The Road to Revolution

Timeline created by Jocelyn1083
In History
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was an act to raise funds to pay off debts and to defend the new territories that were won by the French in the "Seven Years' War." It was a direct tax on the colonists and led to an uproar or conflict in America. It was taxation without representation. Violence and economic retaliation was included when the the colonists greeted the arrival of the stamps. This is why the Stamp Act contributed to the Revolution.
  • The Townshend Acts

    The Townshend Acts
    The Townshend Acts pushed the American colonists towards revolution. The acts were multiple different Laws that were passed by the British government towards the American colonists. These acts showed that the British did not understand that "taxation without representation" was not a little thing, it was a huge deal to American colonists
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a bad confrontation where British soldiers shot and killed several people when they were being harassed by a mad mob in Boston. This event helped bring the colonies together to go against Britain. This became a turning point in the American revolution, because something so small turned incredibly big. The Boston Massacre helped spark the colonists want for American Independence.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party contributed to the American Revolution as well. The British put taxes on tea in December which led to the new law, the "Tea Act". The Americans did not like the new act. The Boston tea party was in-fact the key event for the Revolutionary War. It was the colonists very first strike of violence against their own government. This was good because the government then passed taxes on lead, paint, paper, and tea.
  • The Coercive Acts

    The Coercive Acts
    The coercive acts were in response to the Boston Tea Party. These laws were passed in 1774. This act is knows at the intolerable acts in the American colonies. These laws were set in place to by the British parliament to punish the colony of Massachusetts Bay for the Boston Tea party. This act caused a major outrage and eventually led to the outbreak American Revolution in 1775. They basically enacted a series of "Coercive" measures to pull interest or revenues from the colonies.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    The Lexington and Concord battles kicked off the revolutionary War on the night of April 18, 1775. Hundreds of British troops marched from Boston to nearby concord in hopes to destroy the Americans storage of weapons and capture rebel leaders Samuel Adams and John Hancock.
  • British Attacks on Coastal Towns

    British Attacks on Coastal Towns
    The American Revolution hostilities started with the Lexington and Concord. This was when the British were attacking Massachusetts.