American Revolution

  • Navigation Act

    Navigation Act
    This required all trade to be done in English vessels. It eventually started the Anglo-Dutch war.
  • French and Indian War ends

    French and Indian War ends
    The British beat the Native Americans, the colonies and the French. Now that it was over they thought it was time for people to pay there dues.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    This happened because the British needed money for the war and they started printed goods. Thus causing the colonists to revolt.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Once they started taxing colonists, they lived by no taxation without representation and protested. Then shots were fired killing civilians.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    The British still wasn’t making enough money back so they started taxing imported goods like tea. Therefore, causing the Boston Tea Party.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    Since they taxed imported goods, like tea. People dumped tea into the Boston harbor in protest.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    These were laws passed by the British to punish the colonists for the Boston tea party. The people started to separate from the British government.
  • Continental congress start

    Continental congress start
    It was a congress of the 13 colonies that discussed how to separate from Britain. This coming because Britain passed the Intolerable Act.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    Since the colonies separated the British marched into Lexington planning to take some American land. To their surprise America came out fighting and upset them.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Since the war with Britain, the members of the first congress reconvened to talk about their independence from Britain. Thus making the Declaration of Independence something possible.
  • Declaration of Independence adopted

    Declaration of Independence adopted
    After the Continental congress, the leaders of the colonists wrote a declaration passed by the Continental Congress to give them freedom from Britain.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    It was a crucial battle for America and there freedom, somewhat known as the turning point for America in the American Revolution.
  • Start of Winter at Valley Forge

    Start of Winter at Valley Forge
    This was one of the worst parts of the war for the Americans. There were extreme weather conditions, sickness, not enough supplies. Although it was a very important part of the fight for freedom.
  • End of Winter at Valley Forge

  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    After many long fought battles by the Americans, they final trapped the British on a Peninsula in Yorktown forcing them to surrender and the Americans victorious.
  • Writing of Constitution

    Writing of Constitution
    This was the writing of America’s first constitution after winning their freedom from Britain. This giving them all there laws for a new life.
  • Adoption of Constitution

    Adoption of Constitution
    This was the people adopting their new way of life after separating from Britain and finally winning their independence. What they tried to do for years on end.