Road To Revolution

  • French and Indian war - (1754-1763)

    French and Indian war - (1754-1763)
    Was a war between the French and British. The Indians were in the war but sided with either France or Britain to get France out of America.
  • Treaty of Paris 1763

    The treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian war.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    Colonist could not go west of the Appalachian Mountains so that the British didn’t have any conflict with the natives. It really angered the colonist that they were being told what to do.
  • Sugar act 1764

    Sugar act 1764
    It was a Tax on sugar and molasses to help raise money the pay the debt from the war.Nothing really happened but the idea of taxes was a growing issue.
  • Stamp act 1765-

    Stamp act 1765-
    A Tax on anything paper to raise money for the debt from the war. The colonist formed the Stamp act congress was formed to boycott tax.
  • Writs of assistances 1767-

    Writs of assistances 1767-
    Allowed customs officers could search ships at will and the merchants felt like it was a violation of privacy.
  • Quartering act 1767-

    Quartering act 1767-
    It forced Colonist to house and feed soldiers and was hated by colonist.
  • Townshend act 1767-

    Townshend act 1767-
    It was a tax on household items so they could raise money for debt from war. The Colonist boycott through non-importation agreement .
  • Boston Massacre 1770-

    Boston Massacre 1770-
    A rioting mob confronted soldiers at Boston customs house. British soldiers shot and killed colonist in reaction to mob. Sam Adams used the opportunity to create an anti-British feeling.
  • Tea Act 1773-

    Tea Act 1773-
    Tea Merchants in the colonies were cut out because British East Indies lowered Tea prices. Then the Sons of liberty dumped 90000 pounds of tea into Boston Harbor. In reaction the British created the intolerable acts.
  • Intolerable acts 1774-

    Colonist could not hold town meetings and the port of Boston closed. In result the first continental congress met.
  • First continental meeting 1774-

    First continental meeting 1774-
    The congress met to try to make peace with Britian.
  • Lexington 1775-

    Lexington 1775-
    This is were the first shots of the revolutionary war. It is considered the "Shot heard round the war". Paul Revere rode his famous Mid-night ride yelling "British are comeing". Only 70 minutemen were waiting there and the British won.
  • Concord 1775-

    Concord 1775-
    The British contiued on to Concord to seize the patriots hidden supplies. But this time The minutemen force the British out.
  • 2nd continental congress meets 1775-

    2nd continental congress meets 1775-
    This meeting was all about the revolution. They elected George Washington as commander of the Continental army.
  • Ft. Ticonderoga 1775-

    Ft. Ticonderoga 1775-
    Americans captured Ft. Ticonderoga and the large supply of artillery.
  • Bunker Hill 1775-

    Bunker Hill 1775-
    Americans fortified the hills around Boston. They were low on supplies so they didn't "Shoot until you see the whites of their eyes”. The British ended up winning. But the British lost over 1000 soliders.
  • Common Sense 1776-

    Common Sense 1776-
    Thomas Paine wrote the pamplet "Common Sense" to convince Americans to break off from Britian and that we didn't need to be ruled by an Island across the ocean.
  • Declaration of Independence 1776-

    Declaration of Independence 1776-
    This was the break up letter with Britian.
  • Battle of New York 1776

    Battle of New York 1776
    The British set out to capture NYC. The British inflicted serious damage but Washington escaped and retreated to Pennsylvania.
  • Battle of Trenton 1776-

    Battle of Trenton 1776-
    Americans launched a suprise attack on christmas. They captured over 800 Hessians.
  • Battle of Princeton 1776-

    Battle of Princeton 1776-
    Washington captured another 300 British soliders.
  • Battle of Saratoga 1777-

    Battle of Saratoga 1777-
    This was the turning point in the war. Ben Fraklin negotiated the Treaty of Alliance with France and Spain.
  • Winter at Valley Forge 1777-1778-

    Winter at Valley Forge 1777-1778-
    Washington's army spent the winter at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. The conditions were very hard. There was a shortage of supply's and food.
  • Battle of Yorktown 1781-

    Battle of Yorktown 1781-
    Washington trapped Gen. Cornwallis . Washington led a 3 week attack on Cornwallis. Cornwallis finally surrendered on October 17, 1781.
  • Treaty of Paris 1783-

    Treaty of Paris 1783-
    The treaty of Paris 1783 stated that Great Britain recognized the United States as an independent nation, United States gained all land east of the Mississippi River from Canada to Florida, and U.S. agreed to return all property taken from Loyalist.