American Revolution Timeline

Timeline created by vvdiaz01@bvsd,org
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    John Locke

    John Locke was a very famous philosopher back in the 17th century. Lots of his thoughts and ideas are still portrayed in our generation! Lots of his material was put into or influenced the Declaration Of Independence. He even talked about the idea of checks and balances which we put into our constitution.
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    John and Abigail Adams

    John Adams was the 6th president of the US. Abigail was his wife and 6th First Lady of America. John Adams was also one of the leaders in the American Revolution. (Also the dates I used were John Adams Birth year and Death year)
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    Benedict Arnold

    Benedict Arnold helped us win the Battle of Bemis heights and was very strongly fighting for America, but when George Washington never gave him a promotion, he switched to the British side and helped fight us.
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    Thomas Jefferson

    One of the Authors of the Declaration of Independence. He was also the 3rd president of the United States.
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    French And Indian War

    The French And Indian war was very important because it created debt for the British. Which is why they started taxing people at very high prices. And why the Colonists started protesting. Source:
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    Alexander Hamilton

    Alexander Hamilton was the first secretary of the United States. He was also in a Federal Government and played a very Main role in helping defend the US constitution.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 was a proclamation sent out by Britain to stop expansion in the west where the colonists were. It was important because this was the first proclamation that affected the colonists.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was important because it made people really frustrated and ready to fight on both sides and just showed how much Americans were fed up and wanted independence.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston tea party was a protest where the Americans threw all of the British tea into the ocean. They were protesting the fact that Britain had taxed them a lot more without even letting them have a say. It was an important event because it really started more of the tension between Britain and Americans and was also the first time the Americans had stood up to the British.
  • Minutemen

    Minutemen were small groups of men assembled to be ready at any moment for war. They were a fast force ready to fight when needed for any colony at any time. They were among the first people to fight in the American Revolution
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    This meeting was important because it was where people from all of the 13 colonies came together to talk about boycotting the British goods unless Parliament would take back the Intolerable Acts.
  • ¨Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death¨ Speech

    ¨Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death¨ Speech
    This speech was important because it got colonists ready to fight Britain. Historians have said that this speech was what convinced vriginian troops to go out and fight the British.
  • The battles of Lexington and Concord

    The battles of Lexington and Concord
    The battles of Lexington and Concord are very significant to the Revolutionary War. These battles are the battles that started the Revolutionary war. The tensions between the British and Americans had been growing for a long time.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The Second Continental Congress was important because it was a gathering of the 13 colonies (Minus Georgia) who were meeting to discuss war strategies against Britain. This meeting was taking place shortly after the Revolutionary War.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    The declaration of Independence was important because it was the official document of the Americans stating why they wanted to be free from British rule. It also said goals/rules for the new country and it stated kaws and things that people were to obey.
  • The Hessians

    The Hessians
    The Hessians were a group of 30,000 german troops who helped the British fight the Americans during the Revolution.
  • The Articles of Confederation

    The Articles of Confederation
    The Articles Of Confederation was a very loose US constitution. It was made right after the colonists were freed from Britain. It was important because it was like a loose constitution and the first one for the Americans.
  • The French Alliance

    The French Alliance
    The French Alliance was an alliance between France and the Colonists. In the treaty, it said that France and the Americans would join militaries against the British. This was important because it helped the Americans a lot in the Revolutionary War.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris was significant because it ended the Revolutionary War. It granted the Colonists a big part of western land and recognized their Independence.
  • US Constitution signed

    US Constitution signed
    The Constitution being signed was very important because it talked about the laws of the US and how the government would work. Before the constitution was signed, all of the states work working like independent little countries.