Katherine B - American Revolution

Timeline created by Katbai2773
In History
  • Albany Plan of Union

    Albany Plan of Union
    Plan to create a more unified government
    Rejected by King
    Join or Die cartoon- Benjamin Franklin...would later be used as propaganda for the American Revolution
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    Fighting over the territory, Ohio River Valley
    Proclamation of 1763, King proclaimed the colonist could not settle west of the Appalachian mountains, upset colonist
    Sparking cause of the American Revolution
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    King George III proclaimed that colonist could not settle west of the Appalachian
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British soldiers fired, killing 5 colonists after being harassed
    Impacted relationships between the British and Colonist
    Publicized by Paul Revere and Samuel Adams -used as propaganda- further increased colonists to rise together and fight for Independence
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Sons of Liberty
    Political Protest, cost Britain millions
    Colonist were upset "No Taxation Without Representation" threw tea overboard.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The result of the Boston Tea Party-meant as punishment
    Boston Port Act, Massachusets Government Act, Administration of Justice Act, Quartering Act, Quebec Act
    Colonist felt as in their rights were being violated
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    12 of 13 colonies met in Philadelphia
    organized a colonial resistance to Parliament's Coercive (Intolerable) Acts
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    First Major Battle-One of the bloodiest battles of the American Revolution
    Although was a lose for the colonist- it brought them newfound confidence and hope
    The American colonists only retreated because they ran out of ammunition, while almost half of the British were wounded
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Continental Army formed
    George Washington made general of the Army
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    "shot heard round the world"
    First military engagements of the American Revolution
    British went to Lexington and Concord to capture Colonial leaders and raid gunpowder
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Written by Thomas Paine
    Advocating why it was important to fight Britain for Independence- and the creation of a new united government
  • Crossing Delaware

    Crossing Delaware
    Washington and the Continental Army crossed the Delaware river
    Struck back, sneak attacked the British
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Announced and explained separation from Great Britain
    Hoped to gain financial or military support from other countries
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The turning point of the War
    Victory for Continental Army
  • Treaty of Alliance

    Treaty of Alliance
    French support Americans
    an alliance between France and the United States of America formed during the American Revolution
    France provided the money, troops, armament, military leadership, and naval support, which allowed the colonist to get the advantage they needed to win the war
  • Battle of Kings Mountain

    Battle of Kings Mountain
    First Major battle victory of Colonist after the British Invasion of Charleston
    Americans fought their way up Kings Mountain
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    announce and explain separation from Great Britain
    Cornwallis had marched his army into Virginia expecting to meet with British Ships
    -Surrendered-
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Treaty of Paris was signed by American and British Representatives
    Recognized and granted Americans Independence and territory
  • Constitution

    Constitution
    This gave both powers to the people and the government, it had limits known as checks and balances and it protects individual freedom
  • 1st Presidental inauguration

    1st Presidental inauguration
    George Washington: Founding Father
    Unanimously elected Washington President
  • First Bank Of America

    First Bank Of America
    President Washington signed the bill into law in 1791 making the first bank
    Created a standard form of currency
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    Gave a formal recognition to human rights that would further protect People
    12 rights only 10 were passed
  • Neutrality Proclamation

    Neutrality Proclamation
    neutrality proclamation was issued by President Washington, pledged the United States as neutral in the conflict between France and Great Britain
  • 1st Presidential resignation

    1st Presidential resignation
    Washington steps down March 4, 1797
    George Washington stepping down from power would show that by limiting terms would limit the chance of a tyranny occurring or a person would have too much power for too long
    Set a precedent for the future presidents