Taxation Timeline

Timeline created by Miichaelaaam
In History
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Taxes on most goods were placed to try to stop smuggling and support the production of British rum.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Taxes on most goods were placed to try to stop smuggling and support the production of British rum.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    A law passed by the Parliament to pay a tax to Great Britain for many papers, documents, and newspapers made in the colonies.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    A law passed by the Parliament to pay a tax to Britain for many papers, documents, and newspapers made in the colonies.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    The American colonies were required to pay for the British troops’ supplies.
  • Stamp Act Congress

    Stamp Act Congress
    The first move the colonies took against Britain to protest the Stamp Act.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    The British government revoked the Stamp Act, but they taxed the income in the Sugar and Stamp Act.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    The Parliament thought the colonies should help pay for Great Britain’s protection, so they taxed all goods that were imported to the colonies.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The British government taxed imported tea.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Boston colonists, disguised as Indians, protested the Tea Act by throwing hundreds of chests of tea into the Boston Harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    A series of British laws passed created specifically to punish Massachusetts for the Boston Tea Party
  • Olive-Branch Petition

    Olive-Branch Petition
    Congress proposes to cease fire in exchange for the ending of the Intolerable Acts. George III declined this proposal and declared the colonies to be an open rebellion.