Was fought between France and England over land's in the Ohio River Valley.The British won but had lot's of debt after the war.Britain told the Colonists that they would have to pay for the war by taxes.The Colonists resisted.
The Stamp Act
The Stamp Act placed a tax on all paper.The Colonists did not like this and said "No taxation without representaion"!Colonists organized a Stamp Act Congress which sent a petition to the King and declared a boycott on British good's that led to the repeal of the Stamp Act.
The Tea Act
The Tea Act was not a tax.It was a law passed by British parliament stating that only the East India company,a British business could sell tea to the 13 Colonies.The Boston Tea party caused the Intolerable Acts.
The Intolerable Acts
Britain closed the Boston Harborand took away the right of the colony of Massachusetts to govern itself.Britain wanted to force the colonists to pay for the tea dumped in the harbor.The first Continental Congress establish a boycott on all trade with Britain.
Lexington and Concord
The first shots of the Revolution were fired here.Know as "the shot around the world".The British went to Lexington to capture trouble makers and to Concord to destroy the Colonists millitary supplies.Minuteman were ready when the British Redcoats arrived at Lexington.
Battle of Bunker Hill
American troops were forced to surrender when they ran out of gun powder.The British had many to die in this Battle.During the battle Americans hid behind rocks and trees to fight the British.The Battle showed the Americans that they would need allies to supply ammunition.
The Battle of Saratoga
The turning point of the war for the American patriots.American forces defeat the British in their attempt to split the colonies at the Hudson River.Because of this victory the French were willing to enter into an alliance with the Americans which brought both financail aide and help of the French Navy.
The Battle of Cowpens
An important battle in South Carolina that showed the cooperation of the regular continental Army and its helpers.The Country men led the attack and then fled the field tricking the British into thinking the Americans were retreating.Instead the British were lured to the regular army where they were defeated.
The battle of Yorktown
The final battle of the war.The French blockaded the British ships.The British could not escape.Surrounded by American and French forces.The British were defeated and surrounded.
The Battle of Yorktown
The final battle of the war.The French blockaded the British ships.The British could not escape.Surronded by American and French forces.The British were defeated and surrounded.