The American Revolution

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  • Navigation Acts

    Navigation Acts
    These acts were passed to regulate colonial trade and manufacturing because Britain applied mercantilism policies in order to strengthen their colonies by exporting more than importing.
  • French and Indian War ends

    French and Indian War ends
    A series of battles between the French and British finally ends with the The treaty of Paris
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    This act taxed legal documents such as newspapers and pamphlets. This caused much uproar within the colonists.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British soldiers in Boston opened fire on a crowd that was throwing rocks and stones at them. This resulted in the death of five protesters.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    An act that put a tax on importing tea and caused many protests against it.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Colonists in Massachusetts hurled in a cargo of newly arrived tea to protest on the new tax on tea. Parliament wanted to peruse punitive acts against Massachusetts, but other colonies rallied for it.
  • Coercive/Intolerable Acts

    Coercive/Intolerable Acts
    A series of 4 laws the British Parliament passed to punish the state of Massachusetts from the Boston Tea Party
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Representatives from 12 colonies met in Philadelphia to discuss Britain’s harsh actions against Massachusetts. Som leading figures from the Enlightenment attended, such as John AdamsGeorge Washington, and Benjamin Franklin.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    At this meeting, a Continental army was set up with George Washington in Command due to the battles at Lexington and Concord.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    The colonists were angered by the many riots and clashed with British troops in Massachusetts, these were the opening shots of the American Revolution
  • Declaration of Independence was adopted

    Declaration of Independence was adopted
    After the Declaration of Independence was signed, the policies and laws were adopted by the people
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    America had a victorious triumph against Britain. This influenced France to make an alliance with America to fight against Britain in future battles.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    Continental troops suffered from disease, hunger, and cold at Valley Forge. Washington eventually helped get the troops back together and ready to fight.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The Americans and French forced a surrender towards Britain, which eventually caused Britain’s army to become weak and defeated.
  • The United States Constitution was written

    The United States Constitution was written
    The U.S. Constitution was written and ready to be publicly announced to the world
  • The U.S. Constitution was adopted

    The U.S. Constitution was adopted
    The policies and laws of the United States Constitution were adopted