American Revolution Timeline

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  • French and Indian War (Ending)

    French and Indian War (Ending)
    SourcesThe French and Indian War was one of the last battles fought before the American Revolution. The War lasted for seven years (1754 to 1763). In th end, the war resulted in Britian gaining control over North America. The Treaty of Paris was signed in 1763, signaling the end of the War. Both British and the French suffered huge losses of money, resources, and man power. This forced the British to collect huge amounts of taxes from the colonist, leading to the American Revolution.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    SourcesParliament passed a modified version of the Sugar and Molasses Act (1733. Under the Molasses Act, colonial merchants had to pay taxes on imported goods. The focus of the Sugar Act was to discourage colonial merchants from British goods to avoid taxes. It increased the cost of many imported items, creating economic impact towards the colonist.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    SourcesThe Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament on March 22 1765. This imposed on all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on every piece of prinited paper being used. Legal documents, licenses, newspaper, etc., were taxed. The money collected by the Stamp Act was used to help pay the costs of American frontier near the Appalachian Mountains.
  • Stamp Act Congress

    Stamp Act Congress
    SourcesSourcesThe Stamp Act Congress was a meeting between October 7 and 25, 1765 in New York City. It consist of the representatives of some British colonies of North America, protesting against the new British taxation.
  • The Declaratory Act

    The Declaratory Act
    SourcesThe Declaratory Act was a declaration by the British Parliament in 1766. The Stamp Act was repealed by the government because boycotts were hurting British trades.
  • Boston Non-importation Agreements

    Boston Non-importation Agreements
    SourcesThe Boston Non-importation Agreements was concerened when the British Merchants traded with the colonies. The Stamp Act was repealed, then Merchants who lost money from shipping goods to a land, would not receive it.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    SourcesThe Boston Masaacre was a horrible incident that occurred on March 5, 1770, between a "patriot" mob and a squad of British soldiers. It was said that the mob was throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks. This cause of event lead several colonists killed. The presence of British troops in the city of Boston was unwelcome. A town meetering demanded removal of the British and Captain Preston for murder. Later, two British soldiers were found guilty of manslaughter.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    SourcesThe Tea Act as an act of the parliament of Great Britain. The overall objective was to reduce the massive surplus of tea, being held by the British East India Company in London warehouses. Also to cut the price of tea smuggled into the colonies.
  • Quartering Act of 1774

    Quartering Act of 1774
    SourcesThe seconded Quarting Act, which the colonies were suppose to provide housing and provisions for British soldiers. The colonial legislatures were uncooperative in doing so, so it was not provided nor supportive. It expired on March 24, 1776.
  • Articles of Association, 1774

    Articles of Association, 1774
    SourcesWas a universal prohibition of trade with Great Britain. It was prohibited to trade and export goods with England. It established citizens to enforce the act throughout the colonies.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    SourcesWas a convention of delegates, which started in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It managed the colonial war effort, and moved towards independence, adopting the Declaration of Independence.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    SourcesThe Declaration of Independence was a statement by the Continental Congress, announcing that the thirteen American colonies are no longer part of the British Empire. Thomas Jefferson was the author.