American Revolution Timeline

  • French - Indian War

    French - Indian War
    The North American war between the British and France also known as the "Seven Years War".
  • Navigation Acts

    Navigation Acts
    Restricted colonial trade to England and decreasing dependence on foreign imported goods.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    A tax on anything paper and later repealed.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    A series of British acts that introduced taxes on goods imported.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The british soldiers fired upon unarmed protestors, Paul Revere calls it the Bloody Massacre.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The British taxed on tea and the colonists protested by dumping 92,000 pounds of tea into the harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Laws that punished the colonists after the Boston Tea Party. One of the acts is where they closed down the harbor.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    Great Britain would house their soldiers in colonists homes.
  • Battle of Lexington & Concord

    Battle of Lexington & Concord
    This is the famous "shot heard around the world" battle. This sparks the start of the American Revolution.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    This was a meeting that appointed that George Washington should be commander of chief of the army.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    This petition prevent a war from happening, it emphasized their loyalty to the british king and their rights.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    This is a 47 page pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775-1776. Discussing Independence from Great Britain to the people in America.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    A document that announced the separation of the 13 colonies from Great Britain, established by July 4 1776.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    This created the name of the 13 colonies, stated that states had their own power, the combine states were responsible for helping to protect each other from attacks.
  • Daniel Shay's Rebellion

    Daniel Shay's Rebellion
    An opposition to high taxes and stringent economic conditions.
  • Constitutional Convention( aka Philadelphia Convention)

    Constitutional Convention( aka Philadelphia Convention)
    Took place in Philadelphia and the people decided how America was going to be governed.