American Revolution Timeline

Timeline created by jpruzi
In History
  • The French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War
    A war for North-Eastern American territories.
  • Pontiac's Rebellion

    Pontiac's Rebellion
    An attack launched by a confederation of Native American tribes on the Colonies.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    A declaration made by the King of England that stated colonists could not move west of the Appalachian Mountain Chain
  • Quartering Acts

    Quartering Acts
    Act that allowed British soldiers to stay in citizen's houses if needed.
  • The Townshend Acts

    The Townshend Acts
    Series of acts passed by Parliament to raise money in order to pay off judges and governors.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Added a tax to all pieces of paper with print on it..
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    British soldiers fired upon protesters and killed five colonists.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    Colonists from Boston dress up as Native Americans and snuck onto a British vessel containing crates of tea, and threw those crates of tea into the harbor.
  • The Coercive Acts

    The Coercive Acts
    A series of acts that punished the revolts in Boston
  • Founding of the Minutemen

    Founding of the Minutemen
    American Militia, formed to fight the British "at a minute's notice."
  • The First Continental Congress

    The First Continental Congress
    A meeting from 12/13 delegates from the colonies.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    First military engagement of the Revolutionary War.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Second meeting of the 13 colonies, during which the colonies' strategy for the war was planned.
  • Thomas Paine writes Common Sense

    Thomas Paine writes Common Sense
    Stated the grievances toward the king and challenged the rule of England
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    A letter written to the King of England listing grievances from the colonists.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The turning point in the Revolutionary War, where 6000 British troops surrendered to American forces
  • Treaty of Alliance

    Treaty of Alliance
    A defensive alliance between the Americans and French, bringing the French into the Revolutionary War.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The battle where General Cornwallis surrendered to American and French troops, ending the war.
  • The Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris
    The treaty that ended the Revolutionary war and recognized American independence.