Road to Revolution

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    French and Indian War

    The French and Indian war was a conflict that took place in North America and 1754-1763. It resulted in British defeat.The defeat of the British showed the colonists that the British could be beat and therefore increased morale for the cause of revolution.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 was enacted by the British government to prevent colonists from buying land past the Appalachian Mountains. It was issued in 1763. This forced many colonists to move back across the mountains away from their homes.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act was aimed to tax the colonies to provide tax revenue for the British government. This was done to pay off the debt Britain was in after the French and Indian war. The colonists were angered by the fact that they were being used piggy banks for Britain wars.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was a tax on colonists. The tax was imposed on any piece of printed paper. This includes legal documents, licences, playing cards, etc. This angered the colonists in a similar way to the sugar act.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    The Quartering Act was an act by Britain that towns were required to provide living quarters for British troops in hotels, stables, pubs, and even houses. Colonists were angered by that the were being forced to provide quartering for British Troops.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre took place in 1770 when British troops fired upon four colonists. This in turn outraged the colonies and fueled passion for revolution.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act was an act that gave the British East India Company exclusive rights to sell tea to the colonies.This angered the colonists because this meant that the one company was monopolizing all of the tea.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts were a set of laws aimed to punish colonists after the Boston Tea Party. This added fuel to the fire of the revolution in that the colonists were being punished for staining up to the British government.