Cote American Revolution

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  • French and Indian war

    French and Indian war
    One of the main causes was the English was concerned about French forts being built by in the Ohio River Valley. George Washington leads a small force into Ohio in 1754.The France and its Allies win the first three years of the war. British leader william Pitt helps to turn the tide in 1758, he makes peace with Indians and adopts Indian fighting Strategies. In September 1759, there is British victory at Fort Niagara.
  • Treaty of 1763

    Treaty of 1763
    France lost Canadian Colonies and claims to land east of the Mississippi River. England got all French territory in Canada, Florida and rights to Caribbean slave trade. Spain got French territory west of the Mississippi river and New Orleans.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The proclamation of 1763 was a revolt of Native Americans to close down westward expansion. In response to Pontiac's Rebellion, a revolt of Native Americans led by an Ottawa chief, King George III declared lands west of the Appalachian Divide off limits to colonial settlers. This proclamation, issued on October 7, 1763, closed down colonial expansion westward.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Merchants and lawyers were required to buy stamps for ships papers and legal documents. This applied for Tavern owners for licenses, and printers for newspapers. Actual Stamp tax was not expensive but the principle of the matter is what upset the colonists. It was an putright effort to raise money.
  • Boston massacre

    Boston massacre
    This was before the Repeal even reached the colonies. The incident quickly transformed by local resistance leaders into the Boston Massacre. It was a symbolism of British oppression and brutality. Soldiers tried and found guilty of manslaughter but called murders by propaganda.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Leaders in various cities had blocked entry of East India Company ships. On December 1773, 3 groups of 50 men dressed as Mohawk Indians broke open tea chests and heaved them into the harbor. The British demanded repayment for the property but Bostonians refused.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    These acts were for the response of the Boston Tea Party. The acts consisted of Closed the Port of Boston, Reduced their self-government autonomy, Those accused of crimes now had to be tried in England, and must quarter troops. These acts made the inhabitants of Massachusetts a martyr to the other colonies, it also made new resistance throughout the colonies.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. The battles were fought on April 19, 1775 in Middlesex County of Massachusetts Bay, within the towns of Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Menotomy, and Cambridge. The British had won the battles.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought on June 17, 1775, during the Siege of Boston in the early stages of the American Revolutionary War. The battle is named after Bunker Hill in Charlestown, Massachusetts, which was peripherally involved in the battle. It was one of the bloodiest battles of the American Revolution. Nearly half of the 2,200 Redcoats who entered the battle killed or wounded in just two hours of fighting. The patriots had over 400 deaths.
  • Publication of Common Sense

    Publication of Common Sense
    Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1776 advocating independence from Great Britain to people in the Thirteen Colonies.Paine marshaled moral and political arguments to encourage common people in the Colonies to fight for government. This mad the Colonies stronger and proved that they actually had a chance.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration explains why the colonies should break away from Britain. It says that people have rights that cannot be taken away and argues that the colonies have to be free to protect the colonists rights. At the bottom of the document, the delegates signed their names.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    The significance of the conflict was that the Hessian army was crushed in Washington's raid across the Delaware River in Delaware and the Americans were slauttered by the easy defeat of the British Hessian forces. 22 were killed, 92 wounded, 918 captured and 400 escaped in the Battle of Trenton. The Americans suffered two frozen to death and five wounded.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    The six month battle of General George Washington's Army at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777-1778 was a major turning point in the American Revolutionary War. The defeats had led some members of the Continental Congress to want to replace Washington believing he was not good. Even though there was never a battle at Valley Forge almost 2,000 people had died to disease.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The Battle of Saratoga occurred in September and October, 1777, during the second year of the American Revolution. It included two important battles, fought eighteen days apart, and was a victory for the Continental Army and a crucial turning point in the Revolutionary War. The British had lost about 1500 men, while the Americans had only lost around 800 men.
  • Battle of Cowpens

    Battle of Cowpens
    Battle of Cowpens, in the American Revolution, smart American victory over a British force on the northern border of South Carolina that slowed Cornwallis's campaign to invade North Carolina. British casualties were estimated at about 600, whereas the Americans lost only 72.This war was fought in the town of Cowpens in South Carolina
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The outcome in Yorktown, Virginia was the end of the last major battle of the American Revolution and the start of a new nation's independence. It also cemented Washington's reputation as a great leader and election as first president of the United States. George Washington was leading a force of 17,000 French and Continental troops,British General Charles and a contingent of 9,000 British troops at Yorktown.
  • Treaty of Paris 1783

    Treaty of Paris 1783
    The Treaty of Paris was signed by U.S. and British Representatives on September 3, 1783, ending the War of the American Revolution. The agreement confirmed U.S. independence and granted the U.S. significant western territory. Tensions still continued to rise even though America had claimed independence.