Revolutionary War

  • Sugar Act

    The Surgar Act put a three-cent tax on foreign refined sugar and increased taxes on coffee, indigo, and certain kinds of wine
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  • Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act was a tax created by Britian to raise necessary money to pay the cost of the French and Indian War. Colonists would have to pay a tax on all printed paper they used. The outcome of the Stamp Act was the colonists were upset because they did not have a say in the tax. They believed that that "Taxation without representation" was unfair. This is one of the many taxes enforced on the colonists.
  • Townshend Acts

    These laws placed new taxes on glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea. Colonial reaction to these taxes was the same as to the Sugar Act and Stamp Act, and Britain eventually repealed all the taxes except the one on tea.
  • Boston Massacre

    Colonists in Boston were shot after taunting British soldiers. As a result, Great Britain stopped taxing the colonists except for the tax on tea.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Patriots in Boston were throwing tea into the Boston Harbor to protest tea taxes.
  • Intolerable Acts

    King George III passed these laws after the Boston Tea Party. The laws were passed because he was angry about the Boston Tea Party. Because of the Intolerable Acts, the colonists' port was closed.
  • Declaration of Rights

    One of the resolutions enacted by the Congress was the declaration of colonial rights. In this document the colonists listed the rights that were being denied them as Englishmen. Major John Sullivan, delegate from New Hampshire, drafted the resolution.
  • First Continental Congress

    Delegates from all colonies except Georgia met to discuss problems with Great Britain and respond to the Intolerable Acts. The outcome of the First Continental Congress was that the colonists split into two groups: patrioits and loyalists. The patriots did not support King George, and the loyalists did.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    This battle was important because it was the first armed conflict of the Revolutionary War.
  • Second Continental Congress

    The Second Continental Congress meeting started with the battle of Lexington and Concord fresh in their memories. The New England militia were still encamped outside of Boston trying to drive the British out of Boston. The Second Continental Congress established the militia as the Continental Army to represent the thirteen states. They also elected George Washington as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    While the British drove the Americans from the Charlestown peninsula it was with heavy loss. The battle was at the time considered to be an American defeat but has since been lifted to the ranks of a heroic stands against forces of oppression.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    The Olive Branch Petition was the last attempt by the Americans to avoid Revolutionary War with Great Britain.
  • Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence is important because it is the document that declaired the colony's independence from Great Britian.
  • Battle of Trenton

    The Continental Army had previously suffered several defeats in New York and had been forced to retreat through New Jersey to Pennsylvania. Morale in the army was low; to end the year on a positive note, George Washington devised a plan to cross the Delaware River on Christmas night and surround the Hessian garrison.
  • Battle of New York

    In 1776, the British set forth to subdue the colonies. They began the effort by recapturing New York. First, they drove Washington off Long Island; then, from lower Harlem.
  • Battle of Brandywine creek

    Battle of Brandywine Creek, was fought between the American army of Major General George Washington and the British-Hessian army of General Sir William Howe
  • Battle of Saratoga

    This battle is important because it was the turning point of the Revolutionary War.
  • Common Sense

    This was a book by Thomas Paine. This was to try to convince the colonists to break apart from Great Britain. I think that this is an important event for this time-line because this book convinced lots of Colonists and that is why there was a war and there is a United States now.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    The Battle of Yorktown was important because the American troops claimed victory over Britian and won the war. This was the end of the Revolutionary War.
  • Treaty of Paris

    The Americans joined forces with Paris and conquered British. This was important because without that agreement America would have had a more difficult time getting there independence.