Events leading up to the American Revolution.

  • Sugar Act

    Once the Sugar Act was passed, it restricted the colonists to only be able to buy tea from the English company. This enraged the colonists, even though the tea was cheaper. They believed it violated thier rights to trade wherever they pleased.
  • Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act was the first account in which the British Government wanted to assert authority over the colonies. THe act stated that every piece of paper was to be taxed, this was shown by an ink-marked design directly applied to the paper.
  • Declaration of Rights

    It was a document created by the First Continental Congress on October 14, 1774, in response to the Intolerable Acts passed by the British Parliament. It included a copy of colonial bill of rights and their future plans which was sent to the King.
  • Townshend Acts

    This particular act, taxed the colonists on Tea, paper, glass, oil, lead, and paint. Not only were the colonists enraged, but they also began to uprise. The goal of this act, was to tax the colonists to bring money in for the mother country
  • Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre wasn't carrie did the part of your easay isnt she really a Massacre. It was an uprising of colonists that got a little out of hand.
  • Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts were directly put on the people of Boston. They were practically punishing all of the people that lived there, for their disrespct for the king, and for pouring gallons of Tea into the Harbor.
  • Tea Act

    The Tea Act was made so that everyone was buying and drinking tea from the West India Company. The company began to grow financialy, and to make the company have more profits, they gave it directly to the colonies at a bargain price.
  • Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea party was not a party at all. In fact, it was colonists dressed as Native Americans dumping loads and gallons of tea into the harbor. They did this because the taxing of tea violated their rights.
  • First Continental Congress

    The First Continental Congress was held in Philedelphia, Pennsylvania. The goal of this gathering, was to show a combined force toward Great Britian. That they were indeed unified, and that they could withstand their great power.
  • Lexington and Concord

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord seem to always be clumped together. This is probably because, they happened right in a row. The goal of these two battles was to capture and have control over all of the colonists weapons and tools.
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill

    The Battle of Bunker Hill was actually faught on Breed's Hill. It was suppose to be a surprise attack that the colonists gave the British. Although more British soliders died, they still managed to capture the hill, and win the battle.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    The Olive Branch Petition was created by the Continental Congress in July 1775 in an attempt to avoid a full-blown war with Great Britain.The petition was rejected, and in August 1775 the colonies were declared in rebellion by the Proclamation of Rebellion.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense was an article written by Thomas Paine. It was mainly written to satisfy the lower classes' knowlege. They needed to know what was going on. So he wrote it so that they could read it, at their level.
  • Americans Drive British out of Boston

    The Patriots win this battle because of their sneaky tactics. The bristish were trying to steal the american supplies, when they decided to hide them because they heard news before this.
    * I don't know the exact date, but it was the conclusion of the battle of Lexington and Concord.*
  • The Declaration of Independence

    A document sent to Great Britian stating that they are now a seperate 13 colonies from the mother country. It also gave reasons and examples, for wanting to depart form their country.
  • The Battle of New York

    In June 1776 in Long Island, Washington and General Howe were competing for New York. Howe was successful in driving Washington out of New York City.
  • Treaty of Paris ending the French and Indian War

    It was signed on September 3, 1783, ended the American Revolutionary War between Great Britain and the United States of America. It was often called the Peace of Paris.
  • The Battle of Trenton

    It was a victory for the Patriots. They chose a sneak attack on the Hessians when they were asleep Christmas night 1776. Washington took 900 prisoners as his prize.
  • British Capture Philadelphia

    General Howe took Philadelphia because of the seat in the Second Continental Congress. He beat Washingtons troops in a battle in September 1777. Washington retreated to Valley Forge.
  • The Battle of Brandywine Creek

    Washington attempts to delay the defeat of the colonists, and moves his troops south. Knowing that their sad fate was approaching quickly, he positioned his troops along the Brandywine Creek, a fort now known as Chad's Ford. The British troops come head on, and around behind them. Washington doesn't give his troops enough time to get out, and they were forced to withdraw from this fight.
  • The Battle of Saratoga

    This was a major victory for the Patriots. It overall gave them the foreign help they needed to win the war. General Gates crushed the British as they marched south to Albany. This was the turning point of the war.
  • Valley Forge

    Over the winter of 1777–1778 the Patriots commanded by Washington stayed in Valley Forge as a refuge from the British since the Battle of Saratoga.
  • John Paul Jones captures Serapis

    The sneaky rebel took one of the bigggest naval fleets down. He had different ways of fighting like the hit and run. This technique proved to be very efficient when he one many sea battles inclluding the important Serapis ship.
  • Siege of Charleston

    This was an important victory for Britain. It gave them control of the south. This was also a very serious blow to the manpower and equiptment for the colonies.
  • The Battle of Yorktown

    This was the last major battle of the American Revolution on October 1781. It was a Patriot victory with the help of the French. They surrounded the British and defeated them greatly.