history thimf

Events

writs of assistance

1760

search warrants for the British officers to see if the colonists had smuggled goods

Proclamation of 1763

1763

a law that forbid the colonists to settle on the west side of the Appalachian mountains

stamp act

1765

a tax on all paper goods

quartering act

1765

the colonists had to provide anything that the British soldiers needed

sons and daughters of liberty

1765

a secret society formed by colonists that were really affected by the stamp act

townshed act

1767

laws passed to put taxes on imported British goods

boycotts

1767

organized group by the colonists in order to protest against the British

Boston Massacre

1770

British soldiers started firing their guns and killed five people

boston tea party

1773

the colonists dumped 342 chests of tea into the Boston harbor

tea act

1773

it gave the British East company control over american tea trade

intolerable acts

1774

there were four laws that were passed taking away colonists "freedom"

first continental congress

1774

a delegate from each of the colonies came to discuss the colonial resistance to England's new coercive of acts

common sense

1775 - 1776

a pamphlet that challenged British authority written by Thomas Paine

olive branch petition

1775

a document that asked the king to restore harmony between the British and the colonies

declaration of independence

1776

a formal statement written by a group of five people saying what the colonies wanted to do