American Revolution

  • Navigation Acts

    Navigation Acts
    The British passed the Navigation acts to be able to regulate trade better. These acts however were not very inforced bcause their was still smuggling. This event would soon cause the French and Indian War.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    After French and Indian War ends the British gain all of French Canada. The Act of Union brought many economical advantages such as trade for Britain.
  • Stamp Act

    The British put a tax on commercial and legal documents, resulting in the colonists to state, “No Taxation without Representation” The colonists had no representatives in Congress to fight for them. This event would soon influence the Boston Massacre.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British soldiers opened fire on a crowd of colonists. The colonists were throwing snowballs and stones at them. The British soldiers killed 5 colonists.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The British have an monopoly on British tea imports, that many of members in parliament have shares in. The tea would end up being cheaper, but that did not satisfy the colonists. This event would lead to the Boston Tea Party.
  • Boston tea party

    Boston tea party
    The colonists threw the new imported tea into the harbor as a protest to the tea act. Lord North expected the colonists to be happy over the cheaper tea, however they were not.
  • Coercive/ Intolerable Acts

    Coercive/ Intolerable Acts
    The Port Bill closed the Boston Harbor. The Quartering Act allowed soldiers to stay in colonists homes. the Admin of Justice Act meant that British officials could be held in trail in Britain. Because of these acts, the first congenital congress came together.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Representatives from the 12 colonies gathered to to talk about The British’s moves against Massachusetts. This lead the members to decide to declare independence.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The Members met again and fully decided to declare independence, which resulted in them setting up a Continental army with George Washington in command.
  • The battle of Lexington and Concord

    The battle of Lexington and Concord
    After the Second Continental Congress the Colonists had clashed into the British at the Battle of Lexington. This is considered to be the opening shots to the American Revolution, “The Shot heard from Around the World.”
  • Declaration of Independence was adopted

    Declaration of Independence was adopted
    In 1776 congress voted to declare independence from Britain. Thomas Jefferson was the was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. Jeffersons ideas were mostly influenced by enlightenment thinkers. the declaration included Popular Sovereignty, the idea of government power coming from the people. This would soon lead to the start of the US Constitution.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    At the battle of Saratoga the Americans triumphed over the British. The Americans however had just won a major advantage. The French had agreed to join the Americans. This alliance brought the Americans with supplies, trained soldiers, and French warships. Later the Netherlands and Spain added their support. Soon the soldiers will go to Valley Forge for a long winter ahead of them.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    At Valley Forge the colonist faced a hard winter with cold, hunger, and disease. This event will soon lead into the colonists winning the war in Yorktown.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The British surrender in YorkTown Virginia, resulting in them signing the Treaty of Paris. The British accepted the new nations west of the Mississippi River. Soon the men will gather once more to discuss the ideas for the new nation, The US Constitution.
  • US constitution was adopted

    US constitution was adopted
    The Articles of Confederation ruled to be not effective, leaving the men to meet once more to come up with a new idea. Shortly after, the men will meet once more and write the US constitution.
  • United States Constitution is written

    United States Constitution is written
    The Nations leaders, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and James Maddison, gathered once more to write the Constitution.