American Revolution

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In History
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 created a boundary and it banned settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains which made colonists like George Washington very mad because it limited the places colonists could settle
  • French and Indian war

    French and Indian war
    The debt from this war was the reason that parliament started imposing taxes on the U.S.
  • Stamp act

    Stamp act
    This act led to an uproar in America over an issue that was to be a major cause of the Revolution: taxation without representation.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    These policies prompted colonists to take action by boycotting British goods, which eventually led to the war.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre helped to unite the colonies against Britain. It also helped spark the colonists' desire for American independence.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston tea party fueled the tension between Britain and America that ultimately led to the Revolutionary War and led to America's independence.
  • Minutemen

    Minutemen
    The Minutemen were a rapidly deployed force that enabled colonists to respond immediately to war threats and they were among the first to fight in the American Revolution.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    in response to Brittan's taxes and treatment of the colonists, delegates from the 13 colonies met to discuss what to do about Brittan. They sent a letter to the king but nothing was accomplished
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    Jefferson was elected into the continental congress, and he helped write the Declaration of independence which officially declared that the American colonies were free from the British.
  • John Hancock

    John Hancock
    John used his wealth and influence to aid the movement for American independence. He was president of the second continental congress from 1775 to 1777.
  • George and Martha Washington

    George and Martha Washington
    During the American Revolution, George led the colonial forces to victory over the British and became a national hero. Martha Washington served as the nation's first first lady and helped manage and run her husbands' estates.
  • John Locke

    John Locke
    John Locke's mission was protecting the natural rights of the people, life, liberty, and property. This became a foundation of the U.S. constitution.
  • Paul Revere

    Paul Revere
    Paul Revere's role on the Boston committee of safety allowed him to devised a system of lanterns to warn the minutemen in case the British were coming to invade.
  • Benedict Arnold

    Benedict Arnold
    Benedict is one of the most infamous traitors in U.S. history. He switched sides during the war and went to go fight with the British. He went on to lead British troops in Virginia and Connecticut.
  • French Alliance

    French Alliance
    The Treaty of Alliance made the United States and France allies, and they would fight against great Brittain in the Revolutionary War.
  • "Give Me Liberty of Give Me Death" Speech

    "Give Me Liberty of Give Me Death" Speech
    Henry's "Liberty or Death" speech helped convince the people in attendance to prepare the troops for war again Great Brittain.
  • Second Continental congress

    Second Continental congress
    The second continental congress functioned as a government during the revolutionary war by raising armies, directing strategy, appointing diplomats, and writing treatises.
  • Declaration of independence

    Declaration of independence
    The Declaration of Independence contained the ideal goals for our nation and contained the arguments the colonists used for why they needed to be freed from the British.
  • Hessians

    Hessians
    The Hessians were troops of german men that were hired by the British to help them fight in the American Revolution.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris, which was signed by a British representative, recognized U.S. independence and ended the War of the American Revolution.