Events Leading Up to and During the Revolutionary War

  • French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War was the first event that kicked off a series of events leading up to the American Revolutionary War.
  • The Sugar Act

    British tax on sugar imports into Britain
  • The Stamp Act

    Taxes are put on imports going to America
  • The Boston Massacre

    When British troops open fired on American citizens.
  • Boston Tea Party

    When Americans dumped a large export of tea into the harbor
  • The Intolerable Acts

    Punishment on the Americans for the Boston Tea Party.
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    Revolutionary War

    The famous war that gave the U.S. freedom from Britain.
  • Common Sense

    The book that gave Americans the ideas that they should no longer be under British rule. Written by Thomas Paine.
  • The Declaration of Independance

    The writing of the famos papr that gave us our rights and freedoms in this country.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Turning point.In the first Battle of Saratoga,the British won but result changed and in the second Battle of Saratoga, the Patriots won. It also convinced the French to help the Patriots during the war.
  • Signing of Treaty of Paris

    Americans, including Ben Franklin,John Adams,and John Jay,went to Paris to sign a treaty with England in which is an agreement between two countries. After signing the Treaty of Paris,the United States was then looked at as a nation,British soldiers left America,and Loyalist were treated equal.