Revolutionary War Timeline

  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War. This war shook the the colonists faith in England. It made them question thier rule.
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    The Revolutionary War Timeline

  • Mr. Courtney's Birth

    Mr. Courtney's Birth
    Mr. Courtney is Born and Raised by Wolves.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act. This was a tax passed by Britian. This put a tax on all suger. It greatly affected rum distileries.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act. This was another tax passed by Britian against the colonies. This put a tax on all paper products. Created great annoyance among the colonists
  • The Boston Masacre

    The Boston Masacre
    Britian sent troops over to the Colonies to keep order. A group of colonists harassed some Redcoats and the Redcoats fired on the Colonists. 5 colonists were killed.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Great Britian put a tax on tea that made colonists purchase only British tea. Actually made tea cheaper but still infuriated the colonists. A group of colonists boarded british ships that were docked in the boston harbor and threw a lot of tea over board.
  • Declaration of Rights

    During the First Continental congress, representitaves met in Philidelphia to discuss the tension between the colonies and Britian. They wrote a document called the Declaration of Rights and Grievances. They Fed-Ex-ed it to King George.
  • "Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death!"

    "Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death!"
    Patrick Henry gives his famous "give me liberty or give me death" speech.
  • The Shot Heard 'Round the World

    The Shot Heard 'Round the World
    Minute Men clash with British troops at Lexington and Concord.
  • Commander in Chief

    Commander in Chief
    George Washington is Declared the commander in chief of the continental army. He is an obvious choice to many.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought in Boston outside of Lexington. British won but only with heavy loss. Drive the Americans out of Boston.
  • Common Sense

    Thomas Paine publishes his pamphlet Common Sense. Rowls people up. Americans become more excited about the war.
  • Crossing the Delaware

    Crossing the Delaware
    George Washington and his army cross the Deleware River. They capture some Hessians. This victory greatly increases the moral among the soldiers.
  • Occupying Philidelphia

    The British, under the command of Gen. Howe, occupy Philidelphia.
  • Valley Forge

    George Washington and his troops retire to Valley Forge. They ednure a hery harsh winter. Their hardships are doubled due to lack of protection and supplies.
  • Ooh La La

    The French enter the war. They aid the colonists by sending troops and supplies.
  • Back to Action

    George Washington and his troops leave Valley Forge. They have Drilled and trained all winter and are now a well oiled fighting force.
  • Dead Men Tell No Tales.

    Unhappy Soldiers mutiny because they havn't been paid. Washington has them Shot.
  • Articles of Confederation

    America adopts the Articles of Confederation as their plan for government. This will lead to problems down the road due to lack of taxation abilities.
  • Ah, Victory.

    George Washington allies with French forces and force Cornwallis to surrender. They had him surrounded on all sides and he was without back up.
  • Peace!

    America signs a preliminary declaration of peace with Britian. No more fighting will occur.