American Revolution

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In History
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The stamp act was a tax to help the British pay for the French and Indian War. The British felt they were well justified in charging this tax because the colonies were receiving the benefit of the British troops and needed to help pay for the expense.
  • The Boston Port Act

    The Boston Port Act
    The Boston Port was closed until the tea lost during the Boston tea party was payed for.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence established the United States as a independent nation. Thomas Jefferson wrote the draft.
  • Battle of Princeton

    Battle of Princeton
    General Washington broke camp at Trenton to avoid advance, attacking the British rearguard and train near Princeton and then withdrawing to Morristown.
  • The Battle of Yorktown

    The Battle of Yorktown
    The French and Americans trap General Cornwallis’s army in the city of Yorktown in Virginia.
  • The Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris ended the American Revolution. The chief negotiator was Benjamin Franklin. They acquired large territories.
  • Shay’s Rebellion

    Shay’s Rebellion
    Shays Rebellion was Massachusetts rebellion led by the revolutionary war veteran Daniel Shays against high taxes.
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    Adopted the American Constitution. It was signed by George Washington and Janes Madison.