The American Revolution

  • Navigation act

    Navigation act
    Acts of parliament made to promote self sufficiency of Britain and restricting trade with the colonies.
  • Navigation Act

    Navigation Act
    Acts of parliament made to promote self sufficiency of Britain and restricting trade with the colonies.
  • French and Indian War Ends

    French and Indian War Ends
    The 7 years war finally ends, helped the colonists become free but not from Britain.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The British put a tax on stamps which enraged the colonists
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    A situation where a group of nine British soldiers shot five people out of the crowd of three or 400 who were harassing them verbally and throwing rocks at them.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Multiple laws passed by the British parliament after the Boston tea party to punish the colonists. The Port Bill- closed Boston until compensated. Quartering act- Private Homes.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    What’s the first group among the colonies to boycott British goods. Had 55 delagates from the colonies. Main goal was to come up with an idea about how to respond to the intolerable acts.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    These battles were the very first of the American Revolutionary War.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Elected George Washington as their leader.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    With the signing of this document the 13 colonies officially cut ties with Britain.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    Officially gave victory to the Americans over the British in the revolutionary war. Was the turning point in the war. France entered the war on the side of the colonials.
  • Winter at valley forge

    Winter at valley forge
    Valley Forge was a camp for continental army soldiers was commanded by George Washington and eventually led to Congress fleeting Philadelphia to escape British capture of the city.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The British surrender helped and the British role in the colonies and helped the birth of the new nation. “The world turned upside down”.
  • US Constitution adopted

    US Constitution adopted
    Established America’s national government and laws guaranteed basic rights for its citizens.