Nicklas American Revolution

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  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War took place from 1754 to 1783 where it ended with the Treaty of Paris. The French and Indian War, also known as the "Seven Years War" in England, was very important because that's the war that led to the American Revolution. The colonists won the war for Britain and then they were rewarded by being taxed at a very high price. This led to the colonists being angry and fighting for their independence from Great Britain.
  • Treaty of 1763

    Treaty of 1763
    The main difference between the Treaty of 1763 and the Treaty of Paris is that the Treaty of '63 formally ended the French and Indian war. The Treaty of Paris formally ended the American revolution. The Treaty of 1763 was signed on February 10, 1763 in Paris, France. It was signed by Great Britain, France, Spain, and Portugal over Great Britain's victory over France and Spain.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    Issued by King George III on October 7th after the seven years war. The proclamation forbade all settlement on the west of the Appalachian Mountains. This badly affected the colonists who were already settled on the west side on the mountain range. They were forced to move. The British were already in debt from the Seven Years War, and they didn't want to start another war with the Indians again so they created the Proclamation of 1763 from moving onto the Indians land.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was repealed on March 18, 1766 after much widespread protests in America. The stamp act forced colonists to pay taxes for anything with a stamp on it. Paper, documents, and playing cards were all products the colonists had to pay taxes for if they wanted to buy them. This led to the colonists boycotting the taxes and eventually led to the Boston Tea Party.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a result of British soldiers shooting into a crowd and killing an African American man named Crispus Attucks along with four others. The Boston Massacre was important to the American Revolution because it allowed the colonists to start fighting for their independence. Colonists were able to hear about the Boston Massacre because it was mentioned in The Boston Gazett.
  • Committees of Correspondence

    Committees of Correspondence
    The Committees of Correspondence were organized by patriot leaders of the Thirteen colonies. The C.O.C was important because the colonists believed it was important to stay in contact with one another so they can exchange ideas and information about the British. Samuel Adams was the person who started the C.O.C in order to spread information to the other colonies. The C.O.C also led to the setting up of the first continental congress.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a protest by the Sons of Liberty protesting the tax on tea. The Boston Tea Party was what fueled the tension between the British and America. The Boston Tea Party was more of a threat directed at the British showing them the lengths that the colonists were going to go through in order to gain their independence. The Sons of Liberty dumped about $18,000 worth of tea into the Boston Harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable acts were created in response to the Boston Tea Party. The intolerable acts included, closing the port of Boston, reducing their self-government autonomy, any colonists accused of crimes were tried in England, and they colonists had to quarter the British troops. The colonists had a plan to repeal the Intolerable act which was boycotting trade with England until they repealed the intolerable acts, which in the end ended up working.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    The battles of Lexington were very important to the American Revolution because they were the reason the War started. On April 19 militiamen met with British soldiers that marked the "Shot Heard Around The World" and started the American Revolution. The battles of Lexington and Concord were considered a major victory for the colonists. This showed the British and King George III that the colonists wanted independence and were ready to fight for it.
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    The battle of Bunker Hill was in the very early stages of the American Revolution. The British won the battle, however a lot of casualties came out of it. The casualties the British had to face was 1,054 british soldiers, 226 dead and 828 wounded. The colonists lost the battle of Bunker hill because they ran out of ammo and the British had a lot more. However, the battle of Bunker Hill made the British realize that the war would be long, tough, and costly.
  • Publication of Common Sense

    Publication of Common Sense
    The Publication of Common Sense was written by Thomas Paine in 1776. It was considered one of the most influential pamphlets in American History. The pamphlet was very important because it advocated independence and received the most support and many more soldiers to the colonial troop.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The declaration is one of the most important artifacts in american history. The famous saying "We the people" are the first words on the Declaration of Independence. The idea and purpose of the Declaration of Independence is for the colonists to declare their independence of Britain. It was signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by several founding fathers.
  • Saratoga

    Saratoga
    The Battle of Saratoga was two battles fought two years apart won by the Continental Army and was a turning point in the Revolutionary War. With the Continental Army winning the war, it allowed for other countries to join their side of the war because the Battle of Saratoga ensured that the Americas would win the war. The Battle of Saratoga was fought in Saratoga County, New York.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    General George Washington was almost replaced as he was deemed incompetent due to the six-month encampment at Valley Forge in winter. The Continental Army won the victory against Lord Cornwallis and entered the Battle with stronger spirits. The particularly severe winter of 1777-1778 proved to be a great trial for the American army, and of the 11,000 soldiers stationed at Valley Forge, hundreds died from disease.
  • Cowpens

    Cowpens
    The battle of Cowpens was the most decisive American victory of the War for Independence. The battle caused the British to not be able to replace their resources which led to the victory for the colonists at the battle of Yorktown. General Cornwallis led his army across an open-range stock grazing which is the reason it's called the battle of Cowpens. 829 colonists were captured, 60 were wounded, and 12 were killed during the battle of Cowpens.
  • Yorktown

    Yorktown
    The battle of Yorktown lasted from September 28 to October 19. This battle was important because it was the last major battle of the American Revolution. The siege on the British in Yorktown was led by General George Washington and included the colonists army troop and the French army troop.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris is a very important document. It was a document signed by the U.S. and British Representatives that acknowledges the U.S. as an independent country. France gave up all its territories in mainland North America, effectively ending any foreign military threat to the British colonies there.