American revolution

Timeline for the American Revolution

  • The French and Indian War begins

    The French and Indian War begins
    French and Indian War INformationThe French and Indian War started over the fight for the land that was in the Ohio Valley River. Not only did they both want the land, it was also a key to many resources and goods.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Treaty of Paris InformationThe Treaty of Paris was made by the British. The French lost all of their mainland that was in North America and the British also got control over the Ohio valley.
  • Royal Proclamation

    Royal Proclamation
    Royal Proclamation InformationThe Royal Proclamation discussed the settlement boundries for the colonies of Appalachia.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act InformationAn Act passed by the Great Britian Parlament that secured and encourages more trading with sugar.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act InformationThe Stamp Act stated that all American Colonist had to pay tax on any printed paper they purchased.
  • The Stamp Act Congress

    The Stamp Act Congress
    The Stamp Act Congress InformationThe people were not happy with the Stamp Act and the Sugar Act and the government and parliment wouold not listen to them, so the created a group called the Stamp Act Congress. There was representatives from nine colonies and together they made the Stamp Act Resolves.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    Townshend Act InformationThe Townshend Act monitored the plantations in the British colonies and in America. It put taxes on glass, paint, oil, and tea, its purpose was to make money for the colonist administrations.
  • Boston Masacre

    Boston Masacre
    Boston Massacre InformationThe Boston Massacre was one of the few events that really set the country up for the Revolutionary War. The British were in Boston and were not welcomed there. The Massacre was the British against the English and colonies.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Boston Tea Party InformationThe Boston Tea party was a result of the Sons of Liberty protesting against the British about the taxation of Tea the British put on them. Colonist marched onto the British ships and dumped their tea into the harbor.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    First Continental COngress Information
    First Continental Congress was a series of meetings made up of delegates from twelve colonies, they came together to discuss the boycotts against the British trade and their rights. It was called by the British parliment because Boston had been punished for the Boston Tea Party.
  • Patrick Henry "Give Me Liberty"

    Patrick Henry "Give Me Liberty"
    "Give Me Liberty" InformationPatrick Henry raised awarness and the idea to making a militia and put defence on Virginia. He made an organization to a company of calvary and infantry.
  • Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

    Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
    Paul Revere InformationPaul Revere was sent to warn John Hancock and Samuel Adams and the colonist that the British troops were coming from Boston to Lexington and to tell everyone to be ready.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    Battles of Lexington & Concord InformationThe British were not pleased with the Colonist, so they marched from Boston to Lexington & Concord for a battle. The minutemen were prepared to fight thanks to Paul Revere. This battled killed many colonist, but it made more colonist want to come together and fight against the British.
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    Fort Ticonderoga
    Fort Ticonderoga Information
    This fort played a key role in the Maerican revolution. It was located at a mouth of the river between Laker Champlain and Lake george. It was in conflict to Britian's trade routes. The also used the fort for protection against the British, when they attacked.
  • Second Contintental Congress

    Second Contintental Congress
    Second Continental Congress InformationThe redcoats were still not happy, so they declared the second continental congress. They discussed how colonist met the British's millitary threats. Because of this a continental army was created.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    Battle of Bunker Hill Information
    American troops traveled to Bunker Hill to get ready to fight. The British felt threatened, so they started the fighting which became the Battle of Bunker Hill. Bunker Hill was the highest point in Boston.
  • "Common Sense"

    "Common Sense"
    "Common Sense" Published Information
    "Common Sense" was a pamphlet that Thomas Paine wrote, to raise the colonist awareness and come together and fight for their independence. It became very popular and a lot of people bought and read it, and became inspired.
  • British Evacuate Boston

    British Evacuate Boston
    British Evacuate Boston InformationAfter the Battle pf Bunker hill, the British forces were evacuated out of Boston. For eleven months George Washington and his soilders were battleing and they took cannons to Dorchester Hieghts. The British felt threatened by this positioning and they didn't want a repeat of the Battle of Bunker Hill and so they had no choice but to leave Boston. This was the first vicotory for george Washington.
  • Announcement of the Declaration of Independence

    Announcement of the Declaration of Independence
    Declaration of Independence Announcment InformationJuly 4th, 1776, Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress. Four day's later, it was read to the public behind the Independence Hall and it was to be signed, a marking point in time a new nation was born, filled with independence and freedom.
  • British Defeated at Saratoga

    British Defeated at Saratoga
    Battle of Saratoga InformationThe BAttle of Saratoga is know as the turning point for the Revolutionary War. This battle included more then one battle, the British won the first one, but the Americans had won the second one. THe British eventually surrendered giving the Americans a final victory.
  • Washington Captures Trenton

    Washington Captures Trenton
    Washington Captures Trenton InformationGeorge Washington directed his army to Trenton, as they traveled preparing themselves for a fight. The surprise attacked the Germans. Washinton ordered his me to the hight land point, this way he was able to see all of the enemies moves.
  • Winter at Valley Forge, PA

    Winter at Valley Forge, PA
    WInter at Valley Forge InformationDuring the cold winter, George Washington brought his men to Valley Forge. This place was already weak with resources not to mention Washington's me were already beaten, tierd, and sick. He brought his men there because the British were stationed only 20 miles west and so Washington could keep an eye on them.
  • John paul Jones Defeats the Serapis

    John paul Jones Defeats the Serapis
    Jones defeats SerapisJones defeats the Serapis
    John Paul jones was apart of the French Continental Navy. He attack Britian with a series of battles. He turned to America for a supply of ships and then he set sail with French and American ships heading towards British vessles. Soon a battle broke out at Serapis and they were soon defeated with a vic
  • Benedict Arnold Plans found out

    Benedict Arnold Plans found out
    Benedict's Plan found out InformationAlthough at the begining of the war Benedict Arnold was brave and a great soilder, that quickly changed. He was mad at America and so he became a traitor and a British Spy. He wrote letters to John Andre about a plan to give over the location of the West Point Fort. The americans captured John and the plan was now public, Benedict was known as one of the biggest traitors of the Revolution.
  • Cornwallis Surrenders

    Cornwallis Surrenders
    Conrwallis Surrendors The British were getting werak, and the Americans had just defeated them The British soilders were suffereing from injuries, disease, and lack of resources, Cornwallis gave up and surrendered. He raise the flag and announced a true, for an American victory.
  • "The Crisis" published

    "The Crisis" published
    "The Crisis" InformationThomas Paine wrote "The Crisis" to raise awareness to the people, so they would come together and fight for what they believed in, independence and agaisnt the British. "The Crisis" became so popular and inspired people to join the army, and inspired the army to keep fighting.