American Revolution

Timeline created by A Lyons
  • End of the 7 Years War

    End of the 7 Years War
    War between Great Britain and the Colonist agaist the French and Indians.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Treaty that ended the French and Indian war
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Tax imposed on printed materials in colonies forcing them to uesd stamped materials
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    After 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
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    "The shot heard around the world" first battles of the American Revolution
  • 2nd Contenental Congress

    2nd Contenental Congress
    The Second Congress managed the colonial war effort, and moved incrementally towards independence, adopting the United States Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    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. Written by Thomas Jefferson
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    General George Washington led continental soldiers across the Deleware river to attack a British regiment in Trenton, New Jersey. Known as the turning point in the war
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    Last battle of the American Revolution were Lord Cornwallis surrendered to the colonists with the help from the French blocking off British ships.
  • Philidelphia Convention

    Philidelphia Convention
    Also known as the Contitutional Convention. When the United States Constitution was adopted in place of the Articles of Confederation