The American Revolution By Eric Druga 1651 Navigation act Acts of parliament made to promote self sufficiency of Britain and restricting trade with the colonies. 1660 Navigation Act Acts of parliament made to promote self sufficiency of Britain and restricting trade with the colonies. 1763 French and Indian War Ends The 7 years war finally ends, helped the colonists become free but not from Britain. Mar 27, 1765 Stamp Act The British put a tax on stamps which enraged the colonists Mar 5, 1770 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. Mar 31, 1774 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. Sep 5, 1774 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. Apr 19, 1775 Lexington and Concord These battles were the very first of the American Revolutionary War. May 10, 1775 Second Continental Congress Elected George Washington as their leader. Jul 4, 1776 Declaration of Independence With the signing of this document the 13 colonies officially cut ties with Britain. Sep 19, 1777 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. Dec 13, 1777 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. Sep 28, 1781 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”. Sep 17, 1787 US Constitution adopted Established America’s national government and laws guaranteed basic rights for its citizens.