American Revolution Timeline

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    Beginning of Enlightment

    Politics, philosophy, science, and communications changed very much during the Enlightment era. European Enlightment thinkers believed that humanity could be improved through rational change. This era was also known as The Age of Reason.
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    The French Indian War

    This is also known as the Seven Year's War. The war took place in Europe, India, and North America. The French & Indian War was the beginning of open hostilities between the colonies and Great Britain.
  • Treaty of Paris

    A negotiation between the United States and Great Britain, which ended the Revolutionary War. It also helped recognize American Independence.
  • The Sugar Acts

    The colonists had to pay tax on sugar that was imported.
  • The Stamp Act

    New tax imposed on colonists, which required them to pay tax on every piece of printed paper that they needed or used
  • The Tea Act

    The British government allowed a company to monopoly on the importation and sales on tea in the colonies, which the colonists never agreed to.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    Masachussetts Patriots protested the tax on tea importation and dumped 342 chests of tea off of three tea boats into the harbor
  • Second Continental Congress

    Convened after the American Revolutionary War. Decalred America's Independence from Britain, and ratified the Articles of Confederation 5 years later.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    British troops marched from Boston to Near Concord. There was a confrontation on the Lexington Town green and that is when fighting broke out. Finally in 1783, the colonists won their Independence
  • Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense

    Paine wrote Common Sense to argue on behalf of American Independence. It is considered one of the most influential pamphlets ever written.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    One of The U.S' most cherished symbol. It represents Liberty for Americans.
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    Valley Forge

    The encampment of the Continental Army of the U.S. This army was lead by Geroge Washington. No battle happened on these grounds but it is considered a sacred ground
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    Shay's Rebellion

    A rebellion in western Massachusetts in order to oppose to high taxes and very strict economic conditions. In January of 1787, Daniel Shays led a force of about 1,200 men in an attack that took place on the federal arsenal at Springfield.
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    Constitutional Convention

    The convention for the constitution of the U.S. Took place in the Pennsylvania Sate House in Philidephia.