American Revolution Timeline

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  • John Locke

    John Locke
    John Locke was a philosopher. He is known as the father of liberalism. One reason he was important to the war was that Thomas Jefferson's famous writing in the declaration "Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" was actually said by John Locke originally. This part of the declaration was one of the most important of them all, due to this man.
  • George and Martha Washington(2/22/1732-12/14/1799) and 6/13/1731- 4/22/1802

    George and Martha Washington(2/22/1732-12/14/1799) and 6/13/1731- 4/22/1802
    George Washington was the 1st president of the U.S. and the Commander in Chief of the Revolutionary army. he was important to the war because he was the leader of the army which one the war and he became its first president. Martha was the original first lady of the U.S. and was very supportive of her husband. She made her husband's famous uniform and visited many military encampments with him. these were the reasons she was important to the war.
  • Paul Revere(1/1/1735-5/10/1818

    Paul Revere(1/1/1735-5/10/1818
    Paul Revere was a silversmith. He was important to the war because William Dawes and he were the ones who received the information that the British were coming and preceded to tell the revolutionaries. The revolutionaries were then able to hide their weapons as the British searched them.
  • John Hancock

    John Hancock
    John Hancock was the president of the first continental congress and had the first signature on the declaration of independence. He was important to the war because he was eager to sign the declaration and he helped promote it as the president of the first congress.
  • Benedict Arnold(1/14/1741-6/14/1801)

    Benedict Arnold(1/14/1741-6/14/1801)
    Benedict Arnold was a General in the Revolutionary army. He was shot in the leg at the battle of Saratoga. He was most well known for defecting to the British in 1780.
  • Thomas Jefferson(4/13/1743-7/4/1826)

    Thomas Jefferson(4/13/1743-7/4/1826)
    Thomas Jefferson was a lawyer, architect, and statesman. He is most known for being the main writer of the declaration of independence and being the 3rd president of the U.S.
  • Abigail and John Adams.

    Abigail and John Adams.
    Abigail and John Adams were revolutionary peoples. John was a president of the United States, and he signed the declaration of independence. Abigail was an advisor to her husband. She also was one of the earliest advocates for women's rights. They were important to the war because they each did lots of things to make sure the US got free.
  • The French and Indian War.

    The French and Indian War.
    The French and Indian war was caused by a land dispute by the British and the French. It is important because it showed that the British could be fought and that they were not entirely invincible. It was also important because George Washington was a British military leader in this war, which helped him make good military decisions during the revolutionary war.
  • Alexander Hamilton

    Alexander Hamilton
    Alexander Hamilton was a founding father, first secretary of the treasury in the U.S., a soldier in the revolutionary war, lawyer, and scholar. He was important to the war because he was a soldier, fought in many battles. He also affected the war because he was the first-ever secretary of the treasury in the U.S. Lastly, he affected the war because, as a founding father, he helped create the states.
  • The quartering Act

    The quartering Act
    The Quartering act was an act that forced colonists to house British soldiers. It impacted the war because it made the colonists very angry and rebellious.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre resulted after colonists Jeered and threw snowballs and rocks at British soldiers. The soldiers opened fire. This was important to the war because it sparked the tempers of many people in the colonies and stirred them to fight.
  • Samuel Adams

    Samuel Adams
    Samuel Adams was sometimes known as the father of the American revolution. He was a founding father, philosopher, and statesman. He is important to the revolution because he played a strong role in the organizing of the Boston Tea Party. He was also a founding father, and he signed the declaration of independence.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea party took place when the colonists, angry at Britain not letting them have a say in their taxes. They threw the tea overboard on British merchant ships. This was important to the war because it sparked hope into the colonists that they could take action and it attracted the attention of the british.
  • Minutemen

    Minutemen
    Minutemen were self-trained groups of colonists ready to fight for the continental army, who were nicknamed minutemen because they were supposed to be ready for fighting at a minute s notice.
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill

    The Battle of Bunker Hill
    The battle of bunker hill was a battle that the British won. The Americans had learned of the British's plans. This was important to the war because it helped the colonists be more convinced that they had a chance at winning the war.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The stamp act was an act passed by the British that made it so you could only send letters on special paper that had a stamp. This was important to the war because it made the colonists angry, and helped them believe more in the revolution.
  • Hessians

    Hessians
    The Hessians were mercenaries. They were from Germany. They were important to the war because they were a large part of the success of Britain's army until the Battle of Trenton when Washington crossed the Delaware and attacked the Main Hession Camp. They were caught off-guard and 0ver half of the entire Hession army was captured. This is one of the most famous "battles" in the history of the war.
  • French Alliance

    French Alliance
    The French Alliance was an agreement between the French and Americans that made the French help the Americans. It was important to the war because it provided the Americans with much-needed military support to help them win the war.
  • The Battle of Yorktown

    The Battle of Yorktown
    The battle of Yorktown, from September 28, 1781, to October 19, 1781, was the battle that virtually ended the war. A large number of British troops were stationed on a peninsula surrounded by french/American troops. The British lost, and surrendered, virtually ending all military combat for the war. This battle was important to the war because it ended the fighting that had been going on for so long. It was a major sign of victory.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The treaty of Paris was a treaty signed by British and American representatives, which officially gave America their freedom. This was important because obviously, it ended the war gave gave America its freedom! Yay!