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● American Revolution ●

  • • Stamp Act •

    • Stamp Act •
    The Stamp Act was a direct tax imposed by the British Parliament specifically on the colonies of British America. The act required that many printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper produced in London, carrying an embossed revenue stamp. (Infos: Wikipedia)
  • • Committee of Correspondence Estabilished •

    • Committee of Correspondence Estabilished •
    The Committees of Correspondence were shadow governments organized by the Patriot leaders of the Thirteen Colonies on the eve of American Revolution. They coordinated responses to Britain and shared their plans.
    (Infos: Wikipedia)
  • • Gaspee Affair •

    • Gaspee Affair •
    The Gaspée Affair was a significant event in the lead-up to the American Revolution. A British customs schooner that had been enforcing unpopular trade regulations, ran aground in shallow water on June 9, 1772, near what is now known as Gaspee Point in the city of Warwick, Rhode Island, while chasing the packet boat Hannah. In a notorious act of defiance, a group of men led by Abraham Whipple and John Brown attacked, boarded, looted, and torched the ship, (Infos and image: Wikipedia)
  • • Boston Tea Party •

    • Boston Tea Party •
    After officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor. The incident remains an iconic event of American history, and other political protests often refer to it.
    (Info: Wikipedia)
  • • Coercive Acts •

    • Coercive Acts •
    The Intolerable Acts, as they were known in America, included the following: Boston Port Act (June 1, 1774) Quartering Act (June 2, 1774) Administration of Justice Act (May 20, 1774) Massachusetts Government Act (May 20, 1774)
  • • First Continental Congress •

    • First Continental Congress •
    The First Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from twelve of the thirteen North American colonies that met at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was called in response to the passage of the Coercive Acts by the British Parliament. The Intolerable Acts had punished Boston for the Boston Tea Party. (Infos: Wikipedia)
  • • Paul Revere's Ride •

    • Paul Revere's Ride •
    Between 9 and 10 p.m. on the night of April 18, 1775, Joseph Warren told Revere and William Dawes that the king's troops were about to embark in boats from Boston bound for Cambridge and the road to Lexington and Concord.
    (Infos: Wikipedia)
  • • Battle of Lexington and Concord •

    • Battle of Lexington and Concord •
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War, They were fought in Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, within the towns of Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Menotomy, and Cambridge, near Boston. (Infos: Wikipedia)
  • • Second Continental Congress •

    • Second Continental Congress •
    The Second Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that started meeting on May 10, 1775, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Info: Wikipedia)
  • • Battle of Bunker Hill •

    • Battle of Bunker Hill •
    The Battle of Bunker Hill took place on June 17, 1775, mostly on and around Breed's Hill, during the Siege of Boston early in the American Revolutionary War. The battle is named after the adjacent Bunker Hill, which was peripherally involved in the battle and was the original objective of both colonial and British troops. (Info:
  • • Olive Branch Petition •

    • Olive Branch Petition •
    The Olive Branch Petition was adopted by the Continental Congress in an attempt to avoid a full-blown war with Great Britain. The petition affirmed American loyalty to Great Britain and entreated the king to prevent further conflict. The petition was rejected, and in August 1775 the colonies were formally declared in rebellion by the Proclamation of Rebellion. (Info: Wikipedia)
  • • Proclamation for Suppressing Rebellion and Sedition •

    • Proclamation for Suppressing Rebellion and Sedition •
    Proclamation for Suppressing Rebellion and Sedition, was the response of George III to the news of the Battle of Bunker Hill at the outset of the American Revolutionary War. Issued August 23, 1775, it declared elements of the American colonies in a state of "open and avowed rebellion". (Infos: Wikipedia)
  • • Common Sense Published •

    • Common Sense Published •
    Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine. It was first published anonymously on January 10, 1776, during the American Revolution. (Infos: Wikipedia)
  • • British Evacuate Boston •

    • British Evacuate Boston •
    During the American War for Independence, British forces are forced to evacuate Boston following Patriot General George Washington's successful placement of fortifications and cannons on Dorchester Heights, which overlooks the city from the south. (Info:
  • • Declaration of Independence •

    • Declaration of Independence •
    The Declaration of Independence was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. (Infos: Wikipedia)