AMERICAN REVOLOUTION TIMELINE By Mpower327 Period: Jan 1, 1700 to Dec 31, 1850 American revolutions Feb 6, 1765 Stamp act Tax on the british colonies to pay off britians war debt. Jun 9, 1772 Gaspee Affair A british boat was taken over by colonists all goods were stolen and the boat was torched this was a significant event leading up to the revolutionary war. Dec 17, 1773 Boston Tea Party Action by colonists in disgust to britsh taxation without representation. Jun 1, 1774 Coercive Acts Series of laws passed by british and imposed on colonies they were issued in response too the tea party and other rebelious actions by the colonists. Period: Sep 5, 1774 to Oct 26, 1774 First continental congress Oct 26, 1774 First continental congress all the deligets from 12 colines united to stand up against Great Britain Apr 12, 1775 Commitees of Correspndence established Shadow goverments run in the thirteen colonies the night before the american revolution. Big reason behind first continental congress. Apr 19, 1775 Battle of lexington and Concord First fight in revolutionary war was secret too most. May 10, 1775 Second continental congress Was goverment during the war. Succeded the first continental congress. Jun 17, 1775 Battle of bunker hill British won but lost lots of people seen as more of a loss then gain for attacking and taking the hil. Jul 5, 1775 Olive Branch petition Peace offering to the king which was denied and then was the cause for the proclamation of rebellion. Aug 23, 1775 Proclamation for suppressing Rebellion and sedition the document states that any person who rebels and or fight against the british will being given severe penaltys Jan 17, 1776 Common sense published Written by Thomas Paine about the colonies arguement as to why they should resent british rule. Mar 17, 1776 British evacuate boston British being forced out of boston after losing several battles. Jul 4, 1776 Declaration of independence Signing of all the colonists stating the thirteen states are equal and now their own country and is giving them rights and freedoms. Apr 26, 1777 Paul revere's ride Around midnight on april 26 1777 paul revere road to most of the colonies to spread the word to get ready to fight the british.