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The American Revolution (g woffle reference)

  • French and Indian War ends

    French and Indian War ends
    28 May, 1754 – 10 February, 1763
    The British won the war against the Native Americans and the French for much of the North American territories and land. This took almost all of England’s cash reserves.
  • Navigation Acts

    Navigation Acts
    This act was made to increase the national wealth of England by keeping trade within its own country and the US colonies. Most of the restrictions were passed in 1764 causing a lot of the colonists to rebel.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    March 22, 1765
    Any printed goods or paper were taxed by the British government at an attempt to raise money for the British army.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    March 5, 1770
    Many colonists were rioting against the high taxes and the British soldiers started to shoot at the colonists killing 5 and injuring many others
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    May 10, 1773
    This act gave the East India Tea Company a complete monopoly on all tea that the colonists could consume and buy. The act also added a lot of taxes and tariffs on tea.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    December 16, 1773
    An American protest to the heavy taxes of the British rule by dumping lots of tea into the Boston, Massachusetts harbor.
  • Coercive/Intolerable Acts

    Coercive/Intolerable Acts
    March 31, 1774 - June 2, 1774
    The four acts were the Boston Port Act, the Massachusetts Government Act, the Administration of Justice Act, and the Quartering Act. Many of these were made to punish the rioting colonists to keep them at bay.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    September 5, 1774– October 26, 1774
    A meeting at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to talk about the colonies and vote on new laws and rules.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    April 19, 1775
    The first battle that started the American war of independence . 'shot heard 'round the world'. In NY. English wanted to seize an arms cache and the colonists were warned by Paul Revere so they than battled.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    May 10, 1775
    At Independence Hall the colonist leaders prepared for war just a month after the battle broke out at Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts.
  • Declaration of Independence adopted

    Declaration of Independence adopted
    July 4, 1776
    The colonists wanted freedom from the tyranny of the British government. They wrote a letter stating that wanted to be a new separate country.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    Sep 19, 1777 – Oct 7, 1777
    A British offensive where the goal was to take Albany, New York. In the end the Americans won which was a big turning point of the war.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    Dec 19, 1777 – Jun 19, 1778
    Valley Forge was a military camp where most of the continental army stayed during the winter in 1777-1778. the encampment lasted six months and the army had very little supplies. They had to survive the very harsh winter to win the war.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    September 28, 1781— October 19, 1781
    It was the last major battle in the American War for Independence. This won them the country and their freedom after the British surrendered.
  • U.S. Constitution written

    U.S. Constitution written
    May 25, 1787
    The document stating one’s rights and how to run the US government. Creating the 3 branches Legislative, Executive and Judicial written in the Philadelphia Convention. This was written because the country needed order.
  • U.S Constitution adopted

    U.S Constitution adopted
    September 17, 1787
    The official US Constitution was voted on in Philadelphia in the Philadelphia Convention. The official signing of the document.