Causes of American Revolution

  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    • The French and Indian War occurred because the Natives were unhappy, they had to cooperate or else. The English have less money, debt, less people, and less resources because of this war. But there was a huge gain in land/territory.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    • The Proclamation of 1763 had to happen because Colonists and Natives were constantly fighting over the territory and they needed to stop it. The British had a hard time within the war. Once he put this line in place people ignored it and it was useless.
  • Life in the Colonies

    Life in the Colonies
    • Lives in the Colonies were good. Most people were happy. They had freedom but slavery took place and not all were happy about that. The cities were also very smelly and noisy.
  • Quarting Act

    Quarting Act
    • The Quartering Act was a law that was used to help pay for the troops.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was when the government needed money to pay for the wars, so they decided to create taxes on every document they own. The colonists were upset because they had no say in the law and thought it was unfair.
  • Townshed Duties

    Townshed Duties
    • The Townshend Duties was a series of laws passed since 1767. The purpose was to help pay the salaries of every important person in the colonies. This was created by the Parliament of Great Britain and it was relating to the British colonies in North America
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    • The Boston Massacre was created because the colonists were upset about taxes. The men were losing their jobs. Colonists and British had a fight and people were killed. But because of this, the king removed all of the taxes accept on tea.
  • Tea Act/ Boston Tea Party

    Tea Act/ Boston Tea Party
    The Tea Act was when the colonists went onto the ship and dumped all of the tea into the ocean. The colonists destroyed this tea on December 16, 1773. This occurred because they wanted to prove a point to the British.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    • The Intolerable Acts were laws that were created because of the Tea Act. They were very angry because they wasted all of that tea, and because they were so mad, the laws were very “Harsh”.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    • The Battle of Lexington and Concord was a very unexpected win. The Colonists didn’t want to fight. But the first shot was unknown by which side, they fought. And the colonists over took the British and won the war.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill/ Siege of Boston

    Battle of Bunker Hill/ Siege of Boston
    The Americans attacked and shot from a high hill not Bunker Hill but Breeds Hill which led them easily to victory
  • Writing of the Declaration

    Writing of the Declaration
    Thomas Jefferson wrote it in Philly. Dispute about slavery pushed it back two days
  • Olive Branch Petition/ Thomas's Paines Common Sense

    Olive Branch Petition/ Thomas's Paines Common Sense
    last ditch effort to create peace in the colonies. The King thought they were traitors. Caused a lot of Coloniusts to rethink It was Paine's arguments that helped persuade colonists that they had a brighter future
  • Battle for New York

    Battle for New York
    Series of Battles over a couple months to take one of the largest ports in the colonies
  • Key Pharses/ Principals in the Declaration

    Key Pharses/ Principals in the Declaration
    Everyone's equal
    There was a right to overthrow it
    whanted to be individual
    33 reasons why
  • Strengths of American& Britsh Army/Navy

    Strengths of American& Britsh Army/Navy
    Were skilled, patriotism,leadership British:
    lots of people, had their own weapons, skilled
  • The Chrisis/ Battle of Trenton

    The Chrisis/ Battle of Trenton
    Chrisi; motivates Americans to keep fighting Colonists traveld across Delaware River and won
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    Contential Army defeats the British, this victory convices French and Spanish people to joing the war
  • Valley Forge/ Battle at Manmouth Courthouse

    Valley Forge/ Battle at Manmouth Courthouse
    Washington is forced to create a camp to protect P.A from British who are occupying Philly and American Army is created
    June 17 1778 Only time during war Washington and his men win doing the European style fighting (fighting in an open field) Battle shoes world Contential Army can defeat British
    June 28 1778
  • Impact of the War

    2600 Americans Died
    1400 missing
    $27 million in debt
    Concept of unstable government
  • Southern Campaigns.

    Southern Campaigns.
    British believed the South was loyalists, In this battle American Army suffered huge defeat. However in Kings Mountian it was of of Britians first losses in the South.
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    Battle of Yorktown

    American and French troops bombarded Yorktown with cannon fire, turning it's buildings into rubble. British surrendered and and almost the entire army stated, "it is over first loss in the south. Last real battle of American Revelution
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    1)England had to recognize U.S as an independant coutry
    2) U.S wins a lot of land... Missisppi to west, Spanish Florida to south, Cannada to North, Aclantic to east