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Road To Revolution

  • signing of the treaty of Paris

    ending of the 7 year's war
  • proclamation of 1763

    When George the III passed trade to the Applachain Mountain's without promise of safe passage
  • sugar act

    the first attempt to finance the defense of the colonies by the British goverment
  • Stamp Act

    seeking to defray some of the costs of garrisoning the colonies
  • Quartering act

    Colonial asembles required to pay for supplies to British garrisons
  • Virinian Resolutin

    the Viriginian assembley refused to comply with the Stamp Act
  • Stamp Act Congress

    Representives from 9 of the 13 Colonies declare the Stamp Act unconstutional
  • Declaratory Act

    Parliament finalises the repel of the Stamp Act, but gives it the right to tax Colonies
  • townshend revenue act

    Dutieson tea,glass,lead,paper and paint
  • British troops arrive in Boston

    in response to political unrest
  • Boston Massacre

    angered by the presense of troops and Britian's colonial
  • Burning of the Gaspee

    The revenue schooner Gaspee ran around near Providence Rhode Island
  • Repeal of the Townshend Act

  • Tea Act

    A effort to support the ailing East India Company
  • tea act

    Parlimanet exempted its tea from import duties
  • Publication of Thomas Hutchinson letters

    a letter of great restrraint of natural liberty
  • Boston Tea Party

    Mohawk indians dumped the east indian tea company in harbor
  • intolerable acts

    four measures which stripped Massachutes of self goverment
  • Continental Congres

    Colonial delegates meet to organise opposition to the Intolerable Acts.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    First engagements of the Revolutionary War between British troops and the Minutemen,
  • Continental Congress appoints George Washington commander-in-chief of Continental Army

    issued $2 million bills of credit to fund the army.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    The first major battle of the War of Independence. Sir William Howe dislodged William Prescott's forces overlooking Boston at a cost of 1054 British casualties to the Americans' 367.
  • Olive-Brach Petition

    Congress endorses a proposal asking for recognition of American rights, the ending of the Intolerable Acts in exchange for a cease fire
  • Thomas Paine's Common Sense published anonymously in Philadelphia

  • France provides covert aid to the Americans

  • Continental Congress issues the Declaration of Independence

  • Battles of Long Island and White Plains

    British forces occupy New York after American defeats.
  • Battles of Long Island and White Plains

  • Invasion of Canada by Benedict Arnold

  • Battle of Trenton, New Jersey,

    providing a boast to American morale.
  • Battle of Princeton, New Jersey.

    General Washington broke camp at Trenton to avoid a British advance, attacking the British rearguard and train near Princeton and then withdrawing to Morristown.
  • British surrender of 5,700 troops at Saratoga.

    Lacking supplies, 5,700 British, German and loyalist forces under Major General John Burgoyne surrender to Major General Horatio Gates in a turning point in the Revolutionary War.
  • France recognises US Independence.

  • US Defeat at battle of Camden

  • Ratification of the Articles of Confederation

  • Battle of the Capes, denying British reinforcements or evacuation.

  • Surrender of British forces under Cornwallis at Yorktown.

  • British Government authorises peace negotiations.

  • Treaty of Paris, formally ending the Revolutionary War

  • Constitutional Convention

  • Shays’s Rebellion

    Massachusetts rebellion led by the Revolutionary War veteran Daniel Shays against high taxes
  • Adoption of the American Constitution