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American revolution

  • Navigation Acts

    Navigation Acts
    The navigation acts were made to regulate trade for the colonies. Some colonists didn’t listen and smuggling became an issue.
  • French and Indian War ends

    French and Indian War ends
    By The end of the war Britain was in debt. Britain was forced to tax the colonies for money. These taxes angered the colonist.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The stamp act placed taxes on newspapers and pamphlets. The colonists protested the new taxes.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    The British were watching the protest and were getting rocks thrown at them. The British them shot and killed five protesters. The colonists reacted with the Boston tea party.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    This act put a tax on tea and gave their other colony a full control over the tea trade. This infuriated the colonists and caused tea prices to drop in the colonies.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts
    This was meant to punish the colonist for the Boston tea party. These acts only made the colonist more angry with Britain.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Representatives of the colonies had a meeting in Philadelphia to discuss what to do about the new taxes and intolerable acts.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    Since the colonists were upset with the tea taxes they threw a cargo of British tea into the Boston harbor. This caused the continental congress to meet and discuss relations with Britain.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    British and American troops forced at each other causing the American revolution, the second continental congress, and the shot heard around the world.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Representatives met again to set up a continental army with George Washington. This helped start the revolution and when the war was over they separated themselves from Britain.
  • Declaration Of Independence

    Declaration Of Independence
    This document had enlightenment ideas and spoke about America’s independence from Britain. This officially started the revolution.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    Was the turning point in war. This caused France to help the Americans.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    Conditions were hard for troops, but with training and courage valley forge allowed the Americans to get a trained army and win victories over Britain.
  • Battle at Yorktown

    Battle at Yorktown
    The British army was forced to surrender which ended their war efforts.
  • U.S. Constitution written

    U.S. Constitution written
    Leaders came together and made a document creating the government and the outline for their new country.
  • Constitution Approved/Adopted

    Constitution Approved/Adopted
    The constitution gave people rights and freedom. It was heavily influenced by enlightenment ideas.