American Revolution By rb25 1754 French and Indian war start Start of the French and Indian war, provided Great Britain territory. 1763 Navigation act Regulated tease of empire and enabled mother country to profit from colonies overseas. 1763 French and Indian War End Mar 22, 1765 Stamp Act Helped replenish finances after 30 years war. Mar 5, 1770 Boston Massacre United colonies against Britain’s actions. British fired on colonists. May 10, 1773 Tea Act Shipped tea straight to colonies without England. Dec 16, 1773 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. Mar 31, 1774 Coercive/Intolerable Act This closed the port of Boston, and broke apart Massachusetts bay. Caused by the Boston tea party. Sep 5, 1774 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. Apr 19, 1775 Lexington and Concord “Shot heard around the world”. Americans supported the cause of independence. Caused by British seizing supplies In concord. May 10, 1775 Second Continental Congress Started due to Britains intolerable acts. This was another step towards independence from Britain. Aug 2, 1776 Declaration of Independence adopted Britain taxing and treating the colonies a specific way. Unified the colonies to fight together. Sep 19, 1777 Battle of Saratoga Further steps towards independence, pushed morale due to the defeat of the British. Dec 19, 1777 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. Sep 28, 1781 Battle of Yorktown This battle was to hold them back until they got more supplies and reinforcements. Birth of the new nation. Sep 17, 1787 U.S. constitution Written Allowed the states to bypass laws by the Congress/articles of confederation. Unified the states. Sep 17, 1787 U.S. Constitution adopted Focused on government practices, and split the branches.