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The Revolutionary War Timeline

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Britni Jenkins

on 25 May 2015

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Transcript of The Revolutionary War Timeline

George Washington
By George, we did it!
George Washington

Who, What When?:
1st president, Commander and Chief
of Continental Army- Born and Died 2/22/1732- 12/14/1799
The Revolutionary War
French and Indian War

Date: 1763

Cause: Fighting over land

Effect: Proclamation of 1763

What is it?: War between England and France
Proclamation of 1763
Date: 1763

Cause: French and Indian War and agreement with natives

Effect: Colonists angry and King in
debt from war

What is it?: King announced Colonists
could not go past Appalachian Moutains
King George III
French and Indian War
Jade Ryan
Sugar Act
Date: 1764

Cause: King in debt

Effect: Colonists angry, Boston Boycott

What is it?: Tax on sugar imported to the colonies
Currency Act
Date: 1764

Cause: King wanted to show he was in control

Effect: Colonists were angry

What is it?: Colonists could
not make their own money
Quartering Act
Date: 1765

Cause: King needed to house and feed his soldiers

Effect: Made Colonists angry

What is it?: Colonists forced to house and feed soldiers
Stamp Act
Date: 1765

Cause: King needed to raise money for troops

Effect: Sons of Liberty- Stamp Act Congress

What is it?: Colonists had to pay tax on every paper they had
Stamp Act Congress
Townshend Acts
Date: 1767

Cause: Raise money for England

Effect: Boycott

What is it?: Taxes on items imported by Colonists- glass, lead and tea
In General
Kemper's control
Ruler of England
from 1760-1820
Date: 1765

Cause: Stamp Act

Effect: Stamp Act reppealed

What is it?: A group of leaders called together to oppose the stamp act
Date: 1767

Cause: Townshend Acts

Effect: King reppeals the Townshend Acts - Yay!

What is it?: Merchants in Boston and New York refuse to buy British goods
Boston Massacre
Date: 1770

Cause: Tension between Colonists and British Troops

Effect: Unify the Colonists

What is it?: The first bloodshed of the conflict, 5 colonists
Crispus Attucks
First American to die in the conflict of the Boston Massacre
Tea Act
Date: 1773

Cause: King trying to raise money

Effect: Boston Tea Party

What is it?: Colonists could only buy tea from the British West India Company
Boston Tea Party
Date: 1773

Cause: Tea Act

Effect: Intolerable Acts

What is it?: Colonists dumped 342 containers of tea bags into harbor
Intolerable Acts
Date: 1774

Cause: Boston Tea Party

Effect: Organized and united Colonies

What is it?: King closed the port of Boston until the tea was paid for
Port of Boston
Concord and Lexington
Date: 1775

Cause: King wanted to capture leaders and guns

Effect: 2nd Continental Congress

What is it?: First open battles between the colonists and soldiers
Meeting of 56 delicates from every colony except Georgia
2nd Continental Congress
Bunker Hill
Date: 1775

Cause: Control of Boston Harbor

Effect: British controlled hill, increased Colonists

What is it?: Major battle for control of Boston Harbor
Declaration of Idependence
Date: 1776

Cause: King mistreats Colonists

Effect: Revolutionary War

What is it?: A letter from the Colonists to the King declaring independence
Thomas Jefferson: Wrote the Declaration
of Independence- 3rd President
Battle of Long Island
Date: 1776

Location: New York

What happened?: First battle after Declaration of Independence
British control New York
Battle of Trenton
Date: 1776

What happened?: Colonists- surprised Heshian camp- took control of Trenton

Location: New Jersey
Battle of Monmouth
Date: 1778

Location: New Jersey

What happened?: Renewed confidence in the army and George Washington
Benedict Arnold: He Captured Fort Ticonderoga and later became a. . .
Yes, a traitor. But that's not all! He gave British West Point.
Battle of King's Mountain
Date: 1780

Location: South Carolina

What happened?: Colonists were victorious- turning point for colonists in South
Battle of Yorktown
Date: 1781

Location: Virginia

What happened?: Americans were victorious- Washington's victory that ended the war
Isn't it great that George Washington lead the battle that ended the war? And I've even got a picture for the moment, too.
Oops! Wrong picture!
But of course, the real document that ended the war was the Treaty of Paris.
Treaty of Paris
Date: 1783

Location: France

What is it?: King of England gives America its Independence
Sybil Ludington
Heroine of the war- who also warned Colonists the British were coming
Deborah Sampson Gannett, better known as Deborah Sampson, was a woman who disguised herself as a man in order to serve in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War
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