Road to Revolution Timeline

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In History
  • The Proclamation of 1763

    The Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 banned settlement and expansion beyond the Appalachians. This was issued by King George III after the end of the Seven Years’ War.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act was the first tax on the American colonies forced by the British Parliament. Its purpose was to end the smuggling trade in sugar and molasses. The tax also provided revenue to the British Empire since they were in debt after the Seven Years’ War. The colonists did not like the idea and began to protest.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    This tax was specifically put in place to support the new military force. The colonists and the British were required to use stamped paper or buying individual stamps as a way to confirm tax payment. However, the people in England would pay a higher stamp tax. This act was the “last straw” for the colonists. They were afraid that they would be stripped away from their freedoms.
  • The Quartering Act

    The Quartering Act
    The Quartering Act required colonies to house British soldiers. The colonies could not question the soldiers and had to take them in as if they were a part of the family. The colonists had to provide them with drinks, food, and a place to sleep. Some colonies, though, refused to follow the rules of the Quartering Act. They only wanted to supply a fraction of the supplies that were requested.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    The Townshend Acts were a set of laws passed by the British government on the American colonies. They placed new taxes and took away some freedoms from the colonists. The new taxes were on imports of paper, paint, lead, glass, and tea. The colonists were upset because they refused to pay “taxes without representation.” They would say this because American colonies were not allowed in British Parliament.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre that started off as a riot between American colonists and British soldiers. A colonist threw a a snowball at the soldiers and quickly escalated into rocks. A few blocks down, there was a fire and someone yelled out “fire!” The British started firing their guns because they thought the commander said “fire!”
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The colonists were angry at the British for imposing “taxation without representation.” So they went to the Boston Harbor and dumped chests of tea into the water. The colonists dressed up as Indians to disguise themselves.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    It closed the Boston Ports until the damages were paid. There were also restrictions on town meetings to prevent anything from happening anymore.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    They imposed a new set of rules and boycotted British goods to get back at them.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration summarized the colonists' motivations for seeking independence and was imposed by the First Continental Congress.