Boroff American Revolution

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  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War was a war between England and France, also known as the Seven Years War. The war began when the french and british were fighting over the forts being built on the ohio river valley. In the end, England won the war and the Proclamation of 1763 was made.
  • Treaty of 1763

    Treaty of 1763
    The Treaty of 1763 was signed on February 10 by Great Britain, France, Spain, and Portugal in agreement, this treaty overall ended the French and Indian War. The treaty was an agreement for the French to give up all their land so that the French would no longer be a threat to Britain.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 was issued by King George III on October 7, 1763. This proclamation drew a line where colonial expansion westward of the Appalachian Mountains was not allowed. This proclamation was created to try and minimize the fighting between the Native Americans and the colonists.
  • Committees of Correspondence

    Committees of Correspondence
    The Committees of Correspondence ARe groups appointed by the legislatives in the colonies to provide leadership to the colonists. Samuel Adams prompted the groups and after 3 months, there were up to 80 groups throughout the colonies. They were very influential in revolutionizing town meetings and other political meetings.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was a tax against American colonists from The British Parliament. The tax was placed on all paper documents like newspapers, playing cards, legal documents, etc. The British Parliament placed this tax to help them get out of debt from the French and Indian War. The stamp act did not make the colonists very happy and eventually led to many protests from the colonists.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a large riot that happened on the streets of Boston between British soldiers and American colonists. The Boston Massacre was one of the outcomes from all the taxes being placed on the colonists. The Boston Massacre encouraged the colonists to unite and fight for their independence.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a protests from the colonists over the taxes being placed on them by the British. The colonists were angry at the British for imposing "taxation without representation" so they dumped 342 barrels of tea into the boston harbor. After the Boston Tea Party, the intolerable acts were passed to keep the colonists in line and ay for all the tea that was wasted. The boston harbor was also shut down until all 342 barrels of tea was paid for.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The intolerable acts were passed as a punishment against the colonists for the Boston Tea Party. There were four different acts that were placed. The acts passed closed the Boston Harbor,
    replaced the elected local government with an appointed one, colonists who were accused of crimes had to be tried in England, and lastly the colonists had to quarter the troops. The intolerable acts made even more colonists turn against British rule and eventually led to the first continental congress.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    Lexington and Concord was the first battle fought of the Revolutionary war, which was fought in Massachusetts. The British troops had moved toward Lexington and Concord to attempt to seize the colonists military supplies and arrest revolutionaries. This was when Paul Revere took his ride and said "The British are coming!". The colonists lost many minuteman but this battle was considered a military victory for them.
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought in the early stages of the Revolutionary War. The British decided to take two hills, bunker hill and breeds hill. The battle was won by the British but also made the British realize that the war would be very long between the British and Americans.
  • Publication of Common Sense

    Publication of Common Sense
    Common Sense is a pamphlet that was written by Thomas Paine which included arguments as to why the colonists in the colonies should keep fighting for independence. This pamphlet is considered one of the most influential pamphlets in American history. It is considered the pretext of the Declaration of Independence and the foundation of the American government.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson. It states the reasons why the colonies wanted independence from the British. The outcome of the Declaration of Independence was what is known as the United States of America today.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    George Washington's army crossed delaware for the next 10 days. During these 10 days his troops won 2 battles, one of them which was Battle of Trenton. One of the generals was not prepared when Washington's ordered the troops to move because rumor has it, he was drunk. This battle was very beneficial to Washington and his troops because they had took prisoners, arms, and supplies.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    This battle was made up of two smaller battles. During the first battle, two groups of armies came together on a farm and fought for several hours. The British suffered much more casualties than the Americans, but the Americans were forced to pull back. During the second battle, the British attacked the Americans but the Americans forced them to withdraw from the battle. This battle was ultimately a turning point in the Revolutionary War.
  • Battle of Valley Forge

    Battle of Valley Forge
    The battle of valley forge was a major turning point. General George Washington had his troops at valley forge and transformed them from a continental army into an army that was capable of beating the British. The troops at valley forge for 6 months and suffered very harsh, cold conditions. Valley Forge wasn't necessarily a battle but more so of a training so that the troops could defeat the British. This camp made them a much stronger army then before.
  • Battle of Cowpens

    Battle of Cowpens
    The Battle of Cowpens was another major turning point in the war. The battle happened near the northern border of South Carolina. This was one of Americas most brilliant victories against the British. The British troops had around 600 casualties while the Americans had around 72. This battle gave the American troops the hope that they might actually be able to win the Revolutionary War.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The Battle of Yorktown is considered the last battle of the Revolutionary War. The American and French troops forced the British army to surrender and this ended the Revolutionary War. This battle is basically what gave America its independence from the British.
  • Treaty of Paris 1783

    Treaty of Paris 1783
    The Treaty of Paris 1783 was signed by American and British representatives to officially end the Revolutionary War. This Treaty gave America its independence and gave the U.S. new borders to the west of the colonies. This treaty is basically what created the United States of America.