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The American Revolution

  • Navigation Act

    Navigation Act
    They were acts of Parliament intended to promote the self-sufficiency of the British Empire by restricting colonial trade to England and decreasing dependence on foreign imported goods.
  • The French and Indian War ends

    The French and Indian War ends
    The English battled the French and the Indians. The British won.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    It taxed all papers and official documents in the American colonies, though not in England.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Colonists were throwing objects at British redcoats and the redcoats fired back killing five colonists and injuring a couple more.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The act granted the company the right to ship its tea directly to the colonies without first landing it in England.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Colonists boarded English vessels to throw tea into the Boston harbor to protest against “taxation without representation”.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts were a series of punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea Party.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Delegates from twelve of Britain's thirteen American colonies met to discuss America's future under growing British aggression.
  • Second continental congress

    Second continental congress
    delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that united in support of the American Revolutionary War met to discuss about the country.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    These were the first battles in the Revolutionary War. “The shot heard ‘round the world”.
  • Declaration of Independence adopted

    Declaration of Independence adopted
    The Americans wrote a letter or document to England saying that they want to be their own independent nation.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    Valley forge was a winter encampment of the Continental Army under General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    A battle in Northern New York that was the turning point in the war for the Americans.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The battle of Yorktown is where the British surrendered to the French and American thereby ending the war.
  • U.S. Constitution Written

    U.S. Constitution Written
    The 13 colonies made rules and standards for their new government.
  • Constitution adopted

    Constitution adopted
    The rules for our government were now verified and made real and put into action.