The American Revolution

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  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    A conflict between England and France over the Ohio River Valley. England and France wanted the valley so they could expand their settlements; seven year war.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The British Parliament passed the Stamp Act on American colonies. The Stamp Act was a tax on printed materials such as newspapers, posters, pamphlets, etc.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Patriots were taunting, jeering, and throwing snowballs at British soldiers. Five people were killed and six were wounded.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Sons of liberty dressed up as Native Americans to go and dump tea into the Boston harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Parliament intended to punish Massachusetts and end colonial challenges to British authority.
  • Don't Tread on Me

    Don't Tread on Me
    A flag designed during the American Revolution by Christopher Godsen. It was used by the Continental Marines as an early motto flag.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    British troops were sent to confiscate weapons at the militia supply in Concord. Patriot leaders sent Paul Revere, Samuel Prescott and William Dawes to warn colonists that the British were coming.
  • 2nd Continental Congress

    2nd Continental Congress
    Colonies gathered around to debate about breaking away from Great Britain and start their own government or not.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The British were planning on taking over Bunker Hill but the colonies didn't want that to happen. So, they secretly moved onto the Hill. Colonies and the British fought on Bunker Hill. This battle boosted the colonies confidence.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    The Olive Branch Petition was an attempt by the colonists to avoid going to war with Great Britain during the American Revolution.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    A battle won by the American colonies. The American colonies rejected the authority of the British parliament to govern the colonies without representation.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The battle that convinces the French to side with the American colonies. This was a battle against the British. British surrendered.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    Washington sent 11,000 soldiers to Valley Forge to watch the British that were in Philadelphia. A disease killed thousands of Washington's soldiers.
  • Battle of King's Mountain

    Battle of King's Mountain
    A turning point in the south. Patriots fought for independence while loyalists fought for loyalty to England. Ferguson tries to escape but he was shot and killed; buried in England.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    Cornwallis surrenders against the American colonies. This battle turned the world upside down, realized that Great Britain wouldn't be as powerful.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    It was signed by the U.S. and British representatives ending the American Revolutionary War. America became independent.
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    A meeting of state delegates to make a new plan of government.
  • Federalist Papers

    Federalist Papers
    Federalist papers were written to convince New Yorkers to ratify the Constitution.
  • The Bill of Rights

    The Bill of Rights
    The Bill of Rights were passed to protect freedom of religion, speech, and the press.
  • White settlers moved West

    White settlers moved West
    White settlers moved west because they wanted to make a better living.