American Revolution

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In History
  • Navigation Acts

    Navigation Acts
    England declares only English ships (not including ships from the colonies) can bring goods to England. This slowed the trade between the colonies and England on everything accept sugar and tobacco, upsetting the colonists.
  • End of French and Indian War

    End of French and Indian War
    England and the American colonies defeat the Native Americans and the French. Britain becomes low on money and demands he colonies pay their taxes. The colonists are extremely upset with this decision.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was created by the English government and it directly taxed the colonies in attempt to pay off debt from the French and Indian war. The colonists believed this was unfair and they started to protest.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    During a riot in Boston, British soldiers hot into a mob of colonists while being harassed by them. Several people died and the event was very publicized. The Colonists became very hostile towards the British, sparking the American Revolution.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act was passed by British parliament in attempt to save the British East India Tea Company. It established a direct route from China to America to avoid taxes on Tea. However the American colonists were happy wit the British tea being in their harbors.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A group of patriots known as the Sons of Liberty protested against British rule by dumping hundreds of chests of tea into the Boston Harbor. This greatly upset British Parliament and was a war cry from the colonists.
  • Coercive/Intolerable Acts

    Coercive/Intolerable Acts
    The coercive and intolerable acts were passed by British parliament and were meant to punish the colonists after the Boston Tea Party. They taxed the colonists heavily and the colonists responded with more revolts and protests.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The First Continental Congress was the first true government in America. It was made up of one delegate from each state (except for Georgia) and they met to discuss the war with England. They greatly improved America but were an enemy of Britain.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    Lexington and Concord was the first Military battle of the American Revolution. The battle was caused by British soldiers attempting siege military supplies in Concord. Although the colonists lost more men, the battle is considered an American victory, as they fought well against the British.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The Second Continental Congress succeed the First Continental Congress. It was made of 13 delegates, one from each state. They first met on May 10th 1775, not long after the war started. They discussed what the colonies should of for the war and how to defeat Britain.
  • Declaration of Independence adopted

    Declaration of Independence adopted
    The Declaration of Independence was a document approved by the Second Continental Congress that declared America independent from Britain. The Congress approving this document angered Britain leading to more war, however it was the start of America.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The battle of Saratoga was a big turning point in the Revolutionary War. It was fought in fall of 1777 and was a huge victory for the Americans. The British were forced to surrender and moment in the war quickly switched to the colonists.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    The Winter at Valley Forge was brutal for the American soldiers. They were led by George Washington and their goal was to spy on the British Army through the Winter. However, after being able to survive this winter the soldiers morale was greatly boosted and the bonded together.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The battle of Yorktown is considered to be the most important battle of the American Revolution. The French and American amry focred the British army to surrender at Yorkstown, a very important British held town. The surrender costed the British many of its military supplies, completely putting momentum in American favor.
  • US Constitution is Written

    US Constitution is Written
    The US Constitution is the written document that explains how the United States government should work and how it should be run. It was written after America won the Revolutionary War and it would establish the U.S. as it’s own, self governed country if signed by the Congress.
  • U.S. Constitution is adopted

    U.S. Constitution is adopted
    After winning the war against Britain, the U.S. declared itself a self governed country by adopting the United States constitution. The constitution lays out how the government should be run and the rights of the people of the U.S.