American Revolution Timeline

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  • Minutemen

    Minutemen are freedom fighters that are ready to fight for freedom at a minute's notice, which is how they got their nickname of minutemen.
  • John Locke

    John Locke
    John Locke was one of the many philosophers of the time. He is important because some of his ideas about liberal government went into the Declaration Of Independence.
  • Charles Montesquieu

    Charles Montesquieu
    French political philosopher Charles Montesquieu was best known for "The Spirit of the Laws," which was published in 1748 and was one of the great works of the 18th century. "The Spirit of the Laws" built upon John Locke's "Second Treatise of Government". He believed that the parts of the government should be separate from each other.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    Part of a larger global conflict known as the Seven Years' War, the French and Indian War was a conflict between Britannia and France in North America. It was primarily a war for possession of the Upper Ohio River Valley.
  • George and Martha Washington

    George and Martha Washington
    George and Martha "Lady" Washington were the first president and first first lady of the United States. As a major general in the Revolutionary War, George Washington was constantly away at war. In spite of this, Martha traveled to visit with him for more than half of the war.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The proclamation was a result of the French and Indian War, causing King George III to give the order for the American colonists to stop expanding west of the Appalachian Mountains.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre occurred when British soldiers in Boston opened fire on a group of American colonists, killing five men. They did so because a colonist had thrown a pebble, which inspired other colonists around him/her to throw rocks and other things they could throw at the Redcoats. This of course, angered the Redcoats, and they opened fire. But they were quickly stopped by their commander.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a result of Britannia deciding to raise the cost of tea and caused many of the colonists, to become upset.
    This caused the colonists to invade two British ships in the Boston Harbor to dump most of the tea overboard.
  • Abigail and John Adams

    Abigail and John Adams
    In addition to being the second American President, John Adams was an important leader in the Revolutionary War. His wife and closest adviser Abigail Adams, who was also the mother of John Quincy Adams, was also against slavery and for woman's education.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The main goal of the Congress was to make a unified stand against Britannia by stating their grievances. Another idea was to enforce the boycotting of the British goods.
  • Benedict Arnold

    Benedict Arnold
    In the early part of the Revolutionary War, Benedict Arnold was a hero, but it was found that he was a traitor waiting for the perfect moment to escape to enemy lines. Benedict Arnold's plan had been uncovered by some American troops, but before he was captured, he defected to enemy lines.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The Second Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from each of the 13 original colonies who signed the Declaration of Independence soon after the Revolutionary War began. Another goal was to organize American defenses against the British in all 13 colonies.
  • "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" Speech

    "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" Speech
    Happening at the Second Virginia Convention, the "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech was important because it passionately portrayed the notion that the United States should be independent from Great Britain. The speech also convinced George Washington and multiple others from Virginia to start getting Virginian troops ready for the Revolutionary War.
  • Paul Revere

    Paul Revere
    Paul Revere was important because he was the man who alerted the Minutemen that the British were coming to attack.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The Articles of Confederation are the written documents of the American Government after they said that they would no longer need Britannia's help.
  • French Alliance

    French Alliance
    The French Alliance was important because the French had provided the American army with plenty of materials they'd need for fighting the British, including troops to add to their numbers.
  • Hessians

    Hessians were German troops, hired by the British to aid them in fighting against the Americans in the Revolutionary War.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    With both a delegate from America and Britain signing the treaty, the Treaty of Paris was important to the Revolutionary War because it was the treaty that declared the Revolutionary War over.
  • US Constitution Signed

    US Constitution Signed
    The US Constitution was important because it established the fundamental laws of government in the US. It also established a Bill of Rights for every American citizen.
  • Samuel Adams

    Samuel Adams
    Samuel Adams was important in the Revolutionary War because he was of the ones to unite the 13 colonies to fight against the British Army.