American Revolution

By hornl25
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    Navigation Acts

    an act of Parliament to promote the British Empire’s self-sufficiency ( independence ) in restricting the colonist’s trade.
  • French and Indian War Ends.

    French and Indian War Ends.
    Lasted seven years. Gave the British a whole bunch of land in North America. War began over the Ohio River valley belonging to the British or not.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    This act made the colonist required to pay taxes. This stamp would be put on legal papers and documents. The British made this act. Hard to pay for.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Began as a street fight with colonists throwing random objects such as stones and sticks. The British killed many of the colonists.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    Granted companies the right to directly ship tea to the 13 colonies instead of to England and then to the colonies.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Colonists dumped in 300+ chests of tea in the Boston Harbor after being angry with British stance on “taxation without representation.”
  • Coercive/Intolerable Acts

    Coercive/Intolerable Acts
    Allowed the Royal Navy to Block off anything from going in or out of the Boston Harbor.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    When 12 of the 13 colonies delegates got together to talk about America’s future.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    the starting point of the American Revolution.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Met in Independence Hall. Month after Lexington and Concord went down. Congress was about to prepare for war.
  • Declaration of Independence Adopted

    Declaration of Independence Adopted
    This paper officially announced the colonies departure from Great Britain. 1/3 of the colonists were not in favor of independence.
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    Winter at Valley Forge

    In the depth of winter from 1777-1778. America’s army really struggled here. Many died from disease (1.7k-2k out of 11k)
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    Battle of Saratoga

    Crucial turning point. Fought for 18 days. Two battles were fought. Continental Army won.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    America trapped a major Great Britain army and the army surrendered after about three weeks of fighting.
  • U.S. Constitution Written

    U.S. Constitution Written
    Created fundamental laws of the US. helped to establish checks and balances and separated power between the branches of government.
  • U.S. Constitution Adopted

    U.S. Constitution Adopted
    39/55 delegates signed this document. This document gave the country a stable government. and officially made the colonies into a country.