American Revolution

Timeline created by janet.ahmadzai
In History
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act (March 22, 1765) - Britain sets a tax that requires a stamp on all public documents like newspapers or legal documents. The colonists did not like having this tax placed on them.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    Boston colonists are shot by British troops
  • Committees of Correspondence : The Voice of the Patriots

    The Committees of Correspondence were the American colonies’ means for maintaining communication lines in the years before the Revolutionary War. In 1764, Boston formed the earliest Committee of Correspondence to encourage opposition to Britain’s stiffening of customs enforcement and prohibition of American paper money.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    Angry with a new tax on tea, some Boston colonists calling themselves the Sons of Liberty board British ships and dump crates of tea into the Boston Harbor.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Representatives from the colonies get together to unite and oppose British taxes.
  • Paul Revere's Ride ( WAR BEGINS)

    Paul Revere's Ride ( WAR BEGINS)
    The Revolutionary War starts and Paul Revere makes his famous ride to warn the colonists that the "British are coming".
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    The actual fighting starts with the first "shot heard around the world". The Americans win as the British retreat.
  • Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

     Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
    The Green Mountain Boys led by Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold capture Fort Ticonderoga from the British.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    This congress acted much more like a government sending ambassadors to foreign countries, printing its own money, getting loans, and raising an army.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    Major battle where William Prescott told the American troops "don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes".
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    The Continental Congress agrees to Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of Independence.
  • George Washington crosses the Delaware

    George Washington crosses the Delaware
    George Washington and his troops cross the Delaware River on Christmas night and surprise the enemy.
  • America Chooses a Flag

    America Chooses a Flag
    The Continental Congress adopts the "Stars and Stripes" Flag sewn by Betsy Ross.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    (September 19 - October 17, 1777) - British General John Burgoyne surrenders his army to the Americans after suffering defeat at the Battles of Saratoga.
  • Alliance with France

    Alliance with France
    France recognized the United States as an independent country with the Treaty of Alliance.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The last major battle of the American Revolutionary War. British General Cornwallis' surrender at Yorktown was the unofficial end to the war.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Treaty that officially ended the war.