the american revolution

  • north america

    semptember 8th to field marshal jeffery amhest. this ends most fighting in north america between france and great britain in the french and indian war. amhest becmes the first british gvernor-general of territories that would later become canada plus lands west of the american colonies.
  • king geogre

    king geogre 2 of great britain dies and is succeeded by his grandson geogre 3.
  • treaty of paris

    the treaty of paris formally ends the french and indian war. frances cedes most of its territories in north americs to great britain, but louisiana west of the mississippi river is ceded to spain
  • royal proclamation

    kng geogre's royal proclamation of 1763 establishes administration in territories newly ceded by france. to prevent further violence between settlers and native americans, the proclamation sets a western boundary on the american colonies.
  • suger act

    the sugar act intended to raise revenues, and the currency act prohibiting the colonies from issuing paper money, are passed by parliament. the acts, coming during the economic slump that followed the french and indian war, are resented by the colonists and lead to protests.
  • stamp act

    to help defray the cost of keeping troops on america, parliament enact the stamp act, imposing a tax on many types of printed materials used in the colonies. seen as violation of rights, the act sparks violent demonstraions in several colonies.
  • quartering act

    parilament enacts the quartering act , requiring the colonies to provide housing, fod, and other provisions to bitish troops.
  • declaraty act

    the british parilament repeals the unpopular stamp act of the previous year, but, in the simultaneous declaraty act, asserts its full power and authority to make laws and statues to bind the colonies and people of america in all cases whatsoever.
  • liberty pole

    liberty pole erected in new york city commons in celebration of the stamp act repeal.
  • townshend acts

    the townshend acts, named for chancellor of the exchequer charles townshend, are passed by parilament, placing duties on many items imported into america.