American Revolution Illustrated Timeline

  • French-Indian War

    French-Indian War
    French and Indian War was a theater of the Seven Years' War, which pitted the North American colonies of the British Empire against those of the French
  • Navigation Acts

    Navigation Acts
    acts of Parliament intended to promote the self-sufficiency of the British Empire
  • Stamp act

    Stamp act
    an act of the British Parliament in 1765 that exacted revenue from the American colonies by imposing a stamp duty
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    initiated taxes on glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    was a confrontation in Boston on March 5, 1770, in which a group of nine British soldiers shot five people out of a crowd of three or four hundred
  • Boston tea party

    Boston tea party
    dumped 342 chests of tea, imported by the British East India Company into the harbor
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    stated that Great Britain would house its soldiers in American barracks and public houses
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    a series of punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea Party
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    was adopted by Congress on July 5th, 1775 to be sent to the King as a last attempt to prevent formal war from being declared
  • Battle of Lexington & Concord

    Battle of Lexington & Concord
    were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. The battles were fought
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    a late-18th-century meeting of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that united in support of the American Revolutionary War
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    is a 47-page pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775–1776 advocating independence from Great Britain to people in the Thirteen Colonies
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, is the pronouncement and founding document adopted by the Second Continental
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    was an agreement among the 13 states of the United States of America, formerly the Thirteen Colonies
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    took place from May 14 to September 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Daniel Shays’ Rebellion

    Daniel Shays’ Rebellion
    was an armed uprising in Western Massachusetts and Worcester in response to a debt crisis among the citizenry and in opposition to the state government's