Leading to the Revolution

1763-July 4,1776


Writs of Assistance


Didn't need search warrants to enforce searches of smuggled goods from the Navigation Acts

Proclamation of 1763

October 7, 1763

Prohibits colonists from going West of the Appalachian Mountains

The American Revenue Act

April 5, 1764

A modified act of the Sugar and Molasses Act, to make colonists pay 6 pence per gallon of molasses.

The Currency Act

September 1, 1764

Paper money used by Americans was rendered useless and illegal, and had to be traded for British currency

The Stamp Act

March 22, 1765

Every document needed to have a stamp that the Americans payed tax to

Quartering Act

March 24, 1765

British soldiers could go into American houses and live there and eat the food

Second time

Declaratory Acts

March 18, 1766

Basically said to colonists "We can tax you if we want to, we own you"

Townshend Revenue Act

June 29, 1767

Imposed taxes on glass, lead, paper, paint, and tea(Everyday goods)

Non-Importation agreement

August 1, 1768

Agreement made by Boston traders and merchants, to not import or export to Britain

Boston Massacre

March 5, 1770

The event in which British troops killed 5 people in Boston, and injured many others

(two sides of the story)

The Gaspee Affair

June 9, 1772

A Group of Rhode Island men boarded, attacked, and set fire to British HMS Gaspee (Schooner), because it was because the ship enforced the Navigation Acts

The Tea Act

May 10, 1773

British enforced the Americans to buy this horrible tea from the East India Company

Boston Tea Party

December 16, 1773

A group of Americans dressed up as Indians, boarded a ship, and dumped what would be now known as 3mil$ worth of tea into the harbor.

Intolerable Acts


Acts set against the Americans in Boston mostly, for the tea party
One of the most known is cutting off part of their livelihood

First Continental Congress

September 5, 1774

12/13 Delegates from the colonies except for Georgia, met in Philidelphia to plan against the Coercive Acts

Galloway's Plan rejected

October 24, 1774

Galloway's Plan to have the Colonies stay within the British Empire failed in the continental congress

Paul Revere's Ride

April 18, 1775

Warning the people of Concord and Lexington the British were coming and were planning to take all of their supplies that could be used for a revolution(Guns, gunpowder, bullets, etc.)

The Shot Heard "Round The World"

April 19, 1775

Redcoats and Patriots clash at Lexington and Concord, leaving the first mark of the American Revolution

George Washington named commander in chief

June 15, 1775

George Washington officially named commander in chief of the American Army,

Battle of Bunker Hill

June 17, 1775

One of the battles leading up to the American Revolution, and gave the British an outlook on what the Americans can do to them.