• Seven Years War

    Seven Years War
    The Seven Years War was a global war pitting Great Britain and all of its allies against France and all of its allies. It lasted from 1756 to 1763 which ended with the treaty of Paris. This war made a huge impact on the outcome of the American Revolution because it weakened Great Britain's armies and it gave the French a reason to ally with the colonies.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a street fight between a colonist mob and the English Soldiers. It started with the colonists/patriots throwing snowballs and sticks at the soldiers and resulted in a bloody outcome where five colonists were killed.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a political statement from the colonists. They were upset and had coined the phrase that they were experiencing "taxation without representation". In protest to this they dressed up as Native Americans and dumped 342 chests of English imported tea into the harbor.
  • American Revolutionary War Starts

    American Revolutionary War Starts
    The battle of Lexington and Concord marked the start of the American Revolution. The English troops made their way to Lexington Massachusetts to seize the colonists weapons. The colonists were not privy to this idea and the "shot heard round the world" started the first battle of the Revolution.
  • Declaration of Independence Signed

    Declaration of Independence Signed
    In 1776 the Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 members of the congress. This announced that America was succeeding from Great Britain and from there forward would be their own country.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The Articles of Confederation were Americas first attempt at a constitution after they signed the Declaration of Independence. The Articles of Confederation proved to be weak and flawed and they did not stay as the law for very long.
  • American Revolutionary War Ends

    American Revolutionary War Ends
    The last battle of the revolution was the battle of Yorktown in 1781 where the British army surrendered. From there all British stationed troops would be removed in 1782, and finally in 1783 the revolution ended when England signed the Treaty of Paris of 1783
  • Constitution Signed

    Constitution Signed
    After the Constitutional Convention met for 116 days to discuss the Constitution, it was finally signed. The Constitution was majorly written by James Madison and was signed by 39 representatives.