Rev falg

The Road to Revolution

  • French and Indian War ends

    French and Indian War ends
    -The British emprire grew
    -Left with massive debt
    -Harsh laws were beginning to be imposed on the colonist due to the full control of the British. Navigational laws were strictly enforced by the British navy.
    -We chose this event because after the victory against France, the British empire grew in size and in strength.
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    The Road to Revolution

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    The Road to Revolution

  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    -tax to raise revenue to support military forced in American colonies
    -Stamps were placed on 50 types of items
    -legal documents
    -paying cards
    -Marriage licenses
    -This event was chosen by us because this act was imposed on the colonists because after the French and Indian War, the British empire was in deep debt. They were 140 million pounds in debt and over half was due to defending their American colonies.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    -the first law ever passed to raise tax revenue from the colonies for the British.
    -this act increased the tarriff on foreign sugar but protests led to lower tariffs.
    -This act was so important because it was the first of many laws that the British forced their colonies to follow. It was also one of the many acts that greatly angered the colonists.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    -required certain colonies to provide food and quarters for British troops.
    -all of the colonists did not follow this act so the independent government rights in New York were suspended.
    -We choose this event because it demonstrates how many troops were sent to the colonies during a peace time. In years to come that was one of the reasons for independence.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    -When Parliament ended the Stamp Act they also passed the Declaratory act.
    -it declared reaffirmation of Parliament's right to govern the colonies.
    -This Act is very important because the British wanted to make it clear to the colonists that they controlled them and that they had to follow their laws.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    -new regulations on the importation of glass, lead, paper, paint and tea.
    -colonists needed their tea so they smuggled cheaper tea,
    -This event is very important because colonists were outraged that this tax was paying for the salaries of the royal governors in America.
  • British East India Company

    British East India Company
    -it was a joint-stock company
    -faced bankruptcy
    -monopoly of tea business in America which made tea even cheaper now
    -The colonists thought they were being tricked into accepting the tea act so they did not accept it.
    -This event sparks the tea party
  • Tea Party!

    Tea Party!
    -Colonists disguised as Indians
    -British East Indian boats arrived in Boston with tea for the colonies.
    -Colonists dumped 342 chests of tea into the harbor
    -This was the most important event in our opinion because due to all of the strick laws the colonists rebelled. Also because of their actions the intolerable acts were passed. They colonists did not want independence at this point but this was one of the first events showing their anger with the British.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    -series of acts in responce to the tea party
    -the Boston port was closed until the colonist paid back the costs of destruction
    -Mass. Charter rights taken away and there were restrictions on town meetings.
    -British officals would be sent back to Britian for trial.
    -We choose this event because the colonists were so engraged that for the first time almost all of the colonies came together to discuss their problems with the British.
  • Continental Congress

    Continental Congress
    -They met in Philly for 7 weeks
    -12 colonies went with 55 delegates
    -they wrote the Declaration of Rights
    -The Association, complete boycott, no export, no import and no consumption of British goods.
    -This event is extremly important because for the first time the colonies came together for a united cause. They did not yet call or independence but decided that if their grievances were not met that they would meet again a year later