The Proclamation of 1763 was issued by King George III on October 7, 1763, following Great Britain's acquisition of French territory in North America after the end of the French and Indian War and the Seven Years' War.
March 22nd 1765
The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament on March 22, 1765. The new tax was imposed on the American colonists and made them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used.
May 15th 1765
On this day the parliament passes this act outlining the locations and conditions in which British soldiers are to find room and board in the occupied homes of American colonists.
March 18th 1766
This Act accompanied the repeal of the Stamp Act. It stated that the British Parliament's taxing authority was the same in America as in Great Britain.
Townshend Revenue Act
June 29th 1767
These were a series of taxes and laws imposed on the colonists by the British Parliament. They were designed to collect revenue from the colonists in America by putting customs duties on imports of glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea.
march 5th 1770
British soldiers opened fire on a group of American colonists killing five men. This helped spark a rebellion throughout the colonies.
May 10th 1773
This act granted the British East India Company Tea a monopoly on tea sales in the American colonies. This was the last straw in a series of policies and taxes proposed by Britain.
Boston Tea Party
December 16th 1773
This was a direct protest against the taxing from the British government. Boston patriots dressed up as Mohawk Indians and dumped 342 containers of tea into the harbor.
Battles of Lexington and Concord
April 19th 1775
These were the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. The Battles were won by the Americans. The British retreated back to Boston.
Olive Branch Petition
July 5th 1775
This was the final attempt proposed by the Americans to not go to war with Britain. It was a document in which the colonists pledged their loyalty to the crown and asserted their rights as British citizens.