The American Revolution

  • Navigation Acts

    Navigation Acts
    The Navigation acts made colonists go to an English port before being able to ship goods.
  • French and Indian war ends

    French and Indian war ends
    The Treaty of Paris made the war end. France had to give up their territories in North America.
  • Stamp act

    Stamp act
    This put a tax on official documents and papers in the American colonies. Many people did not like so they became in favor of “no taxation without representation”
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    This event happened in Boston. Five people were shot by nine British soldiers because they were being yelled at. This made the colonists very angry, which built tension between them and British soldiers
  • Tea act

    Tea act
    This act was set so colonists could receive tea directly from the company instead of it stopping in a English port. It gave the control of tea to the East India Trading Company.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    This event was a protest in argument of “no taxation without representation”. Americans threw British tea into the Boston Harbor.
  • Coercive/Intolerable Acts

    Coercive/Intolerable Acts
    These laws were set in place as a type of punishment for the Boston Tea party. The acts were as follows The Massachusetts Government Act, The Boston Port Act, The Administration of Justice Act, and the Quartering Act.
  • The First Continental Congress

    The First Continental Congress
    This congress made up of 12 delegates from the 13 original colonies met to discuss their disapproval of the British governments laws that have taken effect. They discussed how they wanted independence from Britain and their laws.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    The battle of Lexington and Concord was the first battle of the American revolution. They fought this battle in Massachusetts.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    In this meeting of the Continental Congress the delegates agreed to officially adopt the Declaration of Independence.
  • Declaration of Independence adopted

    Declaration of Independence adopted
    On July 4th the Declaration of Independence was officially signed in Philadelphia.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    General George Washington and the American troops were in severe winter weather while British troops occupied Philadelphia.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    This was a turning point in the war. America gained a victory over Britain who surrendered.
  • The Battle of Yorktown

    The Battle of Yorktown
    This was the last land battle in the American Revolution. The British surrendered to the American soldiers.
  • U.S. Constitution written

    U.S. Constitution written
    This was a document written because the articles of confederation were not working.
  • U.S. Constitution adopted

    U.S. Constitution adopted
    In 1787 the U.S. Constitution was adopted. The constitution was written to ensure the government is here to serve the people.