The Road to Revolution

  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The first tax put on sugar and molasses imported from the French and Spanish west Indies.
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    Road to Revolution

  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    A law requiring Colonists to pay a tax in the form of stamps on certain commercial items.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    Four laws declaring Britain’s authority over the colonies, and set up strict measures for collecting taxes.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British troops were being harassed by an angry mob of Colonists and opened fire, killing 5 people.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    Britain restructured the tax on tea to give a special advantage to the British East India Company
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Colonists reacted to the tax on tea from the British by throwing their barrels of tea into the ocean.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    A series of laws passed by Britain designed to punish the Colonies after the Boston Tea Party.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Delegates met in Philadelphia to bring the Colonies together and boycott the British.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    700 British troops advanced towards Concord to seize the Colonists’ military supplies.