American Revolution

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  • French and Indian war

    French and Indian war
    The colonies were wholly interested in overcoming the French in North America and appealed to the King for permission to raise armies and monies to defend themselves.
  • British Big Defeat

    British Big Defeat
    The British suffer a humiliating and costly defeat at Fort Carrillon,
  • French Surrender

    French Surrender
    Governor-General Vaudreuil of New France surrenders Montreal, the last French stronghold in North America
  • King George III ascends to the throne of England.

    King George III ascends to the throne of England.
    George III was one of the longest reigning British Monarchs
  • French Indian War Ends

    French Indian War Ends
    The Treaty of Paris is ratified, ending the French and Indian War. Signed on 3 November 1762
  • It passed the Sugar Act.

    It passed the Sugar Act.
    the Molasses Act colonial merchants had been required to pay a tax of six pence per gallon on the importation of foreign molasses.
  • The Parliament passed the Townshend Acts

    The Parliament passed the Townshend Acts
    Taxes on glass, paint, oil, lead, paper, and tea were applied with the design of raising £40,000 a year for the administration of the colonies.
  • A group of residents confronted British soldiers on the street.

    A group of residents confronted British soldiers on the street.
    British soldiers and Boston workers resumed the fights of the previous week.
  • Boston calls for a boycott of British imports

    Boston calls for a boycott of British imports
  • The Minutemen were called into action

    The Minutemen were called into action
  • American Revolution began

    American Revolution began
    The american revolution began in april 19, 1775
  • Richard Henry Lee of Virginia introduced aresolution proposing independence for the colonies

    Richard Henry Lee of Virginia introduced aresolution proposing independence for the colonies
    was an American statesman from Virginia best known for the motion in the Second Continental Congress calling for the colonies' independence from Great Britain.
  • The Declaration of Independence was signed

    The Declaration of Independence was signed
    Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence in the morning of a bright, sunny, but cool Philadelphia day.
  • Declaration of Independence was written

    Declaration of Independence was written
    Jefferson, at the request of the committee, drafts a declaration, of which only a fragment exists.
  • This decisive American victory in the Battle ofSaratoga was a major turning point in the revolution

    This decisive American victory in the Battle ofSaratoga was a major turning point in the revolution