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The Road to Revolution 1763-1775

By Gamos24
  • Pontiac’s Rebellion

    Pontiac’s Rebellion
    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

    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.
  • Proclamation line

    Proclamation line
    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 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.
  • Currency Act

    Currency Act
    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    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

    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.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.