Road to revolution timeline

Timeline created by mfulk61
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  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian was a fight between British and the French. It was fought in North America land. This was is how british gained control of the colonies
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  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Required all colonists to purchase watermarked and taxed paper for the use of newspapers and legal documents.
  • Sons of Liberty

    Sons of Liberty
    A secret revolutionary organization that was founded to advance the rights of the European colonists and to fight taxation by the British.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    It was passed by the British Parliament in 1767 and they taxed goods that were imported to the American colonies.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Townshend Duties are repealed. British soldiers fired at unarmed colonists and killed eight of them.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Colonists dressed up as Indians and boarded a British ship and threw hundreds of chests of tea into the harbor, resulting in a big financial loss for the East India Company.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    This act was a new law allowed a colonial governor to house British soldiers in unoccupied houses and barns. These laws were passed as a punishment of the Boston Tea party
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Delegates from each of the 13 colonies except for Georgia all got together. They met in Philadelphia to organize colonial resistance.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    British Regulars and Minutemen exchanged fire at the two cities after the British discovered that the Colonists were storing ammunition.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was the first formal statement by a nation's people stating their right to choose their own government.