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  • End of the french and indian war

    The Treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian War. The
    French received all land from the Mississippi River west, while the British received all
    land from the Mississippi River east.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    King georage the 3rd issued this order to prohibt colonists from living west of the appalachian mountains which is native american lands. This helped keep peace between the natives and settlers, it also kept colonists near the atlantic coast.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Parliment lowers taxes on molasses in an attempt to stop the colonists from smuggling goods. However, this only angered the colonists.
  • Stamp act

    Stamp act
    Parliment passed a law that required the colonists to pay a tax on every printed paper they used. This inferated the colonists.
  • Townshend act

    Townshend act
    The british parliment passed a law known as the townshend act, where they taxed imported goods before they got to america. As usual, the colonists hated it.
  • Boston massacre

    Boston massacre
    During a riot in boston a group of redcoats were being attacked by colonists, one of them fired their musket by mistake and the rest of them followed. This incidient killed 5 people and sparked the american revolution.
  • Continental congress meeting

    Continental congress meeting
    55 delegates meet up in philadelphia and called themselves continental congress. They challenged british control and voted for the repeal of 13 acts of parliament. They also ordered a boycott of british goods and trade.
  • Brititan sends troops to boston

    The british send several thousand troops to boston in an attempt to put an end to the growing resistence and militias.
  • The march to lexington

    General thomas gage is given orders to destroy the militias in boston and arrest the leaders. Paul revere and William dawes ride to lexington to warn them of the marching redcoats.
  • The battle of lexington

    The battle of lexington
    Once the redcoats arrived at lexington they were greeted by 70 minutemen. The minutemen, lead by Captain John parker, the minutemen were outnumbered. However, a shot was fired from somewhere unknown, and the battle of lexington has started. At the end of it, only 8 minute men were killed.
  • The battle of concord

    The battle of concord
    After the battle at concord they marched on, destroying weapons they find along the way. They were met with opposing forces at the Northbridge, in this short battle the redcoats took heavy losses and retreated. However, the colonists didn't stop fighting, they shot redcoats from the trees as they made their way back to boston.
  • Raid of Fort Ticonderoga

    Raid of Fort Ticonderoga
    Fort ticonderoga was raided by the patriots Benedict Arnold abd Ethan Allen, they took the british by surprise and won the fort for the rebellion.
  • Battle of bunker hill

    Battle of bunker hill
    On june 16 1775, the patriot militia's set up posts on bunker hill and breed's hill. However, the next day on june 17 1775, the british charged breed's hill with bayonents. The patriots had low ammo but won. The british later charged breed's hill again but the patriots ran out of gunpowder. This was a british victory.
  • Olive branch petition

    The continental congress sends the olive branch petition to King Georage III. It stated that the colonies wanted peace and if he was willing to protect their rights they would stop the rebellion. Georage rejected the petition.
  • Hessians join the battle

    Hessians join the battle
    When the King rejected the petition he began to prepare for war. He hired more then 30,000 German troops, known as Hessians, that would fight alongside the british troops.
  • Patriots capture montreal

    Congress found out that british troops were gonna invade new york, so they struck first. Patriots marched from fort Ticonderoga and captured Montreal. However, they failed to prevent them from taking new york, because benedict arnold's attack on Quebec failed.
  • 'Common Sense'

    'Common Sense'
    In january 1776 Thomas Paine published a pamphlet known as 'common sense'. In the pamphlet he called for a complete break from britain. This pamphlet influenced many opinions throughout the colonies.
  • Washington ambushes the british in Boston

    Washington and his troops marched cannons into a position overlooking boston all while the redcoats were asleep. When british general William Howe and his troops were ambushed He ordered his troops to retreat into ships in the harbor. Washington and his men watched as they fled into canada.
  • Jefferson writes the DOI

    Jefferson writes the DOI
    On july 4th, 1776 the declaration of independence was written and adopted by the second continental congress. This declared the countries independence and states why.
  • Battles of trenton and new jersey

    Battles of trenton and new jersey
    The battle of trenton, new jersey was a small but a pivotal battle for the revolution. The battle ended with minimal losses and a American victory.
  • American and british battle of saratoga

    American and british battle of saratoga
    The battle of saratoga was marking the end of the american revolutionary war. By the end of the battle in october 17, 1777 it was clear that the americans had one the battle.
  • Howe captures Philadelphia

    Howe captures Philadelphia
    The british planned to capture philadelphia which was at the time seat for the second continental congress. They succeded and held philadelphia from the revoultion for awhile.
  • Articles of confederation

    Articles of confederation
    The continental congress decides on a consitiuation for their new country, the articles of confederation. The articles established a weak federal government that relied on the states, the states had most of the freedom and did not have to cooperate with the federal government.
  • Congress prohibits enslaved people imported to the US

    A southern congressmen and a northern congressman came to together to prohibit any importation of new slaves into any region controlled by the USA.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

     Winter at Valley Forge
    After the british captured philadelphia, washington and the continental army fled to valley forge. They were struck with a terrible winter and an outbreak of small poxs. However, they soon recovered thanks to the help of a french general and a risky technique to stop the outbreak.
  • State Constitutions

    State Constitutions
    Through 1777 and 1778, the states start forming their own constitutions.
  • Manumission

    Through 1776 and 1778 slaves around the american colonies were being freed from both the northern colonies and the southern colonies. However, there was still a large sum of slavery in both the colonies and the states(states as in after the war).
  • John Paul Jones & Serapis

    John Paul Jones & Serapis
    Scottish-born John Paul, the captain of the U.S. ship Bonhomme Richard, faces off againest british war ships Serapis and Countess of Scarborough. It's a hard fought battle but John Paul wins, and just so happens to be on the eastern coast of england.
  • Spain Declares war on Great Britain

    Spain Declares war on Great Britain
    Spain declares war on Great Britiain, therefore creating a de facto alliance with the US. However they would not sign a peace treaty with US, but they did sign a treaty with france.
  • British forces capture Charles Town

     British forces capture Charles Town
    The british manage to succesfully siege and capture Charleston between march 29 and may 12, 1780.
  • british surrender at Yorktown

    british surrender at Yorktown
    British general cornwalis surrenders his troops, offically declaring America's freedom from britian.
  • Treaty of paris

    Treaty of paris
    1783 in paris the british officially recongized american independence and ceded most of its territory east of the mississippi river. The treaty of paris was then signed, this was a formal ending to the american revolution and decarled peace between the two nations.
  • Plans for first Fed. Tax

    Through 1781 and 1783 the US government started planning for the first Federal tax.
  • Spain closed lower Mississippi River to American Western Settlers

    Spain closes lower mississippi river to western american settlers because they didn't want america to take their territory.
  • The Ordinance of 1785

    The land ordinance of 1785 was adopted by congress of the confederation in 1785 to set up a standerdized system whereby settlers could purchase title to farmland in the unsettled west.
  • The North West Ordinance

    The northwest ordinance was adopted by the congress of the confederation in 1787, provided a method for admitting new states to the union from the northwest territory.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's rebellion was an armed uprising in western massachusetts, the uprising was caused by the debt crisis among the citizenry and the state government's increased efforts to collect taxes both on individuals and their trades.
  • Convention

    The convention was held in pennsylvania from may to september 1787. The convention was when the US government created a whole, stronger government then the articles of confederation.
  • Signing of the Constitution

    In september 17th, 1787, the constitution was signed by several US representives, marking the last steps till the new, stronger government for the US was put in stone.
  • Delaware first state to approve Constitution

    Delaware was the first state to approve the new US Constitution.
  • New Hampshire ratifies Constitution

    New hampshire was the 9th state to approve the new constitution and therefore ended government under articles of confederation.
  • Land Act of 1800

    In 1800 the US government approved the land act of 1800 or harrison land act. This gave the people the opportunity to buy land in the northwest directly from the federal government.