American Revolution Timeline

Timeline created by Shadowcrafter462
In History
  • French and Indian War Ends

    French and Indian War Ends
    The cost of the war caused Britain to raise taxes which began to upset the colonists.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act raised taxes by forcing people to pay more money for paper, causing people to get more angry.
  • Townshend Acts

    The Townshend acts were a series of laws to keep the colonies down and tax imported paper, paint, lead, glass, and tea. Which caused people to start boycotting the imported items.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre is an event where British soldiers killed 5 people and incited more protesting.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party is an event where the sons of liberty dressed up as Indians and dumped a large amount of tea into the harbor. Causing Britain to react with the Intolerable Acts.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts were a series of acts to punish the Massachusetts colonists for the Boston tea party.
  • The First Continental Congress

    The First Continental Congress
    The First Continental Congress was created in response to the Intolerable Acts.
  • Paul Revere's Ride

    Paul Revere's Ride
    Paul Revere rode from Charlestown to Lexington to warn them about the incoming British troops. Causing the colonists to win the battle of Lexington and Concord.
  • The Declarition of Indepedence Accepted

    The Declarition of Indepedence Accepted
    The Declaration of Independence was accepted by the Continental Congress. Causing the official start of the war.
  • Washington Crosses the Delware

    Washington Crosses the Delware
    Washington and his soldiers stealthy crossed the river and attacked the enemy while they were sleeping. Causing them to win the battle and take prisoners.
  • France and the Colonies form an Alliance

    France sided with the Colonies deciding to help them in the war. Causing them to have France as an allay helping them win the war.
  • The Seige of Yorktown

    The Seige of Yorktown
    A major British army set up base in Yorktown and the colonies attacked forcing them to surrender. Causing the Treaty of Paris to be signed.
  • The Treaty of Paris Ends the War

    The Treaty of Paris Ends the War
    The Treaty of Paris is signed by representatives of King George the Third and ends the war with the Colonist's victory.