Brubaker's Road to Revolution Project

Timeline created by Brubaker339
In History
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The war began in 1754 and ended in 1763. The reason for the war was because the French began expanding and building forts on the Ohio River Valley region. Which caused conflicts with the British claims. In the earlier battles the British made an attempt to defeat the French but where greatly outnumbered and failed. But after the British ambushed the French from behind where it wasn't guarded as heavily they won the war.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    After the war ended and the British won the war, the taxes of the colonists were raised. And now they needed to pay off their debts from the war.
  • Treaty of Paris 1763

    Treaty of Paris 1763
    The Treaty of Paris occured in 1763 and was marked as the ending of the American Revolution. The British gained all of the Frenchs land. And the French had to give up all their land and leave.
  • Pontiac’s War

    Pontiac’s War
    Pontiacs War was a war between the British and Native Americans after the earlier war between the French and British. The war began between the Natives and British because they began taking away the Natives lands. So the Natives began to feel as if the British were preparing for war against them. The war was named after Pontiac the cheif of the Ottawa tribe. The war took a toll on the colonies though, the Natives were killing many of the British settlers.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 was intended to keep the British from settling on Indian lands and upsetting the Indians even more. The law was supposed to stabilize the relations with the British and Indians through trade, settlement, and land purchases on the western frontier. But the colonists ignored this law and settled on the Indians land anyway.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act began when the British placed tax on sugar, wine,molasses and other products shipped to other colonies. But the British did this because the wanted to make more money. The money was also put towards more security for the colonies. The colonists were upset about this, so they began boycotting and they quit buying British goods.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was a tax giving to the American colonists by the British Government. The tax was put on paper products and official documents that were required to use stamps. But the colonists did not like this new tax and believed that only their Representative Assemblies could tax them. So the colonists resorted to mob violence. But unlike the Sugar Act the colonists only boycotted and didnt use violence.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    The Quartering Act was passed to house and take care of British soldiers by the colonists. This required the colonists to allow the soldiers to live off of them. The colonists had to pay for and take care of them. The colonists did not like this and started protests and even killed some of the soldiers.
  • Stamp Act Congress

     Stamp Act Congress
    The delegates of the Stamp Act Congress vowed to not go by the taxes without the consent of their own legislatures. One of the key people was John Dickinson from Pennsylvania. When the meeting was held, nine colonies were represented. When the Stamp Act Congress was formed they made a document called the Declaration of Rights and Grievances. It declared that the taxes given to the British colonists without their consent was unconstitutional.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    The Townshend Acts were named after the chancellor of the exchequer, Charles Townshend. This law imposed new taxes on the colonists including tax on paper, paint, glass,lead, and tea that was imported. The colonists did not like this new tax so they began boycotting goods, refusing to house the British troops, and signed non-importation pacts which meant they agreed not to buy or import any British goods. Soon after the British Parliment repealed the law but kept tax on tea.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act was a law to remove tax on imported tea. This was intended to help the East Indian Tea Company regain their losses due to the colonies not buying tea. This act made sure that the only way American colonists could buy tea was if it was from that company.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a protest against taxes on tea by the citizens of Boston. The citizens raided British ships and dumped hundreds of chests of tea into the harbor. The reason why this happened is because the British government put taxes on tea. The men who dumped the 342 chests of tea into the harbor was a group named the Sons of Liberty led by Samuel Adams. The British responded by making the Intolerable Acts and closing down Boston Ports.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts, also known as the Coercive Acts, were passed to punish colonists for Boston Tea Party. There was a total of 5 laws, one law allowed governors to move cases to other colonies or even England if he thought they wouldnt be judged fairly. Also another law allowed royal troops to stay in houses or empty buildings.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The First Continental Congress was held because the colonists were upset about both the Intolerable Act and the taxes. 12 colonies were represented and a total of 56 people at the meeting. Including John Adams, Samuel Adams, George Washington, and Patrick Henry. The 12 colonies agreed to boycott all British goods and agreed to meet again if Britain did not change its laws.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    In 1775 British marched to nearby Concord to seize firearms and other weapons. But a confrontation on Lexington started off the fighting. The British then marched on to the town of Concord, but the town was alerted by Samuel Prescott. Church bells summoned minutemen, a person who volunteered to be ready to fight on a minutes notice, by morning 700 men were ready to fight. In the end the British lost and the colonists won their independance.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The Olive Branch Petition was an attempt to keep the 13 colonies from going to war against each other. The Declaration of Causes describes what colonists viewed as the unconstitutional effort of the British Parliament to extend its jurisdiction.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The colonists were planning on building their defenses on Breeds Hill. But the colonists ended up building on Bunkers Hill, they were led by Willian Howe. The British were led by the General William Prescott. The British knew that if they took control of Dorchester Heights and Charleston Peninsulas they could watch over the Boston Harbor, where they would be safe. The Americans won the battle after realizing the British lost more men in a spark of hope from the Americans that defeated them.