CAUSES OF THE REVOLUTION TIMELINE
Stamp Act of 1765
This act was a tax placed on paper items and American colonists had to pay it.
Examples: legal documents, licenses, newspapers, etc.
The Townshend Acts of 1767
The Townshend Acts imposed duties on glass, lead, paints, paper and tea imported into the colonies.
The Boston Massacre of 1770
The Boston Massacre was a street fight that occurred on March 5, 1770, between some colonists throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers, which led to the killing of some colonists.
The Tea Act of 1773
The Tea Act allowed the British East Indian Company to sell tea directly to the colonists.
The Boston Tea Party of 1773
In the Boston Tea colonists disguised as Indians, then got on three ships full of tea, and dumped 340 tea chests.
The Intolerable Acts of 1774
The Intolerable Acts were passed by the Parliament of Great Britain 1774. They were specifically aimed at punishing the Massachusetts colonists for the actions taken in the incident of The Boston Tea Party.
Lexington and Concord of 1775
The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War