American revolution

  • Navigation act

    Tried to regulate colonists trading and what was imported but wasn’t religiously enforced.
  • French and Indian war ends

    The British fought a large and crippling war against the French and Indians and expected the colonists to pay for the war debt.
  • Stamp act

    Taxed items such as newspapers and pamphlets colonists found this to be a attack against there rights.
  • The Boston massacre

    Colonists protesting threw rocks and ice at British soldiers who opened fire in defense and killed 5 colonists.
  • Tea act

    Britain puts a tax on all tea to try and repair its debt from the war which outrages the colonists paying for it.
  • Boston tea party

    A handful of colonists riled together and threw a whole ships worth of tea into the Boston harbor in protest of the tax on tea.
  • First continental congress

    12 state representatives gathered in Philadelphia to discuss moves against the British for what happened in Massachusetts.
  • Second continental congress

    Colonist leaders came together and formed a continental army with George Washington in command.
  • Lexington and concord

    The first battle of the revolutionary war where the first shots of the war took place between the British and colonists.
  • Declaration of Independence adopted

    American leaders signed the declaration claiming there break from Great Britain and its government.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    A large win for the colonists and the turning point of the war and convinced the French to join the side of the colonists.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    A hard blow to the colonists where the cold winter and starvation killed hundreds of colonist soldiers but George Washington held his army together.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    The final battle that crumbled the British war effort and forced the British to end the war two years later.
  • U.S. constitution written

    This constitution fixed all the problems we had with Great Britain and created laws to protect the people from the government.