Acts of Parliament Timeline

Timeline created by MariahWaters04
In History
  • The First Continental Congress

  • The Administration Acts

  • The Quebec Acts

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    The Tea Act (1700)

  • Proclamation (1763-1783)

    Proclamation (1763-1783)
    This act was made to keep the Native Americans happy and to avoid another war, since the French and Indian War had just ended. The act made it where no colonists could trade or make deals with the Native Americans. There was a line that the colonists could not pass, which was the Appalachian Mountains. Most of the colonists resented the restrictions that had been placed on them, because they had a desire for better farm land.
  • The Sugar Act (1764-1766)

    The Sugar Act (1764-1766)
    This Act had placed extremely high taxes on various items including Sugar, Tea, Wines, Coffee, and Molasses. These were items that many of the colonists used and this caused an uproar in the colonists, and resulted in the "Tea Party" and multiple boycotts of British goods.
  • The Quartering Act (1765-1770)

    The Quartering Act (1765-1770)
    This act allowed British soldiers (red coats) to stay in the hoes of the colonists. Their clothes had to be washed, they had to be fed, and they had to have a bed to sleep in. This made the colonists mad they started to refuse to let them into their homes until the act was repealed.
  • The Declaratory Act (1766-1770)

    The Declaratory Act (1766-1770)
    This act would declare Great Britain's authority over the Colonies, and this was declared by King George III not too long after the Sugar Act was repealed. This would make the colonists a little upset because they can foresee Britain passing more laws and taxes on the colonies, so they start to boycott British goods.
  • The Stamp Act (1765-1766)

    The Stamp Act (1765-1766)
    This act placed taxes on basically anything that was made with or used paper for example, bills of sale, playing cards, and any type of official documents. For proof the tax had been paid there had to be a stamp placed on the item. This made the colonists angry so they boycotted British goods, RIOTED, and attacked the people who distributed the stamps that had to be placed on the items after the tax was paid.
  • The Townsend Act(s) (1767-1770)

    The Townsend Act(s) (1767-1770)
    This was all of the tax laws that were placed on the colonists which included taxes on the importation of paper, tea, paint, and lead. This made the colonists angry so they boycotted British goods.
  • The Boston Massacre (1770)

    The Boston Massacre (1770)
    This started out as a street fight between colonists and a British soldier, but it eventually lead to many deaths of the colonists. This took place on King Street, March 5th, 1770.
  • The Boston Tea Party (1773)

    The Boston Tea Party (1773)
    In reaction to the Sugar Act, the colonists were boycotting British goods. They started rioting and decided to sabotage British goods. A small group of colonists dressed up as Indians to get onto a British ship, and dumped thousands of dollars worth of tea into the ocean. This angered the King, and made him pass the Intolerable Acts.
  • Common Sense (1774)

    Common Sense (1774)
    A pamphlet called "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine during the year 1774. This was about how bad the hereditary monarchy was, and that non of the previous kings were not honest men. This helped influence the structure of our government, since we elect out officials.
  • The Intolerable Acts (1774)

    The Intolerable Acts (1774)
    This was passed after the "Boston Tea Party" to make an example of the colonies. This did not make the colonies stop being angry, it made the angrier and this was the biggest thing that lead to the Revolutionary War.
  • The Shot Heard Around The World (1775)

    The Shot Heard Around The World (1775)
    There was word going around that the colonists in Lexington had been gathering gun powder and different thing to make bullets. So a British commander sent his troops to confiscate it. By the time they arrived, the minute men were already prepared to fight, but they would not fire unless they were fired at. When the minute men were about to withdraw, there was a shot fired, and this cause the British and the Minute men to fire. There were not many casualties, but no one knows who fired first.