American revolution-Bultinck

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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.