Road to Revolution Timeline of Events

  • Treaty of Paris

  • Proclamation Act

    The Proclamation was an attempt to establish a western border of the 13 colonies in America. That border was the Appalachian Mountains.
  • Sugar Act

    This act put a three-cent tax on foreign refined sugar and increased taxes on coffee, indigo, and certain kinds of wine. Colonists had no consent with these taxes.
  • The Stamp Act

    This tax required American colonists to pay tax on every piece of paper they used. The money collected by these taxes were supposed to be used to help pay costs of protecting to defending trooops by the Appalachian Mountains.
  • Quartering Act

    This act required the colonists to house soldiers in barracks provided by the colonies.If the barracks were full they were to be housed in public homes or hotels.
  • Stamp Act Congress

    "No taxation without representaion." were the word of the colonists. Due to complaints,this congress took place.
  • Decloration of Rights and Grievances

    This act was written by the Stamp Act Congress. It stated that taxes without consent from colonists were unconstitutional.
  • Stamp Act Repealed

    After four months of protest in American the British Parliament repeals the stamp act.
  • Declaratory Act

    A declaration by the British Parliament that went along with the repeal of the Stamp Act. It said that the British Parliament’s taxing was the same in America as in Great Britain.
  • Townshed Acts

    These acts set duties on glass, lead, paints, paper and tea imported into the colonies. Eventuslly all duties were droped except for the tax on tea.
  • Boston Massacre

    As street fight between patriots and British soldiers. Five people were killed in total.
  • Committee of Correspondence

    The American colonies means for creating communication during the Revolutionary war. This was to protect themselves against Great Britan.
  • Tea Act

    Colonists could only buy rea from the East India Company. This was a taxation without representstion that led to the Boston Tea Party.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty went to the Boston harbor and threw 342 chests of tea overboard.
  • Intolerable Acts

    These acts were set to punish colonists for the Boston Tea Party. One of the acts shut down Boston Harbor until the colonists cleaned up the tea.
  • First Continental Congress

    A meeting of 56 delegates from twelve of the thirteen colonies, the excluded one being Georgia. The meeting was in reaction to the Coercive Acts.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Tensions between the British and the colonists of the 13 colonies had been rising for years. These battles kicked off the American Revolutionary war.
  • Bunker Hill

    A battle between the British and the American colonists that the British won. Although faced with a loss, the Americans took this battle as a major confidence boost.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Wriiten at the second Continental Congress to avoid a war between the Thirteen Colonies and Great Britain. The petition gave American support to Great Britain respectsed the king.
  • Common Sense

    A pamphlet written by Thomas Paine inspiring colonists to declare their independence from Great Britain. It was anonymously published at the begining of the American revolution.
  • Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence declares the Thirteen Colonies freedom from Great Britain. It was written by Thomas Jefferson and approved by the continental congress.