Revolutionary War Timeline

  • Treatey of Paris, 1763

    France had to give all their land on mainland North America to the Spanish or the British. This made the Colonist feel less dependant on teh British.
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  • Proclamation of 1763

    England passed a law saying that the Colonists couldn't colonize the fronteir. It also established 4 new colonies. This made the Colonists angy because they wanted to colonize more of America, fueling the Revolution.
  • The Stamp Act

    This was an act passed by the the Parliment, saying that all printed paper was taxed. This annoyed the Colonists not because of the money, but because they thought this act would lead to more taxing acts.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord was a small battle that took place when a British batalllion marched through Lexington, going to Concord to get firearms, firing at and killing some colonists who stood in their way. This led to the Revoluion because the British fired on innocent Colonists, fueling the Revolution.
  • The Qurtering Act

    It made it so the Colonists had to provide shelter and food for any British soldiers. This annoyed the Colonist they didn't want to give their recoures to the British.
  • The Townshend Act

    A series of laws passed by the British Government on many Colonists. This made them very angry.
  • Boston Massacre

    British soldiers fired and killed 5 civillians and injured 6. This angerd the Colonist because the British fired on innocent civillians.
  • The Boston Tea party

    When Colonist dumped millions of dollars worth of tea into the Boston Harbor in defiance to British taxes. It made Britain Very angry because it was a show of defiance from the Colonists
  • Samuel Adams

    Samuel Adams
    He was a major figure in fighting the British taxes, like the stamp act and he was in the Boston Tea Party.
  • Sons of Liberty

    Sons of Liberty
    The Sons of Liberty were an American Patriot group who rebelled against the British in things like the Boston Tea Party.
  • Martha Custis Washington

    Martha Custis Washington
    She had a major impact on Georges Washingtons wealth from a previous husband and she helped keep down the Valley Forge Encampment
  • Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts were 4 acts that hurt the Colonies economies. thsi angered the Colonists because it was hard for them to make a living.
  • The First Contintal Congress

    Delegates from 12 colonies met in response to the Intolerable Acts. This led to the Declaration of Independence and AMerica becoming independent
  • Abigail Adams

    Abigail Adams
    She was John Adams wife and the first First Lady of the USA. She sent many letters to John Adams while he was at the Contintal Congress and she supported womens rights.
  • Paul Revere

    Paul Revere
    Paul Revere rode through concord warning the Colonists that the British army was mobilizing and marching for Concord
  • George Washington

    George Washington was the Commander and Cheif the of Colonial army and the first president of the USA.
  • Common Sense

    A pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that inspired people in the Thirteen Colonies to declare and fight for independence from Great Britain.
  • Thomas Paine

    Thomas Paine
    Thomas Paine was the Author of Common Scence which fueled the revolution.
  • Declaration of Independance

    A statement by the Continental Congress which declared that the 13 original Colonies were independent.This led tio the Revolution by angered Britain and left the Colonists feeling empowered
  • Loyalists

    Loyalists
    Loyalists were American Colonists who remained loyal to the crown during the Revolutionary W ar.
  • Partriots

    Partriots
    The American Colonists who rebelled against the British in the Revolutionary war and who wanted AMerica to be an independent country.
  • John Adams

    John Adams
    John Adams was a member of the Conintel Congress and he helped with the Declaration of Independence. He was also the 2nd president of the USA.
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Indepence and was a member of the continental.
  • Hessians

    Hessians
    They were German mercanaries who served Britain in the Colonies.
  • Battle of Sarratoga

    The turning point in the war to the Colonists advantage. This proved the Colonist could beat the British.
  • Benedict Arnold

    Benedict Arnold
    Benedict Arnold was a Colonial general who switched sides and aided the British part way through the war.
  • The Siege of Yorktown

    Basicly the end of the Revolutionary war. Lord Cornwall surrendered to General Washington in Yorktown, Virginia.
  • Lord Cornwallis

    On of the main British Generals who commanded the British soldiers in the Battle of Yorktown.
  • Treaty of Paris

    The end of the war. A treaty between the US and Britan.