Road to Revolution

Timeline created by kgaines61
In History
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    Banned settlement beyond the Appalachian mountains because they didn’t want to anger the Indians. This made the Americans angry because they wanted to expand Westward. The colonists refused the proclamation and the British government became frustrated.
  • Navigation Laws

    Navigation Laws
    Regulate the navigation of ships and trade. Britain said that before trade can take place anywhere else, a ship must make the voyage to England first so that they can get first picks of the merchandise.
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  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    A tax on paper products that was created to pay for Britain’s debt from the French and Indian War. The colonists became angry and boycotted anything with a stamp.
  • Quartering Acts

    Quartering Acts
    Required colonists to provide food and housing for any and all British military members. The colonists became angry and confused as to why British military was in America when there were nop imminent threats.
  • Removal of Stamp Act

    Removal of Stamp Act
    Parliament repealed the Stamp Act, but the same day they passed the Declaratory Acts. This basically said that Britain had complete control over the colonies.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    England taxed the colonies on products such as glass, white lead, paper, paint, and tea. It inevitably failed due to the boycott the colonists had on British products.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Colonists were throwing snowballs and rocks at British soldiers due to a disagreement between a colonist and a soldier. The soldiers heard the command “fire” and started firing into the crowd of colonists. Samuel Gray, Samuel Maverick, James Caldwell, and Crispus Attucks Were all killed during the Boston Massacre.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    100 people from Boston got dressed as Indians and dumped tea into the harbor. They did this because they were boycotting English tea and they needed to stop tea from being imported into the colonies.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The British government passed the Intolerable Acts to shut down the Boston seaport, the number on seaport in the colonies, and to place restriction on town meetings.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Delegates from almost all of the colonies met to write a declaration of rights. They sent the declaration to the King and Parliament to tell them what they were doing wrong and that they won’t stand for it. The congress also called for a boycott on ALL british goods.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    At the battle of Lexington, the British commander in Boston sent troops to seize all of the weapons. Shots were fired, 8 Americans died with many wounded. The British went on to concord where they were ambushed + suffered many losses. Thus, a win for America.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Written to rally troops, create ally’s, and to announce the creation of a new country. The main goal was to convince the colonies that it was time for them to declare their independence from the crown