The Road To Revolution 1763-1776

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In History
  • The Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris recognized U.S Independence and granted the U.S significant western territory. In the terms of the treaty, France gave up all its territories in mainland North America, effectively ending any foreign military threat to the British colonies there.
  • Navigation Laws

    Navigation Laws
    English laws that developed, promoted, and regulated English ships, shipping, trade, and commerce between other countries and with its own colonies. The British parliament intended to promote the self-sufficiency of the British Empire by restricting colonial trade to England and decreasing dependence on foreign imported goods.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 banned settlement and expansion beyond the Appalachians. This was a result of the French and Indian war. This angered colonists because they felt they were under strict control and that the British were doing this to keep an eye on them.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The first law passed by the British parliament on the colonies that put a tax on sugar from the West Indies. This angered the colonists which led to them boycotting and was a major cause for the American Revolutionary War.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    The Quartering Act required the colonists to take any soldiers into their home at any given time as well as provide food for them. This angered the colonists as they were forced to do all of this and had no say in accepting the soldiers into their home.
  • Stamp Act Congress

    Stamp Act Congress
    A meeting of representatives from some of the British colonies where they talked about their rights and a petition for repeal against the kings unfair laws.
  • Stamp Tax

    Stamp Tax
    The Stamp Tax was a tariff put on all paper goods which was frequently used during that time. The revenue went towards the British military force and the colonists felt they didn’t need to pay any tax on paper goods because it was created by the British parliament.
  • The Declaratory Act

    The Declaratory Act
    A declaration by the British parliament stated that the British Parliament's taxing authority was the same in America as in Great Britain.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    The Townshend Acts imposed duties on British china, glass, lead, paint, paper and tea imported to the colonies. This eventually led to the colonists boycotting British goods.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    A massacre between the colonists and the British because of the taxes the British imposed upon the colonists. Thus helped helped spark the colonists' desire for American independence,
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a protest against the British for the tax on tea so they dumped 342 chests of tea, belonging to the British, into the harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts were laws passed by the British Parliament to punish the Massachusetts colonists for their defiance in the Tea Party protest in reaction to changes in taxation by the British Government.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The First Continental Congress was a meeting between the delegates of the colonies that was a compact among them to boycott British goods until they repealed the Intolerables Acts.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    The first battles to officially start the American Revolutionary War. It resulted in a strategic American victory but took a hit on their supplies.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    The first formal statement by the colonies asserting their right to choose their own government which today is known as the birth of American independence,