The American Revolution

  • Navigation Acts

    Navigation Acts
    Acts of parliament used to gain self-sufficiency of the British Empire by restricting trade and being less dependent on foreign imported goods. Ruined English trade post Eighty Years War.
  • French and Indian War Ends

    French and Indian War Ends
    British won the war with it's colonial army. Drained Britain of all its money making them think the colonists should pay their fair share.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Act of Parliament which brought taxes on the British colonies in America. Colonists refused to buy British goods therefor hurting its economy.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British soldiers shot and killed 5 colonists who were perceived to be a mob. Talking point of the leading Patriots.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    Granted company the right to send tea straight the colonies rather than it passing through England first. Resulted in outrage and Boston Tea party.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Sons of Liberty dumbed gallons of tea in the Boston Harbor in protest of the Tea Act. Resulted in the Intolerable Acts.
  • Coercive/Intolerable Acts

    Coercive/Intolerable Acts
    Four laws created to punish the colonists for the Boston Tea Party. Led to outrage within the American colonies / big factor in start of Revolutionary war.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Compromised of the delegates of the colonies. Creation of first national constitution.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    First two engagements of the American Revolutionary War. Started revolutionary war between Britain and the American colonists.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Second meeting of the American delegates. United the colonies in the American Revolutionary War.
  • Declaration of Independence Adopted

    Declaration of Independence Adopted
    Officially separated any political connections the American colonies had with Great Britain. Gained alliance with French government.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    Occurred during second year of Revolutionary War. American colonies won the Revolutionary War with the help of the French.
  • Winter at the Valley Forge

    Winter at the Valley Forge
    George Washington and his troops spent the winter in valley forge trying to escape British capture. Many soldier died from disease.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    Final battle of the Revolutionary war. British surrendered because of the team up of the American colonists and the French.
  • U.S. Constitution Written

    U.S. Constitution Written
    Formation of entirely new government with the goal of be free. Created the United states and has been around ever since it was written.
  • U.S. Constitution Adopted

    U.S. Constitution Adopted
    Became official frame work for the United States. Officially created the United States.