American Revolution

  • Navigation Acts

    Navigation Acts
    Acts of Parliament for the British Empire’s self-sufficiency. It restricted trade to England from colonists.
  • French and Indian War ends

    French and Indian War ends
    7-year war that started in 1756. Treaty of Paris was signed and it ended the war between Great Britain and France.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Was enacted to raise money for Britain. Taxed newspapers, pamphlets, and legal documents.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    About 16,000 colonists’ city was occupied by more than 2,000 British soldiers to enforce the tax laws.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    British East India Company Tea was granted monopoly on tea sales. It was in the American colonies.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    At Griffin’s Wharf in Boston, a political protest for “taxation without representation”.
  • Coercive/Intolerable Acts

    Coercive/Intolerable Acts
    Boston Port Act, the Massachusetts Government Act, the Quartering Act, and the Administration of Justice Act.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Nov 5, 1774 to Oct 26, 1774
    Met with delegates from 12 of the 13 colonies. They met in the Carpenter’s Hall in Philadelphia. Georgia’s delegate wasn’t there.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Met with the colonies that were in support of creating a new country.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    British had ordered troops to seize weapons from Concord and Samuel Adams and John Hancock from Lexington.
  • Declaration of Independence adopted

    Declaration of Independence adopted
    Continental Congress adopted it on July 4, 1776 and started signing it on August 2 of 1776.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    Nov 19, 1777 to Oct 7, 1777
    Won by Americans and located at Saratoga County, Stillwater.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    Dec 19, 1777 to Jun 19, 1778
    The camp of Americans during the winter at Valley Forge was filled with shortages of food and diseases that plagued the camp.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    Sept 28, 1781 to Oct 19, 1781
    Battle won by the Americans after 7,000 British troops surrendered. America was helped by France, led by Marquise de Lafeyette.
  • U.S. Constitution written

    U.S. Constitution written
    Founding Father James Madison drafted the U.S. Constitution and 39 out of 55 delegates signed it.
  • U.S. Constitution adopted

    U.S. Constitution adopted
    Also adopted a new frame of government for the U.S.