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The Timeline of the Events that lead to the Revolution and the Revolution

By alonte
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    People of Boston were extremely mad about the taxation on goods brought into the colony. Protests began with an angry crowd of workers and sailors. They surrounded a small group of British soldiers and threw snowballs and rocks at them. The scared British soldiers fired into the crowd killing five people and wounding six. Governor Thomas Hutchinson tried to settle things down by having nine soldiers arrested and tried for for murder. Through this arrest of nine soldiers only two were punished.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    The Sons of Liberty called together to stop the unloading of tea by the East India Company. They threatened ship captains who were bringing tea into ports. No tea was ever unloaded in New York, Philadelphia, or other ports. One December 16, 1773 a large crowd gathered into the harbor disguised as indians. They boarded a tea ship and for three hours threws 342 cases of barreles tea into the harbor.The raiders destroyed 90,000 lbs of tea worth thousands of dollars.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts
    The British government was outraged by The Boston Tea Party. They then passed 4 acts. The first act closed Boston Harbor, the second and third acts increased the powers of the royal governor, abolished the upper house of the Massachusetts legislature, and cut the powers of town meetings. Then the fourth act strengthened the 1765 Quartering Act.
  • "Shot Heard Round the World"

    "Shot Heard Round the World"
    In 1775 700 troops were sent by General Thomas Gage to sieze the arms and capture some important colonial leaders. In Lexington 77 men were waiting for the British. The British told the minutemen to dismiss but they refused. Suddenly a shot rang out, it was unknown who shot it, but it turned out to be the first shot of the American Revolution.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    On the Charlestown Peninsula on the North side of Boston Harbour, British troops of the Boston garrison fought against troops of the American Continental Army. The British grenadiers, light infantry and battalion company men wore red coats, the headgear of the companies, bearskin fronted mitre caps, tricorne hats and caps, and were armed with muskets and bayonets. The British had light guns and were supported by the heavy guns of the fleet. The Americans were armed with muskets or whatever firea
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independance was a piece of writing that uses step-by-step logic on why the colonists wanted to break away from the British. It is made up of the preamble, the list of grievances, and the dissovling of bonds.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    Took place in Saratoga on the Hudson River in New York State. British and German troops fought against the Americans.The British force had some 5,000 British, Brunswickers, Canadians and Indians. By the time of the surrender the American force was around 12,000 to 14,000 militia and troops. The Americans forced the surrender of Burgoyne’s force.
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    The Battle of Yorktown

    The Americans and French fought against the British. General Washington commanded the Americans, Lieutenant General de Rochambeau commanded the French and Major General Lord Cornwallis commanded the British.It proved to be the last major land battle of the American Revolutionary War in North America, as the surrender of Cornwallis' army prompted the British government eventually to negotiate an end to the conflict.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The Americans and French fought against the British. And it turned out to be the final battle of the Revolutionary War until Cornwallis surrendered leading the Americans to victory.The Americans dressed as best they could. Increasingly as the war progressed regular infantry regiments of the Continental Army wore blue uniform coats but the militia continued in rough clothing.