Revolutionary War timeline

Timeline created by Carlin M Woods
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  • John Locke

    John Locke
    John Locke, a philosopher and politician, was known as the The Father of Liberalism. His most famous works are An Essay Concerning Human Understanding in 1689. In this, he spoke to his theory of ideas and his account of the origins of human knowledge. His philosophy was based on individual rights and freedom. He was important in the Revolution because he defended the right of the people. He also supported the majority rule and separated the legislative & executive powers.
  • Charles Montagu

    Charles Montagu
    Was a British Army Lieutenant-General. He was the last Royal Governor of the Province of South Carolina. He also was the commander of the Duke of Cumberland;s Regiment during the American Revolution. He was important in the Revolution because he recruited American prisoners to fight for the British War with Spanish forces, who were on the colonist side.
  • French Indian War Ends

    French Indian War Ends
    Also known as the Seven Years War ends with the signing of the Treaty of Paris by France, Great Britain & Spain. In the Treaty ensured the colonies of maritime supremacy of Britain and strengthened the 13 colonies. The French bitterness made them side with the patriots in the American Revolution.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 was issued by the British at the end of the French and Indian War to calm Native Americans by checking encroachment of European settlers on their lands. It helped protect Natives from the settlers.
  • The Acts:Sugar Currency, Quartering, Stamp, Declaratory. town shed

    The Acts:Sugar Currency, Quartering, Stamp, Declaratory. town shed
    The acts were a way for the Colonists and their money to stay in line and to prevent any revolution. These acts concerned taxing folks and making trade better, stating that eh Parliaments authority was the same in America and in Britain.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a confrontation with British soldiers shooting/killing several people while being harassed by a mob in Boston. It was highly publicized and made tension worse between soldiers and civilians.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a political and merchantile protest by the sons of liberty in Boston MA. The target was the Tea Act which allowed British East India Co to sell tea from China to American colonies with out paying taxes.
  • The Intolerable Acts:Boston Port Act, Administration of Justice Act, Massachusetts Government Act, Quartering Act, Quebec Act

    The Intolerable Acts:Boston Port Act, Administration of Justice Act, Massachusetts Government Act, Quartering Act, Quebec Act
    These acts were laws passed by the British Parliament after the Boston Tea Party. The laws were meant to punish the Massachuesetts colonists for their play in the Tea party protest.
  • First Constitutional Congress

    First Constitutional Congress
    The First Constitutional Congress was a meeting for delegates from 12 of the 13 colonies.It was a meeting to discuss the Intoleralbe Acts and the Coercive Acts meant to punish Massachusetts for the Boston Tea Party.
  • Minutemen

    Minutemen
    Minutemen were armed American civilians who were active in the Revolutionary War and in the period proceeding the war. They were named minutemen because they were ready to fight along side the soldiers at any moment.
  • Paul Revere

    Paul Revere
    Folk hero Paul Revere was a silversmith and ardent colonialist. He took part in the Boston Tea Party and was principal rider for Boston's Committee of Safety. He was known for making up the lantern system that warned the Minutemen that the British were going to invade. Which set up his midnight ride...The British are Coming! The British are Coming!!!
  • Battles:Lexington, Concord, Bunker Hill, Yorktown

    Battles:Lexington, Concord, Bunker Hill, Yorktown
    These battles were important to the war because they were wins! They were strategic points in the war.
  • Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death speech

    Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death speech
    Give me liberty, or give me death! is a quotation attributed to Patrick Henry from a speech he made to the Second Virginia Convention on March 23, 1775. It prepared Virginia troops for war against Great Britain.
  • Hessian

    Hessian
    Hessians were German soldiers that fought in the American Revolutionary War for the British Army.
  • French Alliance

    French Alliance
    The French Alliance was an alliance between the colonists and the French. It wasn't very important thing because the colonists were outnumbered and the French were pretty strong. It was important because it helped to get supplies to the troops and Americans while against British colonies.
  • Second Constitutional Congress

    Second Constitutional Congress
    The Second Constitutional Congress was a meeting between the delegates of the 13 American colonies. It made decisions like raising armies, directing strategy, appointing diplomats and writing treaties.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence justified the independence of the US by listing 27 colonial grievances against King George the III and by asserting certain rights. Its original purpose was to announce independence.
  • John Hancock

    John Hancock
    John Hancock is one of the founding fathers. He was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence. He lead the Congress in the drafting, adoption and signing of the Declaration of Independence.
  • Benedict Arnold

    Benedict Arnold
    Benedict Arnold was an American born senior officer of the British Army. He was caught for trying to give up on the his fort and give it to the British. Somehow he broke free and got away to Britain. He was important in the Revolution because he was an American hero of the Revolutionary War that later became a traitor in US history and sided/fought for the British.
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), author of the Declaration of Independence and the third U.S. president, was a leading figure in America's early development.
  • US Constitution Signed

    US Constitution Signed
    The Signing of the United States Constitution occurred on September 17, 1787, at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention, representing 12 states endorsed the Constitution created in 4 months.
  • George and Martha Washington

    George and Martha Washington
    George Washington was the first American President but was a very important General in the Revolutionary War. Martha was his wife who was very established and wealthy.
  • Alexander Hamilton

    Alexander Hamilton
    Alexander Hamilton was a legal scholar, commander and one of the founding fathers. He was helped Washington with the American Revolution. He was Washingtonś military secretary.
  • Abigail and John Adams

    Abigail and John Adams
    John Adams was the second president. His wife was his closest adviser. Adams was well known for his extreme political independence, brilliant mind and passionate patriotism.
  • Samuel Adams

    Samuel Adams
    Samuel Adams was an American statesman, political philosopher, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was important to the Revolution because he protested British taxation, uniting the American colonies in the fight for independence.