Road to Revolution

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In History
  • Albany Plan of Union

    Albany Plan of Union
    Was a plan to create a unified government for the Thirteen Colonies. It was the first important proposal for the colonies but was never carried out.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    A proclamation from king George III that forbade colonial settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains. He was hoping to appease the natives against him.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Or The American Revenue Act, merchants were required to pay a tax of six pence per gallon on the importation of foreign molasses and sugar.
  • Currency Act

    Currency Act
    They gained control of printing and use of colonial money.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The tax was imposed on all American colonists. they had to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    It provided British soldiers with any accommodations and housing they needed. They also had to give them food.
  • Colonist formed Sons of Liberty

    Colonist formed Sons of Liberty
    It was a secret society. they formed to protect the rights of the colonists and to fight taxation by the British government.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    It repealed the Stamp Act while also passing the Declaratory Act. It claimed that Britain had the right to tax the American colonies.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    Named after Charles Townshend, Chancellor of the Exchequer. It was designed to regulate colonial trade and enabled England to collect taxes from the Colonies.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    A riot in Boston by colonists toward British troops in the city which made them fire at the colonists,killing five people.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    They put a tax on tea. Meant to help the financially struggling British East India Company survive.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A reaction to the Tea Act. It was a raid on British ships in Boston Harbor where colonists threw tea crates overboard.
  • Intolerable Acts (Coercive Acts)

    Intolerable Acts (Coercive Acts)
    It was a series of British measures meant to punish the colonists for the Boston Tea Party.
  • Quebec Act

    Quebec Act
    It gave French Canadians complete religious freedoms and restored the French form of civil law.
  • 1st Continental Congress

    1st Continental Congress
    Was formed to organize colonial resistance to Parliament's Coercive Acts. Delegates from each of the 13 colonies except for Georgia were involved.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    It succeeded the First Continental Congress. It managed the Colonial war effort and moved incrementally towards independence.
  • Patrick Henry's "Give me liberty or give me death" speech

    Patrick Henry's "Give me liberty or give me death" speech
    A speech he wrote to the Second Virginia Convention. It was urging the American colonies to revolt against England.
  • Battles at Lexington and Concord

    Battles at Lexington and Concord
    They were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The first great battle of the Revolutionary War. The colonists were forced to retreat once they ran out of gunpowder.
  • Common Sense by Thomas Paine

    Common Sense by Thomas Paine
    It the first work to openly ask for independence from Great Britain.
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    French and Indian War

    Also known as the seven years war, was a war fought between britain and france. The indians fought alongside the french.
    They were fighting for control over North America.
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    Pontiac's Rebellion

    Native americans who were dissatisfied with British postwar policies in the Great Lakes region after the British victory in the French and Indian War.