The American Revolution

  • The French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War
    Also known as the 7 Years War, the French and Indian war was a global conflict between England, France, and their allies. England was able to win by taking on enormous debt. The war set the stage for conflict between England and the colonies.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    To avoid further conflict with American Indians, the English government forbade colonists from moving west of the Appalachian mountains. Colonists were angry at being told what to do, and some of the land had already been settled or promised to other colonists
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    To protest English taxes, the Sons of Liberty and other Patriot groups led a protest by dumping chests of tea into Boston Harbor. Some of the Americans were dressed as Indians. The protest led the English government to blockade Boston Harbor and to instate the Intolerable Acts
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    The Revolutionary War

    The Revolutionary War began with the Battles of Lexington & Concord and ended with the Treaty of Paris.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    After Lexington & Concord the Americans laid siege to Boston. English soldiers in the city attacked the Patriots on hills near the town. The Americans had to retreat after running out of ammunition, but proved that they could fight as well as the English.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    The morning after Christmas Washington led his troops across the Delaware river to attack an army of German Mercenaries. The sneak attack was successful and greatly increased the morale of Washington's army
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The signing of the Treaty of Paris officially ended the Revolutionary War. Franklin, Adams, and Jay signed for the American government. In the Treaty, England recognized the United States as an independent country and turned over large portions of territory in North America.