Revolutionary War 1764-1774

Events

Sugar Act

April 5, 1764

Reduced tax on sugar from 6 cent to 3, but was more heavily enforced.

Currency Act

September 1, 1764

It controlled colonial currency system by putting colonies under the british pound.

Stamp Act

March 22, 1765

Placed a tax on any and all paper goods.

Quartering Act

March 24, 1765

Forced american colonies to provide the British soldiers with any needed accommodations and housing. It also required colonists to provide food for any British soldiers in the area.

Patrick Henry's Speech

March 29, 1765

Speech to defend his resolutions and promote independence from Great Britain.

The Virginia Stamp Act Resolutions

March 30, 1765

The Proposed seven resolutions against the Stamp Act by Patrick Henry.

Stamp Act Congress

October 7, 1765

it was the first gathering of elected representatives from several of the American colonies to devise a unified protest against new British taxation.

The Declaratory Act

March 18, 1766

The act of the Parliament of Great Britain, which accompanied the repeal of the Stamp Act 1765 and the changing and lessening of the Sugar Act.

The Townshend Revenue Act

June 29, 1767

It imposed duties on glass, lead, paints, paper and tea imported into the colonies.

Boston Non-Importation Agreemen

August 1, 1768

It was a formal collective decision made by Boston based merchants and traders not to import or export items to Britain.

The Boston Massacre

March 5, 1770

It was an incident where British Army soldiers shot and killed people while under attack by a mob.

The Gaspee Affair

June 9, 1772

A local vessel out of Newport was under way to Providence when its captain baited the HMS Gaspee and led Duddington into shallow waters near Warwick.

Tea Act

May 10, 1773

Made it so that tea could only be bought from the british east india company because britain had an excess amount of tea to sell to pay investors

The Boston Tea Party

December 16, 1773

Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty boarded three ships in the Boston harbor and threw 342 chests of tea overboard.

Boston Port Act

March 31, 1774

is one of the measures that were designed to secure Great Britain's jurisdictions over her American dominions.

Administration of Justice Act

May 20, 1774

It was aimed at protecting British officials charged with capital offenses during law enforcement by allowing them to go to England or another colony for trial.

Massachusetts Government Act

May 20, 1774

The act effectively abrogated the Massachusetts Charter of 1691 of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, and gave its royally-appointed governor wide-ranging powers.

Quartering Act

June 2, 1774

It designed to force local colonial governments to provide provisions and housing to British soldiers stationed in the 13 Colonies of America.

Quebec Act

June 22, 1774

It instituted a permanent administration in Canada replacing the temporary government created at the time of the Proclamation of 1763. It gave the French Canadians complete religious freedom and restored the French form of civil law.

The First Continental Congress

October 5, 1774 - October 29, 1774

Representatives from each colony, except Georgia, met in Philadelphia. The royal governor in Georgia succeeded in blocking delegates from being sent to the congress. The representatives gathered to discuss their response to the British "Intolerable Acts.

Battle of Point Pleasant

October 10, 1774

It was the only major action of Dunmore's War. It was fought on October 10, 1774, primarily between Virginia militia and Indians from the Shawnee and Mingo tribes.

The Association

October 20, 1774

It was a system created by the First Continental Congress in 1774 for implementing a trade boycott with Great Britain. Trade with Great Britain fell sharply, and the British responded with the New England Restraining Act of 1775.

Galloway's Plan rejected

October 24, 1774

Joseph Galloway was a Pennsylvania delegate who wanted to keep the Thirteen Colonies in the British Empire.