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American Revolution

By crlebel
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War created the first main hostilities between the Colonies and Great Britian as England demanded that Colonists pay for war debt
  • Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act created a tax on sugar and molasses that adversly effected colonial trade in the French West Indies and else where
  • The Currency Act

    The Currency Act effectively allowed Parliament to have control over colonial currency
  • The Stamp Act

    Stamp Act required colonists to by stamps on certain paper goods
  • The Stamp Act Congress

    The Stamp Act Congress was created to protest the Stamp Act and list grievences of other Acts passed by Congress
  • The Townshend Act

    Townshend Act created tazes on glass, paint, oil, lead,paper and tea
  • The Tea Act

    Tea Act was created to prop up the East India Company, it also undermined local merchants
  • The Boston Tea Party

    Sons of Liberty boarded three ships dressed as Native Americans and dumped 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor
  • Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts were a series of six separate acts created to force the colonies to bare the burden of war debts from the French and Indian war
  • First Continental Congress

    Delegates met in Philadelphia to discuss grievences with England, it was important that the King and Parliament understood Colonial grievences
  • Boston Massacre

    British soliders shot on Boston citizens and killed 7
    Boston Massacre
  • Lexington and Concord

    "Shot heard around the world" General Gage, lead a group of British soliders from Boston to seize gunpowser stockpiles in Lexington and Concord
  • Second Continental Congress

    Delegates met in Philadelphia to figure things out,decided they needed a Continental Army, delcared George Washington as lead of Army and created an Olive Branch Petition to King George
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    The British drive colonists from Breed's Hill, American troops accidently took up position on Breed's hill instead of Bunker Hill like directed
  • "Common Sense"

    "Common Sense "challenged the British government and openly asked for independence
  • Declaration of Independence

    Congress debates, revises and adopts the Declaration of Independence
  • Battles of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga was considered the turning point in the American Revolution
  • Valley Forge

    George Washington and his men retired to spend the winter of 1777 in Valley Forge, it was full of stravation, cold and horrid conditions
  • French Alliance

    The United States and French sign an alliance in which the French agree to lend support to the American cause
  • Articles of Confederation

    The Articles of Confederation was the first consitituion of the United States
  • Surrender at Yorktown

    General Cornwallis surrended to Americans at Yorktown, the war is offically over
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris signed by Americans and British, England offically agrees to recongize American Independence