Road to the Revolution

  • The Enlightenment

    The Enlightenment
    The enlghtenment was a period of time when intellectuals tried to reform society using locigal resoning, and advance in science. Rate: 8
    This was a very important event because it kickstarted the revolution.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War was fought primarily between British America and New France. It started off because of a dispute over control of the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers. Rate: 8
    I rate this event an eight because this fused tension all over the "new world"
  • Proclamation line of 1763

    Proclamation line of 1763
    The proclamation line was issued by King George III. The proclamation line seperated the colonies from Native American territories. Rate: 9 The proclamation line was the start of expansion into Native American territory. If this did not happen then the thirteen colonies would have not devolped the same way.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The stamp act was a direct tax that the British parlimant charged to British America. The purpose of the tax was to help British troops stationed in North America. Rate: 5 I feel like this event was relativly important because it angerd many of the British American citizens-- but it did not have a large significants on the revolution.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was when British soldiers killed six british citizens and injured six others. They did this to protect and support crown-appointed colonial officials. Rate: 2 Altough this event fueled the fire of many British citizens; the Boston Massacre did not really hurt many people.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The purpose of the Tea act was to reduce the massive amount of tea in London, and to help the stuggling tea company survive. Rate:4 I feel like the tea act was an important event leading up to the revolution because it capatilizied on the Boston Massacre making people more mad.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a protest of the Sons of Liberty in Boston Massachusetts. It was a protest agaisnt the tax policy of the British government. Members of the Sons of Liberty disquised themselfs as Native Americans and bored three British ships--destroying over 92,000 pounds of tea. Dumping it all into the water. Rate: 10
    I rate the Boston Tea Party very high because I think that this was the number 1 event leading up to the American Revolution. It made the British parliment very upset.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The First Continental Congress was when delegates from 12 of the British colonies meet and disscussed the Intolerable Acts. The Intolerable Acts where Bostons punishment for the Boston Tea party. They considered economic boycott of british trade. Rate: 9
    This was important because it was a big meeting of all the colonies and they disscused the very important question of what to do about Boston.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts were a list of laws passed by the British Parliment to punish the British American citizens in Boston for the Boston Tea party. A year after this the American Revolutionary war broke out, and many consider the intolerable acts a protest.
    Rate: 9
    This was very important because it was a major event leading up to the American revolution. This event angered many British American citizens.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The Second Continental Congress was a convention where delegates from all thriteen colonies attened. It was in Philidelphia and they discussed what would be on the Declaration of Independence.
    Rate: 10
    I rate this event a ten because if this did not happend then the Declaration would not have got written.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    Lexington and Concord were the first military actions of the Revolutionary War. Guns were believed to be stockpiled in Concord. Rate: 10 This obviously has a very great significance because it was the first action of war on either side for the American Revolutionary War.
  • Delaration of Independence

    Delaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was a document written by Thomas Jefferson that declared the 13 colonies Independent states. The United States Independece holiday is celibrated on July fourth because that is the day the congress approved of wording the Declaration.
    Rate: 10 This is by far the most important event because it freed the thirteen colonies from the British rule.