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American Revolution Events

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  • The Proclamation of 1763

    The Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 is when King George the third declares that the colonist cannot explore land over the Appilation Mountains. This got the colonist mad because they just fought a war for this land and they have it but cannot explore it and settle in it.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act lowered the tax on molasses in a effort to reduce smuggling and increase sales. It also gave officers the right to seize smuggled molasses without going to court. This is the first of many taxes that Parliament will place to repay for debt from the French and Indian was that the colonist think are infringing on their rights as a Englishmen.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was a tax passes by Parliament that required any piece of paper in the colonies to have a stamp on it that they bought from Britten. The colonist did not like this because than means any newspaper, book, school work had to have a stamp applied by a British official. This is important to the Revolution because it affected almost everybody in the colonies because a wide range of items had to have stamps on them.
  • The Townshend Act

    The Townshend Act
    The Townshend Act where Taxes that were placed on imported goods that colonist could not make themselves. The Daughters of Liberty a group of women persuading colonist to sue colonial cloth and to produce other goods previously only available as a import from Britten.
  • Bostom Massacre

    Bostom Massacre
    March 5,1770 Boston Customhouse a riot got started the colonist against 8 redcoats. The colonist where throwing shells, snow balls, and pieces of wood while the redcoats had muskets with bayonets. A colonist knocked down a redcoat and the redcoats fired and killed 5 colonist. Samuel Adams made a propaganda poster called “The bloody Massacre”. This is important to the Revolution because it encouraged colonist to join the contenential army and got them mad at England and King George the third.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act allowed the East Indian Trading Company to ship and sell tea without most of the costly taxes placed on tea at the time. The East Indian Trading Company also allowed for selling directly to the stores instead of going to colonial merchants removing jobs for the colonist.
  • Bostin Tea Party

    Bostin Tea Party
    December 16 1773 Boston Harbor, three East Indian Trading Company ships where docked and full of tea. The Sons of Liberty lead by John Adams marched to the ships dressed as Mohawks and threw 342 chest of tea overboard into the ocean to rebel against the high taxes on tea. There efforts were rewarded by praise from all of the colonies.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    After news of the Boston Tea Party reaches London King George realizes that the colonies are not under control any more. King George the third and Parliament passed the Coercive acts or the Intolerable acts to punish Boston and the colonies for their behavior. The Intolerable acts where very harsh on Boston taking away rights and closing Boston Harbor.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The Second Continental Congress Meeting was when the delegates of the colonies decided to write the declaration of independence and declare themselves their own nation.
  • Lexington & Concord and Paul Revre's Midnight Ride

    Lexington & Concord and Paul Revre's Midnight Ride
    Lexington and Concord is the first battle or the war. The British troops hear that the colonist are secretly stockpiling weapons at Lexington so they march down and try to obtain and decompensate these weapons. When they get there the colonist has already been alerted by Paul Revere and a couple other riders. Paul Revere went from town to town alerting the colonist that “The Redcoats are coming”. At once the “The shot heard round the world” was fired, none knows who fired that shot.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    The Olive Branch Petition is asking King George the Third to give the Americans the rights that parliament has destroyed. King George the third did not like this sending 30,000 more troops to America for war.
  • Common Sence

    Common Sence
    Common Sense is a pamphlet published by Thomas Paine written to persuade the colonist that it is just common sence that the colonies should be their own country and that they should stray away from the “royal brute ” of a king.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was written Continental Congress to tell King George the third that they where independent of him. It was written by in large Ben Franklin with help from other members at Continental congress. All the members of Continental Congress sighed the Declaration and sent it to King George on July 4 1776.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    The battle of Trenton was a turning point for the war. If the Americans had lost this war america would cease to exist and remain part of Britten. George Washington is at base by the Deleware river,and he sees a Hessian base on the other side, and he makes plans to cross the river and attack the Hessians on Christmas. The troops where vey scared of the Hessians, because the Hessians at the time where the best of the best. When they arrived at the base they surprised the Hessians and won.
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    Valley Forge

    Valley Forge is where George Washington set up camp at the winter of 1778. The winter was harsh with the colonist having very little supplies; most did not ever have shoes. Many troops being just fled the army. The army was falling to the ground, but with determination and help from volunteers they build huts and gathered supplies.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    General Burgoyne (British) under lose of troops and low supplies retreats to the town of Saratoga expecting brittish forces to join him. They had not, St.Leger's(Brittish) troops had already been stoped by the americans. General Horatio Gates(American) blocked his way south. Burgoyne made one last try to attack the americans on October 7 1777 but the americans would not let him pass. October 17, 1777 Burgoyne surrendered while the Americans played "Yanke Doodle".
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The battle of Yorktown was the last major batle of the Revolution. George Washington was at a base in New York when he heard that the French fleet will arrive at Newport he quickly makes plans to attack Yorktown. These plans are keept under strick secrecy; so much so that most of the soldiers did not know where they where going. When they attacked the French baracadeing the British while the colonist attacked by land.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris is a treaty ending the American Revolution. Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and John Jay where the representatives for America in the signing of the Treaty. In the Treaty America had to give the loyalist their possessions that where stolen back and repay the depts. to the merchants. While England had to write on paper that the 13 colonies were American land not England’s. England also had to pull all their troops of America and allow americans to fish on Canadian shores.