Timeline 1763 - 1774

  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 allowed England to have more control and look over the colonies so the colonists were angry about this and they rebelled against this act. The colonies were restricted from being able to expand and settle into western land since British officials had control over those territories and prevent possible war with Indians living there. The Proclamation allowed lands in the west of the Appalachian mountains to be used by Indians.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act was created by the English Parliament to tax the colonists for items such as wine, coffee, and silks imported to the colonies. The Sugar Act was created to help Britain get more money after the French & Indian War. Some colonists smuggled goods to avoid paying taxes. The colonist then protested and yelled, "taxation without representation." It repealed the molasses act. Lowered taxes but spread more taxes.
  • Currency Act

    Currency Act
    The Currency Act forbid the colonies from paying the British merchants in currency other than British currency. The colonists couldn't produce their own currency or paper money. This Act made the colonial economy difficult because the colonist didn't have much access to British currency. The colonist protested against the currency for being unfair.
  • Quartering Act 1765

    Quartering Act 1765
    The Quartering Act passed by Parliament required colonists to provide shelter and food to the British soldiers. The colonists also had to provide transportation to the British soldiers. The colonists were not required to store British soldiers in their homes but they did have to give them a place to stay in. The colonies were angry about this act and they didn't want to pay for the soldier's food and shelter.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was created to require the colonies to buy tax stamps for legal documents and other printed items. This violated the colony's rights for imposing taxes without their consent. The colony's rights were also violated because they did not have juries to help the jury make decisions in court so the juries were the only ones making decisions that satisfied them. The colonies protested and said that the Stamp Act represented taxation without representation.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    The Declaratory Act was passed stating that the British Parliament's taxing authority was the same in America and Britain. It also stated that the Parliament had control over the colonies which meant that the Parliament could tax the colonies and make more acts. Some colonists didn't like this act because it meant that the colonists would get more acts. Stamp Actwas repealed and was replaced by Declaratory Act.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    The Townshend Act put duties on items such as paper, glass, lead, and tea imported to the colonies so that British taxes would be reduced. As a result, the colonies made do with products found locally to not spend more money. The Parliament later on repealed the Townshend Act after the "Boston Massacre" event. A lot of boycotts.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was an event that started out by throwing snowballs into a violent event that occurred between some American colonists and British soldiers. Three Bostonians were killed as a result. This event also proved how mean and unfair the British were to the colonies. So people were telling others how mean the British were. Propaganda.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a political protest by the American colonist against the imposing of taxes on them. A group of men disguised as Mohawk Indians went onto three British ships with tea and dumped the tea into Boston harbor. The Parliament then needed to punish the colonists for getting out of line so the colonists protested.
  • Intolerable Acts (Coercive Acts)

    Intolerable Acts (Coercive Acts)
    The Intolerable Act allowed Parliament to punish the Massachusetts Bay colonists with new laws for the destruction of the tea. In addition to this, there were four laws passed to punish them. The first law was the Boston Port Act and it prevented Boston from having access to the sea meant economic. The other acts passed were the Massachusetts Government Act, the administration of Justice Act, and the Quartering Act. The colonists didn't like this because it restricted the colonies from things.
  • Quebec Act

    Quebec Act
    The Quebec Act gave the Quebec people access to the area from the west Mississippi to far south of the Ohio River. It took away the loyalty oath and merged French civil law with British criminal law. This act set Catholocism as the official religion in Quebec. The government of the colonies didn't like this.
  • Quartering Act 1774

    Quartering Act 1774
    The Quartering Act of 1774 required American colonists to house British troops stationed in their colony including in people's homes and in private buildings. This Act angered the colonists.