Road to Revolution

  • Negative Acts

    Negative Acts
    The Negative Act required Colonists to only trade with Boston and only get resources from Boston to keep the French out.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The colonists were being stopped from purchasing sugar from foreign places and could only be purchased where they lived. including molasses.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was the colonists being taxed indirectly or directly and the law passing where the law declared that you needed to tax everything, either indirectly or directly.
  • Township Acts

    Township Acts
    Taxes on glass, lead, paints, paper and tea. and searched for smuggled goods.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    After months of taxation and some deaths, the Boston Massacre broke out and a war started with things being thrown, guns being fired and a handful of people dying. the war was between the citizens and the british soldiers.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act let areas like India sell tea directly to colonies. this led to less tea being smuggled and more tax money made.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The british citizens were angry that taxation was still happening, so they protested by pouring tea into the harbor to promote that they didnt want any more taxes on basic essentials.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    This Act let soldiers go into peoples homes whenever they wanted, and the owners of the house had to let the soldiers sleep there because it was the law.
  • Intolerable Act

    Intolerable Act
    More troops for Britain and the Government taking control.
  • Continental Congress meets

    Continental Congress meets
    • All colonies but Georgia have representatives
    • voted to send a "statement of grievances"
    • Voted to Boycott all British Trade
    • Patrick Henry - VA rep. urged colonists to unite against Britain
  • Fort of Ticonderoga

    Fort of Ticonderoga
    The Americans barged into fort ticonderoga to bother the British