Timeline of the Revolutionary War (US Independence) ; By Cristian Gómez

Timeline created by cristianzw
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    The French and Indian War

    The final Colonial War: Was the French and Indian War, which is the name given to the American theater of a massive conflict involving Austria, England, France, Great Britain, Prussia, and Sweden called the Seven Years War.
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    The Albany Congress

    In June of 1754, representatives from seven colonies met with 150 Iroquois Chiefs in Albany, New York. The purposes of the Albany Congress were twofold; to try to secure the support and cooperation of the Iroquois in fighting the French, and to form a colonial alliance based on a design by Benjamin Franklin.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The proclamation provided that all lands west of the heads of all rivers which flowed into the Atlantic Ocean from the west or northwest were off-limits to the colonists.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    On April 5, 1764, Parliament passed a modified version of the Sugar and Molasses Act (1733), which was about to expire.
  • The Quartering Act of 1765

    The Quartering Act of 1765
    An act for punishing mutiny and desertion, and for the better payment of the army and their quarters.
  • Boston Non-Importation Agreement

    Boston Non-Importation Agreement
    Non Importation Agreements were a series of commercial restrictions adopted by American colonists to protest British revenue policies prior to the American Revolution.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a street fight that occurred on March 5, 1770, between a "patriot" mob, throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers. Several colonists were killed and this led to a campaign by speech-writers to rouse the ire of the citizenry.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    It was designed to prop up the East India Company which was floundering financially and burdened with eighteen million pounds of unsold tea. This tea was to be shipped directly to the colonies, and sold at a bargain price.
  • Boston Port Act

    Boston Port Act
    An act to discontinue, in such manner, and for or such time as are therein mentioned, the landing and discharging, lading or shipping, of goods, wares, and merchandise, at the town, and within the harbour, of Boston, in the province of Massachuset's Bay, in North America.
  • Administration of Justice Act

    Administration of Justice Act
    An act for or the impartial administration of justice in the cases of persons questioned for any acts done by them in the execution of the law, or for the suppression of riots and tumults, in the province of the Massachuset's Bay, in New England.
  • Massachusetts Government Act

    Massachusetts Government Act
    An act for the better regulating the government of the province of the Massachuset's Bay, in New England.
  • Quartering Act of 1774

    Quartering Act of 1774
    Established June 2, 1774, the Quartering Act of 1774 was similar in substance to the Quartering Act of 1765.
  • Quebec Act

    Quebec Act
    An act for making effectual Provision for the Government of the Province of Quebec, in North America.
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    First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress meets in Philadelphia and issues Declaration and Resolves.
  • Articles of Association, 1774

    Articles of Association, 1774
    (Prohibition of trade with Great Britain)
  • Patrick Henry's "Give me liberty or give me death" speech

    Patrick Henry's "Give me liberty or give me death" speech
  • George Washington named Commander-in-Chief

    George Washington named Commander-in-Chief
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    On the night of June 16, 1775, a detail of American troops acting under orders from Artemas Ward moved out of their camp, carrying picks, shovels, and guns. They entrenched themselves on a rise located on Charleston Peninsula overlooking Boston. Their destination: Bunker Hill.
  • Revolutionaries fail to take Three Rivers, Quebec

    Revolutionaries fail to take Three Rivers, Quebec
  • The Virginia Declaration of Rights

    The Virginia Declaration of Rights
    A declaration of rights made by the representatives of the good people of Virginia, assembled in full and free convention; which rights do pertain to them and their posterity, as the basis and foundation of government.
  • The First Virginia Constitution

    The First Virginia Constitution
  • American forces decisively defeat the British Navy at Fort Moultrie, South Carolina

    American forces decisively defeat the British Navy at Fort Moultrie, South Carolina
  • Congress debates and revises the Declaration of Independence

    Congress debates and revises the Declaration of Independence
  • Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence

    Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration explained why the Thirteen Colonies at war with the Kingdom of Great Britain regarded themselves as thirteen independent sovereign states, no longer under British rule. With the Declaration, these new states took a collective first step toward forming the United States of America.