Ruffner American Revolution

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    French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War began in 1754 and ended with the Treaty of Paris in 1763. The war provided Great Britain enormous territorial gains in North America, but disputes over frontier policy and paying the war's expenses led to colonial catastrophe and ultimately to the American Revolution.
  • Treaty of 1763

    Treaty of 1763
    The Treaty of Paris of 1763 ended the French and Indian War/Seven Years' War between Great Britain and France. France gave up all its territories to North America. Ending any foreign military threat to the British colonies there. Which was a huge victory to the American colinist.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    In response to Pontiac's Rebellion, a group of Native Americans led by Pontiac, an Ottawa chief, King George III declared all lands west of the Appalachian Divide off limits to colonial settlers. This closed down colonial expansion westward beyond Appalachia. Which was a agreement made by the Native Americans.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Instead of levying a duty on trade goods, the Stamp Act imposed a direct tax on the colonists. The act required that starting in the fall of 1765, legal documents and printed materials must have a tax stamp provided by commissioned distributors who would collect the tax in exchange for the stamp. They were also making profit form this.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The protesters, who called themselves Patriots, were protesting the occupation of their city by British troops, who were sent to Boston in 1768 to enforce tax measures passed by a British parliament that lacked American's eye.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a political protest that occurred on December 16, 1773, at Griffin's Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts. American colonists were frustrated and angry at Britain for imposing “taxation without representation.” They dumped 342 chests of tea, imported by the British East India Company into the harbor. This was significant because of how much tea went to waist for families.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts were laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea Party. These laws were meant to punish the Massachusetts colonists for their defiance in the Tea Party protest in reaction to changes in taxation by the British Government.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord, fought on April 19, 1775, kicked off the American Revolutionary War. Tensions had been building for many years between the people of the 13 American colonies and the British authorities, particularly in Massachusetts. The battle was significant due to the location of where they were fighting.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    On June 17, 1775, early in the Revolutionary War. The British defeated the Americans at the Battle of Bunker Hill in Massachusetts. It was a very tough battle due to all the merchandise that was lost by the patriots.
  • Publication of Common Sense

    Publication of Common Sense
    Writing in a persuasive way, Paine marshaled persuasive arguments to encourage common people in the Colonies to fight for free government. It was published on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution, and became an immediate sensation. Many people became persuaded by the document.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    By issuing the Declaration of Independence, adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, the 13 American colonies severed their political connections to Great Britain. The Declaration summarized the colonists' motivations for seeking independence.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    General George Washington’s army crossed the icy Delaware on Christmas Day 1776 and, over the course of the next 10 days, won two crucial battles of the American Revolution. In the Battle of Trenton, . A week later he returned to Trenton to lure British forces south, then executed a daring night march to capture Princeton on January 3. Which was great karma for the british.
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    Battle of Saratoga

    The Battle of Saratoga occurred in September and October in 1777. During the second year of the American Revolution. It included two crucial battles, fought eighteen days apart, and was a important victory for the Continental Army and a crucial turning point in the Revolutionary War.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    The six-month of General George Washington's Continental Army at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777-1778 was a major turning point in the American Revolutionary War. The defeats had led some members of the Continental Congress to want to replace Washington, believing he was iresponsible to lead.
  • Battle of Cowpens

    Battle of Cowpens
    Battle of Cowpens in the American Revolution was a brilliant American victory over a British force on the northern border of South Carolina that slowed Lord Cornwallis's campaign to invade North Carolina. British deaths were estimated at about 600, whereas the Americans lost only 72 soldiers.
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    Battle of Yorktown

    Siege of Yorktown, joint Franco-American land and sea campaign that trapped a major British army on a peninsula at Yorktown, Virginia, and forced its surrender. The siege virtually ended military operations in the American Revolution. It was also a huge turning point in the war.
  • Treaty of Paris 1783

    Treaty of Paris 1783
    The Treaty of Paris was signed by U.S. and British Representatives on September 3, 1783 ending the War of the American Revolution. Based on a 1782 preliminary treaty, the agreement recognized U.S. independence and granted the U.S. significant western territory. This was huge that a county had defeated the british.