American Revolution

By Gwiq
  • French and Indian War

    As the French empire grew it collided with Great Britain and had many wars the eventually went over seas.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    To avoid further costly conflicts with Native Americans, the British government prohibited colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains. It was a line where colonists could not cross.
  • Sugar Act

    It split in half the duty of foriegn made molasses so colonists would pay a lower tax instead of getting caught for smuggling. It also places certain taxes on things that had not been taxed before.
  • Stamp Act

    This act imposed a tax on documents and printed items like wills, newspapers and playing cards.
  • Sons of Liberty is Formed

    Boy cotted colonist goods.
  • Townshed Act

    Taxes Goods that were incoming to the colonies from Britain, like lead, glass, paint, and paper.
  • Boston Massacre

    A mob gathered in front of the Boston Customs House and taunted the British soldiers standing guard. Shots were fired and five colonists were shot dead.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston rebels disguised as Indians took action and threw all of Boston's Tea into the ocean boycotting it.
  • Intolerable Acts

    The King shut down the Boston Habor and made soldiers vacant houses. A uprise was being started.
  • First Continental Congress Meets

    General Thomas Gage gather military leadrs to fight back against Britain.
  • Publication of Common Sense

    These were important ideas from Thomas Paine. In a 50-page pamphlet titled 'Common Sense' Paine attacked King George and the monarchy. He explained that his very own revolt against the King caused Lexington and Concord.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Paul Revere road in the night warning people of the redcoats and 70 minutemen fought back, There was 1 shot fired and only 1 British soldier was injuried.
  • Second Continental Congress

    They decided whether to stay with Britain or become independent.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Gage sent 2,400 British soldiers up the hill and began to fire, there were 450 colonist deaths and the British lost 1,000 of their redcoats. This would be considered the deadliest battle of the war.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Colonists created a petitiion to restore "the former harmony" . the King rejected this and created a naval blockade.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Thomas Jefferson was chosen to write the final draft of a declartion to King George demanding independence of the 13 colonies and telling him what rights they had.
  • Early Continental Army Victories

    2,400 soldiers row down the Delaware River and captured Trenton New Jersey.
  • Early British Victories

    British recaptured capital of America, (Philadelphia)
  • Saratoga

    Patiots surrender Burgoyne at Saratoga, this event was very important because France had secretly allied with the Americans.
  • Friedrich von Steuben and Marquis de Lafayette

    1778-1779 they led the Continental Army allied with France.
  • Valley Forge

    With the Continetal Army extremely low on food and supplies they had to take retreat at Valley Forge for the winter and over 2,000 soldiers died but they didn't abandon their posts there.
  • British Victories in the South

    Their greatest victory was against Generals Henry Cliton and Charles Conwallis Captured Charles Town then started to move South afterwards.
  • Brititsh Surrender at Yorktown

    Cornwallis acquires 7,500 men to gain back Yorktown with help from the French
  • Treaty of Paris

    In 1782 peace talks begin in Paris. American negociating team including John Adams, John Jay, and Benjamin Franklin. The delegates signed the Treaty of Paris which confirmed the US independence on the boundaries of the new nation.