American Revolution Timeline

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  • 1764

    Although it reduced the tax on molasses, the Sugar Act was strictly enforced, so colonist ended up paying more taxes.
  • 1765

    1765
    A mob led by the sons of liberty damaged the house of the stamp collector.
  • 1766

    1766
    The Declatory Act repealed the Stamp Act but asserted Parliament’s right to rule the colonies as saw fit.
  • 1770

    1770
    A group of colonist hurled snowballs and rocks at British soldiers guarding the Customs House. The soldiers fired into the crowd, killing five colonists.
  • 1773

    1773
    The Tea Act was created to save the East India Tea Company. Although it lowered the price of tea, it gave the company a monopoly and threatened the business of colonial importers.
  • 1774

    1774
    The First Continental Congress meets. Agree to boycott British goods
  • 1775

    1775
    Battle of Bunker Hill
  • 1776

    1776
    Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense
  • 1780

    1780
    General Clinton captures 3000 Patriot soldiers as he takes Charlestown, South Carolina
  • 1781

    1781
    General Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown
  • 1783

    1783
    Treaty of Paris signed.