Events of the American Revolution

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  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The British made this law to conciliate the Indians by limiting westward expansion from the settlers. The colonists were mad, and ignored this because many wanted to move west and explore the rest of the New World.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    While on the surface it would seem that colonists would support this act as it reduces the previously imposed (in the Molasses Act of 1733) 6 pence on trade of sugar and molasses to 3 pence, many colonists and merchants disliked this act.
  • Sugar Act - Continued

    Before, even though the tax was higher, many merchants would evade the tax but with the new act, British regulation of trade overall increased, meaning that now, the tax was actually being enforced. On top of this, they now enforced the tax on wines, coffee, and calico. As an effect of this, the rum industry which relied on sugar declined. The British wished for the tax to actually be imposed. This was later repealed by the Revenue Act of 1766.
  • Currency Act

    Currency Act
    The British made this act to protect the British merchants from being paid in the depreciated, colonial currency. It made the colonists angry because they had to pay in gold and silver, instead of their own currency. It deepened tensions between the colonists and British.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The British made this act to help fund their economy after the repercussions of the war and their debt. The colonists were angered by this tax, and it contributed to rising tensions between them and the British.
  • Repeal of Stamp Act and passage of Declaratory Act

    Repeal of Stamp Act and passage of Declaratory Act
    For Britain to better their control over America. This act states that the British government has just as much control in America as it has in Britain.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    The British imposed many taxes on goods such as lead, glass, paint,paper, and tea to collect more revenue from colonists, to fund decrease their war debt. It started riots in the colonies, and started the chanting of 'no taxation without representation”.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The british imposed this tax in order to keep the East India Company from becoming bankrupt. The colonists reacted by boycotting British tea, and throwing millions of dollars worth of tea into the water during the Boston Tea Party.
  • Coercive or “Intolerable” Acts

    Coercive or “Intolerable” Acts
    A series of unfair acts imposed by the British in retaliation of the Boston Tea Party. The Boston Port Act which closed the port of Boston. The Massachusetts Government Act that put it under control of the British government. The Administration of Justices Act and the Quartering Act.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    This act was originally passed in 1765 and lasted for two years as a way to house British soldiers. This one was passed in retaliation to the American's Boston Tea Party. it allowed for soldiers to now use buildings like barns.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    The battles of Lexington and Concord were the first battles of the American Revolution and the Patriots won. This was the beginning of the war. It was fought in Massachusetts
  • 2nd Continental Congress

    2nd Continental Congress
    This took place in Philadelphia Pennsylvania and it is where the colonies decided to form the continental army. Was disbanded on March 1, 1781.
  • Bunker Hill

    Hill was the first major battle fought in the American Revolution. The British won this battle. It is called the Battle of Bunker Hill even though most of it was fought at Breed Hill. This early battle resulted in British victory.
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    Battles of Saratoga

  • Battles of Saratoga

    Battles of Saratoga
    The Battles of Saratoga were considered a major turning point for the Patriots in the American Revolution. This resulted in the first major American victory after a long string of losses and This battle ended up persuading the French to give America military aid. These were fought in Stillwater, New York.
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    Battle of York Town

  • Batte of York Town

    Batte of York Town
    The Battle of York Town was the final major battle of the war. It resulted in a the final major American victory, were of course, the winner. This battle is better known as the Siege of York Town.
  • Treaty of Paris 1783

    Treaty of Paris 1783
    This treaty ended the Revolutionary War. The Treaty of Paris (1783) was named after the place in which it was negotiated and signed. It gave America independance and this independence spurred the next major part of American History, Westward Expansion. France had to give up New Orleans, Canada, and all of the land west of the Mississippi.