American Revolution Timeline

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  • John Locke

    John Locke
    John Locke presented an idea of governmental checks and balances. This idea became the foundation for the US Constitution. He also argued that revolution in some circumstances is not only right but an obligation, which also influenced the Founding Fathers.
  • Charles Montesquieu

    Charles Montesquieu
    Charles Montesquieu was a French social and political philosopher who had mad influential ideas about laws and government. His ideas helped start the beginning of the revolution.
  • Sam Adams

    Sam Adams
    Sam Adams was a Founding Father of the United States. He was also a political theorist who protested British taxation without representation. He also united the American colonies in the fight for independence during the Revolutionary War.
  • Martha Washington

    Martha Washington
    Martha Washington served as the nations first first lady. She also spend about half of the revolutionary war at the front. She also helped run and manage her husband, George Washington's estates. All while taking care of her children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews for nearly 40 years.
  • Paul Revere

    Paul Revere
    Paul Revere was a silversmith and ardent colonialist. He also took part in the Boston Tea Party and was the principle rider for Boston's Committee of Safety. He was a hero for the American Revolution and although not directly he saved millions of peoples lives.
  • John Adams

    John Adams
    John Adams served with France and Holland in diplomatic roles. He also helped negotiate the Treaty of Paris at the wars end. He was also vice president under George Washington.
  • John Hancock

    John Hancock
    John Hancock used his money and fame to help the movement for American Independence. He was also the president of the Second Continental Congress.
  • Benedict Arnold

    Benedict Arnold
    Benedict Arnold participated in the outbreak of the war, Arnold participated in the capture of the British garrison of Fort Ticonderoga. He also controlled the British invasion of New York at the battle of lake Champlain.
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    During American Revolution Jefferson served in the Virginia legislature and the Continental Congress. He was also the governor of Virginia. later he served as U.S. secretary of state. He also served as vice president to John Adams.
  • Abigail Adams

    Abigail Adams
    Abigail Adams was the strongest female voice in the revolution. She was also a key political adviser to her husband, and the first women to live in what would become the white house.
  • The French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War began in 1754 and ended with the Treaty of Paris in 1763. The war provided Great Britain with enormous territorial gains in North America. Although the disputes over subsequent frontier policy and paying the wars expenses lead to colonial discontent and ultimately to the American Revolution.
  • Alexander Hamilton

    Alexander Hamilton
    He was a Founding Father, he helped draft Declaration of Independence, he fought in The American Revaluation and he was he first Secretary of the Treasury.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 after Britain seven years war and gained land in North America, it issued the Royal Proclamation of 1763, this prohibited American colonists from settling west of Appalachia.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre helped to unite the colonies against Britain. The Boston Massacre started as a minor fight but not long after the start of it it became a turning point in the beginnings of the American Revolution. The Boston Massacre helped stat a desire for freedom in the colonists.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a political protest. American colonists were angry towards Britain. The colonists were mad because Britain was using "taxation without representation," so the colonists dumped 342 chests of tea in to the harbor, starting the American Revolution.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The First Continental Congress consisted of delegates from each of the 13 colonies except for Georgia meet in Philadelphia as the First Continental Congress to organize a colonial fight to Parliament's Coercive Acts.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The Second Continental Congress was the governing body for witch the American colonial governments coordinated their hesitation to the British ruling during the first two years of the American Revolution.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    When The Declaration of Independence was written the 13 colonies destroyed their political connections to Great Britain. The Declaration of Independence shows what motivated the colonists for independence.
  • Hessians

    Hessians
    The term Hessian's refers to the 30,000 German troops hired by the British to help fight during the American Revolution. They were soldiers from other German and american states who were drawn to action by the British.
  • US Constitution signed

    US Constitution signed
    When The US Constitution was signed it established America's national government and laws. I also guaranteed certain basic rights for citizens. I was signed by delegates to the Constitutional Convention.