American Revolution

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    Pre-Revolution Events

    Events that eventually led up to the revolution
  • The Stamp Act

    Required colonists to buy a stamp on every paper item that they purchase.
  • Declaration of Rights

    Lists all the rights that the colonists felt they needed
  • Townshend Acts

    The Townshend Acts put taxes on all goods. Also it suspended the New York Assembly. Was repealed in 1770 under Parliament.
  • Boston Massacre.

    Boston Massacre.
    Although only 5 people died, it is still considered a massacre. Tensions about the British soldiers being in Boston were escalading until finally all their anger was unleashed.
  • Tea Act

    Only allowed colonists tp purchase tea from the British East India Company. The result was the Boston Tea Party
  • Boston Tea Party

    The British had put a tax on tea that made a certain brand of tea the only option for the colonists to buy. They didn't like this and as a result dumped all the tea over board.
  • Intolerable Acts.

    Passed acts that closed the bonston harbor, and put taxes on more popular goods. Imposed because of the Boston Tea Party.
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    American Revolution

    Battles and other major events that occured during the American Revolution
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill

    The Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker hill took place on June 17th 1775, on the Charlston Penninsula. It was 2,400 British troops versus the Americans 1,500. Although the end result was the British winning, it was a rather heavy loss for them. The battle was later considered heroic stands against opressing forces.
  • Declaration of Independance

    Declaration of Independance
    The DOI was a document stating that America was no longer going to be pushed around be Great Britian. It listed all the things that the king has done wrong (the abuses of his power).
  • Battle of New York (Long Island)

    Battle of New York (Long Island)
    The Battle of Long Island took place August 27th 1776, in New York. The British joined forces with the Hessians to make 24,000 troops. The Americans only had 10,000. The end result was the British forced the Americans out of New York.
  • The Battle of Trenton

    The Battle of Trenton
    On Christmas day, The Battle of Trenton was fought. It was the Hessians against the Americans. The Hessians had 1,400 troops with 6 lights and the Americans had 2,400 troops with 18 guns. The Battle of Trenton is ultimatly considered a moral vicroty. However it was also a physical victory for Washington.
  • Battle of Brandywine Creek

    Battle of Brandywine Creek
    The Battle of Brandywine Creek took place on September 11th 1777, near Philidelphia. It was British with the Hessians against the Americans. With the Hessians the British had roughly 6,000 troops, whereas the Americans had 8,000 some troops. Eventually the British and the Hessians drove the Americans out.
  • The Siege of Chaleston

    The Siege of Chaleston
    Sir Henrey Clinton first attempted to take over Charleston in 1776, however it was not succuesful. However they came back in 1780 bigger and better than before, and took control of Charleston. May 12 was the ending day.
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    The Battle of Yorktown

    The Battle of Yorktown was a very long battle. France was involved in this battle, having 7,800 troops. The Americans had 8,800 troops. The British had a measly 6000 troops. The Americans overpowered with the French and beat the British.