The American Revolution-Habeeb Baba

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  • The French and Indian War Begins

    The French and Indian War Begins
    The French and the British began having conflicts over the expansion to the West of America. Throughout this conflict, the French worked with Natives against the British to try and secure the victory. The British worked with the colonies, and managed to win the war. The British was able to expand to the Mississippi River, while the French could not expand east of the Mississippi River.
  • Treaty of Paris 1763 (The end of the French and Indian War)

    Treaty of Paris 1763 (The end of the French and Indian War)
    The end of the war created a treaty, the treaty resulted in the French losing colonies in Canada to the British. The British also gained territory in Florida and Caribbean Slave Trade. Spain got territory west of the Mississippi River and New Orleans.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    This was placed by the British on the colonies, this disabled the colonists to expand westward of the Appalachian Mts.. This failed since many settlers didn't care about the boundary and still expanded. This wasn't monitored by the British troops either, so no one was stopping the expansion.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    This was an act placed by the King on the colonies, after the French and Indian war. The British placed this tax since they were in a MASSIVE debt after the war. The colonists were not pleased about this, they were suffering for the actions of the British. This wasn't the only form of tax that was placed on the colonies either.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    This event was caused by an altercation between colonists and a handful of British troops. 5 colonists died in this event and this further defined the conflicts between the British and the colonies. The troops were only found guilty of manslaughter and their actions were used for propaganda for the colonists
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    3 groups of men went to the Boston port and sabotaged a bunch of tea by pouring it into the harbor. The colonists that did this attempted to frame the Mohawk Indians, but that failed. The British were furious and demanded a repay, but the colonists obviously refused.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    A bunch of acts and laws placed by the King that enforces more of the colonists' freedom. Closing the port in Boston, reduced self-government autonomy, and quartering British troops. These were a response to the Boston Tea Party.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    The beginning of the American Revolution, and this is where the shot heard around the world took place. The British attempted to swarm Boston so they can capture John Hancock and Samuel Adams. The Americans lost this battle and lost many men in the process as well, and this showed how powerful the British were going to be.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    This battle was one of the first battles to occur during the war, and this was also one of the fiercest. The colonists learned that the British were trying to secure the hills surrounding Boston. This battle was won by the British, but the colonists managed to do heavy damage to the British.
  • Common Sense Publication

    Common Sense Publication
    This was published as a pamphlet back then, the subject talking about the American Revolution and the future that it will entail. The pamphlet mentions the independence away from the British. The pamphlet even attempts to convince others as well.
  • The Declaration Of Independence

    The Declaration Of Independence
    The document formed that brought the United States it's independence. The Declaration was formed by the Continental Congress, and was sent to the King to explain the separation. The people who worked on this document were numerous and they all helped bring more colonists together in order for the inspiration to fight this war.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    This wasn't a very major battle, it was a very easy battle for the American troops however. This was the ending of the Hessian force, they were overwhelmed by the American troops. The Hessian force lost over a thousand troops, while the Americans...only two died by freezing and five were wounded.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    A massive battle that shows the turning point of the war, and taking place at two different dates. Taking place around Saratoga, New York, the battle was a very close one with the British suffering very heavy casualties. The Germans eventually assisted in driving the American Troops back.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    An encampment for the American Troops that was used ever since December 1777 to June 1778. It was usually seen as a cold, harsh environment, starvation, money shortage, food shortage, etc.. However this was somewhat "normal" to the troops, it was hardships that were something they needed to get used to.
  • Battle of Cowpens

    Battle of Cowpens
    This battle was mostly dominated by the American troops, and morale for the American troops. The weapons used by the Americans also overpowered the British during the battle. More than 800 British troops were killed, while the American troops suffered less than 100.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    This started off due to the British being entrapped in Yorktown, Virginia. This was what proved Washington was a great leader as well, further cementing the victory the Americans had. This was also the last major battle of the entire American Revolution.
  • Treaty of 1783 (End of the American Revolution

    Treaty of 1783 (End of the American Revolution
    This was also a major time in American History, this marked the end of the Revolution. This granted the expansion of the US to the Mississippi river, and to the Gulf of Mexico. This might've ended the war, but tensions still raised afterwards.