Interactive Timeline

Timeline created by MichaelChristopher
In History
  • Sons of Liberty

    Sons of Liberty
    The Sons of Liberty were an organized group of patriots whose goal was to subvert British authority. As noted here, the Sons of Liberty were first referred to as such by Samuel Adams. “The Sons of Liberty on the 14th of August 1765, a Day which ought to be for ever remembered in America, animated with a zeal for their country then upon the brink of destruction, and resolved, at once to save her…” ~ From a 1765 Boston Gazette article.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre (known as the Incident on King Street) was when British soldiers fired upon unarmed protesters. The image down here was drawn by Paul Revere after the incident.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a protest by the citizens of the 13 colonies where they threw tea into the Boston Harbor
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    The battle lasted one day in Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts Bay
  • Olive Branch Petition sent to England

    Olive Branch Petition sent to England
    The Olive Branch Petition was essentially a document wherein the colonists attempted to show that while they were still loyal to the King, they wanted to assert their rights as British citizens. The King deemed the petition a sign of rebellion.
  • Thomas Paine's Common Sense is published

    Thomas Paine's Common Sense is published
    Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine, where he was trying to convince people to revolt against the British
  • The Adoption of the Declaration of Independence

    The Adoption of the Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was signed, this was the true start of the American Revolution.
  • Articles of Confederation created

    Articles of Confederation created
    The Articles of Confederation were the first set of laws created by the first government of the US. Even though they were created in 1777, they were not ratified until 1781, and were eventually abolished.
  • British Surrender at Yorktown

    British Surrender at Yorktown
    The Battle Of Yorktown was the last major battle of the American Revolution. The battle last for almost a month until the British were surrounded and then surrendered.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris, signed in Paris, formally ended the Revolutionary War in the United States, after the British defeat in the Battle of Yorktown.
  • The Constitution is Ratified

    The Constitution is Ratified
    The United States Constitution was officially accepted by all the states at the time. The first state to accept was Delaware, and then finally New Hampshire.
  • The Bill of Rights was adopted

    click here to learn about The Bill of RightsThe Bill of rights is the first 10 amendments of the United States Constitution.
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    French and Indian War

    Small conflicts leading up to battle at the Ohio River Valley. War was officially declared in 1756,as stated here, and ended in British victory.
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    The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act was a tax imposed on the British Colonists and the act forced them to pay a tax on every sheet of paper used. click here to learn more about the act