Events Leading Up to the American Revolution and the War

By rnyce
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    American Revolution

  • Stamp Act

  • Townshend Act

    The King put taxes on four items: cloth, tea, paper, and glass.
  • Boston Massacre

    British soliders killed 5 civilians.
  • 1st Continental Congress

  • Paul Revere ride through Concord, Massachusetts

    Paul Revere and two other men rode through Concord, Massachusetts warning the colonists that the British were coming to seize their weapons.
  • The Revolutionary War begins

    There shots fired on this date starting the American Revolution
  • 2nd Continental Congress

  • Common Sense was written

    Thomas Paine wrote the Common Sense trying to get the colonists to raly together to fight against the King.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Indpendence is adopted.
  • Articles of Confederation

    These laws formed a weak central government with no main leader or President. It created a Congress, also with little power.
  • Battles of Brandywine and Germantown

    These two battles were won both by the British and took over the city of Philadelphia.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    George Washington and his troops stayed in Valley Foge durin gthis harsh winter learning how to fight together as an united army.
  • Wyoming Massacre

    More than 200 settlers in Pennsylvania's Wyoming Valley were attacked and killed by British soldiers and Native Americans.
  • Surrender at Yorktown, Virginia

    The main British army finally surrendered.
  • Treaty of Paris

    The treaty was signed ending the American Revolution.