American Revolutionary War

Timeline created by Mai Stark
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    On March 22, 1765, the British Parliament passed the Stamp Act. The Parliament did this to help pay the British troops. The Stamp Act had required colonists to pay taxes. The taxes were represented by a stamp, it was used on many things like documents and papers. The Stamp Act was also the first internal tax. 10 years later, the colonists rose in armed rebellion against the British because of this act.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    Townshend Act happened to be a series of measures. The Townshend act passed by the British Parliament on June 29, 1767. Taxed goods were imported to the American colonies. Colonies claimed no taxation without representation. Colonists decided not to give all the import British goods until the act was repealed.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre took place in Boston, on March 5, 1770. A mob of patriots attacked a British loyalist who ended up firing a gun at them. It ended up killing an innocent boy. Brawls started between the colonist and the British that led to the Boston Massacre. The patriots made a plan to fight against the British with the help of the colonists. So, what started as a minor fight became a turning point in the beginnings of the Boston Massacre.
  • The Boston Tea Party

     The Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was on December 16, 1773, this event caused 342 chests of British tea in East India Company to get thrown of ships into the Boston Harbor. This act was caused by American patriots. They didn’t want to get caught, so they disguised themselves as Mohawk Indians. The Boston Tea Party led to the tension between Britain and America.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    The Battle of Lexington and Concord was on April 18, 1775. Many British troops marched from Boston to nearby Concord. The famous shot heard around the world. The shot actually marked the start of the American War. When people found out it did a lot of damage to the British they ended up persuading many Americans to help arms and to help support the cause of independence.
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill

    The Battle of Bunker Hill
    The battle of Bunker Hill started on June 17, 1775, in Charlestown, Massachusetts. The battle lasted for a total of 2 hours and 1,054 British soldiers were killed in the first hour of fighting. But, even though the British had lost a lot of men they won the battle of Bunker Hill.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was issued making the United States an independent country from the British. They passed the Flag Resolution on June 14, 1777. Articles of the Confederation were signed so they can create a real government for America.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was approved on July 4, 1776, the founding document that belongs to the United States ended up approved by the Continental Congress. They finally announced to the nation and the separation of the 13 North American British colonies about their freedom from Great Britain.
  • Saratoga

    The Battle of Saratoga was on September 19, 1777. The Battle of Saratoga gave the Patriots a major boost and had persuaded the French, Dutch, and the Spanish to team and join their cause against a mutual rival. Also on December 18, 1777, George Washington named the 18th Thanksgiving to celebrate their victory against the British.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    On November 15, 1777 - March 1, 1781, the Articles of Confederation had been created by the Second Continental Congress. The ratification had happened first in the U.S. before it did in the other 13 colonies. The Articles of Confederation was meant to plan the structure of the new government.
  • Monmouth

    June 28, 1778, the battle of Monmouth had begun. Americans weren’t having the best of luck at the start of the battle because a counter-attack had happened by the main British column. The heat index was over 110 degrees during the battle. Many soldiers died that day from the heat rather than from the weapons used by soldiers. The British ended up having 300 casualties and the Americans had 350. Even though the British had fewer casualties than the Americans, the British still won the battle.
  • Baylor Massacre

    Baylor Massacre
    Baylor’s Massacre was on September 27, 1778, in River Vale New Jersey. There was a surprise British attack against the 3rd Regiment of Continental Light Dragoons under the command of Colonel George Baylor. A company of 116 officers and men, 69 of them were killed, or they had been captured or even wounded. But the British had won.
  • Execution of Major John Andre

    Execution of Major John Andre
    On October 2, 1780, Benedict Arnold helped hang the British Major named John Andre. He was a spy for the U.S. military forces in Tappan, New York. He was hanged also because he assisted Benedict Arnold's attempted to surrender.
  • Yorktown

    The conflict of Yorktown started on September 28, 1781, to October 19, 1781. Someone named General Charles Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington. The French and American forces decided to come together to trap the British at Yorktown. Only 28 Americans had died during the battle. After Yorktown had happened the British surrendered.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    On September 3, 1783, the treaty was signed. The American colonies and Great Britain decided to let the American Revolution come to an end. It was formally recognized by the United States as an independent nation. The Treaty of Paris was sure that both nations would be allowed to access the Mississippi River. The boundaries of the United States were called because of the British surrender of all posts that happened within the U.S.