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Revolutionary War Timeline

  • Treaty Of Paris

    Treaty Of Paris
    By the Treaty of Paris in 1763, France lost Canada in favor of Great Britain and all claims to territory east of the Mississippi, while Spain, in order to recover Cuba which Britain had taken, ceded Florida.
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  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The British did this because they wanted more money; the British wanted this money to help provide more security for the colonies.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    passed by the English Parliament imposing the first direct tax on the American colonies, to offset the high costs of the British military organization in America.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    imposed a new series of taxes on the colonists to offset the costs of administering and protecting the American colonies. Items taxed include imports such as paper, tea, glass, lead and paints.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    a mob harasses British soldiers who then fire their muskets pointblank into the crowd, killing three instantly, mortally wounding two others and injuring six.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    Taxes on tea
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    colonial activists disguise themselves as Mohawk Indians then board the ships and dump all 342 containers of tea into the harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The government spent immense sums of money on troops and equipment in an attempt to subjugate Massachusetts. British merchants had lost huge sums of money on looted, spoiled, and destroyed goods shipped to the colonies.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    sept. 5 - Oct. 26 1774
  • Lexington & Concord

    Lexington & Concord
    The Lexington and Concord battle was on April 19, 1775 in Lexongton And Concord in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • The Second Continental Congress

    The Second Continental Congress
    The Second Contiental Congress was held on May 10th, 1775 at the State House in Philadelphia. The delegates of the thirteen colonies gathered to dicuss their next steps. There was several new delegates like John Hancock, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin
  • Battle Of Bunker Hill

    Battle Of Bunker Hill
    The Battle Of Bunker Hill was on June 17th, 1775 on the Charlestown Peninsula on the North side of Boston Harbour.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Published anonymously by Thomas Paine in January of 1776, Common Sense was an instant best-seller, both in the colonies and in Europe. It went through several editions in Philadelphia, and was republished in all parts of United America. Because of it, Paine became internationally famous. "A Covenanted People" called Common Sense "by far the most influential tract of the American remains one of the most brilliant pamphlets ever written in the English language.
  • Declaration Of Rights

    Declaration Of Rights
    Delegates from the colonies met in Philadelphia in the fall of 1774 to decide how to resolve their greivances against the British government. This meeting of colonial representatives — the first Continental Congress — passed a number of resolutions aimed at satisfying their complaints.
  • Declaration Of Independence

    Declaration Of Independence
    Drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, the Declaration of Independence is at once the nation's most cherished symbol of liberty and Jefferson's most enduring monument.
  • John Paul Jones captures the Serapis

    John Paul Jones captures the Serapis
    After a four-hour battle, Jones succeeded in capturing Serapis, winning the Continental Navy's signature battle. Two days later, Bonhomme Richard, battered from the fight, sank and Jones transferred to Serapis before sailing on to Texel Roads, Holland.
  • British capture Charleston (Siege of Charleston)

    British capture Charleston (Siege of Charleston)
    The Siege of Charleston took place from March 29 to May 12, 1780, during the American Revolution
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    General Washington and his Continental Army spent the winter of 1777-1778 camped at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 25 miles northeast of Philadelphia