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  • 1. The Road To Revolution
  • 2. Proclamation of 1763
    • After the French and Indian War, Native groups started attacking settlers in land that used to belong to France
    • 3. Because of the war, England couldn’t afford to protect the settlers.
    • 4. King George III made a law that nobody could settle west of the Appalachians
    • 5. This was called the Proclamation of 1763.
  • Quartering Act 1765
    • To keep peace with Native Americans, England decided to keep 10000 soldiers in the colonies
    • 6. This required colonists to house or quarter English soldiers and provide them with supplies.
  • Stamp Act 1765
    • To make money to pay off F&I War debt, the English passed a law called the Stamp Act
    • 7. All legal and commercial papers had to have a tax paid on them.
    • 8. You proved you had paid the tax by having a stamp put on the paper.
    • 9. Colonial leaders like Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty protested with boycotts.
  • Townshend Acts 1767
    Took away New York’s ability to govern itself
    Placed taxes on glass, lead, paper and tea
  • 10. Boston Massacre 1770
    • Colonists in Boston provoked British soldiers by throwing snowballs at them and calling them names
    • 11. The British fired into a crowd
    • 12. 5 colonists were killed
    • 13. The Americans used the incident to show how bad the British were (propaganda)
  • Boston Tea Party 1773
    • Colonists were boycotting tea because of the taxes.
    • 14. The tea sat on ships in Boston Harbor
    • 15. The Sons of Liberty threw the tea into the harbor to protest the taxes.
  • Intolerable Acts 1774
    • Closed port of Boston|
    • 16. Suspended Massachusetts legislature
    • 17. Imposed Military Rule on all of Massachusetts
  • First Continental Congress
    • Colonies agreed to work together
    • 18. Representatives from 12 of the 13 colonies met
    • 19. Called on King to stop unfair treatment
  • Lexington and Concord 1775
    • British rode to Lexington and Concord to take colonial weapons and arrest leaders
    • 20. Colonial minutemen met them and they fought
    • 21. British 273 dead. Colonists less than 100.
    • 22. Shot heard round the world
    • 23. First battle of Revolutionary War.