American Revolution

Timeline created by Gottschalke23
  • Stamp Act of 1764 and 1765

    Stamp Act of 1764 and 1765
    Taxed items such as newspapers and pamphlets
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British soldiers open fire on the crowd that killed 5 protesters
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    A handful of colonist hurled a cargo of recently arrived British tea into the harbor to protest the tax on tea
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Representatives from the 12 colonies discussed how to respond of Britain’s harsh moves against Massachusetts
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    The opening shots of the American Revolution
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Set up a continental army with George Washington in command
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    American victory over the British that persuaded France, the Netherlands, and Spain to align against Britain
  • Battle of Valley Forge

    Battle of Valley Forge
    Brutal winter battle
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    Surrender of the British army
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Treaty that ended the war