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  • French and Indian war

    French and Indian war
    Also known as the "Seven world war", this war between the British and French lasted 7 years. Cause by the English who were upset of the French forts being built on the Ohio River, and the French were upset due to the english colonist shifting west. England won the war with a victory in Quebec. The effects: French losing Canadian colonies, and gained claims to land east of Mississippi. England gained the proclamation of 1763 that held colonist to no longer expand to the West.
  • Treaty of Paris of 1763

    Treaty of Paris of 1763
    The treaty ended the seven years war, and divided the land. French gained east of Mississippi and lost their Canadian territories. England got all french territory and they gained Florida from Spain. Spain gained territory to the west of the Mississippi and New Orleans. This treaty causes england to make the proclamation of 1763 to stop the Indian attacks.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    King George III declared all lands west of the Appalachian Divide off limits to colonial settlers. Issued on October 7, 1763, the proclamation was enforced. All settlers had to move back to the east of the Appalachian Mountains and into the guidelines areas, to keep peace with the Indians.The Proclamation basically closed down english colonies to westward expand.
  • Stamp act

    Stamp act
    An act placed on colonists to impose taxes on stamps. The colonists got mad and started revolting against the taxes and began revolting.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    A deadly riot that occurred on March 5, 1770, on King Street in Boston. It started when the colonists were peacefully protesting but screaming at the british soldiers to shoot and the British soldiers believed it was the general giving the command to fire. A peaceful protest ended in a massacre and fired up the colonist considering the colonist protesting had no weapons.
  • Committees of Correspondence

    Committees of Correspondence
    The Committees of Correspondence were shadow governments organized by the Patriot leaders of the Thirteen Colonies on the eve of the American Revolution. Organized by Samuel Adams and blocked trade with Britain.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was when colonists threw tea into the harbor to protest the taxes brought onto the colonists by the British. The British repealed all taxes besides the tea act, so the british originally banned tea but after a while they finally cracked and threw all tea on the ships into the harbor.
  • Intolerable acts

    Intolerable acts
    The Intolerable Acts were punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea Party. The four acts were the Boston Port Bill, which closed Boston Harbor, the Massachusetts Government Act, which replaced the elective local government with an appointive one and increased the powers of the military governor, the Administration of Justice Act, which allowed British officials charged with capital offences, Quartering Act, which allowed officers to intrude others houses.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    This was the first of the Battle of The American Revolution. British soldiers planned to seize the English military supplies and arrest colonist. This battle was won by the Americas and it sent a strong message to King George the 3rd of how this would not be tolerated.
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    The British wanted the battle of Bunker hill and Breed's hill for tactical advantage early in the war. Even though the Americans lost the battle it still was a statement due to the fact that 800 english soldiers were injured. The famous quote "Don't shoot till you see the whites in their eyes" was used because the colonists didn't have a lot of ammunition and was one main reason the colonists lost.
  • Publication of Common Sense

    Publication of Common Sense
    The book was published at the perfect moment, the book was discussing how colonist should fight for there freedom, and how a democratic republic would best suit their new country. It was such a best seller because it was the first call of action to fight against the British.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    This declaration was written on july 2nd 1776 and was meant to tell the British that they would become and independent country. It was sent out on July fourth which is now known as Independence day. The key points were to say that men had basic rights including Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness.It told colonist it would be a democratic government.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    While Washington was retreating his troops he decided to surprise attack on Trenton, NJ. Since the British were caught so off guard the Colonist won and this became a turning point in the way. It was such a big win because the colonist kept losing and after this battle they won the next like 10 in a row, making the colonist feel successful and kept pushing.
  • Saratoga

    The victory of the battle during September and October caused french to trust in New America and become an ally. Letting the Americans have more weapons and more supplies just makes their army stronger.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    A 6 month long winter "boot camp" was stationed at valley forge just north of pennsylvania. This camo taught normal colonists how to fight. The conditions were harsh considering little food and warm close so many lost fingers and toes and died due to hypothermia. This camo tested Georgia Washington's leadership but shortly after the camp the soldiers began to win battles and this changed the point of the war.
  • Battle of Cowpens

    Battle of Cowpens
    This was a battle fought just north of north carolina and was a turning point in the war. British took over 600 casualties while the Americans only took 72. this gave americans hope to finish the war.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    This was considered the last battle of the Revolutionary war. Americans forced british to surrender and ended the revolution giving America its independence.
  • Treaty of Paris 1783

    Treaty of Paris 1783
    The treaty was signed by both sides of the war. It also gave America its independence and created the borders of the United states. This is what created the united states of america and completely ended the american revolution.