Revolutionary War Timeline

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  • Loyalists

    These were the people living in America who still hailed under British rule and were against the Patriots and the thought of Revoltion. After the war they fled to Florida, the Carribean, and parts of Great Britan.
  • Sam Adams

    Samule Adams was one of the founding fathers of the United States of America. He was a leader of the movement that became to Revolutionary War.
  • Hessians

    These were soldiers that fought for the British in the Revolutionary War.
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  • Treaty of Paris

    This ended the seven year war also called the French and Indian War. It gave land to British, French and Spain in coralation with the land conquered in the war.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    This was issued by King George the III. This was after the Brittish conquered the French land.This was ment to organize Great Britian's new empire in North America. It prohibited settlement West of the Appilachian Mountains. There was no guarentee for the security of Native American's and their land.This affected the Revolutionary War by angering some of the colonists because the British were telling them what to do.
  • Stamp Act

    The British Parliment required all documents such as news papers, legal documents and pamphlets to have a water mark or a stamp with a levy on it. This gave the colonists more reason to be frustrated by the British Parliament.
  • Quartering act

    This was a law saying that the colonists would have to house the British soldiers and give them supplies, this angered the colonists because they were powerless.
  • Townshend Acts

    A series of acts passed in the beginning of 1767 release by the British parliament. These acts were named after Charles Townshend. They were designed to collect money from the colonists from goods sold there. Angering the colonists further.
  • Boston Massacre

    An inraged group of North American inhabitants started harassing a group of soldiers guarding the customs house. One soldier was knoched down by a snowball and discharged his musket.
  • Boston Tea Party

    American citizens angered by the tax on tea dressed as Mohawk Indians dumped £9,000 worth of East Indian Trading Company tea into the Boston Harbour.
  • Sons of Liberty

    This was an organization og American Patriots that was formed to protect rights of colonist, they were best know for the Boston Tea Party.
  • Intolerable Act

    This event spanning from May to June, It stripped Massachusetts of self-government and judicial independence following the Boston Tea Party with 4 measures. The colonies rebutted with a general boycott of British goods.
  • Continental Congress

    Representatives from the colonies meet to organize opposition to the Intolerable Acts.
  • Paul Revere

    On this night the midnight ride took place. Paul Revere was sent to ride through his town to warn people that the Red Coats were coming. He helped prepare the colonists for the battle ahead. He did not say the British are coming because at that time, the colonists were thought of as British. He warned them of the Battle of Lexington and Concord.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Starting of Revolutionary war between British troops and Minutemen who were warned of the attack by Paul Revere.
  • Thomas Paine

    He inspired the patriots to declare independence from Britan. He was a Revolutionary from English-America and changed the out put of the Revolutionary War.
  • Decleration of Independence

    On this day the colonies that were at war with Great Britan at that time, The 13 independent states would be united as one Nation known as the United States of America and no longer be under British rule.
  • Patriots

    The Patriots also known as the Revolutionaries were the colonists that rebelled from the British Parliament. On July 4th of 1776 they claimed independence from British rule and won the Revolutionary war.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense was a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine saying that the colonies should rebel from Great Britian. Since he was not a very high scholar, he did not have the best grammer making the document target the common man.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    This was thought to be the turning point of the Revolutionary War. There were two battles fought 18 days apart.
  • Benedict Arnold

    He was an army general during The American Revolutionary War. He first fought for the American colonies and later changer to fight for the British.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    On this day General George Wahington sent 17000 French and COntinental troops to Yorkshire against 9000 British troops.
  • Charles Cornwallis

    Charles was a British Army official. He surrendered in 1781 to the American colonists.
  • Treaty of Paris-1783

    This treaty ended the American Revolutionary war between Great Brittan and the Colonists of America.
  • George Washington

    He was the first president fo the United States of American, he was an army general for the colonies. He was one of the founding fathers of the country.
  • Martha Custis Washington

    She was the wife of George Washington, the first president. She was widowed from her late wife at 25 with 4 children. Her husband was first elected on April 30th 1789.
  • John Adams

    John Adams was the second president of the United States of America. He was also one of the founding fathers of America. He was thought of as a prominent figure in the early stages of the Revolutionary War. He had a large role in the first continental congress.
  • Abigail Adams

    Abigail was the wife of John Adams who was the first vice president and second president of the United Sates. She was one of the most documented first lady. Documents such as letters written to her husband when he was traveling are used as historical documents.
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Jefferson was the main writer of the declaration of Independece and the third president of the United States of America, sworn into office in 1801. He also represented Virginia in the continental congress in the early years of the Revolutionary War.