Road To revolution Timeline

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In History
  • The Molasses Act

    The Molasses Act
    Although not nearly as dramatic as later events. The molasses act played a part in the revolution. It was the first major example of the British using the colonies to supplement their own economy. The act was met with uproar and foreshadowed the reactions that would come latter with other similar acts.
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    Growing Tensions

    This is the time period where the conlonies were beggining to question their British rule. Slowly over this period the overall perception of Britain to the colonies would shift dramaticaly.
  • Direct Intervention

    Direct Intervention
    When the seven years war had finally ended. British wanted to prevent the colonies from flooding into the new vacant territory. To prevent this the British Parliament sent a British army to occupy the colonies. This was the first time a British army would be held in peacetime in the colonies. This lead to the unease of the colonies.
  • Taxation Without Representation

    Taxation Without Representation
    In order to start repairing the debt Britain had gone into after the seven years war, Britain passed the sugar act along with stricter trade customs. This only pushed harder on the colonial mindset the Britain may not have the best interest for the colony.
  • The Declaratory Act

    The Declaratory Act
    This act was passed that allowed parliament to directly impose laws on the colonies. It only showed how much further Britain was pushing itself into colonist governing. Which lead only further into the unrest of the Colonists.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    In response to the taxes and rising tensions between the British and the Colonist people. A mob of colonists massed outside the Boston customs house to protest the unfair taxation and treatment of the people. The people began to get violent however. First, starting to through snowballs at the British security. However, snowballs turned into stones. Eventually against orders to not fire. The security opened fire apon the crowd killing 4 men.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    In retaliation to the taxes imposed by the British. Most British made goods were being boycotted across the colonies. Eventually due to strain on the British economy, parliament disbanded most the taxed goods. Except for the tax on tea. This lead to a Colonial spread boycott. However, one incident involved a group know as the Sons of Liberty dressing as Indians and raiding a supply ship full of tea. They dumped all of the tea into the harbor. This was a huge slap in the face to the British.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    General Thomas gauge was ordered to put and end to the colonial rebellion. So he went to Lexington to attack Colonial supplies. However, Paul Revere rode forward to warn of the oncoming British attack. This lead into the battle of Lexington and concord. At this point is when the Revolutionary War is assumed to begun. It would lead into many more battles and deaths to come.