S.S American Revolutionary timeline

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    Revolutionary War

    Timespan of Revolutionary war.
  • French and Indian War ends

    French and Indian War ends
    On February 10, 1763, France and Britain signed and agreement called the Treaty of 1763 (aka. Treaty of Paris). It ended the French and Indian War.
  • Sugar act

    Sugar act
    Britain created a new tax with a law called the Sugar Act. This Act taxed sugar, coffee, cloth and other important goods. Smoe merchants avoided this by smuggling.
  • Stamp Act congress

    Stamp Act congress
    nine colonies sent representatives to a meeeting in New York City. It was called the Stamp Act Congress. This congress decided that only the colonial governments could tax the colonists. Merchants in large port cities agreed to boycott British goods.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Parliament crated another tad called the stamp act. It taxed anything on paper.
  • Quartering Acts

    Quartering Acts
    At this time, Parliament created the Quartering Acts. This new act allowed British soilders to stay with colonists agianst their will.
  • Stamp Act Repealed

    Stamp Act Repealed
    Parliament repealed the Stamp Act.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    Parliament crated new taxes to pay for the service of British governors and soilders in the colonies. The new taxes, called the Townshend acts, put a tax on the tea, glass, lead, paint, and paper. This act angered the colonists.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    An event now known as the Boston Massacre occured on this day. A fight broke out between a colonist and a British soilder. more people came and took up sides. The event soon became physical. British troops killed 5 colonists before backing off.
  • Townshend Acts repealed

    All Townshend duties are removed except for the one on tea.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    At midnight, colonists disguised as Native Americans snuck onto a boat full of chests of tea in the Boston Harbor. They sumped 342 chests of tea into the harobor as a protest against British taxes.
  • Coercive Acts

    Coercive Acts
    The Coercive acts close the port of Boston, bring Massachusett's government under crown control, and allow soldiers to live on colonists' private property (this was the 2nd Quatering Act).
  • First Contintental Congress

    First Contintental Congress
    The first Continental Congress meets and discusses ways to deal with the Coercive acts.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    Battle of Bunker hill was actually fought on Breed's Hill. The British won a Pyrrhic victory. This means that they won, but their losses were so great that another victory like this would ultimately casue defeat.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    About 700 British Army Regulars were given secret orders to destroy military supplies reportedly stored in Massachusetts. Thanks to Paul Revere, the colonists found out and counter-attacked the British. Nobody knew who fired the first shot, but htis later evolved to the Battle of Lexington and Concord.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The Second Continental Congress meets. They come up with the Olive Branch Petition, Declaration of the causes, Declaration of Independence, and the Articles of Confederation.
  • Continental Army

    Continental Army
    Congress establishes Continental Army.
  • George Washington

    George Washington
    George Washington assumes command of the continental army in Massachusetts.
  • Culpeper Minutemen

    Culpeper Minutemen
    The Culpeper Minutemen were formed. Like other minutemen, the Culpeper minutemen were trained to respond to emergencies at minute's notice.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense. Common Sense is a pamphlet that talks about why America should break away from England.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Congress officially adopts Declaration of Independence.
  • Deleware river

    Deleware river
    The Continental army, led by George Washington, travels across the Delaware river.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    The battle of Trenton was fought this day. In the end, the Americans won with 2 killed and 5 wounded as opposed to britain's 22 killed, 83 wounded, and 896 captured.
  • Capture of Philadelphia

    Throughout Sept. 22-26, 1777, the English capture Philadelphia.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    The Continental Army enters their 3rd winter encampment of the war at Valley Forge.
  • France

    French alliamce treaties are signed in Europe.
  • Battle of Monmouth

    Battle of Monmouth
    Continentals drive the British troops form the field at the Battle of Monmouth.
  • Spain

    Spain enters war as an ally of France.
  • Anthony Wayne

    Anthony Wayne
    Anthony Wayne captures Stonypint, NY during nigh assault.
  • Henry Clinton

    Henry Clinton
    Henry clinton, a British general, besieges Charleston, NC. this lasted from March 29- May 12.
  • Benedict Arnold

    Benedict Arnold
    George Washington foils Benedict's plan to surrender West Point but Benedict escapes.
  • Battle of Cowpens

    Battle of Cowpens
    Daniel morgan wins a victory against the British at the Battle of Cowpens.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    States formally ratify the Articles of Confederation.
  • Surrender of Cornwallis

    Surrender of Cornwallis
    Cornwallis surrenders along with his troops.
  • Peace

    Peace talks between between U.K and U.S.A begin in Paris.
  • Preliminary Peace Treaty

    American & British ministers agree on preliminary peace treaty.
  • Peace Agreement

    The Treaty of Paris (1783) ended the Revolutionary War.
  • Britian evacuates

    Britain evacuates new York.