The Revolution (by Brian Slonka and Dylan Skibinski)

By dudes
  • Treaty of Paris ends French and Indian War

    The Treaty of Paris ends the French and Indian war. Britain and France are still greatly bitter against one another.
  • Sugar Act

    Britain passes a tax on all sugar related items. The colonists are greatly angered.
  • Stamp Act

    Britain enacts a tax on all paper goods. This angers the colonists.
  • Townshend Acts

    Britain places taxes on paper, paint, lead, glass, and tea that are imported. This greatly costs the colonists.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    After persistent harrassment, British soldiers accidentally fire on colonists. This is used as propaganda for the patriot cause.
  • Tea Act

    Britain taxes tea, and gives the East India Co. a monopoly on tea. This attempt to raise money angers the colonists.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Colonists dump British tea into Boston harbor in the middle of the night. This greatly angers the British.
  • Intolerable Acts

    The Acts close Boston harbor, underpowered the MA government, moved the trials of British soldiers to England, etc. This greatly angers the colonists.
  • Declaration of Rights

    The Declaration of Rights is signed. It's a direct response to the Intolerable Acts.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill was actually fought on Breed's Hill. It was a costly victory for the British, with 226 dead and 828 wounded. General Warren also died at this battle.
  • Battle of New York

    Battle of New York
    The British take control of New York. Britiain goes on to use New York as a kind of base for the rest of the war.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration is signed. It includes a list of grievances against Britain.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    Washington's tactically successful move captures 896 Hessian soldiers. They aren't prepared because of the usual lack of winter fighting.
  • Battle of Brandywine Creek

    Battle of Brandywine Creek
    The British decisively won this battle. The battle also left Philadelphia basically undefended.
  • The British capture Philadelphia

    The British capture Philadelphia
    Congress is forced to abandon the city. For the next few days the two armies hold small skirmishes to the west of the city.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    Americans decisively win the battle. Britain is forced to surrender on October 17.
  • Siege of Charleston

    Siege of Charleston
    The British capture Charleston. 5266 Americans are captured.
  • Siege of Yorktown

    Siege of Yorktown
    Americans decisively take Yorktown, capturing around 7,500 men. Cornwallis is forced to surrender.
  • Treaty of Paris ends Revolutionary War.

    The Treaty of Paris ends the Revolutionary War. The colonists are free of British control, but they have yet to be recognized as a country.