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1750- 1770 Timeline

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David Drysdale

on 24 September 2014

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Transcript of 1750- 1770 Timeline

DE US History Timeline
French and Indian War (1754)
-It was also know as the Seven Years War
-The French and Indian War was fought to decide which of France or Britain would become stronger power in North America
-The end of the French and Indian War resulted in large debt that the British Parliament decided would be repaid by a raise in taxes on the colonies
The Proclamation of 1763
-The proclamation was introduced as a temporary measure
-It was mainly intended to conciliate the Indians by checking the encroachment of settlers on their lands
-The first measure to affect all thirteen colonies

Siege of Quebec (1759)
- A battle that took place in Quebec, Canada
- British and Americans against the French and Canadians
- The taking of Quebec was the beginning of the end of French rule in Canada although the British troops had to endure a severe winter in the ruined city.
Boston Massacre (1770)
- 5 people were killed
- Crispus Attucks, Samuel Gray, James Caldwell, Samuel Maverick and Patrick Carr were the victims
-Before the “The Boston Massacre” name became common, the incident was also called The Bloody Massacre in King Street
Sugar Act Passed (1764)
-The Sugar Act reduced the rate of tax on molasses
-It caused the almost immediate decline in the rum industry in the colonies
-It listed more foreign goods to be taxed
Stamp Act Crisis (1765)
- The Act imposed new charges on foreign wines, coffee, textiles, and indigo imported into the colonies
- Reactions to the Stamp Act included riots and boycotts of British goods
-Under pressure from London merchants, Parliament abolished the Stamp Act in 1766
Mutiny Act Passed (1765)
-Required colonial assemblies to provide housing, food and drink to British troops stationed in their towns
-The act was implemented by General Tomas Gage
-Soldiers were to be housed in barracks or empty public buildings and not in private residences
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