American Revolution

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    French and Indian War

    Tension between Britain and France caused a war over independence and territory. The French were trying to expand into British territory which caused problems with the colonies. The expansion into the Ohio River Valley was the start of war. William Pitt and his British army were victorious after several years of battle gaining land and territories.
  • Treaty of 1763

    The Treaty of 1763 ended the French and Indian War. The French lost all of their territory including mainland of North American, Quebec and the Ohio River Valley. This gave up the French being any kind of threat the Britain.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    This is the start of the tightening of government control. Settlers were not aloud on territory beyond the Appalachian Mountains. England took charge of westward expansion from this point forward. Indian tribes liked the new line, however settlers still continued to claim land into the Ohio RIver Valley.
  • Committees of Correspondence

    This was a committee put together by Samuel Adams to publicize the grievances against England. This was considered a propaganda campaign. This was only held in Boston, however other colonies did this ad were apart of it.
  • The Stamp Act

    This was the first "act" that the colonist had to abide too. The expense was not the issue, it was the principle of the act that upset the colonist. Colonists were required to to buy stamps for legal documents, newspapers, licenses, etc.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre was when British soldiers shot and killed colonists. The soldiers were tried and found guilty of manslaughter. However, the colonists called it murder by colonial propaganda.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party is a very known event. This was when men dressed up as Mohawk indians to open tea chest and dump them in the harbor. All harbor entries were blocked from the East India Company ships coming in. The British wanted replacement, yet the Boston colonists refused.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts happened in response to the Boston Tea Party. The acts included: closing ports of Boston, Reduced self-government autonomy, those accused of crimes were tried and they quartered troops. The people living in Massachusetts martyr to other colonies.
  • Lexington and Concord

    This is where the start of the American Revolutionary war took place.The minutemen meet the Redcoats in a very brief skirmish. This is when Paul Revere goes out to spread the message that the British is coming.
  • Bunker Hill

    This was the first major battle of the American Revolution. This was a battle of very high casualties. Afterall, the British had victory but it was very costly.
  • Publication of Common Sense

    This was a writing that was published right before the American Revolution. This writing advocated for freedom and independence from Great Britain. Thomas Paine wrote this about political arguments to persuade the colonist to fight for a certain type of government.
  • Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence was a document that announced the separation of 13 colonies from Great Britain. The main writer was Thomas Jefferson, who later became one of the presidents of the United States. This was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge was a camp for the Continental Army's main body. George Washington was the head commander of this. There were many harsh conditions as over 2000 men died from cold, freezing winters.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    This battle was a major turning point in the war. There were two battle, however there was an American victory. This then inspired France to agree to a treaty.
  • Cowpns

    American troops under General Morgan routed British forces under Lieutenant Tarleton. The Americans inflicted many casualties on the British. This was a turning point for the Southern campaign.
  • The Battle of Yorktown

    French and Continental troops go against the British army to finish the last battle of the Revolutionary war. Lord Cornwallis surrenders to the Continental army. Therefore, America wins the war after all.
  • Treaty of Paris 1783

    This was the official ending of war. The US and British both signed the treaty agreeing upon the end of this.The US now has indepence and gained an abundance of territory.