Revolutionary War

  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    King George created the Proclamation to officaly claim British territory in North America after Britan won the Seven Years War.
  • Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament on March 22, 1765. The new tax was imposed on all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    The Quartering Act of 1765 was an act passed by British Parliament, which forced people in the US colonies to house and feed British soldiers during times of peace if there was no room in barracks.
  • Townshed Acts

    Townshed Acts
    Townshend Acts, 1767 by Charles Townshend and passed by the English Parliament just after the repeal of the Stamp Act. They were made to collect revenue from the colonists in America by putting custom tasks on imports of glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea. Some people who protested against the taxes were John Dickinson, Samuel Adams, and others.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was the killing of five colonists by British regulars on March 5, 1770.
  • Boston Tea Party

    It took place when a group of Massachusetts Patriots, protesting the monopoly on American tea importation recently granted by Parliament to the East India Company, grabbed 342 chests of tea on three tea ships they threw them into the harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts or the Coercive Acts are names used to describe a series of laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 relating to Britain's colonies in North America.
  • First Continental Congress

    Continental Congress was a group of 56 delegates from 12 colonies. They came together to act together in response to the Intolerable Acts. They met in secret because they didn't want Great Britain to know that they were united.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Britain's General Gage had a secret plan. Britain's General Gage would send out regiments of British soldiers quartered in Boston. Their destinations were Lexington, where they would capture Colonial leaders Sam Adams and John Hancock, then concord,
  • Dec of independence

    Congress asked Thomas Jefferson and others to write a
    declaration of independence. They needed a document to
    declare why the colonies had to become independent of
  • Battle of Saratoga

    5,895 British and Hessian troops surrendered their arms. General John Burgoyne had lost some of his expeditionary force that had marched into New York from Canada in the early summer of 1777.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    General George Washington, has a force of 17,000 French and Continental troops. Battle of Yorktown against British General Lord Charles Cornwallis and a contingent of 9,000 British troops at Yorktown, Virginia,
  • Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian war.