American Revolution Timeline

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    Sam Adams

    Samuel Adams helped organize the sons of liberty. Played a leading role in the Continental Congress. He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
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    Paul Revere

    Paul Revere is famous for his midnight ride into town, warning the colonists that the british were coming, and gave the americans time to prepare. He also took part in the Boston Tea Party.
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    John Hancock

    John Hancock served two years at the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. He used his wealth to help in the American Revolution. He was the first to sign the declaration of independence.
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    Benedict Arnold

    Early in the war, he was known as an American hero, but then betrayed the colonists and joined the British. In 1779 he made a secret agreement with the british agreeing to turn over the U.S post at West Point for money and a spot in the British army.
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    Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of independence and was the 3rd president of the united states. He also served in the Virginia legislature and the Continental Congress and was governor of Virginia.
  • French and Indian War (Seven Year War)

    French and Indian War (Seven Year War)
    The war gave Britain a significant gain in territory, but the colonists had to pay heavy taxes, which eventually led to the American Revolution. The treaty of paris ended the war in 1763
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    Alexander Hamilton

    Hamilton was a politician, military commander, and he was best known for being a founding father.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 prevented American colonists from settling west of Appalachia.This greatly angered the colonists.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The stamp act was to help pay for British troops, but it severely backfired. This is important because the Stamp Act was a major reason for the Revolution, it was taxation without representation.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    the Boston Massacre was an event that stirred the colonists into action, leading to the revolution.
  • Minutemen

    They were independantly organized militias made up of colonists. The reason they were called minutemen is because they could be ready at a minutes notice.
  • "Give Me Liberty or Give Me death" Speech

    "Give Me Liberty or Give Me death" Speech
    The "Give Me Liberty or Give Me death" Speech was about why the speaker (Patrick Henry) felt liberty was needed. This speech helped many others understand why they needed freedom, and was a big factor in the revolution.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The second continental congress was a convention between the 13 colonists. It represents Americas first real attemptto represent self government. It was to debate whether they should really break away from England.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    Even though the british won the battle, the Americans greatly injured them, giving the american soldiers the confidence to help them win the war.
  • Declaration of Independance

    Declaration of Independance
    The declaration of independance severed connections with British rule, gave americans freeedom and the right to govern themelves, and explains why they did this.
  • Hessians

    German soldiers hired by the British- The colonists were angered by this because they werent fighting for a cause, just following orders. Known for brutality.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    It took place in the second year of the war, and had two crucial battles. This was arguably the most decisive battle in the war and lead to the Americans winning. Causulties estimate to have about 330 on the american side, and 1130 on the British side.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    An agreement among the 13 states the provided as the first constitution. It contained the functions of the American government after splitting with the British.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    It promoted trade between the Americnas and the French, the french provided the americasn with supplies. This was considered the turining point in the war.
  • US Constitution Was Signed

    US Constitution Was Signed
    Only 39 out of 55 actually signed it, because it didn't have a legitimate bill of rights. This constitution included all ten of the amendments. The constitution was a very large step that the United States took to becoming a democracy.