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THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

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Transcript of THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

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.

1758
1759
1763
1760
1755
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.

Braddock defeated.
The French Indian War
(1754 –1763)
1754
1764
1765
1766
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)
1767
Townshend Acts impose duties on goods, suspend the New York assembly.
1768
British troops occupy Boston.
1770
Parliament repeals all duties under the Townshend Acts, except tax on tea Boston Massacre occurs.
1773
Boston Tea Party occurs.
1774
Parliament passes Coercive, or Intolerable, Acts Parliament passes Quebec Act.

The Boston Massacre and Tea Party
(1767 - 1774)
The Revolution Begins
(1772–1775)
First Continental Congress convenes in Philadelphia. Boycott of British goods begins.

1772
1774
1775
American Society in Revolt
(1776–1777)
Vermont adopts a state constitution prohibiting slavery.
Iroquois begin to raid colonial settlements in western New York and Pennsylvania.

1776
1777
The Declaration of Independence
(1776)
Second Continental Congress votes to declare independence.
Delegates sign Declaration of Independence.
June 7th
July 2nd
July 4th
The Revolutionary War
(1775-1783)
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.
1775
1776
1777
1778
1779
1781
1783
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.
(1754–1781)
1756 - Britain declared war on France.
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