Road to Revolution

by Jim Holland


French & Indian War
1754-1763

Britain battled France and Native Indians and won. Many colonists fought with the British. Britain won the right to keep Canada and other territories.

Sugar Act
April 5, 1764

Britain imposed a three-cent tax on foreign refined sugar and increased taxes on coffee, indigo, and certain kinds of wine without the colonists’ consent.


Stamp Act
March 22, 176

This was the first direct British tax on American colonists. Every newspaper, pamphlet, and other public and legal document had to have a Stamp, or British seal, on it. Colonists protested with demonstrations. “Sons of Liberty” were formed out of this. This act was later repealed.

Patrick Henry’s
“If this be treason…”
Speech