the stamp act was when they taxed paper and all paper and when there was a stamp or a seal that means the tax was paid if you didn't purchased a stamp you would be put in jail.
the townshend act's
taxes on glass,lead,paint,paper,tea and searched for smuggled goods.
colonist vs British
soldiers struck colonist as the crowed grow and fight back by throwing rocks and snow and shouting insults.and as more soldiers came the more the colonist got angry.
The tea act(not tax)
passed in 1773 the British east india company to sell tea directly to colonist. tax tea was cheaper then smuggled tax tea.
boston tea party
members of sons of liberty dump over 340 chest of tea into the Boston harbor.
First Continental Congress
All colonies but Georgia have representatives
voted t send a statement of grievances
voted to boycott all British trade
Patrick Henry VA rep.urged colonist to unite against Britain
1000's of Redcoats in Boston
General Gage brings thousands of British soldiers to bosten with more on the way
Midnight ride of paul revere
Paul revere rides to warn the sons of liberty in Lexington and concord that the "British are coming... the British are coming..."
battles of Lexington&concord
battle of Lexington-1st battle of american revolutionary war
-shot heard round the world -Ralph waldo
battle of concord
-Americans stop British and force them to retreat back to
capture of fort Ticonderoga
-Benedict Arnold&Ethan Allen capture the fort
-get all supplies in the fort including cannons
the second Continental congress meet
-set up post office
-created Continental army led by George Washington
-sent olive branch asking king to protect their rights
-king hires 30,000 hessians soldiers in response
battle of bunker hill
-fought on breeds hill
-dont fire until you see the white of their eyes
-BRITISH VICTORY(Americans ran out of ammunition)British learn defeating Americans would not be easy.
Washington arrives on outskirts of Boston with with continental troops
-realizes men are disorganized&need discipline
Indirect tax on duties and molasses and sugar.
"Common Sense"published by Thomas Paine
-pamphlet inspires more colonist to become patriots
-"everything that is right is or reasonable pleads for separation.the blood of the slain,the weeping voice of nature cries,'TIS TIME TO PART" -Thomas Paine,common sense
britsh surrender boston
-Washington believes his army is ready&weapons arrive
-Washington puts cannons on dorchester heights overlooking Boston
-BRITISH RETREAT-AMERICAN VICTORY
second continental congress meet again
-debate on declaring independence
-Thomas Jefferson is the primary author of the document
second continental congress votes for independence
-all 13 colonies vote YES on declaring independence