These acts restricted colonial trade, it was enforced by, King Charles II. The restrictions included, all goods must be carried on England ships, and listed goods that could only be shipped to England or other colonies owned by England.
FRENCH & INDIAN WAR
The French wanted to extend their land along the Appalacian Mountains, and so did Britain. They both thought they had rights to the land leading them to fight for the land. The king hired a militia to attack the French. This not only caused world war but also war between the colonies.
3. 1763, October
PROCLOMATION OF 1763
Due to war between the Ottawa tribe, King George III made the proclomation which divided the Appalachian Mountains into north and south. No one could live or ffarm anywhere west of this line without permission, enraging farmers.
5. 1764, April
This act not only raised tax on raw sugar, but also on molasses, silk, wine, coffee, pimento and indigo. The merchants in the colonies protested that this act interfered with trade. The colonist were upset about their lack of presents in Parliment; "No taxation without representation"
WRITS OF ASSISTANCE
They were documents or, search warrents, that allowed officers to search a location in search of evidence for any signs of smuggling in the colony.
6. 1765, March
This act incrased taxes on most printed materials. This cause much conflict within the colonies as the news spread. When the act went into place many ignored it and went through a loop hole, replacing a item with a similar yet different one. Then the nonimportation agreement was set into place stating that No British goods would be bought until the act was repealed.
7. 1766, March
This was basicaaly the repeal of the sStamp act and the reduction of the Sigar act.
Since England had worsening money issues, they created the Townshend acts which created new taxes and took away some of the colonists freedoms. The taxes were on: tea, glass, lead, paper and paints. As imagined, the colonists were infuriated.
9. 1770, March
Riots were started in Boston due to the Townshend acts. In one of the riots, colonists were throwing snowballs and yelling, in the midts, the red coats began open fire onto the unarmed crowd. This killed three colonist and wounded six.
11. 1773, December
BOSTON TEA PARTY
In October, England sent over 1,253 chests of tea to the colonies (Boston, N.Y., Phili, and Charles Towne), the colonists decided not to even unload the tea. The night before the tea was planned to arrive at the shore, about 150 men boarded the ship with the tea on it; the men dumped 342 chests of tea.
This act was one of the last acts a part of the Townshend acts. The purpose was an effort made to reduce the massive amounts of tea. that had been backed up due to colonist smuggling other teas in. The act reduced the tax on tea imported to the colonies but the Townshend rules still applied.
10. 1773, May
12. 1774, March-June
England, by then, had had enough with the colonists. These acts were punishment towards the Massachusetts colony. They included, the shut down of Boston's port until teh tea had been paid off, government appointed community service mebers (like judges) instead of elections, transfer of trials against the red coats to Britain, and the quartering act which made locals provide housing for passing red coats.
13. 1774, September
1st CONTINENTAL CONGRESS
This meeting was to discuss and protest the Intolerable Acts; 12 of the thirteen colonies were at this congress. During the meeting they came up with the Decloration of Rights, the end of the Coercive acts, and Greivences or proof of loyalty to the king. Everyone agreed to boycott British goods and if the issue was not resolved, they agreed to another congress.
14. 1775, April
LEXINGTON AND CONCORD
The British tropps were marching to Lexington from Boston to capture rebel leaders, Samual Adams and John Hancock, they also were seeking to destroy some military supplies in Concord. when arrived, the supplies had akready been moved. The minutemen then fought and won the battle of Lexington and Concord despite being heavily outnumbered.
15. 1775, June
2nd CONTINENTAL CONGRESS
This congress developed the Continental Army with George W. to lead it; they won the Battle of Bunker Hill.
REAL AM GOV
American Government Project, REVOLUTIONARY WAR TIMELINE