American revolution

  • end of french & indian war

    end of french & indian war
    Treaty was signed with between England and France ending the French and Indian War. Canada and continent East of Mississippi River came together as one with Great Britian's growing empire.
  • proclomation of 1763

    proclomation of 1763
    Royal Decree was issued that prohibited North American colonists from maintaining settlements west of imaginary line running down crest of Appalachian mountains.
    - acknowledged that indians own the lands where they were and white settlers in their area were thrown out.
  • sugar act

    sugar act
    British placed a tax on sugar, wine, and other thinsg. British wanted money to help provide more security for colonies.
    -colonist became united because they opposed the sugar act.
  • the currency act

    the currency act
  • stamp act

    stamp act
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    -British came to Boston, very unwelcomed
    -Riot began
    -turned into a street fight
    -fight was between patriot mob and squad of British squad
    -they threw sticks, rocks, and snowballs
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    almost guaranteed that the american colonist buy tea from the East India company.
    It was the cheapest tea around so of course the Americans
    wanted to buy it rather than spending a lot on the regular tea.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    that night a patriots came in and took the tea and poured it into the Boston Harbor.Paul Revere, John Hancock, Patrick Henry, and
    Samual Adams were those that did this.
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    the Continental Congress

    different colonies came together to discuss liberty.
    1st continental congress had 56 delegates from 12 diff. colonies, they met in Philadelphia. 2nd continental congress met in 1775 , when the Rev. war started. continental congress
    created the continental army and had George Washington as the commander in chief.Out of the discussions came the Declaration of Independence and articles of confederation.
  • delegates sign!

    delegates sign!
    delegates sign declaration of independence
  • declaration of independence adoption

    declaration of independence adoption
    congress adopts declaration of independence.
    sent to printer
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    federal government gave the states a lot of power over federal government.
  • sign prelininary articles of peace

    sign prelininary articles of peace
    British and Americans sign preliminary Articles of Peace
  • sign treaty of paris

    sign treaty of paris
    United States and Great Britain sign the Treaty of Paris
  • washington resigns

    washington resigns
  • us constitution signed

    us constitution signed
    the US constitution is basically the highest law in the US