The road to the American Revolution

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In History
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    This was passed by the British parliament as the first direct tax forced on north Americans colonies. The goal for this was to print as much paper material to finance for British troops. They also were using this to try to pay off debt from the French and Indian war. The colonist was made due to no having no say on the taxes and how the government was spending the money. Britain repealed the act in 1766 but it was too late the American Revolution was already in progress.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was when nine British soldiers fire on a crowd of innocent people in Boston. The commander and eight soldiers were arrested the next day. Pamphlets went around Boston about the event. This further increased the amount of anti-British sentiment in colonies.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    The Boston tea party was when a group of men boarded British ships and threw their cargo into the sea and the cargo was tea. This was a protest against the tea act. The tea act was made earlier that year giving the British eat company a monopoly on tea sales. This caused a massive key chain of events that will lead up to the American revolution.
  • Passage of the intolerable act

    Passage of the intolerable act
    This was a response to the Boston Tea party. The British parliament made laws. These laws shut down the Boston Harbor until the city paid them for all of the tea that was dumped. Rather than punishing the colonist this act only made them angry and only made them more determined to defend their rights against the British Empire
  • Fritst Continental Congress

    Fritst Continental Congress
    Representatives from the 12 colonies met at the first continental congress to discuss how they were going to react to the intolerable act. They boycotted all British goods and all American goods to Britain. By the time the respective meet again at the second continental congress the war of independence was at the point of no return.
  • The battle of Lexington and concord

    The battle of Lexington and concord
    The British governor of Massachusetts sent British troops to seize the colonist's military stores in Concord. The British were discovered by a patriot colonist. The colonist decided to try to stop this from happening. The British were then forced to retreat into Boston by local militiamen.
  • The Declaration of independence

    The Declaration of independence
    The second continental congress made the declaration of independence. This proclaimed the 13 colonies as independent. The British government has seen this as treason.