road to revolution

  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    parliament started taxing molasses and sugar
    the colonist got angry at parliament
  • stamp act

    stamp act
    the taxation (without representation) directly in your face of any printed goods you are forced to put the correct stamp on your paper before you sell it or your in trouble
  • declaratory act

    declaratory act
    parliament writes a paper that's the declaratory act which is about they can make up any law and it would go for the colonist
  • townshend act

    townshend act
    the Townsend act was a taxation (without representation) on lots of every day items
    - lead
    - paper
    - tea
    - glass
    also searched for smuggled goods
  • the Boston massacre

    the Boston massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a riot that started as kids throwing snow balls at redcoats. Then some adults join throwing snowballs with some ice in it and showing insults. More adults joined and started throwing shells and rocks. they started throwing anything they could and beating redcoats with bats and shouting "FIRE, FIRE IF YOU DARE!" "FIRE!" then a redcoat fell then their gun went off then all the redcoats shot. 5 colonists died, the first one to die was a free black guy named Crispus Attucks.
  • Boston tea party

    Boston tea party
    the colonist dressed as Indians and threw boxes of tea off the harbor and ships and make the biggest and saltiest cup of tea
  • quartering act

    quartering act
    the quartering act was about if as soldier knocks on your door you have to let them in your house and you have to let them sleep in your house
  • intolerance act

    intolerance act
    punishment for the Boston tea party
    - Boston harbor closed till tea is paid for
    - Massachusetts charter cancelled
    - royal officials had a trial in Britain
    - started the quartering act
  • First Continental Congress Meets

    First Continental Congress Meets
    All colonies but Georgia have representatives
    Voted to send a "Statement of Grievances".
    Voted to Boycott all British trade.
    Patrick Henry - VA rep. urged colonists to unite against Britain
  • battle of Lexington

    battle of Lexington
    • 8 colonist died
    • 1st battle of american revolution war
    • “shot heard across the world” -Ralph waldo Emerson
  • capture of fort ticonderonga

    capture of fort ticonderonga
    • Benedict Arnold & Ethan Allen capture the fort
    • get all supplies in the first including cannons
    • they got the help of the green mountain boys
  • battle of concord

    battle of concord
    • 250 / 700 were injured or killed
    • Americans stop British and force them to retreat back to Boston
    • they used gorilla warfare
  • second continental congress

    second continental congress
    • Printed money $
    • Set up a post office
    • Created continental army led by George Washington
    • Sent an olive branch asking the king to protect their rights
    • King hires 30,000 hessian soldiers in response
  • battle of bunker hill

    battle of bunker hill
    • fought on breed’s hill
    • “don't fire until you see the white of their eyes” - William Prescott
    • BRITISH VICTORY (boo) (Americans ran out of ammunition) British learn defeating Americans would NOT be easy.
    • hundreds of redcoats died
  • Washington arrives on outskirts of Boston with continental troops

    Washington arrives on outskirts of Boston with continental troops
    • Realizes men are disorganized & need discipline
    • They needed weapons
  • common sense

    common sense
    • Pamphlet inspires more colonists to become patriots
    • “Everything that is right or reasonable pleads for separation the blood of the slain, the weeping voice of nature cries, ‘TIS TIME TO PART” - Tomas paine, common sense
  • British surrender Boston

    British surrender Boston
    • Washington believes his army is ready & weapons arrive
    • Washington puts cannons on Dorchester heights overlooking Boston
    • He talk with the British and the British leave with a very convincing AMERICAN VICTORY
  • 2nd continental congress meet again

    2nd continental congress meet again
    • Debate on declaring independence
    • Thomas Jefferson is the primary author of the document
  • votes for independence

    votes for independence
    people voted for their independence before they signed it
  • declaration of independence signed

    declaration of independence signed
    • They sign it 54 men sign it if they lost the revolution they would be hunted and killed
    • John Hancock signed it first and the biggest and wanted the king to see it
    • on the fourth of July getting our independence and the birth of america