Cantrell American Revolution

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  • French and Indian war

    French and Indian war
    This war was between the Great Britain and France. This war was also called the 7 Year war. The war started because there was conflict between England and France for who had the control over the Ohio River. Indians fought for both sides in the war.
  • The Proclamation of 1763

    The Proclamation of 1763
    The proclamation was between the British crown and the Indians. It said the that the Native Americans would be given reservation land. The British could not settle on the Native American land set aside for them. This proclamation is still referred to in native law and land disputes.
  • Treaty of 1763

    Treaty of 1763
    The treaty of 1763 was the end of the French and Indian War. The British won the war. The French gave up the land east of the Mississippi River.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    It was a easy way for the British to make the U.S. colonist fund the crown. It was an attempt to raise revenue through direct taxation of all colonal commercial and legal papers, newspaper, pamphlets, cards, almanacs, and dice. The stamp act was the dumbest thing ever.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    It was an confrontation between a mob of colonist and British soldiers. The colonist mobbed a soldier and in the end 5 people were killed. The soldiers were later tried for the deaths.
  • Committees of Correspondence

    Committees of Correspondence
    The Committees of Correspondence were shadow colonial governments formed to govern colonies before the start of the the Revolutionary War. They first was formed in Boston after the tea "crisis".
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a protest to the British taxation of colonist. It was lead by the Sons of Liberty. The Sons of Liberty dumped tea into the Boston harbor. This angered the British and they made the colonists pay.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts were a series of laws passed by the british parliament to punish the colonies especially for the Boston Tea Party. Their purpose was to show the colonies that Britain was in charge and they were in control. One of the acts said that quarters for British troops.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    This was the battle that started the American Revolution. Paul Revere sounded the alarm that the British were coming. The British thought that guns were being stockpiled by the colonist and went to destroy them. The colonists had moved the weapons. The few that were found were burned and the fire got out of control and destroyed more than just the weapons.
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    The battle at Bunker Hill took place between the British and the colonists. The British were surprised at how powerful the colonies were becoming in their resistance. The colonist had a battle cry that said " don't fire until you see the white of their eyes"
  • Publication of Common Sense

    Publication of Common Sense
    Common Sense was a pamphlet created to convince colonist to fight British control. It helped push the colonists mindset towards independence. Thomas Paine published the pamphlet. The author is unknown.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The members of the Continental Congress had delegates from all 13 colonies. The declaration summarized why the colonist were seeking independence from Britain.
  • The Battle of Trenton

    The Battle of Trenton
    This Battle took place in Trenton, New Jersey. It was a battle in the American Revolution. George Washington led the battle after crossing the Delaware River. The colonist defeated the Hessian fighters (Germans messeraniaries) who were hired by the British. This battle empowered the colonists to believe the could defeat the British.
  • Saratoga

    Saratoga
    The Battle of Saratoga occurred in Saratoga County, New York. It was a battle the colonists won decisively. It served as a turning point in the Revolutionary war.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    Valley Forge, Pennsylvania was a 6 month long winter encampment of the Continental Army. George Washington was the commander. It occurred during a harsh winter with limited food. The morale of the soldiers was low as a result.
  • Cowpens

    Cowpens
    The Battle of Cowpens occurred near Cowpens, South Carolina. This battle was important because it was a turning point for battles in the southern colonies. The colonists defeated the British in just over an hour.
  • Yorktown

    Yorktown
    The battle of Yorktown was the last major battle of the American Revolution. The British surrendered and ended the war. General Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington.
  • The Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris took place in Paris. It ended the American Revolution. The treaty defined what parts of the British empire would Britain would maintain and the United States of America.