American Revolution

Timeline created by Jason Martin
  • Sugar act

    Sugar act
    Parliament passed Sugar act -1764- that LOWERED taxes on molasses
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    an act for the government to tax stamps
  • Town shed act

    Town shed act
    In 1767 Parliament passed the Town Shed act to tax imported goods, glass, tea, and paper
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    it was a street fight that happens, 3 were killed and 2 were injured
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    the colonists dressed up like Indians and threw tea over the harbor into the water
  • Battle of Lexington

    Battle of Lexington
    British found out where the colonists were hiding and they had a war.
  • Deceleration of Independence

    Deceleration of Independence
    People of the government signed a treaty to gain independence.
  • Jefferson wrote the DOI

    Jefferson wrote the DOI
    56 people signed the DOI to form what is now called the United States
  • 1778- Battles of Trent and New Jersey

    The Continental Army had suffered from some defeats when they were in New York. The U.S. took the victory
  • 1777 thru 1778 - State Constitutions

    1777 thru 1778 - State Constitutions
    The State Constitutions gave Americans to opportunity to 'right the wrongs' they had experienced under British rule and ensure that they were replicated in their establishments.
  • 1777- Howe captured Philadelphia

    General Whashington placed 11,000 men between Howe and Pennsylvania, but all 11,000 men were outmanuried and they just drove back to where they came from which is Battle of Brandywine. they had to deal with casualties, and the british lost half of what the other people had.
  • American and British Battle of Saratoga

    American and British Battle of Saratoga
    His surrender to American forces at the Battle of Saratoga marked a turning point in the Revolutionary War. The Battle of Saratoga was the turning point of the Revolutionary War. The scope of the victory is made clear by a few key facts: On October 17, 1777, 5,895 British and Hessian troops surrendered their arms.
  • 1777 - Articles of Confederation

    1777 -  Articles of Confederation
    The Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation, the first constitution of the United States, on November 15, 1777. ... The Articles created a loose confederation of sovereign states and a weak central government, leaving most of the power with the state governments.
  • 1778- Congress prohibits enslaved people imported to the U.S.

    none of the new slaves where allowed to be imported to the U.S., but the old slaves were allowed to be imported over to the U.S..
  • 1778- Winter at Valley Forge

    They had 11,000 army men stationed at valley forge and it says that it was a severe winter and they had a great trial. Hundreds of them had got a disease and they begun to die, but they didn't give up at the end of the day because they had the General Washington by there side all along.
  • 1777 thru 1778 - State Constitutions

    1777 thru 1778 - State Constitutions
    The State Constitutions gave Americans to opportunity to 'right the wrongs' they had experienced under British rule and ensure that they were replicated in their establishments.
  • 1779 - John Paul Jones & Serapis

    1779 - John Paul Jones & Serapis
    Jones was hailed as a great hero in France, but recognition in the United States was somewhat belated. He continued to serve the United States until 1787 and then served briefly in the Russian navy before moving to France, where he died in 1792 amidst the chaos of the French Revolution. He was buried in an unmarked grave. In 1905, his remains were located under the direction of the U.S. ambassador to France and then escorted back to the United States by U.S. warships.
  • 1779 Spain Declares war on Great Britain

    1779 Spain Declares war on Great Britain
    1779, Spain declares war on Great Britain, creating a de facto alliance with the Americans. Spain's King Charles III would not consent to a treaty of alliance with the United States. The American Revolution had already spawned a world war between the two international powers of Britain and France.
  • 1780 - British forces capture Charles Town

    1780 - British forces capture Charles Town
    After a siege that began on April 2, 1780, Americans suffer their worst defeat of the revolution on this day in 1780, with the unconditional surrender of Major General Benjamin Lincoln to British Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton and his army of 10,000 at Charleston, South Carolina.
  • 1776 thru 1778 - Manumission

    1776 thru 1778 - Manumission
    Manumission is the act of an owner freeing his or her slaves. Different, though this can be difficult to determine from the baptismal record and must be assessed through other evidence. John Dickinson freed his slaves between 1776 and 1786, the only Founding Father to do so during that time.
  • 1781- British surrender at Yorktown

    The British surrendered the Yorktown, it needed major land operations in North America.
  • 1783 Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris was the official peace of the United states and the British's that ended the American Revolutionary War. The Congress of the Confederation ratified the treaty on Jan. 14, 1784.
  • 1784 - Spain closed lower Mississippi River to American Western Settlers

    1784 - Spain closed lower Mississippi River to American Western Settlers
    The treaty provided that the Mississippi River was the western boundary of the United States and also guaranteed Americans the right of free navigation. In June 1784 Spain closed the navigation of the Mississippi to Americans. Westerners were outraged and threatened war against Spain
  • The Ordinance of 1785

     The Ordinance of 1785
    The Land Ordinance of 1785 was adopted by the United States Congress of the Confederation on May 20, 1785. It set up a standardized system whereby settlers could purchase title to farmland in the undeveloped west. The 1785 ordinance laid the foundations of land policy until passage of the Homestead Act of 1862.
  • 1787 - Shay's Rebellion

    1787 - Shay's Rebellion
    Shays' Rebellion was an armed uprising in Western Massachusetts in opposition to a debt crisis among the citizenry and the state government's increased efforts to collect taxes both on individuals and their trades; the fight took place mostly in and around Springfield during 1786 and 1787
  • May of 1787 - Convention

    May of 1787 - Convention
    The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia met between May and September of 1787 to address the problems of the weak central government that existed under the Articles of Confederation
  • Sept 17th of '87 - Singing of the Constitution

    Sept 17th of '87 - Singing of the Constitution
    When the Constitutional Convention adjourned on September 17, 1787 William Jackson was ordered to carry the Constitution to Congress in New York City. He also carried two letters with him.
  • 1787 - The North West Ordinance

    1787 - The North West Ordinance
    The Northwest Ordinance, adopted July 13, 1787, by the Confederation Congress, chartered a government for the Northwest Territory, provided a method for admitting new states to the Union from the territory, and listed a bill of rights guaranteed in the territory.
  • Dec 7th of '87 - Delaware fist state to approve Constitution

    Dec 7th of '87 - Delaware fist state to approve Constitution
    Since 1933, the governors of Delaware have proclaimed December 7 as Delaware Day in honor of that day in 1787, when Delaware became the first state to ratify the Federal Constitution, thus making Delaware the first state in the New Nation
  • June 21st of '88 - New Hampshire ratifies Constitution

    June 21st of '88 - New Hampshire  ratifies Constitution
    On this day in 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and last necessary state of the original 13 colonies to ratify the U.S. Constitution. At that pivotal point, the Constitution became the organic law of the land.
  • 1800 - Land Act of 1800

    1800 - Land Act of 1800
    On April 15, 1800, the government approved the Harrison Land Act. Under this law, people had the opportunity to buy land in the Northwest Territory directly from the federal government. The purchasers also could use credit to make part of their purchase.