AP US History

Timeline created by Zech Shepherd
  • Patrick Henry

    Patrick Henry
    A Virginia lawyer who strongly opposed the Stamp and the Townshend Acts. Famous for his "Give me Liberty Or Give Me Death!" speech. Lived from 1736-1799
  • John Hancock

    John Hancock
    A signer of the Declaration of Independence and a Governor of Massachusetts. Used his wealth to provide financial aide the American Revolution. Lived from 1737-1793
  • Thomas Paine

    Thomas Paine
    England born philosopher and writer. He wrote the highly popular "Common Sense" pamphlet. He Was a Patriot. lived from 1737-1809.
  • Nathaniel Greene

    Nathaniel Greene
    Nathaniel Greene was a General in the American Revolution. As such he was a Patriot. Fought with George Washington in the battles of Trenton, Brandywine, Germantown, and Valley Forge. Lived from 1742-1786
  • Henry Knox

    Henry Knox
    Served in the Continental Army at age 21 then served under George Washington in the Revolutionary War. He was present at the Boston Massacre. Lived from 1750-1806
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The last straw in a series of unpopular taxes by the British on their American colonies. Acted as the catalyst of the Boston Tea Party. Passed by the British Parliament.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A political protest where the Sons of Liberty destroyed British tea by dumping it into the harbor. Took place in Boston and was led by Samuel Adams.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    Occured in Massachusetts in the year of 1775. The British defeated the Americans, though they lost the Americans caused severe casualties to the British.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    A five-man committee (Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Robert R. Livingston, and Roger Sherman) was formed to draw up a formal document on the colonies intentions. Formally adopted on July 4, 1776. The Declaration was written largely by Thomas Jefferson.
  • Battle of Brandywine

    Battle of Brandywine
    British defeated the Americans here and caused them to flee to the capital of Philadelphia. This was important because of the British's win here.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    Gave a decisive victory to the Americans over the British. Took place in Saratoga, New York. The battle went from Sep 19, 1777-Oct 7,1777. This battle marked a climax in the Saratoga Campaign.
  • Battle of King's Mountain

    Battle of King's Mountain
    A decisive victory in South Carolina for the Patriot Militia. This cause the British to understand that the Americans in the South would not back them. Occured on Oct 7, 1780
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    George Washington defeated Lord Cornwallis's British Army. The British surrendered here and effectively ended the American Revolutionary War. Occured from Sept 28, 1781-Oct 19, 1781