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Revolutionary war timeline

  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    The Magna Carta was the very first time it ever limited a kings power. England reduced King John's power and used a parliament to give the English citizens some rights. This is important to history because it's the basis of the Bill of Rights and the freedom that the colonies wanted from the King.
  • The Enlgish Bill Of Rights

    The Enlgish Bill Of Rights
    The English Bill Of Rights was the 2nd try to limit the King's power and give more rights to the English people. This is important to history because just like the Magna Carta this would outline are structure for the Colonies Bill of Rights in the future.
  • The French and Indian War Begins

    The French and Indian War Begins
    This was a war between the Brtitsh, Indian and French. The main two army's were French and British but the Indians sided with both. Different tribes with the British or French or peaceful.
  • The french and indian war ends

    The french and indian war ends
    This was a war between the Brtitsh, Indian and French. The main two army's were French and British but the Indians sided with both. Different tribes with the British or French or peaceful.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Another act by the British Parliament that required all paper materials, to have a stamp on them. The stamps were all taxed to help pay for the 7 years war. This act would later be repealed.
  • The Quatering Act

    The Quatering Act
    This Act was used to house and feed all the British soilders in the colonies that had no place to go elsewhere than the colonists homes. The colonies strongly opposed this act.
  • Coercive Acts

    Coercive Acts
    The Coercive Acts were acts passed by parliament to show the colonists that the British were the ones in power and not the colonists. They tried to destroy any thoughts of rebebillion.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    British Parliament passes the Sugar act, An act taxing everything that has sugar in it or sugar itself. Including molasses.
  • Orginization of the sons of liberty

    Orginization of the sons of liberty
    These Patriots protested the Stamp act and talked about the issues in the colonies with the british.
  • The Declatory Act

    The Declatory Act
    The Act that justified that the King is in control of the colonies now. Parliament controls the laws of the colonies now. The last effort to calm down the people.
  • Repeal of the Stamp Act

    Repeal of the Stamp Act
    The Parliament repeals this act due to the massive amounts of protests and tensions in the colonies.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    This act put taxes on glass,paint,oil,lead and tea in the colonies. This resurrected tensions in the colonies.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre occured because a mob of colonists were harrasing 13 british soilders, one of the british soilders shot into the crowd and killed 4 colonists. This sparked the war and Paul Rever's famous ride.
  • Tea act

    Tea act
    The Tea Act was used to create maximum profit in the colonies to England by not allowing them to buy tea from other countries and the tea being very highly priced. This was the last spark to the war.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A crowd of colonists storm ships carrying tea in the Boston harbor and dump them overboard, disguised as Indians. The British lose millions of dollars because of this and are very angry with Boston.
  • Closing of Boston Harbor

    Closing of Boston Harbor
    The closing was due to the Boston Tea Party to punish the people of Boston by closing down the most profitable harbor in the colonies.
  • The Mass. Charter canceled

    The Mass. Charter canceled
    The Charter was canceled due to the protests and outbreaks in this colony, and also due to the Boston Tea Party.
  • King Changes the Mass. Governor

    King Changes the Mass. Governor
    The King changes the Massachesetts governor to Thomas Hutchinson for him to enforce the new kings laws and be loyal to the king.
  • First Contential Congress Meet.

    First Contential Congress Meet.
    The Congress meets in Philidelphia to discuss the matter of the colonies and if they would want to work it out with the Brithsh or go to war, they choose to work it out but in the end the British has made the people to mad.
  • Declaration of rights draft

    Declaration of rights draft
    This draft was sent to the king/parliament from the 1st contenential congress to have resolutions for the tensions in the colonies on it.
  • Patrick Henry's speech

    Patrick Henry's speech
    This Speech was at Williamsburg and got the colonists riled up to revolt against the British with his famous saying "give me liberty or give me death'.
  • Governor Gage seizes Colonists weapons

    Governor Gage seizes Colonists weapons
    The Governor leads series of raids on stockpiles of weapons throughout the colonies so the colonists will have no firepower if they were to revolt.
  • Paul Revere's ride

    Paul Revere's ride
    Paul Revere was one of the most famous riders of the revolution and he was to warn everyone that the "British were coming"! He warned Lexington just in time for them to be ready for the British.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    Lexington and Concord were the first fights of the Revolution, the rebels came through and won which gave the rest of the colonies hope that they may be able to beat the British.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    This was the 'shot heard around the world' The battle ended with the british winning. Strategy-Minuteman waited for the british to come and were told not to shoot. The british shot first and it was the last spark for the revoltuinary war. Britsh General- William Howe, Patriot- John Parker. BRITISH WON
  • Second Contential Congress meets

    Second Contential Congress meets
    The Congress meets to discuss what to do, They descide to face one of the greatest challenges of all in the colonies history, to fight the best army in the world. The brithsh and the colonies are now at an all out war.
  • Benedict Arnolds Captures Ticondera

    Benedict Arnolds Captures Ticondera
    Benedict Arnold led 175 men into the fort and swiftly took it without a shot being fired. This was a first major victory for the colonies.
  • Ft.Ticondera

    Patriot=Ethan Allen British-N/A
    The patriots in the night suprised the fort by sneaking in and not firing a shot and securing the fort. Patriot WIN
  • Forming the Contential Army

    Forming the Contential Army
    The Contential army was supplied by wealthy and farm owners, and was ran by George Washington.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    This Battle was one near Boston that created huge casualties but it showed the colonists that they could defeat a british army. The britsh won but not after many casualties.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    British General- Gage Patriot General- Benedict Arnold
    The Patriots occupied the hill in the night and the British charged forward straight up the hill multiple times before the colonists retreated because lack of ammunition. Even though they lost, this showed the colonists they could fight Britian. BRTISH WIN with major casualties for them.
  • Olive Branch Petition act

    Olive Branch Petition act
    This act was made to avoid an all out war between the colonies and Britian, it would end up to not help matters at all.
  • Montreal(Canada invasion)

    Montreal(Canada invasion)
    Britian leader-Benedict arnold Patriot leader-Richard Mong
    Britian Won
  • "Common Sense"

    "Common Sense"
    This Phamplet by Thomas Paine scrutinizes the British and try's to get the colonists to look at the Brithsh in a bad way and change peoples beliefs about them.
  • Nassau

    Patriot-Esek Hopkins British-N/A
    The Patriots won in Indies by this battle which was a major trading post. They stormed the shore with there ships and simply overpowered the britsh.
  • Dorchester Heights

    Dorchester Heights
    This was another battle in Boston but the Colonists fended off the British because of there higher ground advantage over the british.
  • Signing of the Delcaration of Independence

    Signing of the Delcaration of Independence
    This marked the almost end of the war and declared the colonies free from british rule and a new country called the "United States Of America".
  • Long Island

    Long Island
    Patriot leader-George Washington Britian leader-General Howe
    British win
    They went directly at eachother but some of the americans used guerilia tactics.
  • E Pluribus unum

    E Pluribus unum
    This phrase means 'Out of Many, one' meaning out of many colonies we arose, it is also on are countries seal.
  • The battle of Trenton

    The battle of Trenton
    British general-Rehl Patriot general-George Washington
    Patriots win- This gave them very much morale. This is where Washington crossed his whole army over the deleware rivers and suprise attacked the British.
  • 2nd battle of Ticondera

    2nd battle of Ticondera
    Patriot General-Arthur St Clair -British General- John Burgoyne
    Britsh won but the Patriots had a planned retreat.
  • Long Island

    Long Island
    British- General Howe Patriot-George Washington
    British won- The british finally captured New York and forced George Washington to retreat his whole army.
  • Saratoga

    Britian leader-General Howe Patriot leader-Horatio Gilers
    Patriots win, major turning point off the war because more people want to join the patriot cause now.
  • Charlestown

    Patriot-George Washington British-General Hilton
    The British won by laying siege to Charlestown and the patriots were out numbered and losing water and food in the town.
  • Articles Of Confederation

    Articles Of Confederation
    The Articles Of Confederation was the colonies first chance at establishing a government. It set-up are general structure of are government, but would later be replaced by the Constition. It's important because it symbolized that we we're a free nation now and it was are first try at a are government.
  • Battle Of Yorktown

    Battle Of Yorktown
    Patriot General- George Washington Brithsh General-Cornwallis
    The Patriots win, they pinned the british down next to the river and pounded the british till they surrendered.
  • Land Ordinance of 1785

    Land Ordinance of 1785
    The Land Ordiance of 1785 dealed with what we were going to do about the Western Territory's that we would obtain. Congress mostly had the power in the Western Territory's. They bought the land from the indians for almost nothing. The Territory's would be treated as normal states with representatives for government like any other state.
  • Shay's rebellion

    Shay's rebellion
    Shay's rebellion was an a armed uprising of farmers because of the lack of government and how the economy was crumbling. It's important to history because it showed how little power the government really had.
  • Constitition Ratification

    Constitition Ratification
    The Constitution Ratification was the approval of the Constitution by all the states. It replaced the Articles of Confederation that were to vauge to make are government. The Constitution was fair and gave everyone citizen rights that are listed in the Constiution and gave power to the government that the branches of government needed. It's important because if we didn't change the Articles Of Confederation are country would be dismantled with the government having no power to do anything.
  • Northwest Ordinance of 1787

    Northwest Ordinance of 1787
    The Northwest Ordiance of 1787 set-up a government in the Northwest territory's that was approved by Congress. It granted the territory's that they were equal with any other state, , outlined the process for admitting a new state to the country, and the last major one was that it outlawed slavery. It's important to history because it set-up a government in territorys and was the very first time civil rights came into play.