Revolutionary war time line

By n30g33k
  • Sugar Act

    Taxes are put on molases and sugar for the colonists. This causes Samuel Adams to found the Commitees of Correspondence.
  • Townshed Acts

    The townshed Acts put taxes on glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea. This angered the colonist to boycott.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British soldiers where attacked by a mob of angry colonists. The Boston Massacre was taken as a assult on innocent people by britian.
  • Tea act of 1773

    Allowed British East India Company to sell tea directly to the colonist. This caused the colonist to revolt.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The colonists disguised as indians dumped tea into the harbor of Boston. This cause the Intolerable Acts to be put in motion.
  • Intolerable Acts

    This act closed Boston Harbor until boston paid for the tea. It also forced colonist to shelter British Soldiers.
  • First Continental Congress

    A gathering of colonial leaders who hated the relationship between Great Britianant the colonies in America. They decided to kepp boycotting Great Britian
  • Battle at Lexington & Concord

    Battle at Lexington & Concord
    The battle at Lexington was a swift British victory. It was also what some would say the start of the revolutionary war.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    This was the second meeting of the Congress. They were devided on wether to go to war or try to comprimise.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The colonists lost the battle to the British. Joseph warren was killed in the battle. The british took casulties before victory.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Common Sense was a pamphlet that Thomas Paine wrote. It argued that citizens should have power not the king and queen.
  • Battle of New York

    The British won at the battle of New York. The British gain control of New York city.
  • Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence was a formal document to break away from Great Britian. It made the the United State of America.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    This was a major American victory. George Washington attack on christmas had caught the enemy of gaurd .
  • Battle of Brandywine Creek

    George Washington lost to William Howe. Due to this it allowed the british to gain more equipment
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The British won at the first battle. The Americans won at the second battle when Burgoyne surrendered
  • Valley Forge

    Washington and his men had to deal with chilling weather. They also had shortages food and clothing.
  • John Paul Jones captures the Serapis

    Jones capturing the Serapis was a famous victory. Jones said during the battle "I have not yet begun to fight" after his artillery had been taken out.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    George Washington defeated Cornwallis. This battle was one that heelped end the war the most. This helped lead to the treaty of paris.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris ended the war and made America a independent nation. This was the first time a group of colonies has become an independent nation.