The American Revolution

  • The French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War was the conflict between Britain and France in North America. The war was fought over the land that the British wanted to conquer and control while the French wanted to settle and trade. The British defeated France and conquered Canada during a battle in India. Britain won the French and Indian War and lead to the creation of the Treaty of Paris.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris was formed through the battle of the French and Indian War. This Treaty gave the British Quebec, the Ohio Valley, and all the main land that belonged to the French. Spain was given the New Orleans Port and Lousianna Territory by the Treaty. The Americans were trying to get rid of the French with the help of the British. With the British trying to help, they were constantly around the colonies.
  • Royal Proclamation

    Royal Proclamation
    The Proclamation was formed by the British after they had recieved the territory of the Ohio Valley during the Treaty of Paris. The law stated private citizens and colonial governments could not buy land from Indians and settlement was not allowed beyond the Appalachian Mountains. With the British in control of this Proclamation, they wanted to protect the colonists from the Indians for they did not trust them.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act was the first act that was passed for taxes to be payed to the ruler. This act raised the taxes on foreign sugars, syrups from West India and stated other goods should be fined, such as wines and coffees. Colonists demanded a lower price of tax and refused to pay. The colonists hurt the British markets by getting products and resources elsewhere. Due to this, British placed more men in colonies.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was the second act passsed demanding colonists to pay for the costs of sending, outfitting and maintaining the troops of colonies. This act required a paper proving they payed. The act demanded they pay for every paper that was printed. The British needed more money so they passed these acts, however the people of Britain payed a larger tax but the Americans didn't even want these acts.
  • Stamp Act Congress

    Stamp Act Congress
    The Stamp Act Congress was a discussion after the Sugar and Stamp Acts were passed as to which way the Colonists would go now. At first, there was disagreement at the Congress, but their was agreement with laws being made in the Colonies by Parliament. Eventually the Stamp Acts were resolved and the American independence and unity was increased.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    The Townshend Act was passed on the Colonies to pay for the Americans defense and the Royal governors saleries. Lead, paint, paper and tea were the major taxed items. The Colonists protested against all these taxes and the British used the Stamp Act to bring this Act into play.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    A group of British Soldiers were guarding the Boston Customs after angry Patriots caused reinforcements to be held due to the violent events at this massacre. The Patriots were disrespectful and teasing the guards by throwing rocks and snowballs. One guard got angry so he fired. Several men were wounded and about five were killed.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was the event when the Colonists dressed up as Mohawk Indians and invaded the British boats in the Boston Harbor for tea. The Sons of Liberty were tired of the taxes put on paper and sugar. The Colonists dumper 342 chests of tea into the harbor. The King was not happy for he lost money from the tea which caused a huge reason for the revolution to occur.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The Americans formed the First Continental Congress to discuss the troubles they were having with Britain. Each colony was allowed to send a member to the meetings to represent their area and rights. The Stamp Act, Sugar Act, Intolerable Acts and several other events were the topic of discussion at these meetings.
  • Patrick Henry "Give Me Liberty"

    Patrick Henry "Give Me Liberty"
    The "Give Me Liberty" Speech by Patrick Henry was intended to recieve independence from Great Britain. Henry wanted to build the colony of Virginia stronger by providing a militia and organizing comittees for Virginia. He fought hard for his idea of liberty and freedom, and he gave everything to recieve these values.
  • Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

    Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
    The Ride of Paul Revere was the news to determine the Redcoats were arriving in Lexington to arrest John Hancock and Samuel Adams. Due to Revere and his warning, the Colonists were ready for the attack of the Redcoats.
  • Battles of Lexington & Concord

    Battles of Lexington & Concord
    The Colonists believed the Battles of LExington and Concord were the first sign of the revolution to begin. The Colonists were ready for the British attack on Lexington Green due to Paul Revere. The Redcoats ordered the militia to lay their weapons down, however the Colonists refused and a shot was fired. The Redcoats moved onto Concord but eight colonists were foun dead. The militia were not done fighting and stopped the Redcoats.
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    Fort Ticonderoga
    Ethan Allen and the Gree Mountain Boys controlled Fort Ticonderoga for they captured it from the British. At the gate of Ticonderoga, one guard stood and misfired allowing the Colonists to enter. The British were not expecting the Colonists attack and gave Allen the land as he declared it. Fort Ticonderoga provided the colonists with cannons to bring to Boston.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Colonists heard of the British attackand created one for the Hills in Boston. The British formed a trick attack and followed the attack with a real one. The militia were not prepared and could not get reinforcements. Eventually, they were out of weapons and were forced to retreat. The British were now in control of the Bunker Hills.
  • Common Sense Publication

    Common Sense Publication
    Thomas Paine's pamphlet on "Common Sense" encouraged independence in the colonies. He believed if the colonists continued to act to be apart of the British then they could have problems with Europe in the future. Britain would not allow America to trade freely. Paine wanted the colonists to revolutionize and start to bring themselves to create their own independence for themselves.
  • British Evacuate Boston

    British Evacuate Boston
    THe British were forced out of Boston during this evacuation. The cannons that were captured by Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys were aimed at the British army in the harbor. The British became nervous and gave up which forced them to evacuate. This opened up the opportunity for independence.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The Second Continental Congress discussed the problems with England and decided to break off Britain. The members of the Congress from each colony created the American Continental Army which was decided to be lead by George Washington. The Congress made a hue decision to begin the colonies with independence and start printing money.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Indepenence was the final decision to declare the British to aprt their own way. Thomas Jefferson, the writer, wanted to incorporate Enlightenment ideas of John Locke in his document. On July 4, the Declaration was printed, for the Congress accepted the document. This date also was the remembrance of America's Independence.
  • The Crisis Publication

    The Crisis Publication
    Thomas Paine wrote a series of essays titled "The Crisis" about the War. He published his first essay to encourage the hearts of American soldiers on December 19. The soldiers were not very encouraged or strong to withhold a battle. After the document was read to those fighting, Washington's troops were inspired and later came out with a victory at Trenton.
  • Washington Captures Trenton

    Washington Captures Trenton
    George Washington crossed the Delaware River with his troops and they marched to Tenton to surprise attack the Hessian Soldiers. These soldiers were not prepared due to their expectations of the American forces. Most of the Hessian Soldiers surrendered and two thirds were captured by Washington.
  • British Defeated Saratoga

    British Defeated Saratoga
    The Battle of Saratoga was a huge turning point for the Americans during the Revolution.The American Army took 86% of Burgoyne's command from him due to his attack. The French were encouraged to step into the war on Americas side because they believed Americas was stong and had the ability to fight.
  • Winter at Valley Forge, PA

    Winter at Valley Forge, PA
    The Army of George WAshington stayed at the Vally Forge to give them the chance to experience the British Army and their ability in Philidelphia. Howver it was winter at the Valley Forge and their were several food shortages, clothing shortages, and medicine shortages. The troops of Washington were becoming weak when Baron Von Steuboen came and trained the Army to be strong and encouraged them to become powerful fighters.
  • John Paul Jones Deafeats Serapis

    John Paul Jones Deafeats Serapis
    John Paul Jones attacked Serapis when he was in control of Bonhomme Richard. During the battle Jones ship had faced plenty of damage but he did not give up. A few hours after Richard asked Jones if he had given up, Jones later took control of the enemies battle and became victories. Jones was a very fierce naval commander.
  • Benedict Arnold Plans Found Out

    Benedict Arnold Plans Found Out
    Benedict Arnold was an American Soldier in charge of WEst Point during the time he became a trader to America.Arnold was planning on truning West Point over to the British, gaining a large amount of money and a Major British General in the army. Major Andre, the buisness man working with Arnold, was captured and hung making the plan unsuccessful. Due to this, today Benedict Arnold is known as a trader to America.
  • Cornwallis Surrenders

    Cornwallis Surrenders
    Cornwallis was forcer to surrender to the Americans and French when Yorktown was surrounded by 17,000 men causing a problem for Cornwallis and his troops. Cronwallis was waiting for help from the British Navy , but the French were holding them back. The Britsih in Yorktown were cut off from supplies and began to starve. Cornwallis was forced to give up, giving America independence. Source >Source</a>