American rev.

  • Navigation acts

    Navigation acts
    Laws passed by parliament that imposed on British trade-things like sugar, tobacco, cotton and wool.
    At this time the dutch were carrying most of the trade and this threaten the English shipping, so this act required all imports to be bought from Britain or resold by Britain.
  • French and Indian war ends

    French and Indian war ends
    Ends with signing of the treaty of Paris. The war began overland religion and trade and the debt from this war will ultimately be the reason for all the taxes
  • Stamp act

    Stamp act
    Taxed newspapers and pamphlets colonists felt they had no right to be taxed “no taxation without representation”
    The colonists boycotted British goods and organized the sons of liberty and the daughters of liberty. Parliament ultimately repealed the tax.
  • Boston massacre

    Boston massacre
    Colonists were in opposition of acts passed by Parliament, they were protesting and was throwing stones at soldiers the British soldiers then shot and killed 5 people
  • Tea act

    Tea act
    Allowed the east India company exclusive rights to send its tea to the colonies and have a monopoly winch caused the colonists to protest and resulted in the Boston tea party
  • Boston tea party

    Boston tea party
    Colonists dressed as Indians and put tea in the harbor from 3 ships to protest the tax on tea. Winch caused the British parliament to pass laws to punish the colonists
  • Intolerable acts

    Intolerable acts
    Series of 4 laws were passed by the British to punish the colonists for the protest, the Boston tea party, against the tea act. This caused outrage and a main reason for the American revolution.
  • First continental congress

    First continental congress
    In reaction to the coercive acts, Representatives from 12 colonies gathered in Philadelphia to discuss how to respond to the British
  • Second continental congress

    Second continental congress
    Set up a continental army with George Washington in command. This was when they created the first US Constitution
  • Lexington and concord

    Lexington and concord
    Colonist clashed with Britain and began the American revolution. This is the famous “shot heard round the world “
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Declares independence from Britain and talks about people’s rights and power from the people “popular sovereignty”
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    1st Turing point in the war and the Americans won over the British also France joined the Americans.
  • Winter at valley forge

    Winter at valley forge
    Brutal winter for the continental army many suffered from hunger, and disease and many died. They were not prepared to spend six months and did not have enough food and clothing and goods,
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    With help from French, Washington forced surrender of British army. This was the last major battle of the American Revolution and the start of a new nations independence.
  • US constitution written

    US constitution written
    Madison, Washington, Franklin wrote- has been in place more than 200 years. They decided how a new America would be governed
  • US constitution adopted

    US constitution adopted
    Adopted when new gaps hire became the 9th state to ratify the constitution