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American Revolution

  • Navigation Acts

    Navigation Acts
    Series of laws that restricted the use of foreign shipping for trade between England and it's colonies.
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    American Revolution

    This is a timeline of events that revolved around the American Revolution.
  • William Penn

    William Penn
    William Penn, a quaker gets a charter from King Charles II allowing him to become the proprieter of Pennsylvania.
  • King James II

    King James II
    King James II is overthrown and known as the Glorious Revolution.
  • William & Mary

    William & Mary
    William and Mary of Orange become King and Queen of England.
  • Salem Witches

    Salem Witches
    Hysteria over the presence of alleged witches in Salem, Massachusetts leads to the execution of 19 individuals, 1 crushing, and the killing of 1 dog.
  • French & Indian War

    French & Indian War
    French and Indian war was between Great Britain and France in North America.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The British placed a tax on sugar, wine, and other important things.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Stamp Act was a direct tax imposed by the British Parliament specifically on the colonies of British America
  • Quartering Acts

    Quartering Acts
    Quartering Acts ordered the local governments of the American colonies to provide housing and provisions for British soldiers.
  • Sons of Liberty

    Sons of Liberty
    Sons of Liberty, an underground organization opposed to the Stamp Act, is formed in a number of colonial towns. Its members use violence and intimidation to eventually force all of the British stamp agents to resign and also stop many American merchants from ordering British trade goods.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    Townshend Acts were a series of laws passed in 1767 by the Parliament of Great Britain relating to the British colonies in North America.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Incident in which British Army soldiers killed five or so civilian men.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor.
  • 1st Continental Congress

    1st Continental Congress
    Response to the passage of the Coercive Acts/Intertolerable Acts by the British Parliament which had punished Boston for the Boston Tea Party.
  • Midnight Ride to Lexington

    Midnight Ride to Lexington
    He warned the residents there that redcoats were likely to be dispatched in the near future to seize the town’s arms supply. Revere sent a signal by lantern to alert colonists in Charlestown as to the movements of the troops, one if by land, two if by sea.
  • Lexington & Concord

    Lexington & Concord
    British Regulars were given orders to capture and destroy military supplies that were reportedly stored by the Massachusetts militia at Concord but Patriots found out and caused a battle.
  • 2nd Continental Congress

    2nd Continental Congress
    The 2nd Continental Congress managed the colonial war effort and moved incrementally towards independence,.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Declaration of Independence was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire.
  • Cornwallis Surrenders

    Cornwallis Surrenders
    Cornwallis surrenders troops at Yorktown, New York.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Ended the American Revolutionary War between Great Britain on the one hand and the United States of America