The Road to Revolution

Timeline created by wuksste
In History
  • Proclamation

    Proclamation
    Overview-
    This was passed so the colonists did not go into territories that did not belong to them. Specifically, the Indian territories on the west side of the mountains. This stopped the colonists from exploring.
    Significance-
    It convinced the colonists that the British did not care about their needs and it made them rebel.
  • Currency Act

    Currency Act
    Overview-
    The colonists could not use their own currency (which was paper money) to pay for British trading goods or taxes. In order to get the supplies, or pay taxes, they had to use British currency.
    Significance-
    It messed up the colonist's currency and economy because the colonists did not have a lot or any British currency.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Overview-
    The British put a charge on everything the colonists traded. Also, the British made the colonists fill out a form wherever they went so there would be a less likely chance of smugglers.
    Significance-
    The colonist now had to pay taxes and if they were caught smuggling, then they would go in front of an actual judge instead of a group of colonists.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Overview-
    The British made the colonists put a stamp on each piece of paper they published. This taxed them money every time they shared ideas with other colonists.
    Significance
    This united the people against the British and made them start boycotting.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    Overview-
    The British government took control of the colonies and (specifically the king) made laws for them.
    Significance-
    The colonists were now under British laws and could not make their own laws or decisions. This messed with the colonist's freedom.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    Overview-
    Colonists were forced to house and feed the British soldiers. If the British soldiers wanted anything the colonists had to provide them it.
    Significance-
    The New York Assembly did not follow this so, they got suspended. for a while. They got reassembled when they started following the Quartering Act.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    Overview-
    This act made companies sell tea directly to American distributors. This made tea cheaper and stopped the chance for boycotting. It was a double negative for the colonies.
    Significance-
    The colonies rebelled and threw the tea into the harbor which ticked off the British government. This made the British government send British soldiers to monitor the colonist and closed off the Boston Harbor from trade.