The American Revolution

  • Sugar Act

    The British placed a tax on sugar, wine, and other important things. The reason the British passed this act was to help them get out of the debt they were in from the French and Indian War.
  • Stamp Act

    The act required the use of stamped paper* for legal documents, diplomas, almanacs, broadsides, newspapers and playing cards. This made the colonist furius. As a result the tar and feathered the tax coloectors.
  • Townshend Acts

    Taxes on glass, paint, oil, lead, paper, and tea were the products the were taxed in this act. This act was soon removed after being enforced.
  • Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre was anything, but a massacre. In this dispute between some British soldiers and Patriots only 5 people were killed. The event was however made out to ber more then it was.
  • Boston Tea Party

    The British Paralament Put a tax on tea, the tax actualy made the tea cheaper, but out of princible the Colonist were furiuse. on the 16th about 7,000 colonist snuck onto 3 british tea ships and throw all the tea in to the harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

    As a result of the Boston Tea Party the British Parlament made the Intolerable Acts to try and show the Colonist whos boss. The Boston Port Bill, The Quartering Act, The Administration of Justice Act, Massachusetts Government Act, and The Quebec Act were all part of the intolerable acts
  • First Continenal Congress

    At Carpnters Hall in Philadelphia all of the colonies except Georgia meet for the First Continental Congress. Their main issue at this time was what to do about the Intolerable Acts
  • Lexington and Concord

    The British set out to find and arrest Samual Adams and John Hancock. This is also the night of Paul Reveres famous mid-night ride.
  • Second Continental Congress

    At the State House in Philadelphia the Second Continental Congress meet. At this meeting the establish the Continetal Army and that George Washington was the commander.
  • Olive Brach Petition

    This was the colonist last hope of making peace with the King of England. They sent it directly to the king.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    once the Bristish landed in Charlestown the rebels worked over night and set up their guns and forces at Breeds hill wich was at the bottom of Bunker hill. In the end the British, aftrer putting up a tough fight came out on top.
  • Declaration of Independence

    The main author of this document was Thomas Jefferson. It was signed and sent on July 4th 1776.
  • Battle of Trenton

    General George Washington surpised attacked the Bristish Hessian troops in Trenton, New Jeresy. Gen. George Washington had a physical and moral victory.
  • Battle of Brandywine Creek

    Major General William Howe with 6,000 British and Hessians meet General George Washington with about 8,000 American troops. In the end the Bristish found themselves in and abandund feild having forced the americans to retreat.
  • British Capture Philadelphia

    The British main pupose in captureing Philadelphia was to capture the countries capital. They failed in doing so because the colonist moved their central government to York one week before. They were however sucsesful in capturing Philadelphia.
  • Battle of SAratoga

    Major General John Burgoyne commanded the British force comprised some 5,000 British, Brunswickers, Canadians and Indians. By the time of the surrender the American force was around 12,000 to 14,000 militia and troops. in the end of the battle the Americans ended up surrendering.
  • John Paul Jones captures the Serapis

    During the war Jones would go thte the last place expected to fight the war at sea, the coast of Great Britian. One Day he attacked a British war ship, and after a four-hour battle, Jones succeeded in capturing Serapis, winning the Continental Navy's signature battle. Two days later, Bonhomme Richard, battered from the fight, sank and Jones transferred to Serapis
  • British Capture Charleston (Siege of Charleston)

    Major General Benjamin Lincoln and Commodore Abraham Whipple had about 5,500 men on the American side. Being out nummber the Colonist lost
  • Battle of Yorktown

    General Washington commanded the 8,800 Americans. Lieutenant General de Rochambeau commanded the 7,800 French, and Major General Lord Cornwallis commanded the 6,000 British. After a long battlle the French and Americans had a victory, being one of the last major battle of the war.
  • Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris was signed between Britain and America. It officaly reconized that America was its own country.