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THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Transcript of THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Thomas Paine writes Common Sense.
Second Continental Congress begins to debate independence.
Battle of Lexington and Concord Second Continental Congress convenes.
Samuel Adams creates first Committee of Correspondence.
British take Louisbourg.
British take Quebec.
British take Montreal.
Treaty of Paris ends French and Indian War.
Pontiac attacks Detroit.
British issue Proclamation of 1763.
George Washington’s forces initiate French and Indian War. Albany Congress convenes.
The French Indian War
Britain begins to enforce the Navigation Act.
Parliament passes the Sugar and Currency Acts.
Parliament passes the Stamp and Quartering Acts.
Stamp Act Congress convenes in New York.
Parliament repeals the Stamp Act, passes the Declaratory Act.
The Sugar and Stamp Acts
(1763 - 1766)
Townshend Acts impose duties on goods, suspend the New York assembly.
British troops occupy Boston.
Parliament repeals all duties under the Townshend Acts, except tax on tea Boston Massacre occurs.
Boston Tea Party occurs.
Parliament passes Coercive, or Intolerable, Acts Parliament passes Quebec Act.
The Boston Massacre and Tea Party
(1767 - 1774)
The Revolution Begins
First Continental Congress convenes in Philadelphia. Boycott of British goods begins.
American Society in Revolt
Vermont adopts a state constitution prohibiting slavery.
Iroquois begin to raid colonial settlements in western New York and Pennsylvania.
The Declaration of Independence
Second Continental Congress votes to declare independence.
Delegates sign Declaration of Independence.
The Revolutionary War
Jefferson writes Declaration of Independence.
Battle of Saratoga.
France and United States form Franco-American Alliance
Spain enters war against Britain.
British forces under Cornwallis surrender to Washington at Yorktown
Peace of Paris signed to end war.
American forces win Battle of Lexington and Concord Second Continental Congress convenes in Philadelphia.
Second Continental Congress extends Olive Branch Petition.
King George III declares colonies in state of rebellion.
1756 - Britain declared war on France.