Road to Revolution

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In History
  • The French and Indian war

    It began in 1754 and ended in 1763. The British won the war. It started by the control of the Ohio river valley.
  • The Proclamation of 1763

    The Proclamation of 1763 was by the British at the end of the French and Indian War to appease Native Americans by checking the encroachment of European settlers on their lands.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act was passed by Parliament on April 5th 1764, and it arrived in the colonies at a time of economic depression. It was an indirect tax, although the colonists were well informed of its presence.
  • Stamp Act of 1766

    Parliament passed the Stamp Act on March 22, 1765 and repealed it in 1766, but issued a Declaratory Act at the same time to reaffirm its authority to pass any colonial legislation it saw fit.
  • Townshend Acts of 1767

    Fund Raising. The purpose of the Townshend Acts was to raise revenues among the colonies and use them to pay the salaries of judges and governors to enable them to have colonial rule independence. It was also to promote compliance of the 1765 Quartering Act and establish the right of the British Parliament to tax colonies.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre was a riot that began when a group of 50 citizens gathered outside of the State house to protest the large presence of British soldiers in the city. Five colonists were killed during the riot. The soldiers had been sent to Boston to protect customs commissioners as they enforced.
  • Tea Act

    The purpose of the Tea Act of 1773 was to help convince the colonists to buy British East India Company tea where the Townshend Townshend Acts The Townshend Acts were a series of British acts of Parliament passed during 1767 and 1768 relating to the British colonies in America. They are named after Charles Townshend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer who proposed the program.
  • Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party was a symbol of American freedom because it started American freedom. After the Boston Tea Party, we were free, and there were no more taxes for tea or any other laws.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts. Also known as the Coercive Acts; a series of British measures passed in 1774 and designed to punish the Massachusetts colonists for the Boston Tea Party. For example, one of the laws closed the port of Boston until the colonists paid for the tea that they had destroyed. Although the acts were intended to check colonial opposition.
  • 1st Continental Congress

    The First Continental Congress was a meeting of delegates from 12 of the 13 British colonies that became the United States. It met from September 5 to October 26, 1774, at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after the British Navy instituted a blockade of Boston Harbor and Parliament passed the punitive Intolerable Acts in response to the December 1773 Boston Tea Party.