Road to Revolution

  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    -indirect tax (out of sight=out of mind)
    -Duties on molasses and sugar
    - purchased only with valuable silver coins
    -if didn't purchase= fined or jailed
    -Direct tax -(in your face tax)
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    • tax on all paper products -official stamp/seal on all paper items proof tax was paid
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    quartering act required colonists to house soldiers 'if soldiers come knocking at the door.....
    your sleeping on the floor'
    -large amount of land given to Quebec
    -general Thomas Gage became new governor of MA
  • No taxation without representation

    No taxation without representation
    parliament taxes upset colonists
    parliament =law making group of great Britain
    james otis
    argued that parliament had no right to tex without consent permission cololnies had no representatives in parliament but they had to follow their rules.
  • Delaratory Act

    Delaratory Act
    Parliament declares it has power to make laws for the colonies 'in all cases whatsoever'
    parliament passes to save his face
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    • taxes on glass,lead,paints,paper,and tea
    • searched for smuggled goods -sons of liberty start to do violent acts British soldiers arrive to protect tax collectors
  • Boston massacre

    Boston massacre
    soldiers strikes colonist
    -crowd gathers and hassles soldiers throwing snowballs and shouting insults.
    -more troops arrived,colonists get more and more angry.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    • Passes in 1773 and allowed British east India company (BEIC) to sell tea directly to colonists -lower prices than colonist merchant prices
    • tax tea cheaper than smuggled tea
    • less smuggling = more tax money
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    members of sons of liberty dump over 340 chests of tea into Boston Harbor . caused problems for loyalists/Tories-loyalist/Tory=a person the colony who remains loyal to the king and Great Britain.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    passes to punish Boston for tea party. Boston harbor closed until tea paid for. Massachusetts charter cancelled. royal officals had trial in Britain. Quartering act required colonists to house soldiers. if a soldier comes knocking at the door......your sleeping on the floor. large amount of land given to Quebec. general Thomas Gage became new governor of MA.
  • 1000's of Redcoats in Boston

    1000's of Redcoats in Boston
    Redcoats in Boston general gage brings thousands of British soldiers to Boston with more on the way.
  • Midnight ride of Paul Renvere

    Midnight ride of Paul Renvere
    Paul Renvere rides to warn the sons of liberty in Lexington and concord that the British are coming.
  • Battles of Lexington + Concord

    Battles of Lexington + Concord
    Battle of Lexington
    -1st battle of American Revolutionary war
    -shot heard round the world- Ralph waldo
    -Emerson-British victory
  • Second Continental Congress meet

    Second Continental Congress meet
    print money
    set up post office
    created Continental Army led by George Washington
    sent Olive Branch asking king to protect their rights
    -king hires 30,000 Hessian's Soldiers in response.
  • Battle of bunker hill

    Battle of bunker hill
    fought on Breeds Hill
    don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes-William Prescott. British victory Americans ran out of ammunition British learn defeating Americans would not be easy.
  • Washington arrives on outskirts of boston with Continental troops

    Washington arrives on outskirts of boston with Continental troops
    Realizes men are disorganized and need discipline
    need weapons
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    pamphelt 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- Thomas Paine , Common Sense
  • British Surrender Boston

    British Surrender Boston
    Washington believes his army is ready and weapons arrive.
    Washington puts cannons on Dorchester Heights overlooking boston
    British retreat- American victory .
  • Second Continental Congress meet again

    Second Continental Congress meet again
    Debate on declaring independence
    Thomas Jefferson is the primary author of the document
  • Second Continental Congress votes for independence

    Second Continental Congress votes for independence
    Voting on the Declaration of Independence. After much debate, the Second Continental Congress ultimately agreed to the Declaration of Independence, and then signed it on August 2, 1776, in the Pennsylvania State House.
  • Declaration of Independence singed

    Declaration of Independence singed
  • Capture of fort Ticonderoga

    Capture of fort Ticonderoga
    Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen capture the fort.
    get all supplies in the fort including cannons.
    American Victory