American Revolution

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In History
  • French and Indian War (1754 - 1763) *

    French and Indian War (1754 - 1763) *
    The French and Indian War was a war between the French and British colonists and each one had Native American Allies. The French and Indian War ended when the British signed the Treaty of Paris, so the British won the war.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar act was a revenue-raising act passed by the Parliament of Great Britain that taxes the sugar in the colonies. Also, the Sugar act increased the force of smuggling laws.
  • Currency Act

    Currency Act
    The Currency Act was when Parliament protected British merchants and creditors from being paid in devalue the colonial currency. Furthermore, this was a way for Parliament to take over the colonies' currency.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was an act that the Parliament of Great Britain which forced taxes on British colonies and required all printed materials to have a stamp on it.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    The Townshend Act was a sequence of events that taxed goods in Britain America. But the American colonists saw that it was an overuse of power by Parlement.
  • Boston Massacre *

    Boston Massacre *
    British soldiers were harassed by a mob of colonists on March 5, 1770. When British troops shot and killed several people.
  • John Hancock (1737 - 1793)

    John Hancock (1737 - 1793)
    John Hancock was an American Merchant, Statesman, and American Patriot. He's famous for having the biggest signature on the Declaration of Independence.
  • Boston Tea Party *

    Boston Tea Party *
    Political protest by the Sons of Liberty on Dec. 16, 1773, where 342 chests of tea were dumped into the Atlantic Ocean. After the Boston Tea Party, fueled the tension between Britain and America in which started the American Revolution.
  • Boston Port Act

    Boston Port Act
    The Boston Port Act was when Parliament closed down the Boston Harbor. It was one of the five measures of the Townshend Acts.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The First Continental Congress was a meeting that had 12 delegates of the 13 colonies. This meeting was for the reason to get resistance to Parliament's Coercive Acts.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The Second Continental Congress was 13 delegates of the 13 colonies which united in the American Revolutionary War. Also, the Second Continental Congress were the ones to sign the Declaration of Independence.
  • Paul Revere (1735 - 1818)

    Paul Revere (1735 - 1818)
    Paul Revere rode from Boston to Lexington Massachusetts at midnight to warn the Colonists about the British attacks. The British were attacking Boston.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    Lexington and Concord were the first military conflicts of the American Revolution. The opening shot at the Battle of Concord was called "the shot heard round the world."
  • Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826) *

    Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826) *
    Thomas Jefferson wrote most of the Declaration of Independence and was the 3rd President of the United States. He had previously served as the second vice president of the US.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was a list of complaints about what the King of England and Parliament did to the colonists. It was adopted by the Second Continental Congress.
  • Alexander Hamilton (1755 - 1804) *

    Alexander Hamilton (1755 - 1804) *
    Alexander Hamilton was one of the Founding Father's of the United States. He spread his ideas about how the new government could be run.
  • The French Alliance

    The French Alliance
    The French Alliance was formed during the American Revolution. France provided supplies to the American Colonists. Supplies were things like gun powder, guns, soldiers, and food.
  • Yorktown

    Yorktown
    Yorktown was the last battle of the American Revolution. George Washington led 17,000 troops, including the French, to the Battle of Yorktown against the British. The Colonists won.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris ended the American Revolution. It was signed by both Britain and the United States of America. The treaty also provided boundaries for the new nations.
  • US Constitution Signed

    US Constitution Signed
    The US Constitution was a document that set the rules for the new government. Some of the rules included defining what the government can and can't do, separates the power between states and the federal government, and separates the powers of government into three branches, the legislative branch, the executive branch, the judicial branch.