Chapter 6

Lesson 2

Townshend Acts


Raised revenue in the colonies. Tax on lead, paper, glass, and tea.

Boston Massacre

March 5 1770

Crispus Attucks started trading insults in front of the Custom House with a teen boy. Then Crispus hit the boy in the head with his gun. A fight broke out and they started shooting. The shooting was called the Boston Massacre.

Repeal the townshend acts

March 5 1770

Repeal the townshend acts

Tea act

1773 - 1776

Committees of correspondence are groups what will send letters between the colonies.

Boston tea party

1773 - 1776

In Boston of sons of liberty organized what came to be know as the Boston tea party. The British say you can only buy tea from them. You can't by tea from anyone else.

Lesson 3

Coercive/intoloreable acts

1774 - December 1774

The parliment passed a series of laws to punish the Massachusetts colony and to serve as a warning to other colonies. British called these laws the coercive acts but they were so harsh that the colonist called them the intoloreable acts. Closes the Boston harbor to any shipping.

First continental congress

September 1774 - October 1774

Closed down all business in Massachusetts. Can't bring or get goods to and from Boston.

Lexington and Concord (minutemen)

April 19, 1775

We're the first battles of the revolutionary war. They were looking for weapons. When they didn't find them they marched back. While they were marching back the colonist were shooting at them.

Lesson 4

Battle of bunker hill


Colonist will lose this battle. Militia stood up to the British.

Second continental congress

May 10, 1775 - 1781

Begins netting in Philadelphia

Declaration of Independence


Congress debated the revolution, but not all the delegates were ready to vote on it. They did, however, appoint a committee to draft a Declaration of Independence. The committee included Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston, and Thomas Jefferson