Tate American Revolution

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In History
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    A war with The French and the British on opposing sides. The reason the war started was because both sides wanted control over the Ohio River Valley. The British ended up winning.
  • Treaty of 1763

    Treaty of 1763
    The treaty ended the French and Indian War. This treaty had France give up all its territories in mainland North America. France also wouldn't be allowed any military presence either.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    This proclamation was issued by King George III. It forbade all settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains. The colonists were furious with this rule.
  • Committees of Correspondence

    Committees of Correspondence
    Formed in Boston to encourage opposition to Britain's stiffening of customs enforcement and prohibition of American paper money in 1764. It was American colonies first institution for maintaining communication with one another. In 1773, Virginia proposed that each colonial legislature appoint a standing committee for intercolonial correspondence.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    It was an act of the parliament from Britain which imposed a taxment on the Colonists fro stamps, newspapers etc. A majority of the colonists considered it a violation of their rights. British merchants and manufacturers also did not like the Stamp Act
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    This was a confrontation between the British and The colonists. The colonists harassed British soldiers and were shot, multiple died and many were wounded. The event was soon publicized by Paul Revere and Samuel Adams.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    This was a political and mercantile protests by the Sons of Liberty. They were protesting against the Tea Act. They boarded ships an threw chests of tea into the sea.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts were laws punitive laws passed by the British Parliament after the Boston Tea Party. The act took away rights and self-governance from Massachusetts. They added 4 other acts after.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    The first military engagement in the American Revolutionary War. It was the colonists vs the British. The colonists won the battle. This battle is known for "the first shot heard around the world"
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    The colonists learned that the British was going to take the unoccupied hills so they stealthy occupied Bunker Hill and Breed's Hill. The British became aware the next day and mounted an attack but were repulsed with heavy British casualties. on the 3rd attack, the colonists ran out of ammo and retreated.
  • Publication of Common Sense

    Publication of Common Sense
    It was a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine advocating independence from Britain to the people from the colonies. The Pamphlet marshaled moral and political arguments so the colonists would fight for egalitarian governments. It was sold and distributed widely though taverns and meeting places.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The document explained why the colonies at war with Britain thought of themselves as independent. The document was one of the first steps for the making of The United States. The document inspired many other countries breaking off.
  • Trenton

    Trenton
    Small but pivotal battle that took place in New Jersey. George washington led the Continental Army against auxiliaries garronsined at Trenton. The Colonists won the battle, raising the moral of the army.
  • Saratoga

    Saratoga
    The colonists won this battle. British General John Burgoyne led a large invasion army towards Canada. He was found trapped by The american armies so he retreated to Saratoga. he surrendered his entire army on October 17.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    The army was commanded by George Washington. They remained there for six months. It was extremely cold and the army was on the verge of starvation. This was a turning point because the army became stronger after and more trust was placed into George Washington.
  • Cowpens

    Cowpens
    This was a turning point in the war.The colonists took minimal casualties. The victory forced the British army to retreat and gave the colonists the confidence that they could win the war
  • Yorktown

    Yorktown
    French and American troops surrounded the British at Yorktown. British General Cornwallis surrendered and signed a document called the Articles of Capitulation. This was the battle that made the british question if they could win the war
  • Treaty of Paris 178

    Treaty of Paris 178
    This was a treaty that included the United States and France and the British. The points that were made on the treaty was that the British has to recognize that the Thirteen Colonies were independent and that the British had no more claim on the lands. It also stated that there were boundaries so that the colonies could have westward expansion.