American Revolution

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  • French & Indian War Ends

    French & Indian War Ends
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_and_indian_warThe war was fought primarily between the colonies of British America and New France, with both sides supported by military units from their parent countries of Great Britain and France, who declared war on each other in 1756. In the same year, the war escalated from a regional affair into a world-wide conflict.
  • Sugar Act

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_actThe Sugar Act was a revenue-raising act passed by the Parliament of Great Britain on April 5, 1764.[1] The preamble to the act stated: "it is expedient that new provisions and regulations should be established for improving the revenue of this Kingdom ... and ... it is just and necessary that a revenue should be raised ... for defraying the expenses of defending, protecting, and securing the same."
  • Stamp Act

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stamp_Act_1765The Stamp Act imposed a direct tax by the British Parliament specifically on the colonies of British America, and it required that many printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper produced in London, carrying an embossed revenue stamp These printed materials were legal documents, magazines, newspapers and many other types of paper used throughout the colonies.
  • Townshend Acts

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Townshend_actsThe Townshend Acts were a series of acts passed, beginning in 1767, by the Parliament of Great Britain relating to the British colonies in North America. The acts are named after Charles Townshend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who proposed the program.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_massacreThe Boston Massacre was an incident on March 5, 1770, in which British Army soldiers killed five male civilians and injured six others. British troops had been stationed in Boston since 1768 in order to protect and support crown-appointed colonial officials attempting to enforce unpopular Parliamentary legislation. Amid ongoing tense relations between the population and the soldiers, a mob formed around a British sentry, who was subjected to verbal abuse and harassment.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_tea_partyThe Boston Tea Party was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, on December 16, 1773. Disguised as American Indians, the demonstrators destroyed an entire shipment of tea, which had been sent by the East India Company, in defiance of the Tea Act of May 10, 1773.
  • Coersive Acts

    Coersive Acts
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coercive_actsThe Intolerable Acts was the Patriot name for a series of punitive laws passed by the British Parliament, in 1774 relating to Massachusetts after the Boston Tea party. It was meant to punish the colonists for all the money that was wasted when the tea was thrown in the harbor. In Great Britain, these laws were referred to as the Coercive Acts.
  • Continential Congress

    Continential Congress
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continential_CongressThe Continental Congress was a convention of delegates called together from the Thirteen Colonies that became the governing body of the United States during the American Revolution.
  • Lexington and Concord ("Shot Heard Around the World")

    Lexington and Concord ("Shot Heard Around the World")
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lexington_and_concordThe Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. The battles marked the outbreak of open armed conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and its thirteen colonies in the mainland of British North America.
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_bunker_hillThe Battle of Bunker Hill took place on June 17, 1775, mostly on and around Breed's Hill, during the Siege of Boston early in the American Revolutionary War. The battle is named after the adjacent Bunker Hill, which was peripherally involved in the battle and was the original objective of both colonial and British troops, and is occasionally referred to as the "Battle of Breed's Hill."