Revolutionary War Timeline

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    French & Indian War

    Tensions were built between the French and British while the two countries made settlements in North America. The War lasted from 1754 to 1763. The French & Indian War was fought over who would have influence over North America, the new land. The war ended after a treaty was signed in Paris, 1763, leaving the English victorious.
  • Treaty Of Paris 1763

    The Treaty Of Paris officially ended the French and Indian War. France gave up all territories in the mainland of North America. The British had comnplete control.
  • Royal Proclamation 1763

    The Royal Proclamation was a rule that the British colonists could not settle on the other side of the Appalachian mountains. Many colonists became upset, this was one of the first things sparking the revolution.
  • Sugar Act

    In 1764 the parliment made a tax on sugar, and more foriegn goods that were daily needs. This angered the colonists.
  • Stamp Act

    In 1765 the parliment placed a tax on paper. Every piece of paper that was bought was taxed. The cause of taxing was to supply the frontier soldiers protecting the colonists.
  • Stamp Act Congress

    A meeting in New York City 1765, to discuss the problems of the Stamp Act. The meeting resulted with 14 points to show why it was a bad idea.
  • Townshend Acts

    The Townshend Acts were a series of acts comitted by the colonists against the English. The merchants of Boston boycotted the English goods, and protested against the taxes.
  • Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre was a small outburst between the British and colonists. The American colonists threw snowballs at the British guards, in return they fired kiling 5 colonists.
  • Boston Tea Party

    The Colonists were sick of being taxed, and the British wanted the Colonists to take the tea off the ship. However, the Americans dressed up like indians and dumped the tea into the ocean.
  • First Continental Congress

    The First Continental Congress was a meeting of 12 elected people to respond to the Intolerable Acts.
  • Patrick Henry "Give Me Liberty"

    In 1775 patrick Henry delivered a speech about the conflicts between Britain and the North American colonists. He argues that Britain feels superior to the colonists and he fels that it isnt correct.
  • Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

    Paul Revere rode on horse with two other men to warn the Colonists that the English were coming. He was captured though and later released.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord followed Paul Reveres midnight ride. The British moved into Lexington and won at the Lexington Green. Then, looking for ammuntiton, they marched further to the bridge in Concord. The English had to reatreat.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Group of elected people grouped together making key desicions about important matters in America.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    A very large battle in Boston where the the British won a very phyrric battle. The Americans lost, but the British lost many more soldiers in the battle.
  • Common Sense

    Thomas Paine published a series of documents that were to raise morale for the war effort.
  • British Evacuate Boston

    George Washington kicked the British out of Boston with strategic positions from Dorchester heights.
  • Declaration Of Independence

    In Philadalphia, PA, a meeting was announced to sign the Declaration of Independence. This document certifies the independence of USA from England.
  • Washington Captures Trenton

    A series of attacks led by George Washington. He led his troops across the Delaware River and defeated the British.
  • 'The Crisis" published

    One of Thomas Paines documents. It was in work from 1776-1783. This also, was to inspire defeated spirits.
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    A battle between the Americans and the British, John Burgoyne captured this base in 1777 after marching southward from Canada.
  • British Defeated at Saratoga

    John Burgoyne was defeated at Saratoga by Benedict Arnold snd Horatio Gates. This battle is debatably on of the most important battles in the revolutionary war.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Valley Forge is a place where the American people stayed during the winter of 1777/78.
  • John Paul Jones defeats the Serapis

    John Paul Jones set fire to Whitehaven, England. The Whole city burnt.
  • Benedict Arnold Plans Found Out

    Benedict Arnold was a traitor to the Americans and switched sides to the British.
  • Cornwallis surrenders

    At Yorktown, Virginia, General Cornwallis surrendered 8000 troops to a French and American force, concluding the revolutionary war.