Revolutionary War

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  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    1754-1763 a long and expensive war between france and britain and their native american allies for control over north america. after britain won the king began to tax the colonistto pay for the war this angered the colonist.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    a law that stopped colonist from settling west of the apps. both britian and the colonist were angry this hostility helped cause the war. many ignored the new law.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    a tax passed on sugar, malasses, and other prodocts sent to the colonies. this called for strict enforcement this angered the colonial merchants who bought from smugglers.started "no taxation without representation".
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    a tax on all legal diplomas, contracts, wills, and newspapers. this was a new tax that affected all the colonist and had to be paid with a silver coin, a scarce item for some colonist. this tax lead to protesting.
  • The Qutering Act

    this was so that britain could save moneyby putting soldiers in colonists homes. this was a huge violation of the colonist privacy as well as just plain rude.
  • The Declatory Act

    the law that says parlament has suprme athority over the colonies. most people ignored the rule. this put a huge strain on both the colonist and parlament.
  • The Townshend Act

    The Townshend Act
    a series of laws enacted by parlament to assert and exersize its rights to raise revenue in the colonies this was to strenghten enforcements on trade. this put a strain on smugglers.
  • Bosten Non-Importation Agreement

    the merchants and traders of bosten issue a non-importation agreement that pledges not to import any merchandice from great britain in a united show of protest against parlament about taxes and the scarcity of hard currency. this causes the southern colonies to soon join.
  • Bosten Massacure

    Bosten Massacure
    an argument between redcoats on patrol and civlians broke out and five people were killed. both sides were throwing insults until it broke out to be rocks and other things then the men fired in self defence.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    all other taxes but on tea were lifted this opened old wounds and angered the colonist. people who were used to not paying taxes on tea now had to payfor the first time.
  • Bosten Tea Party

    Bosten Tea Party
    tons of rebels dressed up as indians and raided british tea ships and dumped 342 crates of tea into the harbor. this was the rebellian that really pushed parlament.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    march 31-june 22: also known as coercive acts closed the port of bosten until damage was paid for. made trials held in britain and also gave mass. a govener.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    a group of representitives from all the different colonies to decide the affairs of the colonies.they are the people who thougt up the decleration and solved the issues of a king with democracy.
  • Patrick Henry's "Give me liberty, or give me death"

    Patrick Henry's "Give me liberty, or give me death"
    in Virginia, the largest colony in America, a meeting of the colony's delegates was held . Resolutions were presented by Patrick Henry putting the colony of Virginia "into a posture of defense...embodying, arming, and disciplining such a number of men as may be sufficient for that purpose." Before the vote was taken on his resolutions, Henry delivered the speech "give me liberty or give me death".
  • Paul Revere & William Dawes "Midnight Rides"

    when revere and dawes rode through boston yelling "THE BRITISH ARE COMING, THE BRITISH ARE COMING"
  • Battle of Lexington & Concord

    the first battles or the revelutioary war. also connected to the shot heard around the world. the colonist now have to choose sides.
  • Second Continental Congress

    colonial delagates reconvene in philadelphia congess votes for continental army. they also named washington as the commander.
  • Washington named Commanderand Cheif of Continental Army

    Washington named Commanderand Cheif of Continental Army
    washington issues to the "troops of the united provinces of north america".Washington was selected over other candidates such as John Hancock based on his previous military experience and the hope that a leader from Virginia could help unite the colonies.
  • Fort Ticonderoga seized by Ethan Allen & Green Mountain Boys

    Fort Ticonderoga was surprised and captured by the Americans under Ethan Allen, the Green Mountain Boys, and Benedict Arnold. The Fort provided the heavy artillery that the colonists needed to run the British out of Boston.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    british troops dislodged an entachment of new england men from the heights overlooking charlston.
  • American forces under Benedict Arnold fail to seize Quebec

    american forces under generals montgomery and arnold attack quebec in a failed attempt to drive british out.
  • Thomas Paine publishes "Common Sense"

    challenged british government authority. the plain language that paine used spoke to the common people of america and was the first work to openly ask for independence from great britain.
  • British Evacuate Bosten

    general william chooses to evacuate bosten instead of risking lives with another frontal attack on enemy entrenchments.
  • Declaration of Independence Adopted

    Declaration of Independence Adopted
    -thomas jefferson wrote it
    -john hancook was the first to sign and had the largest signeture
    -at the time washington was the president
  • Hessian Mercenaries Arrive to fight for British

    the king hired thousands of germans to fight for him in american and declared "when once these rebels have felt a smart blow, they will submit.
  • British Win Battle of Long Island, New York

    british land forces and navel forces attack the continental army on long island, leading to a series of american defeats around new york and across new jersey. british forces occupy new york until 1783
  • British Occupy New York

    general howe landed at kip's bay and entered the city of new york virtually unopposed and paused his champain. in november, he would pursue washington out of new york and across new jersey.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    washington gambles on a suprise attack on the hessian garrison. on christmas night he crosses the delaware with his men which leads to the battle and the "ten crucial days" to secure american independence.
  • Continental Army wins at Princeton

    new jersey was an american victory british soldiers, none the less, found opportunity to commit atrocities, like bayonetting wounded men who offered to surrender.
  • Marquis de Lafayette arrives in colonies

    Marquis de Lafayette arrives in colonies
    a 19 year old french nobalmen who volenteered to serve in wasington's army. he wanted a military career, and he believed in the american cause. he quickly gained washingtons confidence and given an army division. he was given the name "the soldier's friend".
  • Battle of saratoga

    sept.19-oct. 17: the surrender of general burgoynes provided welcome news after the fall of philadelphia and influences frances decision to declare war on britain.
  • British occupy Philidelphia

    On September 26, the British poudly march into philadelphia.In anticipation of their arrivalIn the capital was abandoned by patrients. when france alliance was announced the british quickly abandoned the city.
  • British Win Battle os Germantown

    the battle was an american defeat but it served to boost moral and selfconfidence. they believed the defeat was a result of bad luck.
  • Vally Forge

    Vally Forge
    washingtons bedraggled forces arrive at vally forge for 6 monthes. the men had no clothes, very little food, and 1/4 died. there were tons of cases of frost bite which lead to many amputations. while there the men learned how to fight close range and with bayonettes.
  • U.S. and France form official alliance

    representitives of the continental congress and the french government sign a treaty of alliance that facilitates commercail exchange, provides french recognition ot the united states of america, and pledges mutal support in the struggle against britain.
  • British abandon Philadelphia and return to New York City

    the british abandon philadelphia because the forces coming from the notrh, west, and from chesapeake bay.
  • British Capture port of Savannah, Georgia

    using savannah as a base they concuered most of georgia, when we tried to fight back we almost lost our entire souhtern army.
  • Spain decalres war on Britain

    although refusing to reconize american independence or enter into a formal alliance with the united states,spain assists the struggle by joining the french against the british.
  • Battle of Flamborough

    Battle of Flamborough
    continetal navy captain john paul james wins a feirce battle with an english frigate, jones ship ends up sinking but not before he took over a british ship.
  • British capture Charleston, S.C.

    british land forces pair with naval reinforcements under general cornwallis to inflict the biggest american loss of the war and ends up and ends up we surrender our army of 5,500 solidiers.
  • First French Troops arrive to help American War Effort

    First French Troops arrive to help American War Effort
    6,000 troops arrive to help. they had more experience which they brought to the continental army like the bayonett.
  • General Benadict Arnold commits treason

    sept. 21-25 1780, he discusses with the british about handing over west point in return for the promise of a large sum of money and a high position on the british army.
  • Battle of Kings Mountain, S.C.

    Battle of Kings Mountain, S.C.
    victorious fighting between loyalist and back country malitia ends in the death, wounding, and the capture of the entire loyalist force. this action halts the british invation of north carolina.
  • Articles of Confederation Adopted

    a staement that the government has few powers and that the government was run by a confederation congress. democracy
  • French Fleet drives British out of Chesapeake Bay

  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    sept. 28- oct. 19 losing gripof the carolinas, cornwallis marched into yorktown and seized it thenthe americans and the french form a semi-circlearound the british and win yorktown back. 6000 british surrender with only 240 artilery left all small arms
  • British troops return to Britain

    1782-1783 the final ships carrying british troops and tens of thousands of white and black loyalist leave new york harbor with destinations in canada, britain, and the west indies.
  • Treaty of Paris

    ratified by the american congress andking geroge III in 1784. this treaty ends the american war of independence.
  • U.S. Constitution Signed

    U.S. Constitution Signed
    42 of the 55 delagates of the constitutional convension held thier final meeting to sign the constitution