Road to the Revolutionary Timeline

By devin5
  • Proclamation of 1763

    The Proclamation of 1763 is an order in which Britian prohibited its American colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains. It led up to the Revolutionary war because the colonists wanted to win the right to settle to the Ohio River Valley.
  • Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act placed a tax on sugar, molasses and other products shipped to the colonies. It had harsh punishments of smugglers.The colonists thought that taxation without representation was dictatorship.
  • Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act was a law that required all legal and commercial documents to carry an official stamp showing that the tax was paid.The colonists were upset because they had to pay for the stamp with a silver coin which was a scarce item for the colonies.
  • Quartering Act

    The Quartering Act was when the British forced Americans to house and feed the British what ereserving in North America. The colonists were angry about having to open up their home to the British soldiers.
  • Townshend Acts

    The Townshend Acts was a plan to raise money from taxes in the colonies. The colonists were mad because their tax money would go towards the British governors salary's.
  • Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre was a street fight between two "patriot" groups. People were throwing sticks and stones. Several colonists were killed. The Boston Massacre would soon bring the armed rebellion to the colonies.
  • Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party was when men disgusied as Native Americans and boarded three tea ships. That night, they destroyed 342 chests of tea. The British refused to repel the Tea Act causing rebellion in the colonies to fan out.
  • Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts were also called the Coercibe Acts but because they were so harsh they called them the Intolerable Acts. Thye were a series of laws to punish the Massachusettts colony and to serve as a warning to the other colonies.Colonists got mad that they had dto pay for the destroyed tea.
  • First Colonial Congress meets

    At the First Colonial Congress delegates voted to ban all trade with Britian until the INtolerable Acts were repealed.This meeting was a key step to a future independent government.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord.

    The Battle of Lexington and Concord were the first battles of the Revolutionary War.
  • Second Colonial Congress meets

    At this meeting they agreed to form the Continental Army. They also began to print the paper money to pay the troops. They were beginning to act like a government.
  • Battle of Buncker Hill

    On the night of June 16, American troops moved out of their camp and headed towards Bunker Hill but instead they went the Breed's Hill.The British won with more than 1,000 soliders hurt. The inexpirenced militia had held its own against the world's most powerful army.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    This petition asked the king to restore harmony between colonies and Britian. The king rejected the petition and punished the colonies.The colonies and Britian fought and the colonies didn'd think they were any worse than Britian.
  • Publication of Common Sense

    The Common Sence convinced many Americans that a complete break with the British was needed. In the Common Sense, the author Thomas Pain, argued many ideas that the king had made such as the economy.The indepence after the book was published was amazing.
  • British retreat from Boston

    When he British left Boston they left in more than 100 ships. Even though the British damaged their stuff they were still standing and very pround of themselves.
  • Signing of the Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration Independence is when the colonies declared independence from Britian. The Americans were free and had to win on the battlefield.