Revolutionary War Timeline

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  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The sugar act was a revenue-raising acts established by British Parliament. The act taxed sugar and molasses. The act led to lots of smuggling.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Acts wasa direct tax aimed at the British colonies. The acts forced the colonists to put an official stamp on all legal papers, wills, newspapers, and much other paper goods. The acts was one many things that started the American Revolution.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    The Townshend Acts was a series of different acts, some to raise money, another to punish New York for resisting the Quartering Act. The acts were met with much resistance and eventually led to the Boston Massacre.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    This was a riot started by Bostonians were five civilian men ended up dead. This made things between Britain and colonial America a lot more tense.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a direct action by the colonists in Boston. Several men dressed up as natives snuck onto a British tea boats and started pouring tea overboard. This eventually led up to the Intolerable Acts.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    These were a series of acts that closed down the Boston port due to the Boston Tea Party. They also appointed a new governer for Boston, made it so British officials wouldn't be tried in America, and extended the Canadian border so Massachusetts, Virginia, and Connecticut were smaller.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    This was the first battle in the Revolutionary War. It is also known as the shot heard around the world. The Patriots won the battle and surrounded Boston. Overall, it was not a very major battle.
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    1,200 Militia men occupied the hill to fend off a British attack. The Britsh won the fight, but had very heavy casualties. This battle was important to the war because it showed the British that the Patriots could put a fight.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Common Sense was a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine. It was a best-seller that encouraged the idea of seperating from Britain.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was a document declaring the thirteen colonies seperation from Britain. It was written by Thomas Jefferson.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    This was the first major win for the Patriots. The continental had kept losing battles and soon the soldiers could leave, so this amazng victory brought new hope and inspiration to the war.
  • Ticonderoga

    It was not a major battle, but it was important because all the Americans thought the fort was invinsible. However the Patriots still had to surrender and it was another loss for the Patriots.