• Navigation Acts

    Regulate colonial trade and manufacturing.
  • French and Indian War ends

    Britain gained all of French Canada and rich islands.
  • Stamp Act

    Taxed items like newspapers and pamphlets.
  • Boston Massacre

    People were throwing snow and rocks at soldiers so the soldiers fired back and caused 5 deaths.
  • Boston Tea Party

    A handful of colonists through a box of tea into the harbor. Then Parliament sent out harsh punishments to Massachusetts.
  • Tea Act

    Britain taxed tea, and the Americans were not happy.
  • Continental Congress

    Representatives from 12 colonies came to discuss England’s actions on Massachusetts.
  • Coercive/Intolerable Acts

    These acts were aimed at isolating Boston. But colonists responded with unity.
  • Second Continental Congress

    After the Lexington and concord battle, Washington held a second meeting and created a continental army.
  • Lexington and Concord

    The opening shots of the American revolution. Right after Washington had a second continental congress.
  • Us Constitution written

    During a hot summer they started to create the constitution. It remained in place for 200 years.
  • Declaration of Independence Adopted

    It put forth the idea that there are certain rights that belong to everyone.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Americans won, and that caused the French to decided to join in on Americas side.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    A tough winter of death, disease, hunger, and cold. Washington held the ragged army together.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Britain lost and surrendered, and it was final battle of Revolution.
  • Us constitution adopted

    Citizens had many rights, but also many responsibilities. The constitution was in place for a long time so it seemed it worked.