The American Revolution Timeline

  • Feb 19, 1473

    The Beginning of the Enlightenment

    The Beginning of the Enlightenment
    The Heliocentric Theory of the solar system was developed by a Polish monk and atsonomer. This theory then replaced the geometric theory of the cosmos.
  • The French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War
    The war was happened along the frontiers separating New France from the British colonies from Virginia to Nova Scotia. It began with a fight about who is going to have control of the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers.
  • The Sugar Acts

    The Sugar Acts
    This act required merchants to pay a tax of six pence per gallon on the importation of foreign molasses
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was a direct tax made by the British Parliament for the colonies of British America. Like many taxes from before, the stamp tax had to be paid in British currency, not in colonial paper money.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    Parliment planned to raise revenue in the American Colonies, they failed to impose taxes. By them selling tea directly many marchants lost business.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    Officials in Boston were told to return taxed tea but refused to return the three shiploads of tea to Britain, then a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord was the first military confrontations of the American Revolutionary War. They were fought on April 19, 1775
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The Second Congress controlled the colonial war effort, and moved towards independence, accepting the United States Declaration of Independence.
  • Commen Sense By Thomas Paine

    Commen Sense By Thomas Paine
    Thomas Paine wrote a book about how America shouldve gained their independence from Great Britain a long time ago. Many people bought the book and it became popular very fast.
  • Declaration of Tndependence

    Declaration of Tndependence
    The Thirteen American colonies thought of themselves as independent states.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    Valley Forge was located in Pennsylvania and was the site of the military camp of the American Continental Army. They werethere over the winter of 1777–1778 during the American Revolutionary War.
  • Ratification of the Constitution

    Ratification of the Constitution
    The day when the documents of the constitution was approved.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris was signed and ended the American Revolutionary War between Great Britain on one side and the United States of America and its allies on the other.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    Shay's Rebeelion was a armed revolt that took place in central and western Massachusetts. This rebellion was cause by financial problems brought about by a post-war economical depression, and a credit squeeze because of a lack of hard currency.
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    This meeting was meant to create a whole new goverment and not fix the existing one. This lead to the signing of America's independence from Britain.