The Road to Revolution

  • Sugar Act

    After the French and Indian War, the British needed more money so they taxed the solonists. In the Sugar Act, the British taxed the colonists on sugar and molasses that was shipped to them.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The British were suffering a lot of debt after the French and Indian War, so they were taxing the colonists. In the Stanp Act, the British taxed them on every printed peice of parchment the colonists printed.
  • Townshend Acts

    A series of acts to pay off Britain's debt after the French and Indian War. The first of the acts forced the colonists to provide housing for the British soldiers. The second of the acts taxed the colonists on items like glass, oil, lead, paper, and tea.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    A mob of patriots attacked British soldiers. The soldiers fired into the crowd, killing five. The soldiers were tried for manslaughter, but they were let go. Later, two were found guilty.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A group of patriots, called the Sons of Liberty, dressed up as Mohawk indians and dumped a shipment of tea into Boston Harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

    A serries of acts passed by the British Parliament to raise money. The acts were the Port Act, Massachusetts Government Act, the Administration of Justice Act, the Quartering Act, and the Quebec Act. The acts closed the Boston harbor, made the British have more control in Massachusetts, let British criminals be tried in Britan, forced civilians to house soldiers, and it expanded Quebec.
  • Lexington and Concord

    General Gage, of the British Parliment, tried to ambush John Adams and Sam Adams. The colonists met them in Lexington and they fought a battle. British won and they went on to Concord to take gunpowder and ammunition. Here, though, the colonists beat the British.
  • Ticonderoga

    The patriots suprised the British garrison of 48 and defeated them. The patriots siezed the fort along with guns, ammo, and cannons.
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    An army of colonist soldiers ambushed the British at Bunker Hill. The colonists had an advantage of shooting downwards, while the British were trying to lug their gear upwards. The colonists lost just because they ran out of ammo.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    A document written by Thomas Paine. It was written to challenge the authority of the British and make the colonists stand up against them.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    A document written by Thomas Jefferson for the colonists. It said that the colonists wanted the taxings from Britain to stop and that they wanted to have freedom. Either this, or that they could get colonists in the British Parliment
  • Battle of Trenton

    The colonists crossed the Delaware River and ambushed the British. They took the British by surprise and surrounded them. The colonists ended up winning the battle.