The Road to Revolution

Events

Mercantilism

1613

A system in which the Great Britain used; they export more than import to the colonies.

Navigation Laws

1650

A law indicating that all the goods exported and imported would only be transported to Great Britain; aimed at their rival Dutch shippers, trying to be part of the American trade.

Salutary Neglect

1713

A time period where the British neglected the American colonists. An increase for independence.

"No taxation without representation"

1750 - 1760

A famous slogan used by the colonists against the Stamp Act and the Sugar Act.

Albany Congress

1754

The gathering of the delegates from thirteen colonies to discuss how to "tame" their Indian allies loyal to the British and to unite all the colonies to increase their defense against the French.

Fort Duquesne

1755

The French port in which General Braddock failed to capture after being defeated by a small French and Indian army.

Proclamation Line

1763

A line in which Great Britain prohibits the colonists to settle beyond it; to solve the Indian problem first, to avoid any eruption in America.

Treaty of Paris

1763

The Treaty of Paris of 1763 ended the French and Indian War between the British and the French. France ceded all its territories to Spain and Great Britain.

Sugar Act

1764

Raising tax revenue for the British crown and increased the prices on sugars from the West Indies.

Quartering Act

1765

Requiring colonists to pay for the troops stationed within their colonies.

Stamp Act

1765

Required colonists to buy a certain paper for newspaper and legal documents: special watermarked paper.

Stamp Act Congress

1765

An assembly of twenty-seven delegates from nine colonies, join together due to the creation of the hated Stamp Act of 1765.

Declaratory Act

Approx. 1766

The Parliament passed the Declaratory Act, stating that they have the right to bind the colonies in whatever extent they will have to do to stop them.

Townshend Acts

June 15, 1767 - July 2, 1767

A series of acts passed by the British parliament convinced by Champagne Charley Townshend. Imposing taxes on glass, white lead, paper, paint, and tea. The Act also pay the salaries of the royal governors and judges in America.

Non-importation Agreements

Approx. August 1, 1768

An act of disliking any manufactured products or commerce from Great Britain and taking an interest of products made in their colonies; an act of rebellion against Great Britain. The Non-importation Agreements united the American people for thr first time.

Committees of Correspondence

1773

intercolonial committees created by and inspired by Sam Adams.

Boston Tea Party

December 16, 1773

The event in which Bostonians, disguised as Indians clumsily, they docked the tea ship and destroyed 342 chests and dumped into the harbor.

Boston Port Act

1774

The closing of the Boston, stained with tea, until the damages are pain and order in Boston is restored.

Intolerable Acts

1774

An act in which the colonists were punished for their act of defiance against Great Britain; Mainly in Massachusetts.

Quebec Act

Approx. June 22, 1774

Created to reorganize the territories/colonies way of governing.

Continental Congress

Approx. October 26, 1774

The gathering of the delegates from each colony to address colonial injustices.

Virtual Representation

1775

Prime Minister George Grenville claiming that all colonists are being represented in the Parliament.