Revolutionary Timeline

  • Treaty of Paris (ending French and indian)

    The Treaty of Paris was singed on Feb. 10 1763, that ened the Frnch and Indain War. Signed by British and Frend for guidelines in the "new world".
  • The Sugar Act

    this put a tax on all sugar things imported and expoted in the colonies.
  • The Stamp Act

    The stamp act was passed to put a tax on any paper products in the colonies.
  • The Townshend Act

    Taxes on glass, paint, oil, lead, paper, and tea.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    the Boston massacre was the result of fighting and tension between the colonists and the British soilders. 5 people total died as a result of this event.
  • The Tea Act

    the tea act put a tax on tea and only let the colonies buy from one company. Tho this made the tea cheaper, the colonists didnt like being told what they had to buy
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was the first major sign of rebellion by the Boston people. Who dressed up like Indians and spilled about 1 million dollars of tea into the harbor (in today's money).
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The government spent immense sums of money on troops and equipment in an attempt to subjugate Massachusetts. So they taxed the colonies and passed a bunch of acts to get some money back.
  • The First Continetal Congress

    The First Continetal Congress
    Sept.5 thru Oct.26 1774
    The First Continental Congress brought together representatives from each of the colonies, except Georgia, to discuss their response to the British Intolerable Acts.
  • The Second Continnetal Congress

    The Second Continnetal Congress
    The Congress met on May 10, 1776, in the State House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is now called Indepence Hall.
    They made the choice to break away from Britain for good.
  • The Battle of Lexington and Concord

    The Battle of Lexington and Concord
    On April 18, 1775, British General Thomas Gage sent roughly 700 soldiers to destroy guns and ammo the colonists had stored in the town of Concord.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill took place on June 17, 1775, days after George Washington was elected Commander in Chief of the Continental Army. The battle was actually fought on Breed's Hill.
  • Common Sense by: Thomas Paine

    Common Sense by: Thomas Paine
    It challenged the authority of the British government. The plain language that Paine used was easy for every American and was the first work to openly ask for independence from Great Britain.
  • Declaration of Rights

    Declaration of Rights
    Delegates from the colonies met in Philadelphia in the fall of 1774 to decide how to resolve their greivances against the British government. This meeting of colonial representatives passed a number of resolutions aimed at satisfying their complaints.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Was the document that told Britai the colonies were breaking away.
  • Battle of Bradywine Creek

    Battle of Bradywine Creek
    Was the start of defense for Washington.
  • British capture Philadelphia

    British capture Philadelphia
    In late July 1777, the British decided to invade and occupy Philadelphia. 16,500 troops boarded more than 250 ships and left New York City in route to a seaborn invasion of the rebel capital. The men was led by Admiral Lord Richard Howe.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    This was the six month encampment of the Continental Army of the United States of America under the command of General George Washington, miles from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • British capture Charleston

    In 1779, Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton began making plans to attack on the Southern colonies. This was because of the belief that Loyalist support in the region was strong and would facilitate its recapture. Clinton had attempted to capture Charleston, SC in June 1776, however the mission failed.
  • Treaty of Paris 1883

    The Treat of Paris was Signed in Paris on September 3, 1783, the document formally ended the United States War for Independence.