Timeline of Revolutionary War

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  • Treaty of Paris (ending French and Indian War)

    Treaty of Paris (ending French and Indian War)
    Ended the Seven Years War. Gave Great Britain control of the colonial empire.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    This act put taxes on stamps. It enraged the colonial people.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    This act put taxes on sugar. It enraged the colonists.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    These series of acts put taxes on many common things. It help push the colonists to act with the Boston Massacre.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a group of colonosts agitating a group of soldiers which resulting in the soldiers shooting and killing 5 colonists.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    This act put taxes on tea. This enraged the colonists and drove them to take action.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    This was the result of the Tea Act. A group of colonists dressed as Native Americans, gathered on a boat full of boxes of tea, and throw them over the sides, ruining thousands of dollars worth of tea.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    A series of acts restricting the freedoms of colonists, including the Quartering Act, which allowed royal troops to house in colonists houses.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    These were the first engagments of military power in the Revolutionary War.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    This was a seige brought into play by General Gage.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    This was a petition requesting peace so a war would not break out between the colonists and Great Britain.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    This book by Thomas Paine, challenged the British goverment's authority.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    This gave colonists a taste of freedom from Great Britain.
  • Battle of New York

    Battle of New York
    The british wanted control of New York so they kicked out General George Washington and his troops.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    General Washington surprised attacked the british to take over New Jersey.
  • Battle of Brandywine Creek

    Battle of Brandywine Creek
    General Howe sailed to capture Philedaphia but was surpised to find General Washington and his troops. He was not able to capture what he wanted.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The turning point of the American Revolution. It was a major victory for America.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    It was an encampement of soldiers lead by General George Washington.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    It was a long lasting seige where british generals surrendered and it was basically the ending battle of the American Revolutionary War.
  • Treaty of Paris (ending Revolutionary War)

    Treaty of Paris (ending Revolutionary War)
    This is the treaty that officially ended the Revolutionary War. It gave certain freedoms to certain nations.