American Revolution

  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    British soldiers fought against French soldiers and Native Americans. Native Americans joined in the battle against the British because they were afraid the British would take over their land. a peace treaty was signed in 1763, the British got most of the French land in North America. And the British started taxing the colonists to pay for the war.
  • 1765 Stamp Act

    1765 Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was supposed to help Parliament keep peace between the Native Americans and the settlers. This act was supposed to help Parliament with funds/money.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Four workers were shot by British troops. A street fight between patriot mobs throwing snow balls, stones, and sticks. And a team of British soldiers kill workers. All started because 50 citizens attacked a British sentinel
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea party takes place. 342 crates of tea were dumped into the bay because of the parliament act. King george III and Parliamnet respond to Boston Tea Party by closing the city port.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was adopted b the Continential Congress. It is a cumulation of the struggle years between the new nation and its former protector. This was Jeffersons idea. and it was finally confimrmed in 1776.
  • Dark Hours for the Rebels

    Dark Hours for the Rebels
    George Washington and the Continental Army spent the Christmas holiday on the road. Four months of harassment and battle with the British Army left the Continental Army tired, sore, and hungry. Washinton and his army were chased off of Log Island and down the length of Manhattan.
  • Burgoyne Surrenders at Saratoga

    Burgoyne Surrenders at Saratoga
    A British army of about 7,000 surrendered to a combined force of American militia and Continental regulars. The news of the surrender spread very quickly.
  • Yorktown

    Charles Lord Cornwallis signed orders surrendering his British Army to a combined French and American force outside the Virginia tobacco port. A three week siege ended that had started with the coverage of french and American forces. This was a 6 and a half year war.