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The American Revolution

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    The American Revolution

    My time line of the American Revolution. Assignment for Gustafson's history class.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 was passed by King George III. It declared that no colonist may go west of the Appalachian Mountains.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    an act of the British Parliament in 1756 that exacted revenue from the American colonies by imposing a stamp duty on newspapers and legal and commercial documents. Colonial opposition led to the act's repeal in 1766 and helped encourage the revolutionary movement against the British Crown.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was one of the main cause of the Revolutionary War. Patriot colonist disguised themselves as Indians and boarded British ships importing tea. The colonist dumped 342 crates of tea into the Boston Bay as a way of protest of the Tea Act.
  • Intolerable acts

    Intolerable acts
    The Intolerable Acts were the British's punishments from the Boston Tea Party. Parliament increased taxes, closed ports, increased quartering acts, etc. In response the Sons of Liberty created the First Continental Congress.
  • The First Continental Congress

    The First Continental Congress
    In response to the Intolerable acts. The Sons of Liberty met to discuss what to do in regards of the Intolerable Acts. They started a boycott until the British Parliament changed some of their punishments.
  • Lexington and Concord.

    Lexington and Concord.
    The Battle of Lexington and Concord kicked off the American Revolution. The famous Paul Revere had his famous ride warning the Patriots that the British were coming by sea. The Colonist defeated the British running the Redcoats into the bay of Boston.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The Second Continental Congress was like the first First Continental Congress, in which delegates came from each colony. The leaders consisted of the brightest minds such as Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin. They discussed about how the colonies were going to fight against the British. They created the Continental Army, with its leader to be the almighty George Washington. They also wrote the American Declaration of Independence.
  • Fort Ticonderoga

     Fort Ticonderoga
    The Capture of Fort Ticonderoga occurred during the American Revolutionary War on May 10, 1775, when a small force of Green Mountain Boys led by Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold overcame a small British garrison at the fort and looted the personal belongings of the garrison. George Washington took 59 British canons to Boston, where British forces refused to leave.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill was a major battle of the Revolution. Although the British won, America was shown to be quick witted and strong force. The British won, but they also lost more men than the Americans.
  • Dorchester Hieghts

    Dorchester Hieghts
    On March 17, 1776, George Washington stood on Dorchester Heights alongside fifty-nine captured cannon high above the city of Boston, Massachusetts, and watched as British troops peacefully evacuated the city after an eleven-month siege.
  • The Battle of Trenton

    The Battle of Trenton
    General George Washington’s army crossed the icy Delaware on Christmas Day 1776 and, over the course of the next 10 days, won two crucial battles of the American Revolution. In the Battle of Trenton (December 26), Washington defeated a formidable garrison of Hessian mercenaries before withdrawing. A week later he returned to Trenton to lure British forces south, then executed a daring night march to capture Princeton on January 3.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The Battle of Yorktown was the last famous battle of the American Revolution. In Yorktown, The great George Washington led the Continental Army while Lord Cornwallis led the British Army. The French came in the war as one of the American allies to fight. They closed the sea route for the British. America defeated the British.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris of 1783, negotiated between the United States and Great Britain, ended the revolutionary war and recognized American independence. The Continental Congress named a five-member commission to negotiate a treaty–John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, and Henry Laurens. It also agreed that the Western border of America was the Mississippi River.