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The American Revolution

  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and English Battled for control of area in North America. The Native Americans got involed in the conflict by preventing French from escaping when General Washington attacked a French Fort. The French sent reinforemnts but eventually the English won after a change in leadership.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris was a treaty that gave the English land between the Mississippi RIver and the Appalachian Mountains. England did not allow colonists o settleon the new land to aviod conflict with other groups. The treaty was created in Paris.
  • The Royal Proclamation

    The Royal Proclamation
    King George III made this agreement that didn't allow colonists to settle in the new land to avoid a major border with the Native Americans. The colonists ignored the proclomation and settled in the new land anyway.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act raised the prices of foreign sugar. Colonists are only allowed to get sugar from England. They are very unhappy they did not have a say in their own rules.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp tax made colonists pay for the sending, outfitting, and maintaining of troops while they were in the colonies protecting the colonists from the French and Natives. There was a tax on almost everything the colonists wanted to buy.
  • Stamp Act Congress

    Stamp Act Congress
    The colonists were very upset about the taxes from the Sugar Act and the Stamp Act. They didnt want "taxation without representation" 9 of the colonies sent representitives to try and get the stamp act repealed. In the end, the boycotts were more effective than the congress.
  • The Townshend Acts

    The Townshend Acts
    The Townshend Acts paid for the defense of the colonies. There were also taxes on tea, paint, lead, paper, etc. The colonists boycotted the taxes.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The colonists threw snowballs, sticks, rocks, etc. at redcoat soldiers who fought back by firing at the colonists. British soldiers killed 5.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    In reblellion to the taxes, colonists dressed up at Indians and dumped the tea into the Boston harbor. The British responded by shutting down the harbor until the colonists could pay back the tea. It was meant to isolate Massachusetts.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    A group of men got together to discuss the future of the colonies. Each colony had at least 2 representitives.
  • "GIve Me Liberty, or Give Me Death"

    "GIve Me Liberty, or Give Me Death"
    Patrick Henry addressed Peyton Randolph of Williamsburg, to a propose to organize a volunteer company of cavalry or infantry in every Virginia county. The closing line of his speech was ""GIve Me Liberty, or Give Me Death"
  • Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

    Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
    Paul Revere, Samuel Prescott, William Dawes and others rode through the night to notify the minute men in the area when the Redcoats were coming and if they were traveling by land or by sea.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    The Minutemen were waiting for the Redcoats at the Lexington Green. It is unknown who fired te first shot. As the Redcoats went to Conord, they set fire to the carriages that spread to the meting house.
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    Fort Ticonderoga
    Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys captured Fort Ticonderoga where the Redcoats had kept their cannons.
  • Second Continental Congress Meets

    Second Continental Congress Meets
    The second continental congress met in Philidalphia. They eventually made the Declaration of Independence.
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill

    The Battle of Bunker Hill
    English knew they had to get the militia off the hills so they attacked Breed's Hill. By th 3rd attack the militia was out of ammunition and retreated to Bunker Hill and later off the Peninsula.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Thomas Paine publishes a document called "Common Sense" to try to convinse people to support the Revolution and seperate from England.‎
  • British Evacuate Boston

    British Evacuate Boston
    British were forced to leave to go to Nova Scotia after the colonists took their cannons.
  • Declaration of Independence Announced

    Declaration of Independence Announced
    The Declaration of Independence was announced.
  • British Defeated at Saratoga

    British Defeated at Saratoga
    Many battles in New York led up to the British Surrendering. It is often reffered to as the turning point in the Revolution.
  • "The Crisis" Published

    "The Crisis" Published
    Thomas Paine published "The American Crisis" to further influence the American Colonists to support the American Revolution.
  • Washington Captures Trenton

    Washington Captures Trenton
    Washington led troops Trenton. It was a surprise attack that lead to a victory for Washington.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    The American troops spent a hard winter at Valley Forge. Many died due to the poor conditions such as no food, disease, etc. The soldiers learned new military tactics that helped them win the revolution.‎
  • John Paul Defeats the Serapis

    John Paul Defeats the Serapis
    John Paul defeated the Serapis, one of the British warships. There are reports that say John Paul died during th battle but later muttered "I have not yet begun to fight" The American ship was leaking badly so the colonits rode back on the Serapis proudly displaying the American flag.
  • Benedict Arnold's Plans Found Out

    Benedict Arnold's Plans Found Out
    Benedict Arnold had been sending letters to England and made the decision to turn over the miltary base. His plans were intercepted and he is now known as the biggest traitor in American History.
  • Cornwallis Surrenders

    Cornwallis Surrenders
    Cornwallis and his troops were trapped on a peninsula. The militia was blocking their path by land and the French were blocking them by sea. Cornwallis and his troops surrendered.