American Revolution

  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    This was the war between the French/ Native Americans(Indians) vs the British. This war was called the Seven Years war even though it lasted more. The British won but it was a very important event because it was expensive and later on affect the war between the Americans and Great Britain.
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    French and Indian war

  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    This was a law that said that you had to shelter British soldiers during the French and Indian war even if you didn't know them. Now in my opinion this was important because the colonists weren't happy at all and led to protests.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Limited the freedom of speech because if you couldn’t agree with the paper then it limited everyone’s amendment now. It was important in my opinion because it made them fell pressed and didn’t have a say.
  • The Boson Massacre

    The Boson Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a accidental shooting. British soldiers were attacked by a mob of colonist who were pelting them with snowballs and rocks. Some one cried “fire” which meant to shoot at the time, and the Redcoats did exactly that. Five civilians where killed. This event was caused by built up tensions between the English and the colonist. The colonist were upset about not being represented in England's Parliament. This event is important to the American revolution because it was
  • Tea Party

    Tea Party
    Tea which was being shipped to America by the British was being taxed. Boston patriots dressed up like Native Americans and took control of the British merchant ships carrying tea. They took 342 chests of tea and threw them into Boston harbor. This act of rebellion angered King George III for the tea cost around £10,000 - £18,000. He put a tax on the colonists to pay for the lost tea.
  • Shot Heard Around the World

    Shot Heard Around the World
    Paul Revere learned that the British planned to arrest John Hancock and Sam Adams and capture the rebels' ammunition stored in Concord. He arranged for a signal to warn patriots if the British left Boston by putting 1 lantern in the belfry of Christ Church if they left by land and 2 if by sea (across the river). Revere rode through the towns warning of the British march. Local militias gathered and confronted the British in Lexington where the first shots of the War of Independence were fired.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    A declaration for the people of The United States to have Independence(and the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness) drafted by Thomas Jefferson. Which helped Britian know we wanted our freedom.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The battle of Saratoga is important because the American victory convinced the French to become allies and help fight the British in the American Revolutionary War. Without French support the revolution may not have been successful.
  • French-American Alliance

    French-American Alliance
    Alliance between France and the United States that promised support when attacked by British.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    This was a book by Thomas Paine. This was to try to convince the colonists to break apart from Great Britain. I think that this is an important event for this time-line because this book convinced lots of Colonists and that is why there was a war and there is a United States now.
  • Treaty of Paris Ratified Ending the War

    Treaty of Paris Ratified Ending the War
    The Americans joined forces with Paris and conquered British. This was important because without that agreement America would have had a more difficult time getting there independence.