Rachel Heaton Act's Timeline

Timeline created by rheaton18
  • Navagation Acts

    Navagation Acts
    The navigation Acts directed trade between England and the colonies. The colonists couldn't use foreign ships and couldn't sell certain goods to people outside the english empire. This act angered colonists because they could be spending less/ producing more money if they were not restricted to trading with just England.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    This set the Applachian Mountains as the temporarys western boundry for the colonies.This angered the colonists who had already bought land west of the Appalachians. They were furious their land claims were being ignored.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Stamp Act lowered the tax on imported molasses. George Grenville (the Prime Minister) hoped the lower tax would convince colonists to pay the tax instead of smuggling. This also let British officers seize goods from smugglers without going to court. This angered all the colonists because they felt these British actions violated their rights as english citizens.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    This Act placed a tax on almost all printed material including newspapers, wills, and playing cards. All printed material had to have a stamp, British officials applied the stamp after the tax was paid. This angered colonists because parliment had interfered in colonial affairs by taxing the colonies directly. In addition it taxed the colonists without their consent.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    THis basically stated that parliament had the right to tax and make decisions for the British colonies "in all cases". This made colonists angry because they didn't like being taxed by Britan. Also the colonists didn't think Britan should have the right to tax them.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    This Act applyed to impoted goods such as glass, tea, and paper with the tax being paid at the port of entry. By this time any British tax angered the colonists. They belived that only their own represenitives had the right to tax them. The colonists organized another boycott.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The British East India company faced ruin, to save the company this act was past. It allowed the company a virtual monoply of trade for tea in America. It also let the company sell directly to shopkeepers and bypass colonial merchants who normally distributed tea. This had an outcome of colonial merchants calling for a new boycott. Colonists vowed to stop the East India company's ships from unloading. This also led to the Boston Tea party.
  • Coercive Acts (Intolerable Acts)

    Coercive Acts (Intolerable Acts)
    This Act intended to punish the people of massuchusetts for their resistence to the british laws. It included Britan closing Boston Harbor until people in Boston paid the debt of the tea.This also prevented arrival of food and other supplies that normally came by ship. It also took away certain rights, banning most town meetings in New England. It forced Bostonians to shelter soldiers in their homes. This resulted in other colonies sending food and clothing to support Boston.
  • Quebec Act

    Quebec Act
    This act set up a government for Quebec, It also gave Quebec the area west of the Appalachian Mountains and north of the Ohio river. THis enraged colonists because it totally ignored colonial claims to the area.