American Revolution Timeline

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  • Passing of the Stamp Act

    Passing of the Stamp Act
    This act put a tax on printed items such as newspapers and any other documents. It was the first tax that affected colonists directly because it was based on goods.
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  • Sons of Liberty are unofficialy formed

    Sons of Liberty are unofficialy formed
    A group fomed to pretoect the rights of the American colonists from the British crown. Notable members include John Adams, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere and Benedict Arnold.
  • Repeal of Stamp Act

    Repeal of Stamp Act
    Merchants in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia all agreed to boycott British goods until the Stamp Act was repealed. The British Parliament repealed law but passed the Delaratory act on the same day.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    This act stated that "Parliament's authority was the same in America as in Britain and asserted Parliament's authority to make binding laws on the American colonies." Many colonies refused to comply with the act.
  • Passing of the Townshend Act

    Passing of the Townshend Act
    This act taxed amy good that were imported into the colony from Britain. The Sons of Liberty boycotted all British goods because of this act. Many colonists protested with the phrase " no taxation without representation" and boycotting British goods.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British soldiers being taunted by an angry mob gathered in front of the Boston Customs House fired on the mob and killed 5. Colonial leader used the event as propaganda targeting the British government.
  • Passing of Tea Act

    Passing of Tea Act
    This act granteed the British East India Company to sell tea to the colonies free of taxes that colonial tea sellers had to pay. It was protested agianst in the colonies.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    In response to the Tea Act a group of colonists dressed up as Indians boarded British ships in the Boston Harbor and destroyed three shiploads of tea by throwing it into Bosotn Harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts passed

    Intolerable Acts passed
    The intolerables Acts was a series of harsh acts including shutting down Boston Harbor and housing soldiers in vacant private homes and other buildings
  • First metting of the 1st Continental Congress

    First metting of the 1st Continental Congress
    56 delegates from all of the colonies met in Philadelphia responding to the Intolerable Acts. They drew up a declaration of colinial rights and stated that, " if the British used force against the colonies, the colonies should fight back."
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    The battle of Lexington, Massachusetts was the first battle of the war and only lasted15 minutes with the colonists retreating. The battle of Concord, Massachusetts was a slaughter with three to four thousand minutemen picking off British soldiers retreating to Boston after a short battle.
  • Second Continental Congress is established

    Second Continental Congress is established
    Many loyalties divided this convention of delegates from the thirteen colonies. Some wanted independence and some wanted to make peace witg Great Britain but they all recognized the colonial militia as the Continental Army and appointed George Washington as its commander
  • Common Sense is published

    Common Sense is published
    Common sens is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that attacked King George and the British government. It made many colonists stop doubting separating with Britain. It also sold 500,000 copies in 1776.
  • Battle of New York

    Battle of New York
    The British sailed into New York with a force of about 32,000 soldiers and defeated the poorly equiped Continental Army.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence declared the colonies independence from Britain. It states that "all men are created equal" and declared that "all men have the right to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness" to be rights than cannot be taken away.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    Determined to earn a victory, Washington crossed the Delaware River in a fierce storm to ambush a garriosn of Hessians ( German mercenaries). The vicotry boosted morale and inspired soldiers to re-enlist.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The Continental Army effectively picked apart British General John Burgoyne while he thought more soldiers were coming to help him and they would meet in New York.This American victory convinced France to openly join the war.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The battl of Yorktown was the last major land battle of the war and was a clear victory by American and French forces over British General Cornwallis who was forced to surrender.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The signing of the Treaty of Paris by the U.S. delegates confirmed independence. The U.S. now went from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Oceand and from Candada to the Florida border.