Revolutionary War

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    Revolutionary War

  • Treat of Paris, 1763

    The Treaty of Paris, 1763 ends the seven years war it negotiates terms between France and England, but leave out the colonists and Native Americans.
  • Loyalist and Patriots

    Already, people were becoming divided in support of Great Britian, the Loyalists supported it, and Patriots wanted independence.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    The Proclamation of 1763 limited westward expansion for the colonies, creating much unrest within them.
  • Quartering Act

    The Quartering Act of 1765 made it mandatory for all civilians to house and feed soldiers of the British Army.
  • Townshend Acts

    The Townshend Acts put a tax on paint, tea, lead, glass, and oil. This created much unrest in the colonies, and helped lead to the Boston Tea Party.
  • Samuel Adams

    The familiar phrase "no taxation without representation" started with Samuel Adams. He was a politician with a lot of influence on the American government and is one of the founding fathers of America.
  • Boston Massacre

    On March 5th, 1770, in Boston Massachusetts, a street riot broke out between a mob of Patriots and the British soldiers. The Redcoats fired on the crowd, killing five. The cause and brutality are debatable, as the mob attacked the soldiers in the first place.
  • Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party was a nonviolent protest against the tea act by patriots in which they dumped a ship load of tea into the harbor, ruining it. This helped escalate to the Revolutionary War.
  • Sons of Liberty

    The sons of Liberty was an organization fighting for American independence. They held the Boston Tea Party.
  • Boston Port Act

    This act was in respnse to the Boston Tea Party, and essentially set up a blockeade around the Boston Port, stopping all loading, unloading, and exchange of goods within.
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    Intolerable Acts

  • Administration of Justice Act

    This was one of the intolerable acts, designed to increase Britian's legal authority over the coart system. It was also known as the Murder Act
  • Massachusetts Government Act

    The Massachusetts Government Act essentially was designed to increase British rule over the colonies, and was one of the intolerable acts.
  • Quartering Act of 1774

    The Quartering act of 1774 made it mandatory for any town to supply housing and food for the British soldiers stationed there.
  • Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act placed a heavy tax on all printed items, cards, and dice. This was one of the intolerable acts, and was another major cause of the Revolutionary War.
  • Quebec Act

  • First Contintental Congress

    The First Continental Congress had delegates from twelve colonies (not Georgia). It was in response to the Intolerable acts, and they debated possible solutions. The second congress to meet would essentially wtart the Revolution.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord was the first event of a true battle between Milita and British forces. It is also known as the shot head 'round the world.
  • Paul Revere

    Paul Revere's ride, although not completly his own (several others spread the message also), is named after him. He helped to prepare the minute men for Lexington and Concord, and he has been immortalized for his efforts.
  • Hessians

    Hessians were German soldiers hired by the British government to fight for them in the revolution.
  • Common Sense

    Common sense was a pamphlet published by Thomas Paine addressing the issues of the government. It was easy to read, and was printed in mass quantities. George Washington supposedly read it to his troops, and it laid a foundation for the constitution.
  • Thomas Paine

    Thomas Paine contributed to the Revolution by writing Common Sense, a book about government. This helped to spread the idea of democracy.
  • Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence essentially declared the states of America as a seperate and united entity from England. This was made during the revolution and signed by the Continental Congress.
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson is the author of the Declaration of Independence, and is one of the Founding fathers.
  • First Battle of Saratoga

    The First Battle of Saratoga was eighteen days before the second, and they can almost be considered one battle.
  • Second Battle of Saratoga

    The Second Battle of Saratoga was a major turning point in the war, it was a British defeat, but not only that, it also caused the French to join the American cause with military force, not just supplies.
  • Benedict Arnold

    Benedict Arnold was an American General who defected to the British later in the war. He played a major role in Saratoga for the Americans, and then afterward helped the British with raids in the south.
  • Lord Cornwallis

    Lord Cornwallis was a British general. He saw combat in the seven years war, and then campained throughout the southern states. He was finally defeated at Yorktown.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    The Siege of Yorktown was the last major land battle of the Revolution, and began the decrease of British Military rule in America. It was won by American and French forces fighting the British together.
  • Treaty of Paris, 1783

    The Treaty of Paris, 1783 officially ended the Revolutionary War and gave the States official independence.
  • George Washington

    George Washington was elected unaminosly to president, and took office for two terms.
  • Martha Washington

    Martha Washington was the first First Lady of the U.S. she was married to George Washington, but did not play a large tactical role in the war.
  • John Adams

    John Adams was the second president of the United States, and the first vice president. On March fourth, 1797 he took office.
  • Abigail Adams

    Abigail Adams was teh first Second lady, and second First Lady of the U.S.