Battles of the American Revolution

Timeline created by Andrew W
In History
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    Nine year war fought between France and British, The French ceded all of North American possessions east of the Mississippi River to British.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Passed by the British Parliament, The new tax was imposed on all american colonists and required them to pay a tax on every piece of paper they used. Examples legal doc., license, newspaper, other publications, along with playing cards.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    series of laws passed by the British government on the American colonies in 1767, and new taxes and took away some freedoms from the colonists including the following: New taxes on imports of paper, paint, lead, glass, and tea.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Political protest that occurred on December 16, 1773, at Griffin's Wharf, American colonists, frustrated and angry at Britain for imposing “taxation without representation,” dumped 342 chests of tea from the British East India Company.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    British army set out from Boston to capture rebel leaders, the British destination were Lexington to capture colonist leaders.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    it happened during the battle of Boston, Boston was besieged by thousands of Americans.
  • Battle of Quebec

    Battle of Quebec
    American Continental Army forces and the British defenders of Quebec City early in the American Revolutionary War.
  • Declaration of Independence adopted

    Declaration of Independence adopted
    Congress recommended that colonies form their own governments, the Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson
  • The battle of Trenton

    The battle of Trenton
    A small but pivotal battle during the American Revolutionary War, in Trenton, New Jersey.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    Turning point in the Revolutionary War,John Burgoyne surrenders 5,000 British and Hessian troops to American General Horatio Gates at Saratoga.
  • The battle of Rhonde island

    The battle of Rhonde island
    Battle of Rhode Island took place on August 29, 1778. Continental Army and militia forces under the command of General John Sullivan had been besieging the British forces in Newport, Rhode Island.
  • The siege of Charleston

    The siege of Charleston
    Siege of Charleston was a major engagement and major British victory, fought between March 29.
  • The battle of kings mountain

    The battle of kings mountain
    Military engagement between Patriot and Loyalist militias in South Carolina during the Southern Campaign of the American Revolutionary War, resulting in a decisive victory for the Patriots.
  • Siege it Yorktown

    Siege it Yorktown
    ”After winning a costly victory at Guilford Courthouse, North Carolina, on March 15, 1781, Lord Cornwallis entered Virginia to join other British forces there, setting up a base at Yorktown. Washington’s army and a force under the French Count de Rochambeau placed Yorktown under siege,”
  • Treaty of Paris ends the war

    Treaty of Paris ends the war
    The battles of Americans slowly dies out, North America was reflected in the preliminary Anglo-American peace treaty of 1782, which was included in the Treaty of Paris of 1783. By its terms, Britain recognized the independence of the United States with generous boundaries, including the Mississippi River on the west. Britain retained Canada but ceded East and West Florida to Spain.
  • Articles of Confederation ratified

    Articles of Confederation ratified
    ”The Articles of Confederation, a plan of government organization that served as a bridge between the initial government by the Continental Congress and the federal government provided under the U.S. Constitution of 1787,“