Timeline of the Revolution

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    Timeline of the Revolution

  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    1) The Treaty of Paris was important because colonies no longer belonged to Britian. It also officially ended the war
    2) The outcome of the Treaty was that the US was now an independent country. 3) and 4) The key people of this treaty were John Adams and Benjamin Franklin. They srepresented the United States and signed the Treaty.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act put a tax on sugar and molasses.
  • Stamp Act

    1) Congress passed the Stamp Act. 2)This put a tax on all paper products. 3)Colonists did not like this so they rebelled.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    1) Colonists in Boston were shot after taunting British soldiers. 2) As a result, Great Britain stopped taxing the colonists except for the tax on tea. 3) and 4) A key person of this event was King George III, because after the Boston Massacre, he took away all taxes on all goods except for tea.
  • Tea Act

    1) Parliment passes a tax on tea.
  • Intorable Acts

    Intorable Acts
    1) King George III passed these laws after the Boston Tea Party. The laws were passed because he was angry about the Boston Tea Party. 2) Because of the Intolerable Acts, the colonists' port was closed. 3) and 4) The key person in this event was King George III, who passed the laws.
  • First Continental Congress

    1) The first Continental Congress was held at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, early in the American Revolution. 2) It was held because of the passing of the Intolerable Acts by the Colonial Americans) by the British Parliament.
  • Boston Tea Party

    1)Congress put a tax on tea. 2)Colonists hated this so they throu a shipment of tea in the Boston Harbor.
  • Lexington & Concord

    Lexington & Concord
    1) This battle was important because it was the first armed conflict of the Revolutionary War. 2) Because the colonists were warned by Paul Revere, the minutemen in Boston were prepared for an armed fight against the British soldiers. The colonists killed many British soldiers in the battles. 3) and 4) If it weren't for Paul Revere, who warned the colonists about the British attack, then the Battle of Lexington and Concord may have been very different.
  • Second Contenential Congress

    1) Continental congress met in Virgina. 2) They decided to write the Declaration of Independece. 3) They wrote a rough draft of it.
  • Battle of Bunkerhill

    Battle of Bunkerhill
    1) The battle of bunkerhill took place at Breeds hill. 2)The British won.
  • Common Sense

    1)Thomas Paine wrote the book Common Sense
  • Declaration of Independce

    Declaration of Independce
    The Declaration of Independece was the document that declared the colonists independce from the British.
  • Battle of New York

    1) Washingto was able to hold off the British forces. 2)The British, then again, outmanuevered Washington. 3) Washington was forced to retreat to New Jersey.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    This battle was fought against the Colonists and the British. It was by the Delaware River. The colonists won under the leadership of George Washington.
  • Battle of Brandywine Creek

    Battle of Brandywine Creek
    1) This battle was fought by the Brandywine Creek between the Americans and the British. 2) The Bristish won under the command of General Howe.
  • British Capture Philadelphia

    1) British captured Phili from the colonists. 2) They did this by driving the colonists out, back to Bunkerhill.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    1) This battle is important because it was the turning point of the Revolutionary War. 2) The outcome of the Battle of Saratoga was American victory. 3 and 4) A key person in this battle was General Horatio Gates, the American general who led his troops to victory over the British.
  • British capture Charleston

    1) The Bristish general, Cornwallis' men attacked the Patriots and surrounded them.
    2) They could make no retreat and on May 12, 1780 General Lincoln surrendered to the British. The British took all the weapons, ammunition and supplies from the colonists.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    1) The Battle of Yorktown was important because the American troops claimed victory over Britian and won the war. This was the end of the Revolutionary War. 2) After this battle, General Cornwallis was forced to surrender to Gen. George Washington. 3 and 4) The key people of this Battle were George Washington, an American General who later became our first president, and Lord Cornwallis, the British general who surrendered to Washington.