Taxation Timeline (by Ashley An, Ashley Kim, Elaina Bob)

  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian war was a war fought between the French and Great Britain and in the end, Britain had to tax their colonists because of the cost of the war.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act taxed sugar and decreased taxes on molasses, which restricted smuggling.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was a direct tax on legal documents, newspapers, and playing cards, which would be shown by a stamp.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    This act which was passed by Parliament in Britain required colonial leaders and authorities to pay and provide food, shelter, fuel, drinks, and transportation for British redcoats within the towns or villages in the colonies.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    Four acts were passed by Parliament to attempt to assert authority over the colonies; these acts included the Quartering Act, Suspending Act, Revenue Act, and the Indemnity Act.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a riot where colonists threw snowballs, rocks, and other objects at a group of British soldiers, and they opened fire and killed five people.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was to protest the tax on tea, colonists dumped chests of imported tea overboard.
  • Coercive Acts

    Coercive Acts
    The Coercive Acts, also referred to as the Intolerable Acts, were enacted by British Parliament in response to the colonists’ retaliation. These acts included The Quebec Act, Quartering Act, Massachusetts Government Act, and the Administration of Justice Act.
  • Continental Congress

    Continental Congress
    The Continental Congress was a governing body that American colonial governments organized their resistance to British rule during the first two years of the American Revolution. They also talked about acts like the Intolerable Acts.
  • Lexington and Concord (Shot heard around the world)

    Lexington and Concord (Shot heard around the world)
    When British troops were at Concord, they heard a shot early in the morning (it can not be determined which side it was from) which led to a brief fight which left eight Americans dead.