American Revolution Illustrated Timeline

  • 1756-1763 French-Indian WAR

    1756-1763 French-Indian WAR
    A war between England and France started the madness. England lost lots of ships and resources in the war. so they desides to tax the colones and forced them to pay for a war.
  • Navigation Acts 1763

    Navigation Acts 1763
    Laws passed by parliament to restrict colonial trade.
  • Stamp Act 1765

    Stamp Act 1765
    Newspapers, legal documents, and commercial documents were taxed.
  • Townshend Acts 1767

    Townshend Acts 1767
    Goods imported to the American colonies from Britain were taxed. In retaliation, the colonies decided not to buy the taxed goods.
  • Boston Massacre 1770

    Boston Massacre 1770
    5 colonists dead after a riot on tax ended with the British firing upon the colonist. None knows who fired the first shot, but it is said to start from one of the soldiers getting struck by a club.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    The first quartering act of 1765 allowed British soldiers to quarter or live in the colonist's houses. Then in 1773, the king sent more soldiers to control the colonists. They needed more room so they passed a new one, stating that the soldires could quarter in unoccupied buildings. The colonist didn't like having soldiers in their homes or other buildings that the colonist built.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Griffin's Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts December 16, 1773. An attack in the night that would change history forever. Men dressed up as native Americans went on a British ship carrying tea from England. While aboard the ship, they threw taxed tea from England into the harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts (different dates for all the acts ran out of room to put them)

    Intolerable Acts (different dates for all the acts ran out of room to put them)
    1Boston Port Act. This closed the harbor from entry and leaving of goods until the colonist payed for the tea.
    2Administration of Justice Act. British Officers accused of a crime would be shipped to england for a “fair trial”.
    3Massachusetts Government Act. restructured the Massachusetts government to give the royally-appointed more power.
    4Quartering Act. Soldiers could house themselves in any building they wanted to.
    5Quebec Act. Allowed French Catholics to obtain good job sin the government.
  • Battle of Lexington & Concord

    Battle of Lexington & Concord
    The first battle that started the revolutionary war.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    The final effort to convince the king to do what the colonists say.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Its a pamphlet that was made to persuade the colonist of fight/turn away for britain.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Meeting of representatives from the 13 colonies. They also established a Continental army and elected George Washington as Commander-in-Chief.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    This was literally a declaration of independence from england and its king.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    America's first constitution. It served as the first frame of government.
  • Daniel Shays’ Rebellion

    Daniel Shays’ Rebellion
    Daniel Shays led an armed rebellion against the Massachusetts state legislature.
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    It was a event to determine how america would be governed.