American Revolution

By sammy22
  • Stamp Act

    A new tax imposed on all American's requiring them to pay tax on every piece of printed paper they used. This act was passed by the British Parliament.
  • Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre was when a crowd of men and women were taunting a standing guard outside the city's customs house. Soon British soldiers arrived to support the guard and a free-for-all ensued and shots were fired killing five civilans.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Officials in Boston refused to return ships full of taxed tea to Britain. As a result, a group of colonists decided to go on the ships and dumped the tea into the Boston Harbor.
  • George Washington named Commander in chief

    George Washington was named Commander in Chief during the American Revolution. He was selected over other candidates basedn on his previous military experience.
  • Battle at Lexington and Concord

    These were the first battles that took place during the American Revolutionary war. They took place in what is today Concord, Mass just west of Boston.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    A battle between the British troops of the Boston garrison against troops of the American Continental Army. There were about 2,400 British troops against 1,500 Americans.
  • Thomas Jefferson is chosen to write the declaration

    He was one of the five men to write the declaration of independence.He searched in his mind for the right words and when he had finished he gave it to the Continental Congress and it was adopted.
  • Declaration of Independence

    The declaration was written by Thomas Jefferso. He expressed the opionons of the minds and heart of American people. It was wrtten to declare independence from Great Britain.
  • Flag Act

    It resolved that the thirteen stripes on the flag be alteranted between red and white;that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field representing a new constellation. The Continental Congress passed this law.
  • Treaty of Paris

    This treaty ended the Revolutionary war. It also stated that America was independent and owned land south of Canada and land from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi river.