Various events on the road to the Revolutionary war

By SW1646
  • Proclamation of 1763

    The Proclamation of 1763 closed off the frontier to colonial expansion. This angered the colonists because the frontier was rich in furs and natural resources, which would sell for high prices. The colonists felt that there prize of the new land taken from the seven years war was deprived from them.
  • Sugar Act of 1764

    The Sugar act was an act that further taxed foreign goods. This taxed the colonial rum industry in which caused the industry to plumet. The Colonists were angry becasue of there economy falling becasue of the larger amount of taxes for goods.
  • Currency Act of 1764

    The currency act prohibuted the use of colonial bills and enforced a rule of the old currency to be sustained. This chalenged the colonists with trading with the British becasue the old colonial currency was very strange and hard to understand making it very hard to trade with British merchants angering the colonists even more.
  • Stamp Act of 1765

    The stamp act taxed the sending of mail and objects by delivery very harshly. For example for each envelope to be sent would be 3 pence which was not much money back then, but the fact that the colonists had no say on the taxes angerd the colonists deeply.
  • Stamp Act Congress 1765

    Becasue of the new harsh stamp act, representatives from the colonies met in New York and created a document asking for taxation with representation which said that the colonys had to be represented when a new tax was going to be passed. This in which was turned down by the British enraging the colonists.
  • Quartering Act of 1765

    An extra tax was placed upon the colonists that they must pay for British forts across the colonys. This angered the colonist of yet again another tax. This tax was very expensive. Colonists were angerd by this because they beleived that the colonys did not need more British soldiers.
  • Declatory Act of 1766

    Declatory Act was an act that British without colonial consent could pass laws onto the colonies. This act enraged colonists to further boycott Britiish goods and were mad because they could do nothing when a new law was passed by the British government,
  • Townsend act

    With British losing money rather than gaining money from the stamp act the congress finaly repealed it. Which at first was a victory for the colonists but becasue the Brititsh still needed to pay off there debt they added multiple taxes called the townsend act, and had no colonial representation. Which lighted more hatred towards the British.