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The Road to Revolution

  • Proclamation Line of 1763

    Proclamation Line of 1763
    The proclamation line confined colonists to settle east of the proclamation line. The British government did this so that the Indians would have their own land west of the line. This event was significant because it was one of the many events that made the colonists in Britain feel angry at the British Parliament. Image 1:
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    The sugar act was a law that forced all the colonists to pay taxes on primarily sugar. To be precise the colonists had to pay approximately 3 pence a gallon. The sugar act was enacted to pay for the debt that the British government racked up during the The Seven Years War. This event was significant because it made British Colonists feel like they were being taxed without fair representation in government. Image 2:
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Was a law that taxed anything made of paper in the 13 colonies. This included newspapers, magazines, contracts, wills, deeds, pamphlets, and even playing cards. What made this event significant was the fact that it caused angry protests and riots among British colonists. Image 3:
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act was a law that made it so that colonists could only buy their tea from the British East India Company, this made it so that all tea would get taxed by the British government. The purpose of this act was to force the British colonists to pay taxes on their tea. This act was significant because it led to rebellious behavior from British colonists towards Parliament one example of this is The Boston Tea Party. Image 4:
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was a document that declared that the colonies viewed themselves as individual states (The United States). This document also declared that the reason why the colonists were declaring this was because they thought that they had been deprived of their human rights. This document was significant because it was the first real indication that at least half of the colonists living in Britain wanted to separate from Britain. Image 5: