Important events throughout the revolutionary war

  • Parliament passes the Stamp Act

    Parliament passes the Stamp Act
    The passing of this act outraged the colonists, and they began to riot and threaten with violence.
  • British Troops arive in Boston

    British Troops arive in Boston
    The troops arrived in the colonies to enforce the Kings laws and show that England still had power of the colonies.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    Four workers are shot by British troops. This event is important because it was a wide known act of violence from England against the colonists.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    This was a well known act of resistance against Evgland, and has become somewhat iconic.
  • Shots Fired

    Shots Fired
    Minute Men fire shots at Lexington and Concord, forcing British troops to recede to Boston. This is an important event because it shows the increasing intensity of violence between the colonies and England.
  • 1776 (Below)

    1776 (Below)
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    1776 was a very eventful year, and important to the war for many reasons. Thomas Pain's "Common ense", which pushed the colonies closer to independance by uniteing them, was published in January. The Declaration of Independance was ratified by congress in December, and Benjamin Franklin was sent to France to attempt to gain them as an ally.
  • World War

    World War
    France sighns the treaty to ally with the colonies, further spreading the war and increasing the offense against the English.
  • British take Charleston

    British take Charleston
    The british attact Charleston, South Carolina. There were many losses this year, and there is a loos of morral in the colonies.
  • Victory at Yorktown

    Victory at Yorktown
    American and French forces trap Lord Cornwallis and he surrenders his British army. A major win for the colonial army.
  • Treaty Signed

    Treaty Signed
    A peace treaty between the United State amd England is signed, ending the revolutionary war.