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The American Revolution

  • French & Indian War begins

    French & Indian War begins
    Click Here for Link The French and Indian War was fought between the British Colonies and new france. The French and Indian war was also known as the seven years war. the name "the French and Indian war" referred to the two main enemies of the British Colonists.
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    The French & Indian War

  • Treaty of Paris (1763)

    Treaty of Paris (1763)
    Click Here for Link The Treaty of Paris (1763) ended the French and Indian War. This was the first of two Treaties of Paris both having to do with the American Revolution. the second one, occurring in 1783 declared the end of the American Revolution.
  • The Royal Proclamation (1763)

    The Royal Proclamation (1763)
    Ckick Here for Link The Royal Proclamation of 1763 was issued by King George the 3rd. The purpose of the proclamation was to organize Britain's North American empire, and to stabilize relations with North American Indians through trade, settlement, and land purchases.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Click Here for Link the sugar act placed taxes on sugar which was imported into the colonies. the effects of the sugar act angered many colonists because sugar was (and still is today) a staple in daily life.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Click Here for LinkThe Stamp act imposed taxes on many paper goods which were sold int he American Colonies. All paper goods which were taxed were made in Biriain. These were the only paper products allowed to be sold in the colonies. The taxed goods were marked with a stamp and the fee for the tax was required to be paid immediateley when the goods were purchased. Only English money was acceptable payment, not colonial paper money.
  • Patrick Henry's "Give me Liberty".

    Patrick Henry's "Give me Liberty".
    Click Here for LinkThe "give me liberty, or give me death" speech was given by Patrick Henry to the Virginia Convention. The purpose of the speech was to convince the Virginia Convention to allow Virginia Troops into the Revolutionary War. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were present for this speech.
  • Stamp At Congress

    Stamp At Congress
    Click Here for LinkThe Stamp Act Congress was held from October 7th, 1765 to October 25th, 1765. it was the first gathering of elected representatives from several of the American colonies to start an unified protest against new British taxation. The Congress consisted of 9 representatives out of the 18 colonies,
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    Click Here for LinkThe Townshend acts were names after a man called Charles Townshend who proposed the idea of the taxes. many historians argue over the acts which are actually considered to be "townshend" but there are 5 which are usually agreed upon. hese are the Revenue Act of 1767, the Indemnity Act, the Commissioners of Customs Act, the Vice Admiralty Court Act, and the New York Restraining Act. The purpose of the Townshend Acts was to raise money in the colonies, to pay for governors and judges salaries.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    Click Here for LinkThe Boston Massacre as it's called occurred becasue some colonists began simply throwing snowballs and rocks at some Btitish soldiers. The British soldiers became angered at this and fired upon the colonists, killing them.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    Click Here for LinkThe Colonists became aggrivated at the British government as they imposed more and more taxes on them. As a tax on tea was passed, the colonists decided not to put up with more taxes. Dressed as Mohawk Indians, they boarded tea ships in the Boston Harbor and proceeded to dump 432 crates of tea into the harbor.
  • The First Continental Congress

    The First Continental Congress
    Click Here for LinkThe forst Continental Congress was a meeting of delegates from 12 of the 13 colonies. Georgia wasn't there. the congress was formed in response to the Coercive acts (A.K.A. the intolerable acts). The Congress met briefly to consider options, including boycotting British goods, rights and grievances; and petitioned King George the 3rd to address their grievences.
  • Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

    Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
    Click Here for LinkPaul Revere, along with William Dawes and Samuel Prescott rode through the streets sounding the alarm on the oncoming redcoat attack. the men were captured and released upon excuses and close escapes from regular patrols. the sign in the tower at old north church (one if by land, two if by sea) was what told Revere and the other riders how to alert the colonists of which way the British were approaching.
  • Lexington & Concord

    Lexington & Concord
    Click Here for LinkThe Battles at Lexington and Concord, MA were the first military engagements of the American Revolution. There were about 700 British who were given the orders to find and destroy stores of military weapons which were stored by the militia in Concord. the colonial militia were able to receive notification of the oncoming attacks ane be ready to face the British before they arrived.
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    Fort Ticonderoga
    Click Here for LinkThe Capture was done by a group of "Green Mountain Boys", led by Ethan Allen and then colonel, Benedict Arnold. At the fort, the Green Mountain Boys took cannons, military supplies, and the largest ship on Lake Champlain.
  • 2nd continental congress

    2nd continental congress
    Click Here for LinkThis time, the congress meeting consisted of delegates from all 13 colonies. This congress met just after the fighting in the American Revolution had begun. The Second Congress managed the colonial war effort, and moved slowly towards independence.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    Click Here for LinkThe Battle of Bunker Hill took place mostly on and around Breeds hill,not Bunker Hill. This was a battle between the British and the Colonial militia. Location was a primary factor in this battle.as the militia were perched on a hilltop, it allowed them to see clearly the movements of the british on the ground and in the harbor below.
  • "Common Sense" published

    Click Here for LinkCommon sense is one of the many publications released by Thomas Paine during the time of the American Revolution. This pamphlet discussed the wrongdoings which were occurring under the British Government ruling the American Colonies. The pamphlet was published anonymously and was an instant hit with the colonists.
  • British Evacuate Boston

    British Evacuate Boston
    Click Here for LinkThe British essentially evacuated Boston to prevent what they thought may me a repeat of the Battle of Bunker Hill. After evacuating Boston, the British retreated to Canada. This served as a huge morale booster for the Colonies militia
  • Declaration of Independance announced

    Declaration of Independance announced
    Click Here for LinkThe Declaration of independance was drawn up by Thomas Jefferson, a member of the Committee of five. The committee gave this task to Jefferson because they felt that it was an inferior task, so they gave it to the youngest member of the group.
  • Washington Captures Trenton

    Washington Captures Trenton
    Click Here for LinkThe Battle of Trenton was led by George Washington. it took place after the dangerous crossing of the Delaware river which landed the troops north of Trenton, New Jersey. The Battle of Trenton was won by General George Washington and the revolutionaries.
  • British Defeat at Saratoga

    British Defeat at Saratoga
    Click Here for LinkThe Battles of Saratoga on September 19 and October 7, 1777 decided the end to the American's fight for independance. The battles were fought 18 days apart on the same battleground, 9 miles from Saratoga, NY.
  • Winter at Valley Forge, PA

    Winter at Valley Forge, PA
    Click Here for LinkValley Forge was the military campsite for the militia during the winter of 1777-1778. Exposure to the harsh winter, disease and starvation killed about 2,500 soldiers by February 1778. Soldiers received insufficient supplies of meat and bread, some getting their only nourishment from "firecake," a tasteless mixture of flour and water.
  • John Paul Jones defeats the Serapis

    John Paul Jones defeats the Serapis
    Click Here for LinkDuring a battle at sea, John Paul Jones defeated the British HMS Serapis. The battle took plece off the coast of England in 1779.
  • Benedict Arnold's plans found out

    Click Here for LinkBenedict Arnold has been nicknamed the man without a country. He served as a colonel in the Colonial Militia and soon after switched sides. Arnold became an informant working for the British, ultimateley jeopardizing himself.
  • Cornwallis Surrenders

    Cornwallis Surrenders
    Click Here for LinkGeneral Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, Virginia in 1781. Before his defeat, Cornwallis wanted a rescue from the sea. unfortunateley for him, the British ships were kept away by a French fleet, later forcing his surrender.
  • "The Crisis" Published

    "The Crisis" Published
    Click Here for LinkThe Crisis was the second of the texts published by Thomas Paine during the American Revolution. This Pamphlet discussed issues which were important in that time period. he always used language which made it easy for the common person to understand.