American Revolution Project

  • Albany Plan of Union

    Albany Plan of Union
    The Albany Plan was proposed by Benjamin Franklin at the Albany Congress in 1754 in Albany, New York. It was an early attempt at forming a union of the colonies "under one government
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  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    1764 Act that put a three-cent tax on foreign refined sugar and increased taxes on coffee, indigo, and certain kinds of wine. It banned importation of rum and French wines. These taxes affected only a certain part of the population, but the affected merchants were very vocal. Besides, the taxes were enacted (or raised) without the consent of the colonists. This was one of the first instances in which colonists wanted a say in how much they were taxed.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    American colonies were tired of the heavy taxing on tea so they snuck aboard a british ship and dumped all of the tea
  • 1st Continental Congress

    1st Continental Congress
    The Congress met briefly to consider options, including an economic boycott of British trade; publishing a list of rights and grievances; and petitioning King George for redress of those grievances. d
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    Revolutionary war

  • Battle Of Bunker Hill

    Battle Of Bunker Hill
    The rebel army took position on Breed's Hill near Boston on June 16, 1775. The British, however, attacked on June 17 before these plans were completed.
  • Battle Of Moores Creek Bridge

    Battle Of Moores Creek Bridge
    The Brits sought out a smaller rebel force rumored to be encamped along Moore’s Creek. When they arrived, they found that the enemy had withdrawn across a bridge after taking up its planks and greasing its supports. Then Loyalists unwisely decided to advance across the compromised structure.
  • Decleration of Independence

    Decleration of Independence
    written by primarily thomas jefferson, the Decleration of Independence stated that the thirteen colonies were now independent from Great Britain
  • The Siege Of Yorktown

    The Siege Of Yorktown
    1781 was a victory by assault of American forces led by General George Washington and French forces led by the Comte de Rochambeau over a British Army commanded by Lieutenant General Lord Cornwallis.