Important Events Of The Revolutionary War

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  • "Treaty of Paris"

    "Treaty of Paris"
    Ends The Seven Years’ War between France and Great Britain in North America. It changes the boundary lines, and leaves colonists to deal with the new land arrangements, and Great Britain wants them to contribute to the cost of the war.
  • "Sugar Act"

    The Revenue Act of 1764, also known as the Sugar Act, was the first tax on the American colonies imposed by the British Parliament. Its purpose was to raise revenue through the colonial customs service and to give customs agents more power and latitude with respect to executing seizures and enforcing customs law.
  • "Stamp Act"

    On February 6th, 1765 George Grenville rose in Parliament to offer the fifty-five resolutions of his Stamp Bill. A motion was offered to first read petitions from the Virginia colony and others was denied. The bill was passed on February 17, approved by the Lords on March 8th, and two weeks later ordered in effect by the King. The Stamp Act was Parliament's first serious attempt to assert governmental authority over the colonies
  • "Quartering Act"

    "Quartering Act"
    In March 1765, Parliament passed the Quartering Act to address the practical concerns of such a troop deployment. Under the terms of this legislation, each colonial assembly was directed to provide for the basic needs of soldiers stationed within its borders. Specified items included bedding, cooking utensils, firewood, beer or cider and candles
  • "Virgina Resolves"

    "Virgina Resolves"
    The resolves claimed that in accordance with long established British law, Virginia was subject to taxation only by a parliamentary assembly to which Virginians themselves elected representatives. Since no colonial representatives were elected to the Parliament the only assembly legally allowed to raise taxes would be the Virginia General Assembly.
  • "Circular Letter"

    "Circular Letter"
    The Massachusetts Circular Letter was a statement written by Samuel Adams and passed by the Massachusetts House of Representatives in February 1768 in response to the Townshend Acts. Reactions to the letter brought tensions between the British Parliament and Massachusetts to a boiling point, and resulted in the military occupation of Boston by the British Army, which contributed to the coming of the American Revolution.
  • "Troops in Boston"

    "Troops in Boston"
    British Troops Enter Boston, after many officers have been attacked in colonist retaliation against taxes. They receive no colonist army to defend the city, which is embarrassing and sets them as an example
  • "The Boston Massacre"

    "The Boston Massacre"
    The Boston Massacre was a street fight that occurred on March 5, 1770, between a "patriot" mob, throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers. Several colonists were killed and this led to a campaign by speech-writers to rouse the ire of the citizenry.
  • "Boston Tea Party"

    "Boston Tea Party"
    Angry Bostonians rebelled against British taxation and dumped 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor.
  • "Coercive Acts"

    "Coercive Acts"
    The Intolerable Acts or the Coercive Acts are names used to describe a series of laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 relating to Britain's colonies in North America. The acts triggered outrage and resistance in the Thirteen Colonies that later became the United States, and were important developments in the growth of the American Revolution.
  • "Massachusetts Provincial Congress"

    "Massachusetts Provincial Congress"
    On May 20, 1774, the Parliament of Great Britain passed the Massachusetts Government Act in an attempt to better assert its authority in the often troublesome colony. In addition to annulling the provincial charter of Massachusetts, the act prescribed that effective August 1, the members of the Massachusetts Governor's Council would no longer be elected by the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and would instead be appointed by the King and hold office at his pleasure.
  • "Powder Alarm"

    The Powder Alarm was a massive popular reaction to the removal of gunpowder from a magazine by British soldiers under orders from General Thomas Gage, royal governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, on September 1, 1774. In response to this action, amid rumors that blood had been shed, alarm spread through the countryside as far as Connecticut, and American Patriots sprang into action, fearing that war was at hand
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Delegates from each colony arrive in Philadelphia. They form the First Continental Congress and declare that Americans are entitled to the rights of "life, liberty, and property."
  • "First Contential Congress"

    "First Contential Congress"
    The first Continental Congress met in Carpenter's Hall in Philadelphia, from September 5, to October 26, 1774. Carpenter's Hall was also the seat of the Pennsylvania Congress. All of the colonies except Georgia sent delegates. These were elected by the people, by the colonial legislatures, or by the committees of correspondence of the respective colonies.
  • "Give me Liberty or Give me Death

    "Give me Liberty or Give me Death
    Patrick Henry gave a speech about freedom and it how the English Parliment need representatioin to be able to tax the colonies.
  • "Midnight Ride"

    "Midnight Ride"
    Paul Revere & William Dawes "Midnight Rides" both were to supposed to get arrested for spreading news about the British movement. They gave singlas to everyone to know when the British were coming and how
  • "Shot Herd Around the World"

    "Shot Herd Around the World"
    April 19, 1775, he would send out regiments of British soldiers quartered in Boston. Their destinations were Lexington, where they would capture Colonial leaders Sam Adams and John Hancock, then Concord, where they would seize gunpowder.
  • "Second Continental Congress"

    "Second Continental Congress"
    The Second Continental Congress meets in Philadelphia. They create an army of 20,000 to be lead by George Washington. They also draft the Olive Branch Petition to be sent to King George III in a last attempt to avoid war.
  • "BAttle of Bunker Hill"

    On the night of June 16, 1775, a detail of American troops acting under orders from Artemas Ward moved out of their camp, carrying picks, shovels, and guns. They entrenched themselves on a rise located on Charleston Peninsula overlooking Boston. Their destination: Bunker Hill.
  • Commander -in-cheif

    Commander -in-cheif
    George Washington is appointed commander-in-chief of the Continental forces. Congress enacts the Articles of War.
  • "Burning of Falmouth"

    "Burning of Falmouth"
    The Burning of Falmouth (October 18, 1775) was an attack by a fleet of Royal Navy vessels on the town of Falmouth, Massachusetts (site of the modern city of Portland, Maine, and not to be confused with the modern towns of Falmouth, Massachusetts or Falmouth, Maine). The fleet was commanded by Captain Henry Mowat. The attack began with a naval bombardment which included incendiary shot, followed by a landing party meant to complete the town's destruction
  • "Common Sense"

    Thomas Paine publishes “Common Sense” for the first time. His powerful and straightforward writing is easily accessible and spreads quickly throughout the colonies. This writing explains why each person should be interested in independence by attacking the British government. His radicalism draws attention and unites the colonists.
  • "Declaration of Independence"

    "Declaration of Independence"
    A document that stated the colonies would no longer live under rule of the king. All of the sighners od the document where commiting treason.
  • "Crossing the Deleware"

    "Crossing the Deleware"
    General George Washington and men of the Continental Army and militia crossed the Delaware River on Christmas night 1776 and marched to Trenton, New Jersey.There they attacked and defeated Hessian troops quartered in and around the village.
  • "Yorktown"

    British surrendered with 8,000 men because the colonist caught them off guard yet aqain by fighting before they reached the set location.