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Road to Revolution

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    The French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War was when the Colonists and British soldiers were fighting the Native Americans and the French for land in the Ohio River Valley. They needed the valley for farm land and space. The result was that the French lost all their land in North America and the British got Florida from Spain, French land east of the Mississippi River and parts of Canada. The colonists were happy to get the land, but were upset that the British started taxing them for the price of the war.
  • The Battle of Ft. Necessity

    The Battle of Ft. Necessity
    The Battle of Ft. Necessity is the engagement to the French and Indian war, and George Washington's military surrender.The battle contributed to a series of military escalations that resulted in the global Seven Years' War.
  • Albany Plan of Union

    Albany Plan of Union
    The Albany Plan of Union was a proposal to create a unified government for the Thirteen Colonies, suggested by Benjamin Franklin. More than twenty representatives gathered to plan their defense related to the French and Indian War, the front in North America of the Seven Years' War between Great Britain and France.
  • Washington's Defeat at Ft. Duquense

    Washington's Defeat at Ft. Duquense
    The attack of Fort Duquense was part of a large scale British expedition with 6,000 troops led by General John Forbes to drive the French out of the Ohio Country (the upper area of the Ohio River Valley) and clear the way for an invasion of Canada.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris was signed in Paris by representatives of King George III of Great Britain and representatives of the United States of America. The Treaty of Paris is what ended the American Revolutionary War.
  • Proclomation of 1763

    Proclomation of 1763
    The proclomation of 1763 was important because it was the starting of colonies beginning to not like the British. Also, it was when the Britsish told the colonists not to settle on Native American land, but colonists thought they had the right to go where ever and they ignored the british.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act is an act that put a tax on sugary items in hopes to end smuggling. The colonists didn't like this act.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was an act that placed taxes on everyday papered items such as newspapers and playing cards. The purpouse of the act was to help pay for troops but eded up causing controversy throughout the colonies, which led to the slogan "No Taxation without Representation."
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    Parliament enacted the Quartering Act to order local governments of the American colonies to provide the British soldiers with any needed accommodations or housing.
  • Stamp Act Congress

    Stamp Act Congress
    The Stamp Act Congress was a meeting consisting of representatives from some of the British colonies in North America. It was the first get together of elected representatives from several of the American colonies to create a protest against taxation.
  • Daughters of Liberty

    Daughters of Liberty
    The Daughters of Liberty were a group of female patriots who boycotted against british goods in the passage of the Townshed Acts.
  • Townshed Acts

    Townshed Acts
    The Townshed Acts were a series of acts passes by Parliament with the intentions to raise revenue in the colonies to pay the salaries of governors and judges so that they would stay loyal to Great Britain. Along with the act, the colonists were not pleased and this act was another reason that soon led to the Boston Tea Party and American Revolution.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre taunted ten redcoats, clubbing them and throwing rocks and snowballs, provoking them to open fire. Eleven "innocent" colonists were killed, including Crispus Attucks. Though both sides were partially to blame, this incident was used in revolutionary propaganda and fueled the colonists' anger.
  • Commitee of Correspondence

    Commitee of Correspondence
    The committees of correspondence were governments organized by the Patriot leaders of the Thirteen Colonies on the night of the American Revolution.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act was an act with its objective to educe the massive surplus of tea held by the financially troubled British East India Company in its London warehouses and to help the struggling company survive.
  • Sons of Liberty

    Sons of Liberty
    The Sons of Liberty was a group of patriots, which originated in the 13 colonies. The Sons of Liberty was formed to protect the rights of the colonists and to fight the abuses of taxation by the British government.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was an act of defiance against the Tea Act. The demonstraters disquised themselves as Native Americans and threw overboard 342 chests of East India Companys tea into the harbor.
  • Coercive Acts

    Coercive Acts
    The Coercive Acts, normally referred to as the 'Intolerable Acts' were a set of acts put into play as punishment for the Boston Tea Party
  • Quebec Act

    Quebec Act
    The Quebec Act was an act of Parliament setting procedures of governance in the Province of Quebec.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The First Continental Congress was a convention held in Philadelphia to discuss colonial grievances and what to do about them. 12 colonies were represented by 55 delegates.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    These battles marked an outbreak of opened armed conflict between Britian and the colonies. The battles were the first engagement to the American Revolutionary war.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The Second Contenential Congress was a group of delegates from the 13 colonies that started meeting soon after the warefare in the American Revolutionary War. The Congress' main focus was on finding independence.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The battle took place at Breed's Hill overlooking Boston with British staging a frontal attack. The colonists murdered the British until they ran out of gunpowder, which then they were forced to retreat. Though they lost the battle, the colonists prove they had determination/what it takes, and boosted their morale.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    This act was an act to repeal the Stamp act and lessen and change the Stamp Act. Parliament repealed the act because of all the boycotting from the colonists was hurting British trade.
  • Signing the Declaration of Independence

    Signing the Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was ratified on the fourth of July, leaving America as a new and independent nation. John Adams was the leader in trying for independence, and was unanimously approved July 2nd.