The American Revolution

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  • George III

    George III
    George III becomes king. Colonists believed that during the reign of George III, general liberties were being attacked, A rebellion had developed in support of the revolution (Craig, 669). Craig, Albert M. The Heritage of World Civilization. 9th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2011. Print.
  • End of the Seven Years' War

    End of the Seven Years' War
    The Treaty of Paris of 1763 along with the companion Treaty of Hubertusburg ended the Seven Years’ War, however, no significant changes in borders were made and it was no as successful (Craig, 591).
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a fight that occurred between a "patriot" mob, throwing stones and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers. Several colonists were killed (Kindig). Kindig, Thomas. "The Boston Massacre." Independence Hall Association, 4 July 1995. Web. 12 July 2011.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Colonists in Boston acted against the British government and the monopolistic East India Company that controlled all the tea coming into the colonies. They destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor (Craig, 670).
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    In response to the Boston Tea Party, Parliament passed a series of laws which closed the port of Boston, eliminated the Massachusetts elected government council, and required British troops to be housed in private homes. These acts triggered outrage and resistance (Craig, 670).
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Adopted by the Continental Congress, the Declaration of Independence announced that the thirteen American colonies which were at war with Great Britain were now independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire (Craig, 670).
  • France enters war

    France enters war
    Benjamin Franklin influenced the French government to support the rebellion. Then in 1779 the Spanish also joined in support of the colonies. What began as a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen British colonies in North America, ended in a global war between several European great powers (Craig,671).
  • End of the American Revolution

    End of the American Revolution
    The war ended with the thirteen American colonies finally gaining their independence from Great Britain on September 3, 1783 when the Treaty of Paris was signed (The History Place). The History Place. "American Revolution: An Unlikely Victory 1777-1783." The History Place. The History Place, 1998. Web. 12 July 2011.