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American Revolutionary War Timeline
Treaty of Paris - 1763
This proclamation stated that all land west of the Appalachian Mountains was off limits to the colonists. The British made this law to prevent warfare between the Indians and the colonists. However, the colonists disobeyed this and warfare continued.
The Proclamation of 1763
In order to pay for the expenses of the French and Indian War and the cost of running colonies in America, the British imposed a tax that increased the duties on imported sugar, textiles, coffee, wines, and indigo, among others.
The Sugar Act - 1764
This Act required that colonists provide basic needs for British soldiers in America, like shelter, food and clothing.
Quartering Act - 1765
The Stamp Act required that a special stamp be on all legal documents and other papers, such as cards. This angered the colonists and marked the beginning of organized opposition against Britain.
The Stamp Act -1765
Declaratory Act - 1766
The Treaty of Paris marked the ending of a battle for possession of territory between the French and Native Americans. It was signed on February 10, 1763, by Great Britain, France and Spain.
The Declaratory Act repealed the Stamp Act, due to the overwhelming amount of boycotting against it. It also, however, declared that Parliament's authority in America was the same as in Britain, and gave them the right to pass laws on the colonists.
The Townshend Acts - 1767
The Boston Massacre - 1770
The Boston Massacre was an incident where a group of British soldiers fired into an angry mob of colonists and killed a total of five people. This caused much anger and controversy in America.
Boston Tea Party - 1773
This was a political protest against the Tea Act on December 16, 1773 where a group of colonists boarded ships full of tea in the Boston harbor and destroyed it by throwing crates of it into the ocean.
The Townshend acts passed several laws, the most prominent of which suspended the New York Assembly, imposed custom duties on colonial imports of glass, red and white lead, paints, paper, and tea, and established tax collectors in the colonies.
Treaty of Paris - 1783
The Intolerable Acts - 1774
Battles of Lexington and Concord - 1775
Committees of Correspondence - 1773
The committees of correspondence were shadow governments led by the patriots of the thirteen colonies before and during the Revolutionary War. They helped coordinate actions against Britain.
The Tea Act - 1773
This act sparked revolutionary movement in Boston. This act did not impose taxes, but rather was in place to help the East India Company and sell their millions of unsold tea. Colonists took this as an attack against them.
These acts were enforced as a response to the Boston Tea Party. They closed the Boston harbor until all expenses were paid for and gave more power over the colonies to Britain. Rather than submitting, the colonists continued to protest.
1st Continental Congress - 1774
This was a convention on September 5, 1774 at Carpenter's Hall, Philadelphia where twelve of the thirteen colonies met to discuss the Intolerable Acts passed by the British.
2nd Continental Congress - 1775
This congress succeeded the first after the revolutionary war began. They met on May 10, 1775 in Philadelphia to discuss and manage the war effort. They eventually wrote the Declaration of Independence.
The first shots fired in the war were at Lexington on April 18, 1775. General Thomas Gage sent 800 British troops to destroy supplies stored at Concord. Paul Revere warned the Patriots, but they were severely outnumbered.
Battle of Bunker Hill - 1775
The Treaty of Paris marked the end of the Revolutionary War. It was signed on September 3, 1783, and granted America complete independence.
This battle took place on June 17, 1775 during the siege of Boston, early in the revolutionary war. Though the British heavily outnumbered the Patriots, the British suffered heavy loss for their win.
Battle of Saratoga - 1777
The battle of Saratoga was significant because it was one of the first true victories for the Patriots in the war. The French joined the Americans after this battle.
Battle of Yorktown - 1781
This battle lasted from September 28 to October 19, 1781. This battle marked the end of the war when the British forces surrended to the overwhelming number of Patriotic troops that encircled their army.
Thomas Paine's "Common Sense"
This book was published at the beginning of the war, and became an immediate success. Excluding the bible, it was the most popular book in the colonies. His ideas encouraged independence and American freedom.
The Declaration of Independence - 1776
This document, signed by representatives of the thirteen colonies and written by Thomas Jefferson, declared the independence of America and illustrated the colonial opposition against the King of Britain. It was adopted on July 4th, 1776, and provided basis for the new American government.