The American Revolution

By lbohlin
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    Passed by the British Parliament. The tax put on all American colonists had them pay a tax on every peice of printed paper they used. This includes licenses, newspapers, and even playing cards.
  • Protest of the Stamp Act

    Protest of the Stamp Act
    The colonists created the Stamp Act Congress to say what they do not like about the Stamp Act. They came up with the slogan "No taxation without representation!"
  • Gaspee Affair

    Gaspee Affair
    150 colonists got mad and burned the ship, the Gaspee. That made the British angry so they sent a group of people to check things out and gave the right to take suspects to England for trial.
  • British Pulled out of Virginia

    British Pulled out of Virginia
    Patriot troops attacked and defeated Virginian governor Dunmare's troops near Norfolk, Vigrinia. British then pulled their soldiers out of Virginia leaving the patriots in control.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Group of men called the "Sons of Liberty" went to the Boston Harbor dressed as mohawk indians. They boarded three British Ships and dumped fourty-five tons of tea into the harbor.
  • Coersive Acts

    Coersive Acts
    Also called the Intolerable Acts. included many acts. The Boston Port Act is what started it on March 31st, it made it so that the Harbor in Boston was shut down. The Massachusetts Government Act regulated the government of the province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England. The Quartering Act had colonists housing troops.
  • Quebec Act

    Quebec Act
    Made to afford greater rights to the French citizens of Canada. A new governer and council were to be appointed to govern affairs in Quebec. Recognition was given to the Roman Catholic church in Quebec. French civil code was also recognized. The administrative boundries of Quebec were extended.
  • First Continental Congess

    First Continental Congess
    All of the colonies except Georgia sent delegates to meet and think of ideas. The delegates were elected by the people, colonial legislatures, or by the committees of correspondence of the respective colonies.
  • Paul Revere's Ride

    Paul Revere's Ride
    Paul rode to Lexington, Massachusetts to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that British troops were coming to arrest them. On his ride on his horse, he stopped at country-side houses to alarm them that the British were coming.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    British troops were sent to Concord to capture John Hancock and Sam Adams. The British killed many poeple but they found out that John and Sam had escaped so they mached from Lexington to Concord and another fight happened there.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Made the militia as the Continental Army to represent the thirteen states. Another thing that occured was that George Washington was elected as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army.
  • George Washington Appointed General

    George Washington Appointed General
    Was nominated by John Adams of Massachusetts to be general and commander-in-cheif. He was then voted as the General of the Revolutionary War.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The patriots heard the British were going to attack Bunker Hill so they sent 1600 men to set up fortifications on Breed's Hill. General Howe led 2600 British soldiers up Breed's Hill. The Americans were forced to retreat on their third charge, the British gained control of Breed's Hill.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    Was made to end the fighting with the British. It was a document directed to George II personally, asking him to halt the war, take away the Coercive Acts, and bring about reconciliation.
  • Common Sense Published

    Common Sense Published
    Book witten by Thomas Paine. He argues for American independence. This book makes him instantly famous.
  • British Evacuate Boston

    British Evacuate Boston
    John Thomas lead 800 soldiers and 1200 workers to Dorchester heights. The British planned to use their ships to help fight against the patriots but the storm helped the patriots set up for war. British had to retreat to Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    A document written by Thomas Jefferson with help from John Adams and Benjamin Franklin that explains the rights of the people of the States. On July 2nd, 1776, the Second Continental Congress voted about it and then on the 4th they voted again and it was made official.
  • Writing of the Declaration of Independence

    Writing of the Declaration of Independence
    Written primarily by Thomas Jefferson, agreed upon July 2nd by the Second Continental Congress. It was sent to the printer on July 4th and all the signitures were collected in the following weeks.