AlexAmericanRevolutionTimeline

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  • Treaty Of Paris

    Treaty Of Paris
    The Treaty Of Paris ended the French and Indian War. It was signed by France, Great Britain, and Spain. France lost the war, giving up all it's territory in North America. Click here for video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMRYDe6vfMk
  • The Proclamation Line of 1763

    The Proclamation Line of 1763
    The British won territory after the 7 year war but, they had problems governing it. This was one of the causes of the American Revolution.
    Want to watch a video on it? Click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKNTBHmWOyA
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act was the act that raised taxes on sugar and molasses from the French and Dutch West Indies. They were trying to increase revenues to fund enlarged British Empire responsibilities following the French And Indian War.
    Want to watch a video on it? Click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYFZyCVcfUE
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    This was the first internal tax levied directly on American Colonists by the British government. The act came at the time when the British empire was in debt from the Seven Year War and looked at the colonies as a revenue source. The colonists started to argue that only their own representative assemblies could tax them. So, they started to mob violence to intimidate stamp collectors into resigning. Want to watch a video on it? Click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mivLguvRF7Y
  • The Townshend Act

    The Townshend Act
    The Townshend Act imposed duties on glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea imported into the colonies. Many viewed it as an abuse of power, resulting into the passage of agreements to limit imports from Britain. Click here to watch a video on it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKGSda3sEVU
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    This occurred when a squad of British soldiers came to support a sentry who was being attacked with a snowballs by a crowd and let loose a valley of shots. Three people died immediately and two later died of wounds and 6 people were injured. The Boston Massacre is remembered as a key event in helping to galvanize the colonial public to the patriot cause. Click here to watch a video on it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ee1RAhDm3w
  • Committees Of Correspondance

    Committees Of Correspondance
    The Committees Of Correspondence were the American Colonies' means for maintaining communication lines in the years before the Revolutionary War. It was organized a decade before the revolution. That was when the deteriorating relationship with Great Britain, made it super important for the colonies to share ideas and information. Click here to watch a video on it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_pUP_Palgs
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    The Tea Act was one of the many measures imposed on the colonists by the British government in the decade leading to the American Revolutionary War. The act's purpose was to bail out the East India Company, which was an important part of the British economy. So they decided to tax the colonists on tea imported from Britain. Click here to watch a video on it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1Aai9YmQ5Q
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    This event occurred in Boston Harbor. Where a group of colonists from Massachusetts, dressed as Mohawk Indians.Then boarded three ships and threw three hundred and forty two chests of tea into the harbor. The colonists demanded that the tea be returned to England. They did this in protest of the Tea Act of 1773, which was a bill designed to save the East India Company. Click here to watch a video on it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Psyg-ffKbzM
  • Coercive Acts / Intolerable Acts.

    Coercive Acts / Intolerable Acts.
    The British Parliament passed this act because they were upset by the Boston Tea Party and other acts of destruction by colonists. The aim of the legislation was to restore order in Massachusetts and punish Bostonians for their tea party. The Coercive Acts were a series of 4 different acts. Click here to watch a video on it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deU_9QzH5sQ
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    This was the act that required Americans to assist in the housing of British troops, who were there to squash liberties. This was one of the issues that made the colonists rebel against the British before the Revolutionary War. They believed that it was unfair that they were being forced by the government to provide food and quarters for the soldiers. Click here to watch a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E14tSvrAxa4
  • 1st Continental Congress

    1st Continental Congress
    The Continental Congress served as the government of the 13 colonies, and later the United States. They first met in 1774, in reaction to the Coercive Acts. Click here to watch a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbKHPLbuLw0
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    This battle kicked off the American Revolutionary War. Tensions had been building up for many years between the colonists and British authorities. Many battles followed and in 1783, the Americans won their independence. Click here to watch a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjnEC76NvIM
  • 2nd Continental Congress

    2nd Continental Congress
    The 2nd Continental Congress convened after the American Revolutionary War had begun. They took a major step of declaring America's independence from Britain. Click here to watch a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdFxPKXb8u8
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill

    The Battle of Bunker Hill
    The British defeated the colonists at Bunker Hill. Due to a lack of ammunition, the colonists' chances of winning the battle were doomed. Though, the battle provided the colonists with a boost of confidence about the next battle. Click here for video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77_PX543zJg
  • Thomas Paine's Common Sense

    Thomas Paine's Common Sense
    Common Sense sent arguments in favor of American Independence. Common Sense played a great role in turning a colonial squabble into the American Revolution. It was a pamphlet because that was a way to spread ideas back then. Click here for video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwJAaaglXsk
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    The Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. It was written by Thomas Jefferson in Philadelphia. The five man committee did this for theirs' and all the colonists' rights. Click here to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb7MI8NQLoo
  • The Battle of Trenton/Princeton [Washington's Crossing of The Delaware]

    The Battle of Trenton/Princeton [Washington's Crossing of The Delaware]
    Washington's crossing of the Delaware was before the Battle of Trenton of the American Revolution. It was a surprise attack organized by Washington against Hessian forces. Washington beat the Hessians, and won two battles over the course of the next ten days. Click here for video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9XkIvSkhRg
  • The Battle of Saratoga

    The Battle of Saratoga
    The Battles of Saratoga were a very big turning point in the American Revolution. British general John Borgoyne's army beat American forces in the first battle. The British general decided to attack the Americans again at Bemis Heights on October 7th, but was defeated and forced to retreat. He surrendered ten days later. The Americans' victory of this battle convinced the French government to be their ally. Click here for video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZNpbSP6Glo
  • The Battle of Yorktown

    The Battle of Yorktown
    This was the most important battle in the Revolutionary War. After three weeks of nonstop battling, day and night, the British general surrendered to Washington. Officially ending the war for independence. Click here for video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhGGlDP6LOU
  • The Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris
    This negotiated between the US and Great Britain, ended the Revolutionary War, and recognized American Independence. The five people who were going to negotiate the treaty were Henry Laurens, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, John Jay, and Ben Franklin. However, Henry Laurens was captured. Thomas Jefferson didn't leave the United States in time to make it. Therefore, the Treaty was conducted by John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and John Jay. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7ii4avbdfY
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