American Revolution Timeline

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    George Washington

    George Washington was the first President of the United States and help shape the foundation of our country. He was also a General in the revolutionary war.
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    Paul Revere

    Paul Revere was a silversmith in Boston, MA. He was a part of both the Boston Tea Party and Boston's Committee of Safety, but he is probably best known for his midnight ride, where he famously warned the patriots of the British arrival by shouting "The British are coming!"
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    Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. He also helped secure an alliance with France during the war, which was a key factor in the American victory.
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    Alexander Hamilton

    Alexander Hamilton was one of the founding fathers, alongside George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. He fought in the war alongside Washington and later became the Secretary of State. He did a lot to boost the economy and also founded the coast guard.
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    The Acts

    These Acts were cause for great concern among the Colonists, who were being taxed and inconvenienced greatly by their implication. They were the Sugar Act, Stamp Act, Currency Act, Declaratory Act, Townshend Review Act, and the Quartering Act.
  • Boston Massacre

    During the Boston Massacre, several British soldiers shot and killed people in a mob, spurring a lot of anger throughout the patriots.
  • The Administration of Justice Act

    The Administration of Justice Act made it so that any British officials who got arrested upholding British law were given a fair trial.
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    Quebec Act

    The Quebec Act revoked an earlier act that put the Province of Quebec, which was mostly French, under British rule. Unfortunately the colonies were very against this and it ended up becoming an intolerable act, and one of the main causes for the revolution.
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    First Continental Congress

    The first Continental Congress was a meeting of delegates from all of the colonies except Georgia to discuss how to present themselves as a united front while opposing Britain.
  • The Minutemen

    The Minutemen were colonial men who independently organized to form their own informal militia. They were named Minutemen because the idea was that they would be ready to fight with a minute's notice.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    The battles of Lexington and Concord were the first battles of the Revolutionary War, fought in five different towns in Massachsettes including Lexington and Concord. The British were attempting to capture rebel leaders, but the patriots fought back and after basically beating them at Lexington, they retreated when they made it to Concord.
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    Second Continental Congress

    The Second Continental Congress was the second meeting of the delegates from the colonies, all thirteen this time, as Georgia was absent for the first. The meeting took place after the war had already started, and Congress took over the war efforts, making most of the big choices that influenced the war.
  • Bunker Hill

    Fought in Massachusetts, the British won the battle of Bunker Hill, but the patriots inflicted many casualties and that served as an inspiration for the Americans during the Siege of Boston.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence was an explanation and justification for why the United States were revolting against the British government. Jump started the Revolutionary War.
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    Saratoga

    The first battle of Saratoga was won by the British, although they took several more casualties than the Continental Army and this stopped them from continuing on their way to Albany, which was the goal. The Second battle of Saratoga, fought eighteen days after the first battle, was won by the Americans, who had a much larger army because of reinforcements sent in. Because of how outnumbered they were, the British were forced to surrender.
  • The French Alliance

    The French Alliance, or the Franco-American Alliance, was a treaty signed between the two countries that said that the French would help America in the fight for independence. Because of the supplies France provided, the Continental Army was much better off.
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    Yorktown

    The battle of Yorktown was last major battle of the American Revolution. Due to his part in the battle, the American victory was a large part of why George Washington was elected as president.
  • The Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris was the treaty that officially ended the revolutionary war, signed in Paris by representatives of both the king and the American Government.
  • US Constitution Signed

    The United States constitution was signed in late 1787 by 38 people, including Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and James Madison. It was the founding rules of our country and still has several laws that we enforce today.