The American Revolution

Timeline created by Ehawley
  • The stamp act

    The stamp act
    King George 3rd was determined to enforce Americans to pay taxes especially after they passed the stamp act which had Americans pay for printed paper.
  • The intolerable acts

    The intolerable acts
    A series of laws passed to punish the Massachusetts colonists because of their decision to throw tea shipments into the Boston Harbor.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    This recognized the United States as an independent nation.
  • The battle of Yorktown

    The battle of Yorktown
    The American and French army traps the British army causing them to surrender.
  • The treaty of Paris

    The treaty of Paris
    This ended the American Revolution.
  • The articles of confederation

    The articles of confederation
    This created the 2nd continental congress and set up a central government that had 1 house legislature.
  • The U.S constitution

    The U.S constitution
    People were unhappy with being governed under the articles of confederation , because of this, they thought it should be revised but this lead them to realizing that they needed an entirely new form of government.
  • The bill of rights

    The bill of rights
    This was created to protect citizens from intrusive governments.