Taxation Timeline

Timeline created by IHasRice
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act was passed by the Parliament to raise revenue through colonial customs services and it gave customs agents more power.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    It was a tax on stamps but it was repealed because of riots, stamp burning, intimidation of stamp distributors, and refusal to use the stamps.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    The Townshend Acts placed new taxes and took away freedoms from the colonies. The items they placed taxes on were imports of paper, paint, lead, glass, and tea.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    A small British army detachment was being threatened by a huge mob after the Townshend acts and one threw a rock so they opened fire and killed five people.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A party of Bostonians disguised as Mohawk people boarded the ships at anchor and they dumped around £10,000 worth of tea into the harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Punitive laws passed on by the British Parliament to punish Massachusetts colonists for their defiance in the Tea Party protest.
  • First Continental Congress convenes

    First Continental Congress convenes
    55 colonial representatives from twelve colonies met in Philadelphia to create a plan of action, the Continental Association.
  • Paul Revere's Ride and the Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Paul Revere's Ride and the Battles of Lexington and Concord
    This was the first military engagement of the American Revolutionary War. This kicked off the American Revolutionary War.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    This happened during the siege of Boston. The British defeated the Americans during this war, but it provided the Americans with confidence.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was an official act taken by all 13 colonies which declared independence from British rule.