American Revolution

  • The Navigation Act

    The Navigation Act were acts of Parliament for the Parliament to promote self-sufficiency of the British Empire by restricting the colonial trade to England for foreign imported goods.
  • The End of the French and Indian War

    Conflict between French Colonists and British Colonists ends. Britain gained all of French Canada from the result of the war in which the Treaty of Utrecht was signed for France and Britain.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act was another attempt by British to tax items such as newspapers and pamphlets. This was an attack to the colonists for their rights such as “No taxation without representation” which the colonists protested.
  • Boston Massacre

    A series of violent clashes intensified the colonists and on March 1770, British soldiers opened fire on a crowd that was pelting them with rocks and snowballs. Only 5 colonists died during this massacre.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    In December 1773, a group of colonists dressed as Native Americans dumped out tea into the as a protest on the tax on tea.
  • The Tea Act

    The British government granted the right to ship to directly to colonies without going to England first.
  • The First Continental Congress

    As tensions rose, representatives from 12 colonies gathered in Philadelphia in 1774. At the First Continental Congress, representatives discussed how to respond to Britain’s harsh moves against Massachusetts.
  • The Coercive/Intolerable Acts

    New laws meant to punish the Boston Tea Party and to punish all of Massachusetts.
  • The Second Continental Congress

    The Second Continental Congress was the meeting of delegates from the American colonies to form a government together to make decisions about the war with Britain over American independence.
  • The Battles of Lexington and Concord

    During the battle of Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts, colonists went against the British soldiers which the British started the first shots of the American Revolution.
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    Revolutionary War

    War between Great Britain and the American Colonies
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The American Congress voted to declare independence form Britain. Thomas Jefferson was the author for the Declaration of Independence. This day gave the United States independence from Britain.
  • The Battle of Saratoga

    This was the biggest turning point in the war as France finally recognized America as a country.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    George Washington’s army is in Valley Forge and must stay there with diseases and starvation. With lack of food his army was stuck 18 miles from Philadelphia which they failed to retake from the British.
  • The U.S. Constitution

    The U.S. constitution was created to help the people of America to give them another form of government instead of a monarchy.