road to independence

Timeline created by Spainiard5
In History
  • french & indian war

  • • Treaty of Paris 1763

  • Proclamation of 1763

  • Sugar Act

    -the british taxed almost anything sweet
  • Stamp Act

  • Quartering Act

  • Writs of Assistance

  • Townshend Acts

  • Boston Massacre

    -few deaths/injuries
    -paul revere painted a descripion of what happened
  • Tea Act

    -taxes on tea
  • • Boston Tea Party 1773

    -boston sons of liberty dumped tea into the boston harbor
  • Intolerable Acts

  • 1st Continental Congress

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  • Lexington

    -the british attacked minute men first shot of the revoltion
    -americans fled
    -british contuied to concord
  • Concord

    -britsh lost against a thousand minute men
    -after the battle at lexington
    -british retreated
  • 2nd Continental Congress

    -continental army
  • Ft. Ticonderoga

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  • Bunker Hill

    -patroits lost bunker to brtish
    -do not shoot until you see the whites of their eyes
    -low on gunpowder british lost lots of lives
  • Common Sense

    -thomas payne told the people its stupid to be ruled by someone half a world away
    -fired people up for revolution
    -brought commonsense to the eyes to the people
  • Declaration of Independence

    -written by thomas jefferson
    -able to adapt
    -made to control power to keep govrnment under the power of the people
  • Battle of New York

    -british took control of new york for the rest of the war
  • Battle of Trenton

    -washigton lead his troops across the delaware river
    -no lives lost
    -catured trenton
  • Battle of Princeton

    -cornwallis fought the americans before the battle of yorktown
    -washigton won
    -cornwallis retreated
  • Battle of Saratoga

    -turning point in the war
    -french and spainish allias of america
    -british realized the americans want to really fight
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    -to 1778
  • battle of yorktown

    -last battle of the war
    -cornwallis surrenderd
    -traped corinwallis on the coast with french ships in the harbor and washingtons troops on land
  • treaty of paris

    -british had to acknowladge that america was a free country
    -froced to sign it
    -cornwallis signed it for all of britain