major events and dates from1763-1776

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    Major events and dates from 1763 to 1776

    The Treaty of Paris (1763) to the Declaration of Independence that influenced the 13 Colonies to Rebel.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    At the end of the French and Indian War, also known as the Seven Years War, in North America. France was able to have all mainland in North American territories, but New Orleans was able to keep their Caribbean sugar islands. Britain was able to gained all territory east of the Mississippi River. Spain kept the territory west of the Mississippi river, but this was exchanged for East and West Florida for Cuba.
  • Proclamation Act

    Proclamation Act
    The Proclamation Act was declared by King George lll, This was after the French and Indian Was in North America, British were intended to conciliate the Native Americans by checking the encroachment for the settlers on their land.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act also The Plantation Act, This was the first law pasted by parliament to raise revenue for the crown from colonies. This increased the price and duty on sugar from the West indies.
  • Stamp Tax

    Stamp Tax
    This aimed to raise money or revenue to support the new military force, this also made people pay taxes on stamped paper or affixing stamps. But people in England had to pay a higher tax then the people in the colonies.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    The Quartering Act required colonies to provide food and quarters for the British soldiers. After the colonies heard this they were very anger with the British. If the people didn't let the soldiers in there homes they had to go to admiralty courts
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    The township Act imposted a light import duty on glass, white lead, paper, paint, and tea. The British government also took some freedom from the colonist.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The colonist were taking the new taxes less seriously, this was because they found out they could get cheap tea by smuggling it. The Boston Massacre happened because of the Townshend Duties, the british soldiers fired at unarmed colonies and killed eight of the unarmed colonies. Nobody knows really what happened to start the soldiers to shoot but one rumor is that they were yelling fire because there was an actual fire right next to the colonest.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    This act didn't raise any new taxes. This was to help out East India Company, this was a very big mess in a financial mess. The Company had a lot of left over tax and needed to sell it. So what they did was sell it to the colonies for a low price. The colonists were mad because the lower price hurt their own econome.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Colonists had already refused shipment of the Company's tea. so a group of Colonist dressed up as Indians and boarded a British vessel and threw hundreds of chests of Tea into the harbor.
  • Intolerable Act

    Intolerable Act
    This was in response to the Boston Tea Party, the king passes more laws like, the Boston Harbor would be closed, The courts cases dealing with the British soldiers would take place in Britain. Massachusetts would be places under military Rule.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    This started with 12 out of the 13 Colonies that met to discuss the Intolerable Act and to make sure that King George lll understood how they felt about the new laws. They pledged to meet in 1775 if their needs were not met.
  • Lexington and Conord

    Lexington and Conord
    The British regulars and Minuteman exchange fire at the two cities after the British discovered that the Colonists were storing ammunition. No one knows who fired the first shot this was seen as the point of no returning.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was were Thomas Jefferson writes an inspiring document that summarizes the feelings of the Colonies toward the King. It also lists the reasons for which they declare their sovereignty.