American Revolution Timeline

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  • Navigation Acts

    Navigation Acts
    • restricted colonial trade to England
  • French & Indian War Ends

    French & Indian War Ends
    • England & her colonies defeated France and their Native Allies. Drained the British Treasury, which led to England heavily taxing the colonies.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    • The Stamp Act was passed, placing a tax on paper in the colonies.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    • 5 protesters shot to death on King Street in Boston.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    • granted the East India Company a monopoly on tea in the colonies.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    • 342 chests of tea imported by the British East India Company thrown into the harbour by colonists.
  • Coercive/Intolerable Acts

    Coercive/Intolerable Acts
    • Boston Port Act = the British demanded that the citizens of Boston pay about 1mil for the tea thrown into the harbour during the Boston Tea Party. (March 31, 1774)
    • Massachusetts Government Act = restructured the government of Massachusetts to give the royally appointed more power. (May 20, 1774)
    • Administration of Justice Act = ensured a fair trial for British Officials who committed capital offenses while quelling the protests in Massachusetts Bay Colony. (1774)
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  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    • 12 delegates met to discuss how to react to the British Navy blockading Boston Harbour. Ran from Sept 5 to Oct 26, 1774
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    • This battle kicked off the American Revolutionary War.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    • met to plan further responses if the British Gov. had not repealed or modified the acts.
  • Declaration of Independence Adopted

    Declaration of Independence Adopted
    • the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    • Washington improved his army during harsh weather conditions which enchanted the fighting capacity of the Continental Army. (1777 - 1778)
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    • turning point in the war. Americans defeated the vastly superior British army, sharply raising morale among the Americans.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    • Decisive engagement of the Revolution, British surrender foreshadowed the end of British rule in the colonies. (Sept 28 - Oct 19, 1781)
  • U.S. Constitution Written

    U.S. Constitution Written
    • The U.S. Constitution was written.
  • U.S. Constitution Adopted

    U.S. Constitution Adopted
    • Delaware adopted the U.S. Constitution, with the other states adopting it between 1787 to 1790.