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American Revolution

  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act started to increase the income so that they can defend the enlarged British Empire. The colonists refused to follow this act and they started to riot, stamp burning, and intimidate the stamp distributors
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    This act was to increase revenues to get the costs of the British Empire it was the first time they had raised revenue through taxation. Lots of people did not like this so they fought against this act by burning the stamps, and intimidating the stamp distributors.
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    Townshend Acts

    The Townshend Act was to assert what may be considered historic right to exert authority of colonies through strict provisions for revenue duties. These acts were resisted by lots of people with verbal irritation and physical violence.
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    Townshend Acts

    An act passed through the British Parliament in what hopes would be considered a historic right to exert authority over the colonies through suspicion. They would also have strict provisions for the collection of revenue of duties. This was highly unliked they resisted this and would use verbal agitation and physical violence
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    A very small British army that was threatened through a mob and were harassed with open fire and killed 5 people. This incident was soon known as the Boston Massacre. These soldiers were charged with murder. John Adams made a successful defense
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    Intolerable Acts

    During the winter of 1773-1774 the British Parliament enacted four measure that became known as the Intolerable. Rather than intimidating Massachusetts and isolating it from the other colonies the acts became the justification for the First Continental Congress later in 1774
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    This took place due to the protesting both the tax on tea. This taxation took place without representation. The Bostonians disguised as Mohawk people bordered ships and dumped 10,000 of tea into the harbor. This is how this act got its popular name
  • First Continental Congress Convenes

    First Continental Congress Convenes
    This was called by the Committees of Correspondence this was in response to the Intolerable Acts. The first meeting known as the First Continental Congress took place in Philadelphia. 56 of the delegates that represented all of the colonies except for Georgia
  • Patrick Henry's "Give me Liberty or Give me Death" speech

    Patrick Henry's "Give me Liberty or Give me Death" speech
    Patrick Henry defended the equipping of the Virginia militia to fight against the British. His speech took place in a Richmond church with the famous words. "I know not what course others may take but as for me give me liberty or give me death!"
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    Paul Revere's Ride and the Battles of Lexington and Concord

    On the night of the 18 Paul Revere rode from charleston to lexington to warn the British were marching from Boston to seize the colonial army at Concord. The British force of 700 men was met on Lexington by 77 local minutemen and others.They were there to defend there land
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    Breeds Hill in Charlestown is the primary spot for combat in the misleadingly names Battle of Bunker hill. This was apart of the American siege of British -held Boston. 2,300 british troops eventually cleared the hill
  • Thomas Paine's Common Sense Published

    Thomas Paine's Common Sense Published
    The colonial conflict with the British still looked like the civil war. This war was not aiming to the separate nations. THomas Paine's 50 page pamphlet sold more than 100,000 copies within the months of i being out.
  • Declaration of Independence Adopted

    Declaration of Independence Adopted
    The Congress recommended that colonies form their governments. This was called the Declaration of Independence this was written by Thomas Jefferson. This was revised in the committee on the day July 2 and the congress voted for independence.
  • Nathan Hale Executed

    Nathan Hale Executed
    They penetrated the British lines on Long Island to obtain information. The American capt named Nathan Hale was captured by the British. He was hanged without any trial the very next day.
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    Washington crosses the delaware

    They were forced to abandon New York and were driven across New Jersey by the british. George washington and the Continental Army took their revenge on them on Christmas night. They did this by crossing the ice-stewn Delaware River.
  • Burgoyne Surrenders at Saratoga

    Burgoyne Surrenders at Saratoga
    They moved south from Canada in the summer of 1777. Which is a British force under Gen. John Burgoyne captured Fort Ticonderoga on (July 5) before losing decisively at Bennington, Vermont
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    Washington Winters At Valley Forge

    Failures at the Battles of Brandywine and Germantown, Washington and 11,000 . The regulars took up winter quarters at Valley Forge 22 miles at 35 km northwest of British occupied Philadelphia
  • France and the United States Form An Alliance

    France and the United States Form An Alliance
    The French secretly furnished financial and material aid to the Americans since 1776. WIth the signing in Paris of the Treaty of Amity and Commerce
  • Benedict Arnold Turns Traitor

    Benedict Arnold Turns Traitor
    Benedict fought in many of the battles earlier in the war. He turned his back and conspires with the British to surrender the fort at West Point in New York. This is something that he commanded
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    Siege of Yorktown

    North Carolina on March 15,1781 Lord Cornwallis entered Virginia to join other British forces. Setting up base at Yorktown. Washington's army were placed under Yorktown siege. So Cornwallis surrendered his army of more than 7,00 men on October 19 1781
  • Articles of Confederation Ratified

    Articles of Confederation Ratified
    Is a plan of government organization that served as a bridge between the initial government by the Continental Congress and the federal government provided under the U.S Constitution. The U.S constitution was written in 1776-77
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    Battle of Yorktown

    This was a decisive engagement of the American Revolution. The British surrender forecast the end of British rule in the colonies and the birth of a new nation