American revolution timeline history

  • Navigation acts

    Navigation acts
    The navigation acts involved ships and products that were being sold to England. All the products were taxed, and all trading ships were built in England
  • French and Indian war ends

    French and Indian war ends
    The treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian war. This was a war between Great Britain, France, and Native Americans.this was a war over certain land and territories.
  • Stamp act

    Stamp act
    The stamp act was a tax on most paper products. Publication was prohibited unless printed on stamped papers.
  • Boston massacre

    Boston massacre
    The Boston massacre was a small fight on the street, that occurred between a mob of people throwing things at British soldiers. It ended with 5 pedestrians dead.
  • Tea act

    Tea act
    The tea act lowered the tea tax that got paid to the British government and taxed imports.
  • Boston tea party

    Boston tea party
    This was a political protest that occurred after the tea act. Colonists dumped 342 chests of tea into the harbor. This sparked a huge rebellion
  • Coercive acts

    Coercive acts
    The coercive acts were put into effect after the Boston tea party erupted. It was 4 laws that banned meetings, increased control, and punished rebellious acts
  • First continental congress

    First continental congress
    The first congress was a pact made with colonists to boycott and protest British goods.
  • Lexington and concord

    Lexington and concord
    These were the first battles that happened during the revolutionary war. None of the soldiers wanted to fight, but an unexpected gunshot went off, and battle broke out. The British wanted to get rid of the colonists supplies, and arrest them.
  • Second continental congress

    Second continental congress
    This was a meeting where war was being prepared, strategy’s and weapons were strategized.
  • Declaration of Independence adopted

    Declaration of Independence adopted
    Congress officially voted to declare independence.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    This battle was a victory to the Americans. It helped secure independence of The United States. This led to the winning of the war.
  • Winter at valley forge

    Winter at valley forge
    Winter at valley forge was a horrible awakening of death for the soldiers. Many died from shortages of food, no blankets, disease, exhaustion, and gross conditions
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    This was a war between French, Americans, and the British. This was the last major battle in the revolution and the start of the independence.
  • U.s constitution written

    U.s constitution written
    The constitution is a written document claiming the existence of the U.S government and its right to exist with power.
  • U.S constitution adopted

    U.S constitution adopted
    The constitution finally was finally adopted and a secure government was put in place