Revolutionary War

  • The French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War
    French and Indian War 1754-1763Was the final Colonial War involving Austria, England, France, Great Britain, Prussia, and Sweden. It is also called the Seven Years War.British soldiers fought against French soldiers and Native Americans. Native Americans joined in the battle against the British because they were afraid the British would take over their land.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was tax imposed by England on the colonies of British America. The act required that printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper produced in London,
  • The Townshend Acts

    The Townshend Acts
    The townshend Acts were a bunch of taxes on glass, paint, oil, lead, paper, and tea were applied with the design of raising money to rule the colonies.The colonists did not think these taxes were fair.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    The Massacre happened when patriots in Boston threw rocks at British soldiers. The soldier then shot at the patriots, killing five people.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    During the Boston Tea Pary, patriots disguised as Mohawk Indians, heaved 342 chests of tea overboard from three British ships. It happened at night and low tide so the tea piled up in mounds higher than the boat decks.
  • Ride of Paul Revere

    Ride of Paul Revere
    On the evening of April 18, 1775, Paul Revere was sent for by Dr. Joseph Warren and told to ride to Lexington, Massachusetts, to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that British troops were co,ing to arrest them. After being rowed across the Charles River to Charlestown by two friends, Paul Revere borrowed a horse from his friend John Larkin. to alert the sons of liberty.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    The first shots starting the revolution were fired at Lexington, Massachusetts. On April 18, 1775, British General Thomas Gage sent 700 soldiers to destroy guns and ammunition the colonists had stored in the town of Concord
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    On June 17, 1775 the Battle of Bunker Hill took place. It is one of the most important colonial victories in the U.S. War for Independence and its victory encouraged the colonists to fight for independance. This battle made both sides realize that war would not be over quickly.
  • George Washington named Commander and Chief

    George Washington named Commander and Chief
    The Continental Congress choose George Washington as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army on June 19, 1775. Washington was selected over o John Hancock based on his military experience and the hope that a leader from Virginia would help unite the colonies. Washington left for Massachusetts within days of receiving his commission and assumed command of the Continental Army in Cambridge on July 3, 1775
  • Declartion of Independance

    Declartion of Independance
    Jefferson did was to summarize this philosophy in "self-evident truths" and set forth a list of grievances against the King in order to justify before the world the breaking of ties between the colonies and the mother country.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    The Continental Army arrived at Valley Forge on December 19, 1777, after many tough battles. Soldiers received irregular supplies of meat and bread. Shortages forced the men to forage for food in the forests and farm fields that they passed.
  • The French army arrives

    The French army arrives
    The 29 french warships drove the british navy from Chesapeke bay.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The british army got surrounded at yorktown by several soldiers and 29 french warships, forcing cornwallis to surender.
  • Treaty of Paris

    a peace treaty that freed America from the tyranny of Britian while all supplies that America stole during the war