revolutionary war timeline

  • Martha custis washington

    Martha custis washington
    Martha Custis Washington was the wife of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Although the title was not coined until after her death, Martha Washington is considered to be the first First Lady of the United States. During her lifetime she was known as "Lady Washington."
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  • treaty of paris

    The Treaty of Paris, also known as the Peace of Paris and the Treaty of 1763, was on febuary 10th 1763 by the kingdoms of Great Britain, France and Spain, with Portugal in agreement, after Britain's victory over France and Spain during the Seven Years' War.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    The royal proclamation started on october 7th 1763 by King George III. This forbid settlers from settling past a line drawn
    along the appalachian mountains.
  • stamp act

    The Stamp Act declared a direct tax by the British Parliament specifically on the colonies of British America. It required that many printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper produced in London.
  • quartering act

    This first Quartering Act was given on May 3, 1765, and provided that Great Britain would house its soldiers in American public houses.
  • townshend acts

    The Townshend Acts were a series of acts passed beginning in 1767 by the Parliament of Great Britain relating to the British colonies in North America. The acts imposed duties on glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea imported into the colonies.
  • boston massacre

    The Boston Massacre, known as the Incident on King Street by the British, was an incident on March 5, 1770. British Army soldiers killed five civilian men and injured six others.
  • sons of liberty

    The Sons of Liberty was an organization of American patriots that originated in the North American British colonies. The group was formed to protect the rights of the colonists and to take to the streets against the abuses of the British government.They are best known for undertaking the Boston Tea Party in 1773 in reaction to the Tea Act, which led to the Intolerable Acts.
  • boston tea party

    Many people desguised as indians went onto a ship and started to throw all of the tea that was ment to be exported into the boston harbor.
  • intolerable acts

    The Intolerable Acts was the Patriot name for a series of punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 relating to Massachusetts after the Boston Tea party.
  • sam adams

    sam adams
    Samuel Adams was an American statesman, political philosopher, and one of the Founding Fathers. As a politician in colonial Massachusetts, Adams was a leader of the movement that became the American Revolution, and was one of the architects of the principles of American republicanism that shaped the political culture of the United States. He was a second cousin to President John Adams.
  • 1st continental congress

    The First Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from twelve colonies. the congress was attended by 56 members.
  • loyalists

    loyalists were american colonists that remained loyal to the kingdom of great britain. Historians have estimated about 15 to 20 percent of the 2.5 million whites in the colonies were loyalists or about 500,000 men, woman and children.
  • lexington and concord

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War.The battles marked the outbreak of open armed conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and its thirteen colonies in the mainland of British North America.
  • paul revere

    paul revere
    paul revere was most famous for alerting the colonial militia to the approach of british forces before the battles of lexington and concord
  • thomas paine

    thomas paine
    Thomas Paine was an English-American political activist, author, political theorist and revolutionary. As the author of two highly influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, he inspired the Patriots in 1776 to declare independence from Britain
  • patriots

    patriots were those colonists of the british thirteen united colonies that violently rebelled against british control during the revolutionary war.
  • declaration of independence

    The Declaration of Independence is a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire.
  • hessains

    The Hessians were 18th-century German auxiliaries contracted for service under The Crown of the British Empire. About 30,000 German soldiers served in the Thirteen Colonies during the American Revolutionary War; nearly half were from the Hesse region of Germany; the others came from similar small German states.
  • battle of saratoga

    The Battles of Saratoga decided the fate of British army in the American War of Independence and are generally regarded as a turning point in the war. Two battles were fought eighteen days apart on the same ground.
  • benedict arnold

    Benedict Arnold was a general during the American Revolutionary War who originally fought for the American Continental Army but defected to the British Army. While a general on the American side, he obtained command of the fort at West Point, New York, and planned to surrender it to the British forces. After the plan was exposed in September 1780, he was commissioned into the British Army as a brigadier general.
  • battle of yorktown

    The Battle of Yorktown taking place on October 19, 1781, was a decisive victory by a combined force of American Continental Army troops French Army troops.
  • treaty of paris

    The Treaty of Paris on September 3, 1783, ended the American Revolutionary War between Great Britain on one side and the United States of America and its allies on the other.The other combatant nations, France, Spain and the Dutch Republic had separate agreements.
  • george washington

    george washington
    George Washington was the first President of the United States the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the convention that drafted the United States Constitution, which replaced the Articles of Confederation and which remains the supreme law of the land.
  • Abigail Adams

    Abigail Adams
    Abigail Adams was the wife of John Adams, the first Vice President, and second President, of the United States, and the mother of John Quincy Adams, the sixth President. She is now designated the first Second Lady and second First Lady of the United States.
  • john adams

    john adams
    John Adams was the second president of the United States having earlier served as the first vice president of the United States. An American Founding Father Adams was a statesman, diplomat, and a leading advocate of American independence from Great Britain.
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and the third President of the United States. At the beginning of the American Revolution, he served in the Continental Congress, representing Virginia and then served as a wartime Governor of Virginia.
  • Lord Cornwallis

    Charles Cornwallis was a British Army officer and colonial administrator. In the United States and the United Kingdom he is best remembered as one of the leading British generals in the American War of Independence.