The American Revolution

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    American Revolution

  • French and Indian War

    This war took place because of colonial domination. The indians felt that their land was being overtaken, so they got with the French and fought back.
  • Writs of Assistance

    The "Writs of Assistance" were general warrants allowing officials to search for smuggled material within any suspected premises.
  • Pontiac's War

  • Proclamation of 1763

    Conditions changed drastically after the treaty of Paris and the French and Indian war.
  • Sugar Act

    This act was put into place so England could get back money from the French and Indian War by taxing colonists on sugar and molasses.
  • Currency Act

  • Albany Plan of Union

    The plan was to place the North American British Colonies to be under more centralized governments.
  • Stamp Act

    This act was passed by Parliament because they wanted to offset the high costs of the British Military. Things like newspaper and legal documents had an increased tax.
  • Quartering Act

    Colonists were ordered to feed and house the soldiers.
  • Sons of Liberty

    This was established to prevent the Stamp Act.
  • Townshend Acts

    The act was put into place to tax colonists in order to protect and administer the American colonies by taxing them on glass, paper, lead, and paints.
  • Boston Massacre

    This occurred when there was a mob in Boston and five colonist were shot to death by British soldiers.
  • Committees of Correspondence

  • Tea Act

    This was put into place to raise money for England and the East India Company.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Because the Tea Act was put into place, the colonists reacted by putting on this event. They dumped tons of tea into the Boston Harbor.
  • Coercive Act

    This act was put into place so the British could earn more money.
  • Quebec Act

  • Continental Congress

    The colonisits were tired of the Intolerable Act, so they used this congress to fix it.
  • The New England Restraining Act

  • Restraining Act

  • Lexington and Concord

    General Gage, who was a loyalist, had gotten a secret mission to steal weapons so that the colonist would battle between themselves, therefore giving the king time to take it back.
  • Second Continental Congress

    The congress met to make a quick attempt at peace, which then lead to the Declaration of Independence.
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill

    British assaulted the colonists. They lost 1,000 soldiers.
    400 americans were dead/wounded in this battle.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Americans wanted to make one last attempt to make peace.
  • Common Sense

    Thomas Paine wrote it to trace the origins of government and to be a rebel. It was also wrote to make fun of.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The colonists wrote this to make themselves free from England. It was approved on this day.
  • Policy of Non-Importation