American Revolution

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  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    This war made the British colonies against New France, with Native American Allies.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    This royal proclamation, issued on October 7, 1763, closed down colonial expansion beyond Appalachia.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    This act was created mainly to raise money for the Crown. This act increased the shipment of non-British goods.
  • The Currency Act

    The Currency Act
    This act prohibited American colonies from creating their own currency.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    This act is called The Stamp Act and will be a tax on paper products like playing cards.
  • The Quartering Act

    The Quartering Act
    The Quartering Act required the colonies to provide barracks and supplies to British troops.
  • The Declaratory Act

    The Declaratory Act
    An act for the better securing the dependency of his Majesty's dominions in America upon the crown and parliament of Great Britain.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    Stated that British Parliament had the same authority to tax the American colonies as they did in Great Britain.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    British Soldiers shot and killed several people while being harassed by a mob.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    This was a political protest that occurred at Griffins Wharf. It was a cause of angry colonists at Britain for imposing "taxation without representation."
  • Boston Port Act

    Boston Port Act
    British Parliament passes the Boston Port Act, closing the port of Boston and demanding that the city's residents pay for the nearly $1 million worth (in today's money) of tea dumped into Boston Harbor during the Boston Tea Party
  • Massacchusetts Government Act

    Massacchusetts Government Act
    An act for the better regulating the government of the province of the Massachuset's Bay, in New England.
  • "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!"

    "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!"
    Patrick Henry delivering his great speech on the rights of the colonies.
  • The Battle of Lexington and Concord

    The Battle of Lexington and Concord
    This battle kicked off the Revolutionary War. Tensions had been rising between Britain and the colonies for years.
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill

    The Battle of Bunker Hill
    British victory: British drive Patriot army from the Charlestown peninsula near Boston but suffer heavy losses
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence is an act with amendments and laws. This bill was signed on the day The United States of America was founded.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The Battle of Saratoga was he turning point of the Revolutionary War. British and Hessian troops surrendered their arms.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    Patriot victory: Americans win one of the most important battles in the war.
  • The Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris was signed by U.S. and British Representatives, ending the War of the American Revolution.
  • US Constitution Signed

    US Constitution Signed
    39 of the 55 delegates signed the new document, with many of those who refused to sign objecting to the lack of a bill of rights.