American Revolution Timeline

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  • The French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War
    The English and the French both wanted control over the new colonists so they had a war. Both sides used Native Americans to help them fight. It nearly caused the English to go broke because of all the money they spent on the war. The English did end up winning the war but because of their lack of money they taxed the colonists. This tax made the colonists angry at Great Britain and begin to want to revolt.
  • The Proclamation of 1763

    The Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 was issued by the King of Great Britain creating a line so that the American colonists would have to leave land west of a certain point for the Native Americans. It made the colonists feel like Britain was too in control and that they should be able to make these decisions by themselves.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act was an act designed to raise revenue for Great Britain. It made American colonists angry at Great Britain and start to want freedom a lot more.
  • The Currency Act

    The Currency Act
    Basically the King made a law saying that the colonists were not allowed to print their own money. So, the colonists couldn´t use their own money. It was another exmple of the type of control that made them want to revolt.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was a tax imposed by Great Britain which angered American colonists very much and later led to the Boston Tea Party. This was yet another thing that made the colonists very fed up with Great Britains laws.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    A group of British soldiers in Boston Massachusetts killed five colonists while being harrased on the public streets. It was what really pushed the colonists over the line and made them consider starting a war with Great Britain.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    American colonists were frustrated by the tax Britain was imposing on stamps, so they dumped the tea that was being imported off the ships and into the harbor. It was the first big act that showed the colonists disagreement with everything that Great Britain had been doing.
  • The First Continental Congress

    The First Continental Congress
    This was the first time that a congress formed from all states (except for Georgia). It was a monumental occasion for the country and it was where they met to come up with what they wanted to do about Great Britain and their laws.
  • The Second Continental Congress

    The Second Continental Congress
    This was the second time that delegates from all thirteen states met to come together in the Revolutionary War and come up with solutions and strategies to win the war and gain freedom.
  • The Lexington Battle

    The Lexington Battle
    The battles of Lexington and Concord were the first battles of millitary in the revolutionary war.
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill

    The Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill was held during the time of the seige of Boston in the early parts of the Revolutionary War. Also it took place in Charlestown, Massachusetts. It was the fight for freedom between the colonists and Great Britain.
  • ¨Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death¨ Speech

    ¨Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death¨ Speech
    The ¨Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death¨ Speech was said by Patrick Henry. It was a speech he wrote and presetned at the second Virginia convention. It showed how much the colonists wanted complete freedom and liberty for everyone in their new country.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was a document created to finalize and declare Americas independence from Great Britain. It also marked America´s freedom from Great Britain as kind of like an exclamation point after them winning the war.
  • The Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris
    This treaty represented the official end of the Revolutionary War.
  • US Constitution Signed

    US Constitution Signed
    The United States Constitution was signed by 39 of 55 delegates and it was the laws that were formed after they had won the revolutionary war and begun to create their new country.
  • George Washington

    George Washington
    The first US president (1789-1797) He is the first leader of the new country which signifies the war being over and starting to build the new country.
  • John Adams

    John Adams
    He was the second president of the USA (1797-1801)
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the USA (1801-1809)
  • James Madison

    James Madison
    James Madison was the fourth president of the USA (1809-1817)
  • John Quincy Adams

    John Quincy Adams
    John Quincy Adams was the sixth president of the USA (1825-1829)