Clifton American Revolution

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  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War started because both countries were trying to expand in the New World. The war was between the British and the French, with help from the natives mostly for the french. French and Indian war was fought on colony land, leading to heavy taxes fro the colonies later. The war lasted from 1754-1763.
  • Treaty of 1763

    Treaty of 1763
    The treaty that ended the French and Indian war. This made the French leave the New World and all their territories. Any military threat left the New World making the British stronger with no threats.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation Issued by the British and was the end of the French and Indian War. The colonies couldn't expand Westward to appease the Natives. They couldn't go past the App. Mountains.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The British put a tax on the colonies where they had to only use printed materials that had the London Stamp Paper. This was just a way for the British to profit more off of the colonies after the war. there was even more control on the colonies.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was when British Soldiers shot colonist who were harassing them in a mob in Boston. This caused an uproar across the colonies. A breaking point for the colonist.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was when colonist dressed up as Natives and went on a ship carrying British tea and dumped tea into the Boston harbor as a way to revolt against all the acts put on the colonist. This was million dollars thrown into the Boston harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Intolerable Acts was a set of harsh laws passed by the British government after the boston tea party. These laws were seen as a way to punish the colonies. This was one of the final straws leading to the American Revolution.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    This battle was the first battle of the american Revolution. In 1775 the British shot first at the American people making the Battle of Lexington and Concord the shot heard around the world. The British won this battle.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    Battle of Bunker Hill was during the "Siege of Boston" in the earlier half of the Revolution. Primarily fought in Charlestown, Massachusetts. The British won this battle.
  • Publication of Common Sense

    Publication of Common Sense
    Publication of Common Sense was wrote by Thomas Paine in 1776 to push for independence from the British. This was meant to be persuasive to anyone who didn't think the 13 colonies should part from the British. Trying to make the idea of becoming independent common sense, hence the title.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence is the founding document of the United States. Was passed by the Continental Congress July 4, 1776 and was sent to the British to announce the separation of the colonies and British. We use laws in this document to this day.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    The Battle of Trenton was when the Hessian Army (part of the British) fell to George Washington's raid across the Delaware River to try and attack the Hessian Army and did so successfully. This was a small pivotal act some would say. Two thirds of the Hessian Army was captured.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The Battle of Saratoga was during the second year of the war, this battle did include two important battles to the war. During the battle many poor decisions were made by General Howe leading to the fall of the British Army in this battle. This was a turning point of the war and an important win for the Colonies. This lead to the overall American victory of the war.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    When George Washington kept his men out camping out during the cold winter in terrible conditions. This lasted from Dec. 1777- Jan 1778. After this with many illnesses and deaths, the Continental Congress was questioning Washington's ability to lead the Colonies in the war.
  • Battle of Cowpens

    Battle of Cowpens
    This was the most important victory for the colonies fought in Cowpens, SC. This slowed Lord Cornwallis campaign to invade North Carolina. After this there was more patriot spirit for the colonies leading to more support. British lost 600, colonies only 70.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    This was the last major battle of the revolutionary war, with the colonies winning. A sea campaign by the Colonies Army to trap the British Army on the Yorktown peninsula. The British Army was forced to surrender in this battle. Not only is this the last major battle but showed George Washington's leadership leading to his eventual role of the first president.
  • Treaty of 1783

    Treaty of 1783
    The Treaty of 1783 was signed by British and Colony representatives and lead to the colonies becoming the United States. This agreement was made to recognize the Americas new found independence. This was signed in Paris.