The American Revolution TimeLine

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  • Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804)

    Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804)
    Alexander Hamilton was one of the main founding fathers, he created the first American bank and he commanded troops In the revolutionary war, he was the main person who got America on its feet financially. He was the creator of the entire economic system of America.
  • End of The French Indian War

    End of The French Indian War
    1754-1763
    The war between the French and British over colonial territory, it is
    significant because it but England into a deep war debt so it caused the British to start taxing the American colonists.
  • Sugar act

    Sugar act
    The sugar act was created by the British to stop illegal sugar smuggling and to raise prices for sugar and molasses so they could raise funds for the British Empire, however, this was another spark adding to the kindle of revolution as the colonists were once again enraged by them having no voice in parliament.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was when the British enforced a law where every letter and writing has to have a stamp, this caused outrage to the colonists due to the unfair law of taxing on something that is used often and the colonists had no say in the law. This started to make tensions rise between the colonists and their British rulers.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre is when British soldiers fired into a group of rioting colonists killing several colonists, though a small incident it got heavily publicized causing a national outrage to the colonists.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea party was when members of the Sons of Liberty dressed up as Native Americans and dumper boxes of tea into the Boston harbor as an act of rebellion against tea taxes.
  • Minutemen

    Minutemen
    Minutemen were the first frontline soldiers for the colonists, they got their nickname for being at the battle in the minute. They were usually self-trained and self-armed local militia. They are important because they were the first to fight for the colonists and the fought in the battles of Lexington and Concord.
  • Paul Revere (1735-1818)

    Paul Revere (1735-1818)
    Paul Revere was a member of the Sons of Liberty and he is famous for his famous night ride to tell the colonist rebels that the British were coming to attack a supply hold, this enabled the rebels to escape capture and get away with most of the supplies.
  • The Battle of Lexington

    The Battle of Lexington
    The Battle of Lexington was one of the first battles of the revolutionary war (Along with the Battle of Concord) in which after being under heavy fire from the American "Minutemen" the British forces retreated.
  • The Battle of Concord

    The Battle of Concord
    When the British forces marched to Concord in order to secure a revolutionary weapons cache they were attacked by American "Minutemen". It was one of the first battles of the Revolutionary war (along with The Battle of Lexington)
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill was a battle between Rebel forces on top of the fortified Bunker hill and the British forces at the bottom, In the end, rebel forces ran out of ammo while fighting so they were forced to retreat, but not without causing heavy British casualties. It was considered a rebel victory due to the British's heavy casualties.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was the official proclamation by the American colonists that they were breaking off from the British Empire, it was signed by the main leaders of the revolution and it was a hugely significant event in history, however since Britan had not given them permission to do this it was also a declaration of war against the British.
  • Hessians

    Hessians
    Hessians were German Mercenaries that were hired by Britan to fight the revolutionary, they mainly came from the German town of Hesse-Cassel. Over 30,00 Hessians fought in the revolutionary war, they were fierce fighters and they caused major problems for the colonists.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The Battle of Saratoga was the crucial turning point of the Revolutionary war, it was fought in Saratoga county when the Amerian forces engaged the British and it led to a decisive victory for the Americans as it marked the turning point of the war.
  • The French Alliance

    The French Alliance
    The French Alliance was the turning point of the American Revolution, the French agreed to give the insurgent colonists weapons and food, this gave the Americans the supplies they needed to win the war.
  • Benedict Arnold (1741-1801)

    Benedict Arnold (1741-1801)
    Benedict Arnold was the commander of West point and due to his lack of recognition he plotted to surrender the fort to the British, however, the plot was foiled when the British agent Arnold gave his plans to was captured and hanged so before the Americans could hang Arnold he escaped to England.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    This battle was the most important battle of the Revolutionary war because it was the last battle of the war and it was where American and French forces surrounded the remaining main British forces at Yorktown and defeated them.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris marked the end of the American Revolutionary war. This gave the American people independence from the British Empire, it also gave the Americans a Significant piece of western land. It was signed in Paris by the King of Britan and the American representatives.
  • George Washington (1732-1799)

    George Washington (1732-1799)
    George Washington is considered the founding father of America. He was commander-in-chief of the Revolutionary army and he led them to victory against the British. He was one of the many to sign the Declaration of Independence, and he also was the first president of the official United States of Amerca.
  • Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

    Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
    Thomas Jefferson is most famous for being the author of the Declaration of Independence but he also was the 3rd President of the United States and he was one of the main founding fathers.