The Revolutionary War

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The Sugar Act

1764

An earlier tax caused the price of molasses to rise. This tax caused smuggling in the colonies. The Sugar Act eventually lowered the price of imported molasses.

The Stamp Act

1765 - 1766

Placed new taxes on legal documents such as wills, diplomas, marriage papers, newspapers, playing cards and even dice.

Declaratory Act

1766

This act stated that England had every right to make any law for the Colonies they chose.

The Townsend Acts

1767

These acts taxes glass, paper, lead and tea

The Boston Massacre

1770

This "massacre" only killed five colonists who were egging on the British soldiers by throwing rocks and snowballs at them.

Tea Act of 1773

1773

Parliament tried to bail out of East India Company. The colonists revolted and refused to buy tea.

The Attack on Quebec

1775

Two American Generals attacked Quebec trying to drive British forced from the colony and take on Canadian support for the American cause.This attempt failed

The Battle of Bunker Hill

1775

This battle happened a few months after the American Revolution began. The British wanted to keep control over the city and sea ports.

The British Capture Charleston

1780

Sir Henry Clinton wanted to get rid of Loyalist power and replenish British political control on the region.

Treaty of Paris

1783

This Treaty of Paris- the one of many- Ended the Revolutionary War.