American Revolution By Conor Greer 1651 Navigation Acts The Navigation Acts were to restrict colonial trade to England. This led to higher prices. Feb 10, 1763 French and Indian War Ends England defeated France and Native American allies. The British treasury was drained. Britain thought colonists should pay their share. 1765 Stamp Act The Stamp Act was an act of the Parliament which imposed a direct tax on the British and required printed materials. Mar 5, 1770 Boston Massacre 9 British soldiers shot 5 colonist’s who were harassing them with snowballs and clubs. May 10, 1773 Tea Act The act granted the company the right to ship its tea directly to the colonies without first landing it in England. Dec 16, 1773 Boston Tea Party American Colonists were mad about "taxation without representation," and dumped chests of Tea into the harbor. Mar 31, 1774 Coercive/Intolerable acts The Intolerable Acts were laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea Party that punished Massachusetts colonists for the Tea Party protest. Sep 5, 1774 First Continental Congress The First Continental Congress was a meeting of delegates from the British Colonies. After much talk, the congress issued a Declaration of Rights Apr 19, 1775 Lexington and Concord "Shot Heard Around The World" Officially started off the Revolutionary war. Battles of Lexington and Concord were considered a big victory May 10, 1775 Second Continental Congress The Second Continental Congress met on May 10, 1775, to plan further responses if the British government had not repealed or modified the acts. Jul 4, 1776 Declaration of Independence adopted This document declared the colonies an independent nation. It also created a alliance with France. Sep 19, 1777 Battle of Saratoga The battle of Saratoga was a turning point in the Revolutionary war. The Americans defeated the British and the Big win lifted the Americans morale. Dec 19, 1777 Winter at Valley Forge Valley Forge was commanded by General George Washington. The Continental Army's experiences at Valley Forge helped them win over the British in the long run. Sep 28, 1781 Battle of Yorktown After three weeks of constant fighting Cornwallis surrendered to Washington at Yorktown, effectively ending the War for Independence. Sep 17, 1787 U.S Constitution Written The Delegates appointed Committee of Detail to write the constitution. After that, 38 delegates signed, and the constitution is still used today. Sep 17, 1787 U.S. Constitution adopted 55 Delegates signed the U.S Constitution and this document is still shaping our government today.