U.S History american revolution

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  • french and indian war

    french and indian war
    this war was caused by and issue with the land of the ohio river valley. the french claimed that it was theirs but it was actually britains. this is what had caused the war.
  • treaty of 1763

    treaty of 1763
    Was the treaty that ended the war. this war was britain vs. france. this meant that france gave up all their land in north america.
  • proclomation of 1763

    proclomation of 1763
    when king george III declared that no colonies can be west of the appalachian mountains.this had really angered the colonists. because most people had to move there homes and farms.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    when britain opposed a direct tax on american goods. this action made a lot of people mad. because you had taxes on worthless stamps and it was stupid.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    there were protesters in boston. they were mad about something and were harassing these soldiers, although they were unarmed. then the soldiers shot and killed a few of them.
  • committees of correspondence

    committees of correspondence
    the Virginia House of Burgesses proposed that each colonial legislature appointing a standing committee for intercolonial correspondence. Within a year, nearly all had joined the network, and more colonial committees were formed at the town and county levels.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    was a political protest against the british. because they wanted to tas the tea. however the colonists protested and said no.
  • intolerable acts

    intolerable acts
    were punitive laws passed by the british parliament. this was because of the boston tea party. it was basically a punishment for the colonists but did not work.
  • Bunker hill

    Bunker hill
    On June 17, 1775, early in the Revolutionary War (1775-83), the British defeated the Americans at the Battle of Bunker Hill in Massachusetts. ... Although commonly referred to as the Battle of Bunker Hill, most of the fighting occurred on nearby Breed's Hill.
  • Lexington and concord

    Lexington and concord
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord, fought on April 19, 1775, kicked off the American Revolutionary War A confrontation on the Lexington town green started off the fighting, and soon the British were hastily retreating under intense fire.
  • trenton

    trenton
    General George Washington's army crossed the icy Delaware on Christmas Day 1776 and, over the course of the next 10 days, won two crucial battles of the American Revolution. In the Battle of Trenton (December 26), Washington defeated a formidable garrison of Hessian mercenaries before withdrawing
  • publication of common sense

    publication of common sense
    Writing in clear and persuasive prose, Paine marshaled moral and political arguments to encourage common people in the Colonies to fight for egalitarian government. It was published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution, and became an immediate sensation.
  • Declaration of independence

    Declaration of independence
    By issuing the Declaration of Independence, adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, the 13 American colonies severed their political connections to Great Britain. The Declaration summarized the colonists' motivations for seeking independence.
  • valley forge

    valley forge
    Valley Forge functioned as the third of eight winter encampments for the Continental Army's main body, commanded by General George Washington, during the American Revolutionary War. In September 1777, Congress fled Philadelphia to escape the British capture of the city.
  • saratoga

    saratoga
    The Battle of Saratoga occurred in September and October, 1777, during the second year of the American Revolution. It included two crucial battles, fought eighteen days apart, and was a decisive victory for the Continental Army and a crucial turning point in the Revolutionary War.
  • cowpens

    cowpens
    Battle of Cowpens, (January 17, 1781), in the American Revolution, brilliant American victory over a British force on the northern border of South Carolina that slowed Lord Cornwallis's campaign to invade North Carolina. British casualties were estimated at about 600, whereas the Americans lost only 72.
  • yorktown

    yorktown
    Siege of Yorktown, (September 28–October 19, 1781), joint Franco-American land and sea campaign that entrapped a major British army on a peninsula at Yorktown, Virginia, and forced its surrender. The siege virtually ended military operations in the American Revolution.
  • treaty of paris

    treaty of paris
    The Treaty of Paris was signed by U.S. and British Representatives on September 3, 1783, ending the War of the American Revolution. Based on a1782 preliminary treaty, the agreement recognized U.S. independence and granted the U.S. significant western territory.