American Revolution

  • Salutary Neglect

    Salutary Neglect
    This was an undocumented British policy of avoiding strict enforcement of parliamentary laws. It was meant to keep the American colonies obedient to England. This lasted from 1607 to 1763.
  • French and Indian War ended

    French and Indian War ended
    They went to was because the French and British were involved in a dispute over the Ohio River territory and the allegiance of the Native American nations found there.The was ended with the signing of the treaties of Hubertusburg and Paris. The results of the was war was France cedes Canada to Great Britain and transfers Louisiana to Spain and Spain gave up Florida to Great Britain. There was no clear of the war but the British is considered the winner due to land agreements that was made.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The British placed a tax on sugar because they wanted more money. They wanted this money to help provide more security for the colonies. The security was expensive because of the Indians and fights with foreign powers. They also hoped that the act would force colonists to sell their goods to Britain as opposed to selling to other countries.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act 1765 forced a direct tax by the British Parliament specifically on the colonies of British America. During the French and Indian war, the British national debt nearly doubled and post-war expenses were expected to remain high. he American colonies refused to pay for the tax. The purpose of the tax was to help pay for troops stationed in North America after the British victory of the French and Indian war.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    This occured between a "patriot" mob, throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers. Additional soldiers was called in and they was attacked too, so the soldiers fired into the mob. Eight soldiers, one officer, and four civilians were arrested and charged with murder and two was convicted with manslaughter
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The objective was to reduce the massive surplus of tea held by a British East India Company in London that had finance trouble. The company had eighteen million pounds of unsold tea in the warehouse. The tea was to be shipped directly to the colonies, and sold at a bargain price. Colonists in Philadelphia and New York turned the tea ships back to Britain but they went to Charleston and left the cargo of tea to rot on the docks. This later led to the Boston Tea Party.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    On the evening of December 16, 1773, a group of men calling themselves the "Sons of Liberty" went to the Boston Harbor. The men were dressed as Mohawk Indians. They boarded three British ships, the Beaver, the Eleanor and the Dartmouth, and dumped forty-five tons of tea into the Boston Harbor.
  • The Continental Congress

    The Continental Congress
    Two groups of people from all over the 13 Colonies who came together to discuss liberty, The First Continental Congress and the Second Continental Congress. The Continental Congress created the Continental Army and named George Washington as commander-in-chief.
  • Battles of Lexington & Concord

    Battles of Lexington & Concord
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. The battles marked the outbreak of open armed conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and its thirteen colonies in the mainland of British North America.
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill took place on June 17, 1775. The battle is named after the adjacent Bunker Hill, which was peripherally involved in the battle and was the original objective of both colonial and British troops. It is often referred to as the Battle of Breed's Hill.
  • Thomas Paine published “Common Sense”

    Thomas Paine published “Common Sense”
    Common Sence was a pamphlet published at the begining of the American Revolution. It had the largest sale and circulation of any book published in American history. It presented the American colonists with an argument for freedom from British rule at a time when the question of seeking independence was still undecided.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies. This meant thet the thirteen American colonies was no longer a part of the British Empire.