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Events for the American Revolution

  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta Signed

    Magna Carta Signed
    linkThis was when King john was confronted by his barons when he asked them for more funds. They agreed to this and in exchange they would recieve a document recognizing the traditional rights and that it be stamped with the royal seal, and sent to each of the counties so it could be read by all freemen.
  • Mayflower Compact Signed

    Mayflower Compact Signed
    LinkThis was when the original settlers of the new world created a document which bound any of the inhabitants to follow the form of law set up by this document. this document was the first step to creating a government with legislative authority.
  • Formation of the New England Confederation

    Formation of the New England Confederation
    LinkThis was a short lived allience between Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut, and New Haven.
  • Albany Plan of Union Announced

    Albany Plan of Union Announced
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    This was a plan that Benjamin Franklin came up with which tried to establish an official government in America. By having an official government the colonies would be able to defend themselves from France and her allies.
  • the french indian war begins

    the french indian war begins
    Link1Link2 This was the beginning o a war between the British and the French who had the support of most of the Indians. This fight was for a piece of land west of the Appalachians and east of the Mississippi River.
  • Treaty of Paris (1763)

    Treaty of Paris (1763)
    This was a treaty which ended the French Indian war. The outcome of this treaty was that France was almost completely sent out of North America and the end of the conflict between France and Britain. This meant that Britain gained right over the land west of the Appalachians and west of the Mississippi.
  • Royal Proclamation of 1763

    Royal Proclamation of 1763
    This proclamation said that no colonial settler was allowed to settle on the other side of the Appellation Mountains. This made the colonists angry because they had fought to keep that land from the French and they saw no reason not to settle there. The British had a really good reason. They did not want to push the Indians any further back then them already where. seeing it might create a war against the Indians
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    This was an act that put a tax on sugar bought by the colonists. in the preamble of the act it states that" it is expedient that new provisions and regulations should be established for improving the revenue of this Kingdom". This meant that the British wanted more funds for protecting the colonists.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    This was an Act that put taxes on anything that required a stamp. this included Ship's papers, legal documents, licenses, newspapers, other publications, and even playing cards were taxed. These taxes where being used to pay for the costs of defending the colonists.
  • Stamp Act Congress

    Stamp Act Congress
    the Stamp act congress was the first gathering of elected representatives. this was created to diffy the stamp act. this meeting was held from the 7th through the 25th of october 1765.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    Link2<a href='' >Link 1These where Taxes on glass, paint, oil, lead, paper, and tea in attempt to gain more money from the colonies ad much like the stamp act, the colonists responded with boycotts and sometimes tarred and feathered the tax collectors
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    This was a street fight between some British soldiers and a mob of colonists. it started when the mob started throwing snowballs, rocks & sticks at a British sentry who called for reinforcements. in the end the British killed 3 one of whom was a black sailor named Crispus Attucks and wounded 8 others two of which died later.
  • boston tea party

    boston tea party
    Link1This was an event when the sons of liberty (a group that opposed British taxation...) dumped 3 boats worth of tea into Boston harbor as a rebellion against the British tea tax. they also dressed as Indians when they did this so that it might not get blamed on them even though they knew it would.
  • First Continetal Congress

    First Continetal Congress
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    This was when the colonists created a congress to make decisions about the intolerable acts and what should be done about them.
  • patrick henry "give me liberty"

    patrick henry "give me liberty"
    This was a presentation to organize a volunteer infantry in every county of Virginia.
  • midnight ride of paul revere

    midnight ride of paul revere
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    This is when Paul Revere along with others left from Boston informing the country side that the British are coming.
  • Battles_of_Lexington_and_Concord

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    The battles of Lexington and Concord where the first military engagement of the American Revolution. This signified a direct conflict between the colonies and Britain. These battles were fought in Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, within the towns of Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Menotomy (present-day Arlington), and Cambridge, near Boston.
  • fort ticonderoga

    fort ticonderoga
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    This was when we took fort Ticonderoga from the British. This was one of the first major victories of the American Revolution.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Link 2Link 1 The first time the second continental congress was after the American Revolution had started. they met on may Tenth 1775. they agreed to form the continental army. They sent the olive branch petition to the British and also approved the declaration of independence.
  • battle of bunker hill

    battle of bunker hill
    This was a battle in Boston when the colonists where trying to keep the British out of Boston. this battle ended with the colonists being driven out of bunker hill because of lack of resources. this could have been seen as a victory because we killed/wounded more British then colonists
  • "Common Sense" Published

    "Common Sense" Published
    this was a book published by thomass pain. it was one of the first books that spoke out against the British
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  • British Evacuate Boston

    British Evacuate Boston
    Link 2Link1This was when the continental army surrounded Boston to trap the British and to restrict their movements. This siege lasted for eleven months before the British left by sea.
  • declaration of independence announced

    declaration of independence announced
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    this was when the declaration was announced to the public. it was not till later that the founding fathers signed the declaration. The Sherriff of Philadelphia County was sent to read the Declaration to the crowd that had gathered behind Independence Hall. His name: Colonel John Nixon.
  • the crisis published

    the crisis published
    This was a document written by Thomas pain that was meant to rail the Colonists against the British. Washington read it to his troops on 23 December 1776 to make them realize that they were fighting for something and that they were honored by the other colonists
  • washington captures trenton

    washington captures trenton
    This was the day after Christmas and seeing that the hessians (German Mercenaries working for Britain) had their guard lowered Washington saw this as an opportunity to kill them or take them prisoner. This worked extremely well the Hessians gave up within the day.
  • british defeated at saratoga

    british defeated at saratoga
    This was the end of the battles led by the British general John Burgoyne when he tried to split te heart of te american revolution(new england) from the rest of the colonies hoping they would give up in the end when he faced the Colonists he did not have enough troops and surrendered 5,895 British and Hessian troops.
  • Articles of Confederation Signed

    Articles of Confederation Signed
    LinkThis was the original constitution of the United States of America. Later they decided that they needed a stronger central government in 1789. This led to the constitution of the United States of America.
  • winter at valley forge PA

    winter at valley forge PA
    Forge in Pennsylvania was the location of a the Continental Army's military camp over the winter of 1777–1778 during the American Revolutionary War.
  • john paul jones defeats the serapis

    john paul jones defeats the serapis
    This was when defeated the Serapis which was a British ship. by the end of the battle his ship was so badly dam edged that he was forced to take though captured Serapis and go to the Dutch port of Texel.
  • Ordinance of religious freedom

    Ordinance of religious freedom
    linkThis was when Thomas Jefferson Proposed Ordinance of religious freedom. This was rejected. Later he proposed the same thing to Virginia in 1786 and was passed on January 16 1786.
  • benedict arnold plans found out

    benedict arnold  plans found out
    BENEDICT ARNOLD is best remembered as a traitor; an colonists who spied for the British during the American Revolution. he helped in taking over Ticonderoga he exchanged letters with John André a about the plans he had for West Point. he was caught and hung in June 14, 1801
    London, England, Great Britain.
  • Spain Closes Mississippi River

    Spain Closes Mississippi River
    Link2link1This was when Spain decided to not allow American ships to pass through the Mississippi river without being attacked. later on both america anfd the spanish negotiated to open the river. This negotiation was only possible because of the French revolution. They where aliened with other European countries fighting France. They experienced multiple defeats and needed the trade on the Mississippi and granted the U.S access.
  • cornwallis surrenders

    cornwallis surrenders
    This was at the battle of york town when cornwallis surrendered to washinton. this was a 3 week seige. this was the last major compain of the american was.
  • NewBurgh Conspiracy

    NewBurgh Conspiracy
    linkThis was when there was an enormous amount of mutinous officers threatened to attack congress unless they were paid their fair dues from the war. this rebellion was put out by George Washington in a speech addressing the officers.
  • Treaty of Paris (1783) signed

    Treaty of Paris (1783) signed
    Link1 On the third of September 1781 the official peace treaty between the U.S and the British was signed in France, thus giving it the name Treaty of Paris.
  • Land Ordinance

    Land Ordinance
    LinkThe main goal of the land ordinance was to gain money for the government because congress did not have the authority to take taxes directly from the inhabitance of America.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    LinkThis was when the American citizens rebelled against the government because of the extremely high prices on food and resources. this act was led by Daniel shays giving it the name shays rebellion, Shays rebellion accord in Massachusetts.
  • Annapolis Convention

    Annapolis Convention
    LinkThe Annapolis convention otherwise known as the "Meeting of Commissioners to Remedy Defects of the Federal Government", the purpose of the meeting was to perfect the Articles of confederation. This was a meeting which later called for the constitutional convention.
  • Constitutional Convention Opens

    Constitutional Convention Opens
    Link1This was when the 55 delegates from the states gathered to create the constitution, this event accord in Independence Hall Philadelphia.
  • Northwest Ordinance of 1787

    Northwest Ordinance of 1787
    Link 2Link1The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 was adopted by the second congress in 1787. This document established a government in the Northwest Territory. It also guaranteed a bill of rights for the inhabitance of this territory.
  • The Great Compromise

    The Great Compromise
    Link This was when the delegates came to Independence Hall to discuss representation in the senate. in the end each state was given one vote in the senate except with matters involving money.
  • Constitution Sent to the States for Ratification

    Constitution Sent to the States for Ratification
    Link2Link1This was when Congress sent the Constitution to the states for ratification. This was after the Constitutional Convention had finished the document.
  • Federalists papers

    Federalists papers
    Link 1The federalist papers where advertising and supporting ratification. These paper where trying to convince the American public to support ratification.
  • Anti Federalist papers

    Anti Federalist papers
    linkThe anti federalist papers where arguments against ratification which began on November of 1787.
  • Deleware ratifies

    Deleware ratifies
    LinkOn December 7, 1787, the delegates, unanimously made Delaware the first state to ratify the United States Constitution.
  • Massachusetts ratifies the Constitution

    Massachusetts ratifies the Constitution
    link2link1on the 6th of september 1788 the state of Massachusetts ratified the Condtitution. They made a few recommendation to improve the Constitution but mostly excepted it.
  • New Hampshire Ratifies Constitution

    New Hampshire Ratifies Constitution
    Linkon June 21 1788 the constitution became the official governing document of the united states of America after New Hampshire Ratified it. New Hampshire was also th 9th to ratify the constitution.
  • Congress Meets for the first time

    Congress Meets for the first time
    Linkon March 4 th 1789 comgress me tfor the first time . this was possibly the most important meeting congress has held. the realon fore this is because not only did they have to figure out how congress was goning to run they also had their duties as congress.
  • George Washington elected President

    George Washington elected President
    LinkOn April 30 1789 George Washington was sworn into office as the first President Of the United States Of America. He was Elected Unanimously by a college election after the constitution had been ratified.
  • Bill of rights sent to the states for ratification

    Bill of rights sent to the states for ratification
    Link 1On the 15th of December 1791 congress sent the bill of right out to the states for them to ratify or to not ratify.
  • Bill of rights ratified.

    Bill of rights ratified.
    Link2Link On the 15th of December 1789 ten out of twelve of the articles presented to the state legislator was passed. The articles that where passed was 3-12 of the original articles.