Revoloutianory Timeline

  • The french and Indian war

    The French and Indian war 1756-1763
    After Washington was promoted to colonel, he built a fort necessity. He was shocked when the enemy came up their fort. First two years the English were almost destroyed, in the last two years the French forts fell (Quebec fort). France lost a lot, Spain gave back Florida. Britain later on got Mississippi, Florida and now Canada. It began because the French and Britain were involved in an argument over the Ohio River territory and the tribes of the Native Amer
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  • the french and indian war

    when it ended
  • The Sugar Act

    Sugar Act 1764
    It was the first act to be passed. It was the “import tax “on many products and molasses. It started because British wee give the colonies taxes to show they were still in power. Smugglers had a hard time dealing with it because now trading stolen goods would cost more. So the smugglers protested. After that came the quartering act.
  • The Quartering Act

    Quartering Act 1765
    Parliament passed the quartering act witch enforced that colonists had to “quarter” (give money) or give a soldier a free house to stay in; they had to treat them as part of the family. The reason for this act was to “save money”. The reaction was not great, the colonists were very upset! They said parliament was not using their rights correctly and that they were in fact “violating” them. The Stamp act soon followed.
  • The Stamp Act

    Stamp Act 1765-1766
    It was made a law by parliament in early 1765, they wanted all of the colonists to purchase specific kinds of stamps for “products and activities”. You had to put them on “newspapers, wills, licenses, insurance policies, land titles, etc.” This happened because the colonist and the British had very different circumstances after war. British owed debt, a lot. Only way was to make the colonists pay this “debt “by making “acts”. The colonist’s reaction was furious again protes
  • The Stamp Act

    when it ended
  • The writs of assisstance

    The writs of assistance 1767
    The towns head acts made a new statement for the officers. “Court orders that allowed officials can make searches without saying what they are searching for”. This happened because it was to try and get the people to see the new import duties. And to help officers not half to be questioned when looking for something. The colonists were angry they said that it was another violation of privacy and rights, a boycott was held.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre 1770 March 5th winter
    An angry crowd of workers had surrounded a small group of soldiers. The workers started to harass them with snow and rocks. Soldiers became scared, so they shot into the crowd. Five dead and six hurt (an African sailor was the first to die). This sad incident had happened because the tea act had not been stopped. Parliament thought it would show they still have power but of course it ended up being too late because the men became angry at the soldiers.
  • First Continental Congress fights at lexington and concord

    First Continental Congress fights at Lexington and Concord 1775
    Colonists had been forming the Minute men; Thomas Gage (general) (new governor) learned that they were close to Boston. On April 8th he sent 700 men to attack the Minute men and take some important colonial figures. But two men overheard and saw they’re plan so they rode out into the night and told the Minute men, who became ready for battle. This happened because “the British government had no intention of meeting the demands of t
  • Second continental congress

    Second Continental Congress 1775
    May, Second continental congress met in Philadelphia; Thomas Jefferson, John Hancock and Benjamin Franklin. Some from New England wanted independence, others from the mid-west didn’t like the idea of freedom, wanted to stay with the king. But they all agreed on one thing and that was; we should prepare for battle against the British, so they chose George Washington to lead the Continental army. The start of all of this was because after the battles at Lexington
  • The olive branch petition

    The Olive Branch Petition 1775
    The second continental congress was finally acting like a government. They hoped that peace would soon immense with King George 3. So they sent the olive branch petition (“the olive branch is a symbol of peace” witch they wanted) this petition was sent because they wanted to stop the fighting between the colonies and the British government. The reaction was that the plan had failed! Even after they had sent another document to the King he didn’t he bother to look
  • Common Sense

    Common sense 1776 January
    Common sense by Thomas Paine is a “fifty page pamphlet, published in Philadelphia” he called the King a “royal brute”, because he disliked the rule of “Kings”. He didn’t want Americans having to share a government. This pamphlet was written because it was meant to support independence to the loyalists. The reaction was good! “Paine’s strong logic and powerful words inspired people in all of the colonies”. From January to July there was over 500,000 copies sold. George
  • The Declaration of Independance

    The Declaration of Independence 1776

    It was a piece of “writing” that emphasized the idea of enlightenment a lot. There are three main sections to it including society and government. The reason for writing the declaration is because people (patriots) wanted to think freely, vote freely and be free this explains why “the colonists wanted to break away from the British rule”. The reaction at first was they weren’t quite sure they should “declare” independence. But on July 4th 1776 congress sai
  • Saratoga

    Saratoga 1777
    John Burn had a plan and it was for Britain to go to Albany NY from three different directions. In Canada 8,000 go south and claim the Lake Champlain forts and the Hudson River. Have small British troops go through Mohawk valley. But it didn’t work! George 3 had Howe go south from NY to attack Philadelphia. Why this happened is because John Burn had an idea that he hoped would soon stop rebellion. The reaction was at Saratoga NY America were surrounding the British. Burgoyne had
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge 1777-1778
    A camp called Valley Forge in Pennsylvania had a rough impact on the soldiers because there needs where not met properly about 1 in 4 were sick at a time. Why did all of this occur it’s because of the weather conditions and mostly the men weren’t prepared in supplies. The reaction was that After Americans heard about the men and the conditions they were in at Valley Forge. All of the women gathered up medicine, food, clothes, gun powder and more guns. After Valley the men
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris 1782-1783
    Peace talks were being held about a treaty to make on France (Paris). After the talks came a final agreement to the independence of Paris. This treaty happened because they wanted to be a free nation like the U.S.A... The Reaction was that on April 15th 1783 congress agreed with the treaty. The had ended and was officially DONE!