American Revolution - Wyatt Thompson

Timeline created by Wyatt Thompson
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  • Thomas Jefferson writes the Deceleration of Independence

    Thomas Jefferson writes the Deceleration of Independence
    Thomas Jefferson wrote the Deceleration of Independence to explain why the American colonies decided to become independent states and wanted separation from the British
  • Battles of Trent and New Jersey

    Battles of Trent and New Jersey
    The Continental Army had suffered several defeats in New York and had been forced to retreat through New Jersey to Pennsylvania.
  • American and British Battle of Saratoga

    American and British Battle of Saratoga
    The American and British Battle of Saratoga included two battles, fought eighteen days apart, and ended in a victory for the Continental Army.
  • Howe captures Philadelphia

    Howe captures Philadelphia
    The Philadelphia campaign was a British initiative in the American Revolutionary War to gain control of Philadelphia, which was then the seat of the Second Continental Congress.
  • State Constitutions

    State Constitutions
    Each of the colonies was urged by the Continental Congress to establish state constitutions, in effect officially taking power from the royal governors and bodies established by the king.
  • Manumission

    Manumission
    Is the act of a slave owner freeing his or her slaves.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    An agreement among the 13 original states of the U.S. that served as its first constitution.
  • Congress prohibits enslaved people imported to the US

     Congress prohibits enslaved people imported to the US
    Thomas Jefferson introduced a law to prohibit enslaved people to be imported to the US, being the first salesman to take action to end slavery.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    Out of the 11,000 soldiers stationed at Valley Forge, hundreds died from disease, but the troops held together by loyalty to General Washington, who stayed with his men.
  • Spain Declares war on Great Britain

     Spain Declares war on Great Britain
    Spain declared war on Britain for they were an ally of France, who themselves were an ally of the American colonies, and provided supplies and munitions to the American forces.
  • John Paul Jones & Serapis

     John Paul Jones & Serapis
    The battle had lasted over 3 hours. Even though Serapis was better equipped, faster and more maneuverable, Captain Richard Pearson surrendered Serapis to John Paul Jones.
  • British forces capture Charles Town

    British forces capture Charles Town
    Also, know as the siege of Charleston, the British captured Charleston, intending to use the city as a base for operations in the southern colonies.
  • British surrender at Yorktown

    British surrender at Yorktown
    Also known as the siege of Yorktown, the British had to surrender after their reinforcements not coming.
  • Plans for first Fed. Tax

    Plans for first Fed. Tax
    Robert Mooris attempted to expand governmental powers beyond the limits set by the Articles of Confederation.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris, signed by representatives of King George III and representatives of the United States of America, ended the Reveloutianry War.
  • Spain closed lower Mississippi River to American Western Settlers

    Spain closed lower Mississippi River to American Western Settlers
    The treaty stated that the Mississippi River was the western boundary of the United States and also guaranteed Americans the right to free navigation.
  • The Ordinance of 1785

    The Ordinance of 1785
    A standardized system where settlers could purchase farmland in the undeveloped west.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    an uprising in Massachusetts against the government's increased efforts to collect taxes both on individuals and their trades
  • Convention

    Convention
    The point of this event was to decide how America was going to be governed.
  • The North West Ordinance

    The North West Ordinance
    Provided a method for admitting new states to the Union from the territory, and listed a bill of rights in the territory.
  • Singing of the Constitution

    Singing of the Constitution
    at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when 39 representatives to the Constitutional Convention, representing 12 states. All but Rhode Island endorsed the Constitution.
  • Delaware fist state to approve Constitution

    Delaware fist state to approve Constitution
    The first state to approve was Delaware, by a unanimous vote of
    30 - 0.
  • New Hampshire ratifies Constitution

    New Hampshire  ratifies Constitution
    Congress of New Hampshire voted to establish a civil government.
  • Land Act of 1800

    Land Act of 1800
    Under this law, people had the opportunity to buy land in the Northwest Territory directly from the government People had to purchase at least 320 acres of land for a minimum of two dollars per acre.