US history time line (40 points)

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    Road to Revolution

  • Proclamation 1763

    Proclamation 1763
    The Royal Proclamation of 1763 was brought to life by King George III, following Great Britain's acquisition of French territory in North America after the end of the French and Indian War. The purpose of the proclamation was to organize Great Britain's new North American empire to make relations with Native North Americans through regulation of trade, settlement, and purchase land.
  • Currency Act of 1764

    Currency Act of 1764
    The Currency Act of 1764 extended the British colonies of North America. Unlike the earlier Act, this did not prohibit the colonies from issuing paper money, but it did forbid them from designating future currency emissions as legal tender for public or private debts. This tight money policy created financial difficulties in the colonies, where gold and silver were in short supply. They would have meetings between October 5 through October 25, dicussing how to make everything work.
  • Sugar Act of 1764

    Sugar Act of 1764
    The Sugar Act, also known as the American Revenue Act or the American Duties Act, was a revenue-raising act passed by the Parliament of Great Britain. It was expedient that new provisions and regulations should be established for improving the revenue of this Kingdom and it is just and necessary that a revenue should be raised for defraying the expenses of defending, protecting, and securing the same.
  • Quartering Act of 1765

    Quartering Act of 1765
    The Quartering Act is a name given to a minimum of two Acts of British Parliament in the 18th century. It was required for citizens to provide food for any British soldiers in the area. Each of the Quartering Acts was an amendment to the Mutiny Act and required annual renewal by Parliament.
  • Stamp Act of 1765

    Stamp Act of 1765
    The Stamp Act 1765 imposed a direct tax by the British Parliament specifically on the colonies of British America. It required many printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper produced in London, carrying a revenue stamp.These printed materials were legal documents, magazines, newspapers and many other types of paper used throughout the colonies.
  • Stamp Act Congress of 1765

    Stamp Act Congress of 1765
    The Stamp Act Congress, or First Congress of the American Colonies, was a meeting consisting of representatives from some of the British colonies in North America. Representatives from several of the American colonies came to figure out an unified protest against new British taxation. Parliament had passed the Stamp Act, which required the use of specially stamped paper for virtually all business in the colonies.
  • Declaratory Act of 1766

    Declaratory Act of 1766
    The Declaratory Act, was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain, which accompanied the repeal of the Stamp Act 1765. Parliament repealed the Stamp Act because boycotts were hurting British trade and used the declaration to justify the repeal and save face. The declaration stated that Parliament's authority was the same in America as in Britain and asserted Parliament's authority to pass laws that were binding on the American colonies.
  • Townsend Act of 1767

    Townsend Act of 1767
    The Townshend Acts was to raise revenue in the colonies to pay the salaries of governors and judges so that they would be independent of colonial rule, to create a more effective means and making trade regulation. The people established the precedent that the British Parliament had the right to tax the colonies.