The Road To The Revolution

By marco8
  • Proclamation of 1763

    This forbade colonists to settle west of the Appalachians. The Proclamation made colonists mad, it helped cause the war for American independence.
  • Sugar Act

    This Law placed tax on sugar, molasses, and other products shipped to the colonies. This also helped enforce the act and harsh punishment of smugglers. This made colonist mad because they were taxed for ship good even though they weren't represented in the parliament.
  • Stamp Act

    This act required all legal and commmercial documents to carry an official stamp showing the tax had been paid. This was important because this created anger and tension, they had to carry a stamp with them.
  • Quarting Act

    This act forced american Colonists to house and feed British troops who were serving in North America. Colonists got angered and caused very bad feelings.
  • Townshed Acts

    Imposed a series of taxes on all goods imported into the United States. This act was also passed to show they had the right to impose taxes. It was important the colonists got angered and started protesting.
  • Boston Massacre

    Five colonists were killed by British troops in Boston. The colonists gave taunts against British soliders and they responded by shooting them with their muskets. This was important because it was one of the biggest events that caused the Revolution War and it outraged the Boston people.
  • Boston Tea Party

    50 peolpe dressed up as Indians and went onto the ship and threw 90,000 pounds of tea overboard . Many colonists were happy and believed that British would now seehow strongly colonists opposed taxation without representation
  • Intolerable Acts

    This parliament passes a series of laws to punish the Massachusetts colony and to serve as a warnong to the other colonies. Other colonies offered Massachusetts their support. They sent food and money to Boston and it showed that they startd caring for each other.
  • First Contenental Congress Meets

    Delegates voted to ban all trade with Britian until the Intolerable Acts were replaced. They also called on each colony to begin training troops. It is importent because they had planned the future after they had been freed.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    These were the first battles of the Revolutionary War. Americans would now have to choose sides and back up their political opinions by force and arms. These battles stated that the Revolutionary War has begun.
  • Second Continental Congress Meets

    Congress came together for the second time and agreed to form the Continental Army. This army was led by George Washington. It was the beginning to act as a government.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    In this battle General William Howe crossed the bay with 2,200 British soldiersand fought the militia. The inexperienced colonial militia had held its own against the world's most powerful army. The British now knew the colonies ment business.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    This document asked the king to restore harmony between Britian and the colonies. The king denied the petition. This was important because it was the last attempt of peace.
  • Publication of Common Sense

    This pamphlet helped convince many Americans that a complete break with Britian was necessary. This was written by Thomas Paine, a recent immigrant from England, this pamphlet made a stong case for American independence. Commom Sence was a big sellerand made the call of independence become a roar.
  • British Retreat frorm Boston

    The Continental Army surrounded British forces in Boston. On March 17 about 9,00 British soldiers departed Boston in more than 100 ships. The colonists now finally defeated the British and this brought them so hope.
  • Signing of the Declaration of Independence

    This document was written in 1776, in which the colonies declared independence from Britain. This was important because now the colonies could call themselves independent.