The Road to Revolution By stevesmith4117 Apr 5, 1764 Sugar Act The first tax put on sugar and molasses imported from the French and Spanish west Indies. Period: Apr 5, 1764 to Apr 18, 1775 Road to Revolution Feb 6, 1765 Stamp Act A law requiring Colonists to pay a tax in the form of stamps on certain commercial items. Oct 1, 1767 Townshend Act Four laws declaring Britain’s authority over the colonies, and set up strict measures for collecting taxes. Mar 5, 1770 Boston Massacre British troops were being harassed by an angry mob of Colonists and opened fire, killing 5 people. May 10, 1773 Tea Act Britain restructured the tax on tea to give a special advantage to the British East India Company Nov 29, 1773 Boston Tea Party Colonists reacted to the tax on tea from the British by throwing their barrels of tea into the ocean. Mar 5, 1774 Intolerable Acts A series of laws passed by Britain designed to punish the Colonies after the Boston Tea Party. Oct 26, 1774 First Continental Congress Delegates met in Philadelphia to bring the Colonies together and boycott the British. Oct 25, 1775 Battle of Lexington and Concord 700 British troops advanced towards Concord to seize the Colonists’ military supplies.