Kelly Ball - American Revolution

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In History
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    French and Indian War

    A war fought between Britain and France over territory, which eventually put Britain in debt.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    When the British Parliament imposed a direct tax on the British colonies that were stationed in America. It enforced a tax on all of the paper documents that came from the colonies.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    A street fight between a mob of patriots and a group of British soldiers. Five colonists died during this street fight.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A political protest that occurred in Boston for Britain imposing "taxation without representation". The Sons of Liberty dumped 300+ chests of tea into the water at the docks.
  • Paul Revere's Midnight Ride

    Paul Revere's Midnight Ride
    Paul Revere rode horseback to warn and alert the colonial militia about the British troops.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    "The shot heard around the world."
    The first military interactions that kicked off the American Revolutionary War. Hundreds of British troops marched to Concord from Boston to seize an arms cache.
  • The Second Continental Congress

    The Second Continental Congress
    Several delegates from the 13 colonies grouped together at the convention.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The patriots were defeated by the British in Massachusetts after the patriots tried to prevent a British attack.
  • Delegates sign the Declaration of Independence

    Delegates sign the Declaration of Independence
    Fifty-six members of congress sign their signatures on a copy of the Declaration of Independence.
  • Battle of Long Island

    Battle of Long Island
    The Redcoats successfully defeated George Washington's patriots.
  • Lafayette Arrives in Philadelphia

    Lafayette Arrives in Philadelphia
    Lafayette arrives to Philadelphia to join the service as major general.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    A written document that established the laws and functions of the United States after they declared independence from Britain.
  • the French Alliance

    the French Alliance
    A written pact the confirmed the French agreed to provide many supplies for America during the Revolutionary War.
  • Surrender at Yorktown

    Surrender at Yorktown
    Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington in Yorktown, Virginia,
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Written document that acknowledged American independence and declared an end to the Revolutionary War.
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    Shay's Rebellion

    A protest rebellion against America engraving high taxes onto their citizens.
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    Constitutional Convention

    A convention called to discuss the revision of the Articles of Confederation amongst the delegates.
  • U.S Constitution was Signed

    U.S Constitution was Signed
    A written frame for America's new government and laws and established the basic rights for their citizens.
  • Residence Act

    Residence Act
    Established the permanent capital of the U.S. on the Potomac River.
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    the War of 1812

    A war fought between the U.S. and Great Britain after Britain violated the U.S. maritime rights. During this war, the Capital building was burned down.