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Road to Revolution

  • sugar act

    sugar act
    indirect tax(out of sight=out of mind)
    Duties on molasses and sugar
  • stamp act

    stamp act
    Tax on all products Official stamp/seal on all paper items (proof tax was paid)
    Legal documents
    Playing cards
  • Declaratory act

    Declaratory act
    Parliament declared it has power to make laws for the colonies”in all cases whatsoever”
    parliaments pass this to save face
  • Townshend act

    Townshend act
    Taxes on glass,lead,paints,paper,and tea
    Search for smuggled goods -sons of liberty start to do violent acts
    -british soldiers arrived to protect tax collectors
  • Boston massacre

    Boston massacre
    soldier strikes colonist
    Crowd gathers and hassles soldier, throwing snowballs and shouting insults.
    More troops arrive, colonists get more and more angry
    “Fire if you dare!”
    This became known as the Boston Massacre
  • Intolerable act

    Intolerable act
    passed to punish Boston for tea party
    Boston Harbor Closed until tea paid for
    massachusetts Charter canceled
  • tea act

    tea act
    Lower prices than colonist merchant prices
    Tax Tea cheaper than smuggled tea
    Less smuggled=more tax money
  • Boston tea party

    Boston tea party
    Members of Sons of Liberty Dump over 340 chests of tea into Boston Harbor “Boston harbor is a teapot tonight!”
    Caused problems for loyalists /Tories
    Loyalist/Tory = a person in the
    Colony who remains “loyal” to
    the King & Great Britain
  • Quartering act

    Quartering act
    Quartering act required colonists to house soldiers
    ”if a soldier comes knocking at the door…. You are sleeping on the floor”
    large amount of land given to quebec
  • Battles of lexington & Concord

    Battles of lexington & Concord
    Battle of Lexington
    -1st battle of American Revolutionary war -”shot heard round the world”-ralph waldo emerson Battle of concord
    -American Stop British and force them to retreat back to Boston
  • Second continental congress meet

    Second continental congress meet
    -print money
    -set up post office
    -created continental army led by george washington
    -sent olive branch asking king to protect their right
    -king hired 30,000 Hessians soldiers in response
  • Battle of bunker hill

    Battle of bunker hill
    -fought on breed’s Hill
    -”Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes”-William Perscott -British victory(Americans ran out of ammunition) British learn defeating Americans would not be easy.
  • Washington arrives on outskirts of boston with continental troops

    Washington arrives on outskirts of boston with continental troops
    -realizes men are disorganized need discipline
    -need weapons
  • Capture of fort ticonderoga

    Capture of fort ticonderoga
    -Benedict Arnold & Ethan Allen capture the fort
    -get all supplies in the fort including cannons