The American Revolution

  • Treaty of Paris 1783

    Treaty of Paris 1783
    treaty ended the Revolutionary War, recognized the independence of the American colonies, and granted the colonies the territory from the southern border of Canada to the northern border of Florida, and from the Atlantic coast to the Mississippi River. Important because the revolutionary war ended
  • french and indian war

    french and indian war
    War fought in the colonies between the English and the French for possession of the Ohio Valley area, the English won. the English gained more land.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    order in which Britain prohibited its American colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains. to stop conflicts between settlers and native Americans.
  • Royal Proclamation

    Royal Proclamation
    proclamation to where the colonists couldn't move and expand to the west of the Appalachian mountains. this gave the native americans land.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The English Parliament placed a tariff on sugar, coffee, wines, and molasses. colonists avoided the tax by smuggling and by bribing tax collectors. This made the colonists to have to purchase British goods
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    British taxed all the paper goods in the colonies. This event sparked the idea of "no taxation without representation" in the colonies.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    tax that the British Parliament passed in 1767 that was placed on leads, glass, paint and tea. This made the colonists boycott British goods.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Redcoats fired on colonists protesting killing 3 and injuring some. This sparked more to join the rebellion against the british.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Colonists dressed as native Americans and dumped shipments of tea in the ocean. Showed that the colonists were willing to give up tea and other British goods.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    delegates from twelve colonies sent representatives to Philadelphia to discuss a response to the Intolerable Acts. This meeting provided leadership for the revolution, and drafted the articles of confederation.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    response to Boston Tea Party, 4 acts passed in 1774, Port of Boston closed, reduced power of assemblies in colonies, permitted royal officers to be tried elsewhere, provided for quartering of troop's in barns and empty houses. Led to the American revolutionary war.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    The first military engagement of the Revolutionary War. It occurred on April 19, 1775, when British soldiers fired into a much smaller body of minutemen on Lexington green.
  • The battle of bunker hill

    The battle of bunker hill
    The Americans were forced to withdraw after running out of ammunition, and Bunker Hill was in British hands but the British suffered more deaths.The first battle of the American war of independence.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    the colonies made a final offer of peace to Britain, agreeing to be loyal to the British government if their problems were. Its important because it was rejected and stopped all trade with the colonies.
  • Crossing the Delaware

    Crossing the Delaware
    Washington secretly led his troops across the Delaware River to launch a surprise attack on the Hessian troops guarding Trenton and took most of them prisoner. It's important because this was the first victory for the Continental army.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    American victory with the help of the french over British troops. It was important because it was a turning point in the revolution.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    Continental Army's camp during the winter of 1777-1778. This is where the Continental army trained and recoup from battles.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    Cornwallis and his troops were sandwiched between the French navy and the American army. Important because it was the battle Cornwallis surrendered.
  • The Great Compromise

    The Great Compromise
    The Great Compromise resolved that there would be representation by population in the House of Representatives, and equal representation would exist in the Senate.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    protest against the government's tax on whiskey by backcountry farmers. This is the first protest testing the government