American Revolution

  • Navigation Acts

    Navigation Acts
    The Navigation Acts were laws passed by the British Parliament that restricted colonial trade. Mercantilist England used the acts to benefit their economy.
  • End of French and Indian War

    End of French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War was a war between Britain and France. They were fighting for power of the Ohio territory. It was ended by the signing of the Treaty of Paris.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was caused by "Taxation without Representation". The colonists decided to dump 342 chests of tea, from the British East India Company, into the Boston Harbor to rebel.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was a tax directed onto the colonists. It taxed any and all paper documents.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre began after colonists attacked a British soldier. The fought grew to a brawl between the two sides.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act let the British East India Company ship its tea directly to the colonies without having to stop in England first.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts, also known as the Coercive Acts, were four acts established by parliament. It was essentially a punishment for the Boston Tea Party.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The First Continental Congress was a meeting of representatives from all of the colonies except for Georgia.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    These battles began the American Revolution. Paul Revere and others, on that night, warned the colonists of the British beginning to enter Concord.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    After a successful attack on Fort Ticonderoga, the Second Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to discuss creating an army.
  • Adoption of the Declaration of Independence

    Adoption of the Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was the colonists telling Britain they wanted to be independent. (Written Largely by Thomas Jefferson)
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    There were really two battles in the Battle of Saratoga. There was the Battle at Freeman's Farm, and the Battle of Bemis Heights.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    This began 6 days before Christmas. Led, by George Washington, the Continental Army withstood a cold, harsh winter. Due to the British capturing of Philadelphia.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The Battle of Yorktown, also know as the Siege of Yorktown, consisted of the French and Colonists trapping the British army on all sides of a peninsula.
  • U.S. Constitution Written

    U.S. Constitution Written
    On the 17th of September, 1787, the U.S. constitution was written in Independence Hall. The document still stands strong today. And is a vital role of our democracy.
  • Adoption of the U.S. Constitution

    Adoption of the U.S. Constitution
    After adopting the Constitution, the United States of America became Independent and officially had its own laws and government.