Timeline of Events Leading to Revolutionary war

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  • 1763 The Royal Proclamation
  • 1765 Stamp Act
  • 1770 Boston Massacre and Townsend Taxes
  • King George issued this proclamation stating that colonists could not settle west of the Appalachian Mountains. It was a very unexpected thing for him to do after they took the land away from the French.
  • 1773 The Boston Tea Party
  • From 1764-1765 the British Parliament needed to raise revenue to pay debts from the war. The British Parliament then levied a tax on sugar and then on stamps. The Colonists got very angry about this and violence broke out as a way of protest including a patriotic organization The Sons Of Liberty who sought out and punished any body that did not comply with the boycott as well as colonists going to British officials homes and ransacking the place Stamp Masters were hung in effigy on Liberty Poles.
  • 1774 The Intolerable Acts
  • Britain started to enforce a new act called the Townsend Act this included taxes on tea, sugar etc. The colonists started to revolt against this as a result of this British troops shot and killed a bunch of people in Boston as a sort of warning if the Colonists if they kept protesting and doing what they were doing
  • 1775 First Continental Congress
  • After the Boston Massacre Americans kept on resisting the taxes especially on tea so where there was shipment of tea on a ship in Boston they dumped it all into the ocean to even futher more revolt against the British
  • Britain kept trying to force these new taxes on the colonists as well as the tea they now dumped but the colonists were still budging and were not paying any taxes or for the tea they dumped in the Boston Harbor
  • A group of colonists including Samuel Adams John Hancock etc started their own congress to further distance themselves between them and England
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