The Road To Revoloution

  • Proclomation Line

    After the French and Indian war the King creates the proclomation line which states that colonists are not allowed to settle in certain areaes and that these areas are reserved for the Native Americans. The proclomation line of 1763 makes the colonists very upset and many argue that it takes away their right ot property. The colonist felt that this was unfair because they had helped the king win this land but now they had no rights to it.
  • Sugar Act

    The sugar act lowers taxes on sugar and molasses and allows for the random search of ships. This effects the colonies because they had been smuggling sugar for a while and nobody had ever enforced the search of their ships so now with the search of ships they wont be able to smuggle sugar as effectively and with indirect taxes it actually increased prices becauset the colonist had not been paying taxes to begin with.
  • Stamp Act

    This act puts taxes on all printed goods ranging from a 1 cent newspaper to a 10 dollar diploma. This act is met with colonial resistance and a stamp act congress meets to decide how to stop the stamp act and eventually the colonies decide to boycott.
  • Tea Act

    The tea act was established because the British India Co. was in danger of bankruptcy. British enforced taxes on tea and force merchants to sell tea this makes it difficult to boycott the importation of tea and selling tea. This leads to the Boston Tea Party where the colonists dump 1-3 million dollars worth of tea into the harbor.
  • Quartering Act

    This act was an act enforced onto the colnies which stated that the colonists were to provide food and shelter to the british troops in the colonies. This act led to many upset colonists, many did not approve of even paying taxes to have the soldiers in the colonies let alone did they want to provide for them as well.
  • Intolerable Acts

    King George the third creates the intolerable acts to punish the ones directly involved in the Boston Tea Party. They put many new acts in place and increase military and now take the time to punish those directly involved. The 1st Continetal Congress is made in response to the Intolerable acts they petitoned to the king and also had the committe of corresponce to help decide what they are boycotting.
  • Justice Act

    The justice act stated that if colonists wanted to charge the british soilders or tax payers for example then they would have to pay to send them to Britian for the trial. The effect of the justice act was that the colonists felt that this was unfair because it was exspensive to transport them to Britain, it also made it unfair because it was basically impossible for the colonists to now prosecute the soilders or tax payers.
  • Boston Port Act

    This act closed off the Boston port to exporting goods until restitution was paid to the king for the Boston tea party. This made many colonist upset because Bostons economy relied on the Boston harbor however now the king had basically shut it down until the colonist could pay him back.
  • Olive Branch Petiton

    The colonist write up a petition to send to the king which state what they would like to repeal and how they will conduct themselves after they are repealed. The king does not repeal any of his acts and does not meet the colonists demands which leads to the colonists becoming upset and deciding that they no longer can ebcome part of the British empire if the king is not willing to treat them right.
  • Lexington & Concord

    This battle is a major turning point during the revoloution period. This battle is started because Britain has attempted to take their weapons which is not something they are really allowed to do. This battle leads to the 2nd Continental Congress meeting.