The American revolution

  • The Navigation Acts

    The Navigation Acts
    The navigation acts were enforced to regulate trade in the empire. This enables Britain to gain profit from the colonies.
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    The American revolution

  • End of the French and Indian war

    End of the French and Indian war
    The French and Indian war ended because of the treaty of Paris of 1763. France gave up all its territories in North America.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    An act made by the British that forced the colonists to pay a tax that a stamp represented. The tax was on different forms of paper, documents, playing cards, etc.
  • The Boston massacre

    Colonists were verbally harassing some British soldiers and throwing random projectiles. 5 colonists were killed.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    The tea act gave companies the right to ship tea directly to America without having to go to Britain first. This also allowed them the right to have people in the colonies that were there strictly to sell tea to the colonists.
  • Boston Tea Party

    It was a political and commercial protest made by the Sons of Liberty. It happened because the Americans believed Britain was unfairly taxing them “taxation without representation”.
  • Intolerable Acts

    A British response to the Boston Tea Party. The Boston Port Act, the Massachusetts Government act, the Administration of Justice Act, and the Quartering act. Closed Boston until compensated, private homes, and British officials to be tried in Britain.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    A meeting with representatives from 12 of the 13 colonies discussing how they would boycott British goods.
  • Lexington and Concord

    The first battles of the American revolution. “The shot heard round the world”. Persuaded many American citizens to support the cause of independence.
  • The second Continental Congress

    The second Continental Congress
    The second Continental Congress happened to prepare the colonies for the revolutionary war. They prepared by raising arms, appointing diplomats, and writing the Declaration of Independence and the Olive Branch Petition.
  • Declaration of Independence adopted

    Declaration of Independence adopted
    The Declaration of Independence was adopted to rally the American troops, gain foreign allies, and to officially announce that America was a country.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    Soldiers were camping out in unsanitary conditions, with shortages of food and supplies, and plagued by diseases. The soldiers were faced with a particularly harsh winter.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    A major American victory over the British. It helped secure the United States independence.
  • The Battle of Yorktown

    The Battle of Yorktown
    A battle in Yorktown, Virginia that forced the British to surrender. The battle made the British consider a peace treaty.
  • U.S. Constitution Written

    The constitution was written to make government that was powerful enough to act on a national level. The constitution is there to protect the citizens and the states.