Road to Revolution

There was much discontent in the colonies during the mid 1700s. The British government enacted several laws to generate revenue to pay their war debts from the French and Indian War and to impose more control over the colonies. The colonists did not want taxation without representation nor did they want the British to have complete rule. These economic and political disagreements were contributing factors that led to the Revolutionary War. Click on the buttons below to learn more and these events.


Townsend Act
Boston Massacre

Sugar Act 1764
Stamp Act 1765

Townsend Act 1767
Boston Massacre 1770
Boston Tea Party
Intolerable Acts
British Occupation
Boston Tea Party 1773
Intolerable Acts 1774
British Occupation 1775

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