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Road to Revolution

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  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    Great Britain and France went to war because they couldn't agree on boundaries. They both wanted control over the Ohio River Valley since it was a profitable fur trade. It went from 1754-1763.
  • The Proclamation of 1763

    The Proclamation of 1763
    This was issued by King George III after the Seven Year War. It said no body can settle west of the Appalachian Mountains.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act of 1764 was a British Law, passed by the Parliament of Great Britain on April 5, 1764,set a tax on sugar and molasses imported into the colonies which impacted the manufacture of rum in New England.
  • The Stamp Act of 1766

    The Stamp Act of 1766
    The Stamp Act was a tax put on the American colonies by the British in 1765 said they had to pay a tax on all sorts of printed materials such as newspapers, magazines and legal documents. Colonies were supposed to buy paper from Britain that had an official stamp on it that showed they had paid the tax.
  • Townshend Acts of 1767

    Townshend Acts of 1767
    The Townshend Acts were a bunch of laws passed in 1767 by British Parliament that placed duties on certain goods being imported into the American Colonies.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a fight on March 5, 1770, where British soldiers shot and killed several people when they were harassed by a mob in Boston.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act was an Act of Great Britain's Parliament to impose a tax on tea and reduce the massive tea surplus of the British East India Company in London, a company in financial trouble. The Tea Act was part of a group of taxes imposed on the colonies by Britain called The Townsend Acts. When the Townsend Acts were repealed the Tea Act remained in place.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was an act of protest against the Tea Act of 1773. During the Boston Tea Party, several hundred participants dressed in disguise, rowed in small boats out to three cargo ships, climbed on board and dumped 90,000 pounds of tea into Boston Harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts were laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea Party. The laws were meant to punish the Massachusetts colonists for their defiance in the Tea Party protest.
  • 1st Continental Congress

    1st Continental Congress
    In the 1770s, the Continental Congress, composed of representatives from the 13 colonies, except Georgia, met to respond to a series of laws passed by the British Parliament that were unpopular with many of the colonists.