Kayla Wheeler Act's Timeline

Timeline created by kwheeler18
  • Navagation Acts 1650's

    Navagation Acts 1650's
    The Navagation Acts directed the trade between England and the colonies. It also prevented th colonists from sending certain products, such as sugar and tobacco, outside the areas of the England Empire. The colonists were very angry about these laws and merchants wanted to make their own manufactured goods and sell their products where they could get higher prices. Some colonists ignored the laws and began to smuggle.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation fo 1763 set the Appalachian Mountains a the temporary western boundry for the colonies. The colonists could't move any farther west than these mountains. The Proclamation fo 1763 angered many of the colonists who had shares, or who already owned land past the Appalachian Mountains. It also kept the Native Americans and the colonists separtated and was intended to prevent some of the conflict between them.
  • Sugar Act 1764

    Sugar Act 1764
    The Sugar Act lowered the tax on imported molasses. George Grenville hoped it would convince the colonists to pay the tax instead of smuggling. It also allowed officers to seize goods from smugglers without goin to court. The Sugar Act angered colonists because they believed these British actions violated their rights. It also concerned Georgia because of lumber trade with sugar producing Carribean countries. They could only trade with Britain and the colonists started to loose money.
  • Stamp Act 1765

    Stamp Act 1765
    The Stamp Act put a tax on almost all printed material. All printed material had to have a stamp on it. It taxed the colonists with out their consent. The colonists were angry with the act and they began to protest and boycott. Samuel Adams starte a group called the Sons of Liberty to protest the laws. Also British merchants begged Parliment to repeal the laws but they said no. This then led to the Declaratory Acts.
  • The Declaratory Act 1766

    The Declaratory Act 1766
    The Declaratory Act stated that Parliment had th erigh tto taz and make decisions for the British colonies in all cases. It worried the colonists that more taxes and laws would come later, but it didn't have a huge impact. Parliment just made the act to show the colonies Parliment's law making power over them.
  • Townshend Acts 1767

    Townshend Acts 1767
    The Townshend Acts put taxes on glass, tea, and paper. It only applied on imported goods. All taxes angered colonists by this point. They believed that only their own representatives had the right to tax them. THey organized another boyott as well. Women formed groups called the Daughters of Liberty. They wanted Americans to wear home made fabrics and produce other goods they need other than buying British goods.
  • The Tea Act 1773

    The Tea Act 1773
    The Tea Act allowed the British East India Company a virtual monoply, or sole control of the trade for tea in America. The outcome of this act was that it let teh cojpany sell tea directly to shoe keepers and bypass colonial merchants who normally distributed tea. Merchants also called for a new boycott, Colonists boweed to stop the East India Company's ships from unloading.
  • Coercive Acts ( Intolerable Acts )

    Coercive Acts ( Intolerable Acts )
    These acts were intended to punish the poeple of Massachusetts for their resistance to British laws. The outcome of thses acts was that Boston Harbor closed until the Massachusetts colonists paid for the ruined tea and also forved Bostonarians to shelter soldiers in their own homes.
  • Quebec Act

    Quebec Act
    The Quebec Act was intended to set up a government for Quebec and also gave Quebec the area west of the Appalachian Mountains and norht of the Ohio River. The outcome was that colonists expressed their feelings in their name for the new laws. (the Intolerable Acts)