American Revolution

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  • French and Indian war start

    French and Indian war start
    Start of the French and Indian war, provided Great Britain territory.
  • Navigation act

    Navigation act
    Regulated tease of empire and enabled mother country to profit from colonies overseas.
  • French and Indian War End

    French and Indian War End
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Helped replenish finances after 30 years war.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    United colonies against Britain’s actions. British fired on colonists.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    Shipped tea straight to colonies without England.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The first way the the colonists fought back against the British. Dumped tea in the Boston harbor. They didn’t want taxed tea, even though it was still cheaper.
  • Coercive/Intolerable Act

    Coercive/Intolerable Act
    This closed the port of Boston, and broke apart Massachusetts bay. Caused by the Boston tea party.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    America wanted to split from Britain. Declared americas independence, or took steps towards it. Broke apart from Britain. Was ratified years later.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    “Shot heard around the world”. Americans supported the cause of independence. Caused by British seizing supplies In concord.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Started due to Britains intolerable acts. This was another step towards independence from Britain.
  • Declaration of Independence adopted

    Declaration of Independence adopted
    Britain taxing and treating the colonies a specific way. Unified the colonies to fight together.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    Further steps towards independence, pushed morale due to the defeat of the British.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    This was a cold battle. Hundreds died due to disease. Was caused due to food shortages. British was stealing supplies. More steps forwards independence.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    This battle was to hold them back until they got more supplies and reinforcements. Birth of the new nation.
  • U.S. constitution Written

    U.S. constitution Written
    Allowed the states to bypass laws by the Congress/articles of confederation. Unified the states.
  • U.S. Constitution adopted

    U.S. Constitution adopted
    Focused on government practices, and split the branches.