American Revolution Time Line

Timeline created by acpulford01
  • Sam Adams

    Sam Adams
    Born: 1722
    Died: 1803
    Sam Adams was one of the founding fathers of the United States. Protested against British taxation. He aided in uniting the American colonies in the fight for independence during the Revolutionary War.
  • George Washington

    George Washington
    George Washington was the first president of the United States and he lead the colonists in the Revolutionary war against the British.
    Born 1732
    Died 1799
  • John Hancock

    John Hancock
    Born: 1737
    Died: 1793
    John Hancock was the president of the Second Continental Congress. John Hancock was a prominent Patriot of the American Revolution.
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    Born: 1743
    Died: 1826
    Thomas Jefferson was one of the founding fathers of the United States. He was the third president of the United States and served from 1801 - 1809. During the Revolutionary War he served in the Continental Congress.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian war was a conflict between Britain and France over territory also known as the 7 year war. This conflict led to the Revolutionary War.
    Start date: 1754
    End date: 1763
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    The Quartering Act was an act that required the colonies to house British soldiers. The purpose of the Act was to aid in containing the Colonists during the Revolutionary War.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston massacre was a deadly riot that started from a riot and resulted in 5 deaths. This marked a turning point in the Revolutionary War.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a political protest against Britain's taxation where protesters through 342 boxes of tea into the harbor. This act fueled the tension that led to the Revolutionary War.
  • The First Continental Congress

    The First Continental Congress
    The Fist Continental congress was a meeting between each colonies delegates to discuss Britain taxation on the colonies. These discussions is what led to the up rising and ultimately to the Revolutionary War.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The Second Continental congress was a convention following the the First Continental Congress to discuss the colonies break for from great Britain. The Second Continental Congress functioned as the government at the beginning of the Revolutionary War.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought on June 17, 1775. It was one of the beginning battles in the American Revolutionary War. It was in Charles town, Massachusetts.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord started the American Revolutionary War and was fought on April 19, 1775
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was a document that declared independence of the 13 colonies from great Britain after winning the Revolutionary War.
  • Hessians

    The Hessians where a group of Germans Hired by Britain to help fight in the American Revolutionary War.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The Battle of Saratoga took place from September and October 1777. It was two battles that marked a turning point in the Revolutionary War.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The Articles of Confederation was a document that said what the function of the government should be during the Revolutionary War.
  • French Alliance

    French Alliance
    The French Alliance was an alliance between France and the United States. France provided supplies to the Americans.
  • Siege of Yorktown

    Siege of Yorktown
    The Siege of Yorktown took place between September 28, 1781 until October 19, 1781. It was a joint effort between America and France to trap British soldiers and forced their surrender. This virtually ended the military operations in the American Revolution.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris signed September 3, 1783 was an agreement between the U.S. and Great Britain that ended the American Revolution War. It established U.S. independence from Great Britain.
  • The Constitution

    The Constitution
    The Constitution was written during the Philadelphia Convention from May 25 through September 17, 1787. This established laws and government after breaking from Britain as a result of the American Revolution.