American Revolution Time Line

Timeline created by ajbuckbee01
  • John Locke 1632-1704

    John Locke 1632-1704
    John Locke was an important person to help America become free. When he was alive he paved the way for the Enlightenment and made important contributions towards liberalism.
  • Sam Adams 1722-1803

    Sam Adams 1722-1803
    Sam Adams was one of the founding fathers of America. He also protested British taxation.
  • Martha Washington 1731-1802

    Martha Washington 1731-1802
    She was a courageous woman who helped George Washington in the revolutionary war. And was later the first first lady.
  • George Washinton 1732-1799

    George Washinton 1732-1799
    George Washington was the commander and chief of the colony's army during the revolutionary war. He was later to be the first president.
  • John Adams 1735-1826

    John Adams 1735-1826
    John Adams was a political philosopher. He helped write the declaration of independence and was later the 2nd president of the United States.
  • John Hancock 1737-1793

    John Hancock 1737-1793
    John Hancock was one of the leaders of the American revolution. He was the Governor of Massachusetts and signed the declaration of independence.
  • Thomas Jeferson 1743-1826

    Thomas Jeferson 1743-1826
    The credited author of the declaration of independence and later to be the third president of the United States.
  • French Indian War 1754-1763

    French Indian War 1754-1763
    After the French expanded into the Ohio River valley France and the colonies had repeated conflict. Thus resulting in a series of battles known as the French Indian war.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    This was a tax imposed on all paper products and documents that were passed by Britain and taxed colonists. The colonist that this act was unconstitutional and reacted with protests and mobs the act was later repealed in 1766.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    The British government passed a series of laws. One of the big things that changed is they taxed on tea glass paper paint and lead.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston massacre was a fatal riot. It started with a physical fight between a few colonists and a British soldier. Then it got way worse and the British soldiers shot and killed 4 men. This led to there being more anti-British people and was one of the things that led to the American revolution.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The colonist were mad that Britain for them taxing without representation. Therefore they had a political protest dumping boats loads of British tea into the harbor.
  • Abigail Adams 1774-1818

    Abigail Adams 1774-1818
    Abigail Adams was the wife of John Adams. She is known for requesting rights for women after the colonies declared independence from Britain. She was later to be the first lady of the United States and an adviser of John Adams.
  • First Contenental Congress Meeting

    First Contenental Congress Meeting
    Representatives 12 out of the 13 colonies met in Philidelphia and discussed and organized colonial resistance against Britain.
  • Second Contenental Congress Meeting

    Second Contenental Congress Meeting
    This congress meeting had many of the same delegates from all of the 13 colonies and they discussed war efforts for the American revolution.
  • Minutemen

    Minutemen were elite troops in the army. The helped win the Revolutionary war.
  • Battles of Lexinton and Concord

    Battles of Lexinton and Concord
    These battles kicked off the revolutionary war. This was anticipated for a long time and tensions had been building for a long time. Troops from the British hiked to concord to receive cache arms then the alarm was sounded to intercept these Items resulting in one of the two first battles. Over in Lexington, there was a confrontation that started the first battle.
  • Declaration Of Idependence

    Declaration Of Idependence
    The written document formally announcing the colonies' independence from Great Britain. In the Declaration of independence, there is the famous line "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
  • Battle Of Yorktown

    Battle Of Yorktown
    The battle of Yorktown concluded the revolutionary war. The colonists were victorious and after the war independent!
  • U.S. Constitution Singed

    U.S. Constitution Singed
    This was the day symbolizing the end of the war. The U.S. Constitution was a written document saying the congress had the power to wage war, govern foreign affairs, and to regulate currency.