Road to Revolution by Aaron McGoy

Timeline created by 23amcgoy01
In History
  • Cause #1: French and Indian War, 1754 - 1763

    Who fought on each side: French with Native Americans vs. British Colonies (British Government) Where: North America When (dates: year to year): 1754 - 63 Who won the war: British Colonies How is this a cause that led to war?: After the war the British government was in debt, and tried to make the money back by taxing the colonies .
  • Cause #2: Proclamation of 1763

    Who issued it: King George III Who did it affect: People who lived or had land west or planned to own or move. When: 1763 What did the Proclamation do to the colonies?: It made colonists moving west against British law How is this a cause that led to war?: It created unrest in the colonies by making people feel like the British were constraining what they could and couldn’t do.
  • Cause #3: Sugar Act, 1764

    When was it enacted: 1764 How did it affect the colonists? It placed new taxes on goods imported into the colonies such as coffee, textiles, wine, sugar, and molasses. How is this a cause that led to war?: It further drove the Idea that the British parliament was talking even more power from the colonies because they couldn’t import or export with all the Tariffs so they didn't gain as much money.
  • Cause #4: Stamp Act, 1765

    When was it enacted: 1765 How did it affect the colonists? Required all paper to have a stamp on it How is this a cause that led to war?: Created even more unrest in the colonies due to them feeling like the British were attempting to gain even more control of them.
  • Cause #5: Quartering Act 1765

    When was it enacted: March 24, 1765 How did it affect the colonists? Required all colonial governments to provide lodging and food for British troops How is this a cause that led to war?: It divided the colonists into people who acted on their feelings(Patriots) and others who supported the British(Loyalists).
  • Cause #6: Boston Massacre, 1770

    Who: British and Patriots Where: Boston When: 1770, March 5th What happened and why: British troops opened fire on a crowd killing 5 colonists, because of colonist violence How is this a cause that led to war? This incident pushed most colonists against the British if they weren’t already, incentivising people to join the militia against the british, and further uniting the colonies against an enemy. On top of that it caused colonies to form committees of correspondence.
  • Cause #7: Tea Act, 1773

    When was it enacted: 1773 How did it affect the colonists? It stopped colonists from smuggling tea, to make them buy British tea because British tea could be taxed and regulated. How is this a cause that led to war?: This angered the colonists due to the taxes on British tea, it also made groups such as the Sons of Liberty begin to protest against British goods(more so than they had before).
  • Cause #8: Boston Tea Party, 1773

    Who: Sons of Liberty Where: Boston When: 1773 December 16th What happened and why: The Sons of Liberty dumped tea into the boston harbor because it was over taxed Outcome/effect: The harbor was shut down, the tea was paid for, and the British were angered.
  • Cause #9: Intolerable Acts, 1774

    Who: British Parliament Where: Massachusetts When: 1774 What happened and why: The British passed a bunch of laws which negatively affected the colonists in Massachusetts. How is this a cause that led to war? This led to the war as there were so many laws, that anyone could see that this was unfair treatment motivating them to action against the British.