and the Stamp Act.
    How the colonists reacted? There was no immediate reaction.
    What was it? Declaration by the British Parliament that accompanied the repeal of the Stamp Act.
  • 2. Townshend Act

    2. Townshend Act
    What it was? The Townshend Acts were a series of acts passed, beginning in 1767, by the Parliament of Great Britain relating to the British colonies in North America.
    Why was it passed? Townshend Acts, originated by Charles Townshend and passed by the English Parliament shortly after the repeal of the Stamp Act. They were designed to collect revenue from the colonists in America by putting customs duties on imports of glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea.
    How the colonists reacted? Boycotting
  • 3. Daughter of Liberty

    3. Daughter of Liberty
    The Daughters of Liberty were a successful Colonial American group, established in the year 1765, that consisted of women who displayed their loyalty by participating in boycotts of British goods following the passage of the Townshend Acts.
  • 3. Boston Massacre

    3. Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a street fight that occurred on March 5, 1770, between a "patriot" mob, throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers. Several colonists were killed and this led to a campaign by speech-writers to rouse the ire of the citizenry.
  • Tea act

    Tea act
    The Tea Act was the final straw in a series of unpopular policies and taxes imposed by Britain on her American colonies. The policy ignited a “powder keg” of opposition and resentment among American colonists and was the catalyst of the Boston Tea Party.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a political protest by the Sons Of Liberty is Boston.
  • Coercive Acts

    Coercive Acts
    The Coercive Acts are names used to describe a series of laws relating to Britain's colonies in North America, and passed by the British Parliament in 1774. Four of the acts were issued in direct response to the Boston Tea Party of December 1773.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress (also known as the Declaration of Colonial Rights, or the Declaration of Rights), was a statement adopted by the First Continental Congress on October 14, 1774, in response to the Intolerable Acts passed by the British Parliament.
  • Battle of Lexington & Concord

    Battle of Lexington & Concord
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. They were fought on April 19, 1775, in Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, within the towns of Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Menotomy and Cambridge, near Boston.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    It succeeded the First Continental Congress, which met between September 5, 1774 and October 26, 1774, also in Philadelphia. The second Congress managed the colonial war effort, and moved incrementally towards independence, adopting the United States Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill took place on June 17, 1775, mostly on and around Breed's Hill, during the Siege of Boston early in the American Revolutionary War.
  • Signing of the Declaration of Independence

    Signing of the Declaration of Independence
    In fact, independence was formally declared on July 2, 1776, a date that John Adams believed would be “the most memorable epocha in the history of America.” On July 4, 1776, Congress approved the final text of the Declaration. It wasn't signed until August 2, 1776.
  • 1. Treaty of Paris

    1. Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris, signed in Paris by representatives of King George III of Great Britain and representatives of the United States of America on 3 September 1783, ended the American Revolutionary War.
  • Quebec Act

    Quebec Act
    Quebec Act (An Act for making more effective Provision for the Government of the Province of Quebec in North America) was a British statute which received royal assent 22 June 1774 and became effective 1 May 1775.