Rise to Rebellion Historical Fiction Book Timeline

Timeline created by Jacob Mohr
  • Chapter 5 - Adams

    John Adams had a new child. John Adams was also the defense lawyer for Captain Thomas Preston.
  • Chapter 1 - The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre happened when a crowd of colonists approached and harassed a British sentry outside of the Customs House. They threw snowballs and rocks at him until other soldiers arrived to provide backup. The soldiers remained peaceful for a while, until one soldier had his musket grabbed at and was forced to shoot. After the first British-man shot, most of the other soldiers shot, killing five colonists and injuring three more.
  • Chapter 8 - Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin takes a trip to Scotland and Ireland. While he is there he learns how the British government can really break a country, as Scotland and Ireland were both ruled by Great Britain.
  • Chapter 9 - Adams

    The "Gaspee" was a British ship sent to suppress smuggling activity in the Narragansett Bay, but the captain eventually started to board any ship that entered the bay without the British flag. His crew seized any cargo, legal or not. The "Gaspee" ran aground chasing a small sloop in the bay. Local citizenry boarded the ship and defeated the crew, The citizens sent the captain and his first mate into sea in a skiff, although they lived. John Adams joined the Sons of Liberty.
  • Chapter 11 - Adams

    John Adams had attended a meeting of the "Sons of Liberty".At the meeting they read personal letters from Governor Hutchinson to other people, that had been intercepted by Benjamin Franklin in secret.
  • Chapter 12 - Gage

    Commanding General Gage left the colonies to return to Great Britain. When he returned he expected a great band to be playing, alas, he was sorely disappointed, as people treated him like any other passenger.
  • Chapter 13 - Hutchinson

    Governor Hutchinson gave the positions of manning the new tea consignees to his sons. The consignees would receive the shipments of tea and distribute them to the merchants of the town.
  • Chapter 35 - Franklin

    Franklin was appointed as post master general, and was in charge of printing paper money. He was an obvious choice to be in charge of printing paper money, both because of his honest reputation and because his print shop was close at hand, now run by son-in-law, Richard Bache.
  • Chapter 28 - Revere

    Paul Revere makes the journey from Boston to Lexington and Concord to warn Sam Adams and John Hancock of the imminent British troops coming to arrest them. He was also there to warn of the British coming to seize the arms.
  • Chapter 29 - Pitcairn

    The British marched to Lexington, where they found Minutemen waiting for them in the middle of town. A standoff ensued, the British fired, killing six people. The British continued to Concord where another standoff ensued with four British officers being killed. The British then retreated to Boston where they took casualties the whole way back, as they were being fired upon by thousands of colonists that had come out of hiding.
  • Chapter 34 - Washington

    He had attended the Second Continental Congress, he wore his buff and blue Virginia militia uniform, after his appointment congress named his four subordinate commanders, Artemas Ward, Charles Lee, Horatio Gates, Philip Schuyler. He set out northward to speak to the colonist militias and convince them to join the Continental Army.
  • Chapter 33 - Warren

    After Washington took command of the siege on Boston, he ordered for cannons to be set up on the hill. The British sent 6,000 men ashore to charge the cannons while taking appalling casualties, with around 1,000 men wounded or killed. They did however push the colonists away.
  • Chapter 45 - Washington

    General George Washington stood in front of his army of seven thousand men, almost all of them armed with muskets. He called an officer up to read the Declaration of Independence.
  • Chapter 45 - Washington

    General George Washington was given a copy of the Declaration of Independence on the morning of July 9, 1776. The constitution was written from June 11 to July 4. It was ratified July 4, 1776
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    Chapter 34 - Washington

    The militia surrounded Boston, where over half of the British forces were located. The colonists prevented the British from going anywhere, with their only source of supplies being by sea. The colonists kept the British trapped for almost a year. The battle of Breed's Hill (commonly referred to as Bunker Hill) ensued ending with the British sailing away to Nova Scotia.