American Rev.

  • French & Indian War Ends

    French & Indian War Ends
    • French expansion in the Ohio River led to conflict with British colonies
    • France built forts at the modern day pointe
    • France wins series of battles
    • William Pitt paid Prussia to fight in Europe
    • Britain gains Canada and Florida
    • this led to taxes
  • Navigation Acts

    Navigation Acts
    • Parliament wanted to self promote the suffeincy of the Empire
    • restricted colonial trade with foreign powers
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    • placed taxes on papers, goods, etc.
    • taxes on diplomas, almanacs, dice, cards. etc.
    • it was repelled, the colonies had idea like who represented them, and who makes the laws
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    • colonists formed a mob which turned into a riot
    • marked the moment where tensions on both sides turned fatal
    • Verbal and some physical abuse came to the British Guards
    • 3 people were killed and 8 wounded after the British opened fire into the mob
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    • Allowed the British East India Company have a monopoly on Tea imports.
    • cut the middle man of importing tea to the colonies
    • people chose to buy the expensive tea
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    • political protest against the Tea Act
    • No taxation without representation
    • 342 chests dumped
    • proved America wouldn't take tyranny and taxation sitting down.
  • Coervice/intolerable acts

    Coervice/intolerable acts
    • Port Bill act closed Boston
    • Quartering act- present your homes for soldiers to rest
    • Administration of Justice act- British officials were to be tried in England
    • First Continental congress met after this
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    • A meeting of 55 delegates from 12 colonies (Except Georgia)
    • Agenda was how to respond to the Intolerable acts.
    • There was 1 vote per representative
  • Lexington & Concord

    Lexington & Concord
    • first battle of the American Rev.
    • minutemen and militia confronted the British at Lexington
    • British move on to concord and capture a colonist armory
    • Colonists move to meet the British, British fall back to the other side of the river
    • British fall back and the Colonists have their first win
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    • Decreed that a Continental army was needed to be made
    • Army placed under General George Washington
    • Authorized the printing of money
    • confirmed the declation of independence
  • Declaration of Indepence Adopted

    Declaration of Indepence Adopted
    • the declaration summarized the Colonist's wants for independence
    • Life Libery and pursuit of Happiness
    • announced separation from Britain
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    • General Burgoyne, British called a 3 pronged attack on New York
    • General Gates, Americans built fortifications on Bemis Heights, south of Saratoga, to stop British advance South
    • Forces engaged on Freemans Farm (19th), Britain suffered many casualties
    • October 7th, British called attack on Bemis Heights, unsuccessful
    • British surrendered
    • France signs an Alliance treaty with Continental Army
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    • Washington marches troops into Valley Forge for the winter
    • Huts are built
    • unsanitary conditions cause disease
    • shortage of food and blankets contributed to this
    • 2k soldiers perished
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    • blew out the flame that was the American Revolution
    • led to Treaty of Paris 1783
    • British surrendered to the Continental Army
  • Constitution is written

    Constitution is written
    • stated the United States serves its people
    • brought the Judicial, Legislative, and Executive branches
    • longest written government document still in affect
  • Constitution Adopted

    Constitution Adopted
    The colonies adopted the Constitution
    - 55 delegates signed the Constitution
    - Many refused since no bill of rights were included