Texas History

  • The French and Indian war

    The French and Indian War, a colonial extension of the Seven Years War that damages Europe from 1756 to 1763, was the bloodiest American war in the 18th century. It took more lives than the American Revolution, involved people on three continents, including the Caribbean.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    The Royal Proclamation of 1763 was issued October 7, 1763, by King George III following Great Britain's acquisition of French territory in North America following the end of the French and Indian Wars with the Peace of Paris which concluded the Seven Years' War in Europe and the French Indian War in America. The Royal Proclamation of 1763 was designed to calm the fears of Native Indians by halting the westward expansion by colonists whilst expanding the lucrative fur trade.
  • Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act reduced the rate of tax on molasses from six pence to three pence per gallon, while Grenville took measures that the duty be strictly enforced.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament on March 22, 1765. The new tax was imposed on all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used. Ship's papers, legal documents, licenses, newspapers, other publications, and even playing cards were taxed.
  • Townshend Act

    Taxes on glass, paint, oil, lead, paper, and tea were applied
  • Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre was the killing of five colonists by British regulars on March 5, 1770.
  • Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, on December 16, 1773.
  • Intolerable Act

    Punishment for the Boston Tea Party. The harbor was closed.
  • Townshed