Unit 2 Flee Map

  • French and Indian War

    they were fighting for land
    Virgina sent 21 year old george washington to force french to leave
    fought over contol of american teritories
  • Treaty of Paris

    officially ended the french and indian war
  • Proclamation of 1763

    english establish this law that prevents the colonists from moving to stop them from moving west of the appalachian mountains
    this was hoped to prevent a conflict with the native american
  • Sugar Act

    Became the first british tax placed on colonial goods
    after the french and indian war to
    to help pay off the british war debt
  • Quartering Act

    established to save the british government money
    allowing soldiers the right to expect room and board from colonists in america
  • Stamp Act

    passed a tax on all official paper goods
    such as legal documents, wills, deeds, newspapers,etc.
  • Writs of Assistance

    british policy was established allowing custom officers the right to search any ship
    at any time without probable cause
  • Townshend Act

    tax on all house hold items
    including lamps, beds, tables, etc..
  • Boston Massacre

    5 people killed by british
  • Tea Act

    tax on tea
    reslut of boston tea party
    led to intolerable acts
  • Boston Tea Party

    sons of liberty dumped 90,000 tons of tea into the harbor
    they dressed up like indians to fool them
  • 1st Continental Congress

    banned all trade with britain until acts were repealed
    each colony began training troops
  • Intolerable Acts

    prevented town hall meetings
    blockaded boston harbor
    this was the result of the boston tea party
  • Lexington

    first shots fired
    began american revolution
    700 british troops met 70 militiamen
  • 2nd Continental Congress

    met in Philadelphia
    named george washington as general of continental army
  • Concord

  • Ft. Ticonderoga

  • Bunker Hill

    patriots fortifying 2 hills
    over looking boston harbor
    "dont shoot until you see the whites of their eyes"
  • Common Sense

    published by thomas Paine
    to declare independence
    to increase colonial support for the american revolution
  • Declaration of Independence

    composed by Thomas Jefferson
    created in Philadelphia
    reason why we celeabrae 4th of July
  • Battle of New York

  • Battle of Trenton

    Geroge Washington and the continental army used a surprise attack
    crossed the frozen Delaware river
    defeated 800 hessians
  • Battle of Princeton

    just a week after the victory at trenton
    George Washington and the conental army have another surprise attack
    defeating 300 british troops in New Jersey
  • Battle of Saratoga

    turning point of the american revolution
    led to french becoming our ally against the british
  • Winter at Valley Forge 1777-1778

    George Washington and his men spent the long cold winter at valley forge in pennsylvania
    troops were desperate for food and clothing
    Marquls de Lafayette help and train the continental army
    lasted 1 year
  • Battle of Yorktown

    ended revolutionary war
    brithish general lord Cornwallis moved his troops to virginia
  • Treaty of Paris

    officially ends american revolution