Road to Revolution

Timeline created by LucasTalbert
  • Albany Plan of union

    Was Benjamin Franklin's idea plan to unify the government of the 13 colonies.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    The proclamation of issued October 7th, 1763 by King George III to forbid any colonization past the Appalachian Mountains.
  • The Sugar Act

    It is a requirement for traders/merchants to pay taxes on sugar and molasses
  • Currency Act

    The Act in which Great Britain developed paper currency to help traders and merchants with the value of colonial currency going down.
  • Stamp Act

    The Act in which Great Britain made the colonists pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they got.
  • Quartering act

    The Act in which Great Britain passed that if there is not enough room in the quarters they are allowed to stay in public homes or inns for free.
  • Declaratory Act

    Made the taxing laws the same in the colonies as Great Britain
  • Boston Massacre

    A riot broke out between the colonists and the British guards.
  • Tea Act

    Helped a struggling Indian company ship tea to america, yet no new taxes were made on the colonists.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Colonist dressed as indians raided three ships as a protest towards the tax on tea.
  • Quebec Act

    Britain passed an act that gave the French Canadians religious freedom and got them out of civil law.
  • 1st Continental Congress

    All states (except Georgia) met in Pennsylvania to organize a resistance against Great Britain.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Convention of delegates from the thirteen colonies
  • Give me liberty or give me death speech

    Patrick Henry's speech to get the colonies to revolt against Great Britain
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    British soldiers were sent to the colonies to confiscate their weapons and ended up in a war.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    The first great battle of the Revolutionary war and was fought near Boston. The British drove the americans out but only after they had run out of gunpowder.
  • Common Sense by Thomas Paine

    Was the first public asking for independence from Great Britain
  • Sons of Liberty

    First major act of the group was in Boston due to the Stamp Act that was put in place.
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    French & Indian War

    The seven years' war all started due to the French and the British fighting for land in the soon to be North America. The French and Indian war was a conflict inside a conflict and ended when the Treaty of Paris came around in 1763.
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    Pontiacs Rebellion

    A little rebellion of Indians fighting the British over rules on the Great Lakes region.
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    Townshend Act

    The Act in which Great britain put a tax on everything that came into the colonies.
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    Intolerable Acts

    The first act was formed on March 31, 1774, the second, May 20, 1774, and the third, May 20, 1774. Punitive laws formed by the British Government in retaliation for the Boston Tea Party.