Displeased with the British, Chief Pontiac of the Ottawa led a somewhat united group of Indian tribes to fight off the British in series of attacks. This Included fourteen tribes of natives.
Treaty of Paris 1763
Marks the end of the French and Indian War. The British had succeeded against the French and Indian, earning them the Ohio Valley River.
After the French and Indian War the colonist had no fear of spreading out more west, however the west was far more dangerous with aggressive natives. So a proclamation was formed by George the III to keep a tighter leash on the colonies , it did not allow for the colonies to spread past the Appalachian mountains unless you were licensed to do so.
The Sugar Act
“The first law ever passed by that body for raising tax revenue in the colonies for the crown.“ This act had taxed colonist on sugar imported from the West Indies.
Parliament had passed the Currency Act which had regulated paper currency. This was money was issued to protect British merchants from being paid in lowly colonist money. However this paper money would later lead to inflation.
The Stamp Act
This act taxed paper. The purpose of this act was to support a new military force. Stamps were required on bills, legal documents , playing cards, pamphlets and even marriage licenses.
The Quartering Act
This act had required certain colonies to house and feed British Soldiers. You could not deny service to them.
The Stamp Act Congress
An assembly held in New York. Delegates from nine colonies had got together and discussed their grievances and rights to King and Parliament. However it was mostly ignored in England.
The Declaratory Act
Drawing the line in the sand the British had passed the Declaratory Act. This reaffirmed Parliaments right “to bind “ colonies in all cases whatsoever.
The Townshend Acts
This added an import duty on glass, white lead, paper, paint, and tea. This stated that the British Parliament had the authority to Tax the colonist like they could in England.
British Troops Arrive in Boston
With the colonist being rather tricky and somewhat challenging Officers from Britain had been sent to enforce the rules in Boston, however these new members would prove to be frustrating as it had led to the Boston Massacre.
The Boston Massacre
Sixty something or other townspeople had taunted and threw snowballs ten “Red Coats” . They(townspeople) were fairly mad over the death of a eleven year old boy. The eleven year old had been killed 10 days before hand and it was over
The Gaspee Event.
A defiance of British authority when Rhode Islanders had looted and burned a ship owned by Lieutenant William Duddington. This has led to a unification movement which included all of the colonies.
The Boston Tea Party
About one-hundred colonist from Boston had boarded ships which harbored imported tea from, British East India Company. They dressed as natives and smashed open chest full of tea and had dumped them into the ocean.
This was a product of the Boston Tea Party. This put restrictions on town meeting and sent British officers who had killed colonist to Britain, but had however mostly gotten off with a “slap on the wrist.”
First Continental Congress
Held in Philadelphia to address their grievances toward the current laws and situation with Britain 12 out of the 13 colonies had assembled to address their problem
Lexington and Concord
Minutemen had traveled to Lexington and Concord to revoke gunpowder and weapons. This is essentially when Britain realized that America and them were gonna have some serious issues with each other. The “rebels” had been attacked by the the British and would create a event known as “the shot heard around the world”
Second Continental Congress
After the bloodshed at Lexington and concord the colonies had met in Philadelphia where all thirteen colonies had been present. This was America’s first actual attempt to become a self governing body.
Battle of Bunker Hill
The colonist had seized what was known as Breed’s Hill. The colonist has tried taking the Hill from the British with what I assume would be early gorilla warfare. The British launched a frontal attack while colonist attacked by slaughtering Redcoats. However the colonist ran out of gunpowder and abandoned the hill.
Olive Branch Petition
This proclaimed America’s loyalty to the crown in British, asking for peace among them. However following the Battle of Bunker Hill, King George III had decided that enough was enough and had claimed colonies in america as rebellious and had shutdown any chance of reconnection.