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Transcript of American Revolution
This act declared that colonists must let British soldiers into their homes without rejection. Colonists must have provided soldiers food, water and shelter to support King George III for
Boston's past actions.
This law allowed East India Company of Britain to sell tea in America for a very low price. Colonists disliked this because it seemed to validate the Townshend tax on tea. This event led to the Boston Tea Party.
The Battles of Lexington and Concord
The Declaration of Independence
The American Revolution
The French and Indian War
The British and French fought for control of Eastern North America. The British had won the war, gaining the land of the Ohio River Valley. But the British Parliament soon attempted to make a border, leading to the Proclamation of 1763.
March 24, 1765
The Boston Tea Party
Colonists dressed up as Indians and threw the English tea into the Boston Harbor. This happened because King George III taxed the tea and colonists didn't like it.
May 10, 1773
The main purpose of America's Declaration of Independence was to explain to foreign nations why the colonies had chosen to separate themselves from Britain. It explained why they, the colonists, should have their rights and freedom. Also, that we should be our own country.
The Battle of Lexington and Concord was the starting, or road to the American Revolution. The battles marked the outbreak of open armed conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the thirteen colonies.
Proclamation of 1763
October 7, 1763
The Proclamation of 1763 was after the French and Indian War. The Proclamation specifically said that colonists could not settle west of the Appalachian Mountains, or the Ohio River Valley.
July 4, 1776
April 19, 1775
In order to help cover the cost of war between the British and French, Parliament began to establish new taxes in the colonies. This law made all colonists pay taxes to Great Britain for all of the printed materials that they used including newspapers, magazines, and even playing cards. Parliament later repealed this law one year later in 1766.
March 5, 1770
While in Boston, British troops who were quartered in the city were being insulted and thrown snowballs at by Bostonians . Soon, an unexpected shot was fired by an unknown source, triggering other soldiers to shoot also. This event ended in the death of five civilians.
June 15, 1767
The cost of the recent war, colonists were taxed on glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea, this act was called the Townshend act. This act took away important rights like it took away the right of New York to have its own government and it suspended the colonial legislator until they paid for the quartering of soldiers in their colony. This act then repealed in 1770 but Parliament still remained the tax on tea.
September 5, 1774
December 19, 1777
Battle of Bunker Hill
Treaty of Paris
Delegates from each colony, except Georgia, met at Carpenter's Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They discussed the current situation with Britain including the Intolerable Acts, which the British Parliament had imposed on Boston as punishment for The Boston Tea Party. They convinced colonies to form a representative body.
February 10, 1763
This treaty officially ended the French and Indian War. The British gained control over the area west of the 13 British Colonies to the Mississippi River. The French agreed to no longer support any colonies in North America, including all of Canada.
June 17, 1775
The American forces learned that the British were planning on taking over the hills around Boston in order to gain a tactical advantage. As a result of this information, the Americans secretly moved their troops onto Bunker and Breeds Hill, two unoccupied hills just outside of Boston in Charlestown, Massachusetts. The next day the British attacked and won, causing many more colonists to join the army after this battle.
Battle of Saratoga
September 19, 1777
The Battles of Saratoga and the surrender of the British army under General Burgoyne was one of the major turning points of the Revolutionary War. The Americans morale was boosted and the country now felt it could win the war. Just as important to the war, the French decided to support the Americans with military aid.
Pennsylvania encamped the American army from December 1777 to June 1778 although the winter was particularly harsh on them. The army was short on food, clothing, and supplies. But they hung on because the leadership of Commander-in-Chief George Washington and Baron von Steuben kept the soldiers occupied and made the healthier, tougher soldiers in the end.
Battle of Yorktown
October 19, 1781
The Battle of Yorktown was the last great battle of the American Revolutionary War. The British Army was greatly outnumbered by the French and American troops and was being bombarded by the American forces. The British Army surrendered and the British government began to consider a peace treaty.
Battle of Trenton
December 25, 1776
When George Washington and the army arrived in Trenton, the Hessians were not prepared for such an attack force. They soon surrendered, the casualties were low on both sides with the Hessians suffering 22 deaths and 83 injuries and the Americans 2 deaths and five injuries. The Americans captured around 1000 Hessians.
March 22, 1765