Road to the Revolution

By mhuang1
  • Sugar Act

    A tax on suar and molasses to raise money to pay for theFrench and Indian War. Colonists thought it unfair that they had no say in making the law, creating the phrase "no taxation without representation."
  • Stamp Act

    A law requiring colonists to pay for a special stamp to be placed on all paper goods. The colonists were angry, they protested and held mock hangings of stamp agents.
  • Townshend Act

    A series of laws declaring British authority over colonies, such as taxing certain goods imported from Britian. This also brought back the writs of assistance, allowing British officers right to search colonial homes without a warrant. The colonists continued with their protests as a response.
  • Boston Massacre

    A fight, during which British troops fired after being attacked by a mob of colonists, resulting in 5 dead colonists. This caused the other colonies to support and sympathize with Boston. Boston colonists demanded removal of British troops from Boston
  • Tea Act

    A change to the tax on tea, requiring colonists to only buy tea from the British East India Company, causing local merchants to lose business.
  • Boston Tea Party

    The colonists disguised as Native mericans and dumped loads of British tee off the ships into the Boston Harbor as a response to the Tea Act.
  • Intolerable Acts

    In response to colonial protests, Britian passed laws to punish the colonies especially Massachusetts. One of these laws took away Massachusetts' power to self government.
  • First Continental Congress

    Delegates from colonies met in Philadelphia to discuss British rules as a response to the Intolerable Acts. The congress drafted a Declaration of Rights which they sent to England and formed a colonial army called minutemen
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    British troops advanced to Concord to sieze colonists gunpowder and weaponry stocked there. The minutemen prepared to to battle. In Lexington the minutement lost, however they won the battle in Concord.