Road to Revolution

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In History
  • Treaty of Paris 1763

    Treaty of Paris 1763
    The Treaty of Paris (1763) was an agreement between the kingdoms of Great Britain and France to end the Seven Year War. Because France lost, they agreed to give up their land in the New World, which they British and Spanish would claim.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    This was an act to tax more imported items in order to obtain money for the Britain’s military costs. This also led to an enforcement on smuggling imports into America, so Britain could get a portion of their money back that they lost in the Seven Years War
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was made by the British to tax the colonists for all paper products in order to get some of the money they lost from the Seven Year War. These led to many colonists rioting about the decision, and calling it “unconstitutional”.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    This act repelled the Stamp Act, but made the British Parliament the supreme power over all British subjects, including the colonists.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    The Townshend Acts required the all imports to the British colonies must be taxed. This, in return, made the colonists very upset and saw the acts as an abuse of power.
  • British Occupation in Boston

    British Occupation in Boston
    In 1768, the British Troops were sent occupy the colonies in order to maintain order. These was because the colonists were upset of the Townshend Acts, and they had started to revolt against the decisions of the British parliament.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was an shooting on the revolting colonists. The British killed several people during the massacre, since the colonists were publicly rioting against the British occupation.
  • Committees of Correspondence Formed

    Committees of Correspondence Formed
    The Committees of Correspondence was formed when they appointed 13 American colonists to provide leadership to the colonies. This Acted as a shadow government within the colonies to help and provide aid to the colonists.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    This Boston Tea Party was a riot acted upon the British. The Sons of Liberty, who were colony protesters, dumped 342 chests of tea into the ocean which they found on imported ships. These was to revolt against “taxation without representation”.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts were laws passed by the British that changed many of the taxation laws. These was a retaliation to the Son’s of Liberty’s decision to dump imported tea into the ocean.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    This event is when all colonies (except Georgia) sent representatives to a congress meeting. They would decide and draft the Declaration of Rights, and they elected a president for the congress.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    On April 18, British troops were sent overnight to Concord to secure an arms cache. This led to a battle the next day, which would start the American Revolution.
  • American Revolution Starts

    American Revolution Starts
    The American Revolution started in 1775, when the colonists fought for independence from the British. In 1783, they had succeed and finally took their independence.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was formed to announce the separation of the American colonies from the British empire. This document is still an important part of the United States today.
  • Battle of Bound Brook

    Battle of Bound Brook
    The Battle of Bound Brook was a surprise attack by the British on the Continental Army’s outpost in Bound Brook, New Jersey. The British were unsuccessful, but they did take prisoners from the war scene.
  • France enters the American Revolution

    France enters the American Revolution
    The French entered the war in 1778, and would eventually help America fight the British. They also supported with planning and troops to the American side.
  • Battle of Newtown

    Battle of Newtown
    The Battle of Newtown was attack led by the Colonists to “end the threat of the Iroquois”. The Iroquois aided the British in the American Revolution, so the colonists needed stop the Iroquois from raiding the towns.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The Articles of Confederation was an agreed to be the First constitution of the United States. The document was created in 1777, but was eventually ratified in 1781.
  • Surrender at YorkTown

    Surrender at YorkTown
    The surrender of Yorktown was turning point of the war. The British had surrendered at the Battle of Yorktown with around 8,000 men, which led to the British “giving up any chance of winning”.
  • Treaty of Paris 1783

    Treaty of Paris 1783
    The Treaty of Paris (1783) was signed by the American and British representatives to officially put an end to the American Revolution. This also granted America with it’s independence and recognition by the Europeans as a territory.