road to revolution

  • surgar act

    indirect act
    duties molasses and surgar
  • stamp act

    Tax on all paper products
    official stamp on all paper items
  • declaratory act

    Parliament declares it has power to make laws for the colonies “in all cases whatsoever”
    Parliament passes this to save face
  • town shed act

    Taxes on glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea
    Searched for smuggled goods
  • tea act

    Passed 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

    Members of Sons of Liberty Dump over 340 chests of tea into Boston Harbor “Boston harbor is a teapot tonight!”
    Caused problems for loyalists /Tories
    Loyalist/Tory = a person in the
    Colony who remains “loyal” to
    the King & Great Britain
  • boston tea party

    boston tea party
    -members of sons of liberty dump over 340 chests of tea in the sea
    -caused problems for loyalest.
  • first continental congress meets

    first continental congress meets
    -all colonies but Georgia have representative
    -voted to send a statement of grievances

    - voted to boycott all British trade
    - patrick henry VA rep. urged colonists to unite against britan
  • 1000s of redcoats in boston

    1000s of redcoats in boston
    general Gage brings thousands of soldiers to Boston with more on the way.
  • midnight ride of paul revere

    midnight ride of paul revere
    paul revere rides to warn the sons of liberty in lexington and concord that the british are coming
  • battels of lexington and concord

    battle of Lexington
    1st battle of american revolutionary war
    shot heard around the world - ralf waldo
    british victory
  • capture of the fort ticonderoga

    benedict arnold and ethan allen capture the fort
    get all supplies in the fort including cannons
    amarican victorys
  • the second continental congress

    printed money
    made a post office
    created a continental army led by Washington
    sent olive branch asking king to protect their rights
  • battel of bunker hill

    fought on breeds hill
    "dont fire untill you see the whites of there eyes - presscot
    british victory british learn its not easy to defeating amarians
  • Washington arrives on outskirts of Boston with continental troops

    realizes men are disorganized and need discipline
    needs wepons
  • common sense published by thomas paine

    pamphlet inspires more colonists to become more patriots
    everthing that is right or reasonable pleads for seperation the blood of the slain the weeping voice of nature cries tis time to part thomas paine common sense
  • British surrender Boston

    washington believes his army is ready and wepons arrive
    washington puts cannons on dorchester heights overlooking boston
    british retreat american victory
  • second continental congrass meets again

    debating on indipendance
    thomas jefferson is the primary author of the document
  • secont continetal congrass votes for indapendace

    all 13 colonies vote yes on declaring independence
  • the decleration of independance is signed