The American Revolutionary

by Hongyi Hu 11th Ms. Kasi U.S. History


Stamp Act

March 22, 1765 - March 17, 1766

Taxation on printed materials such as legal documents, news paper, playing cards, etc

Sons of Liberty

Mar 28, 1765

Unground organization formed to protect the rights of the colonists against the British

Townshend Act


Americans may only trade with and through British ports

Boston Massacre

March 5, 1770

Colonist verbally abused and threw objects at British soldiers, causing a fight, killing 5 and injuring 6.

Boston Tea Party

Dec 16 1773

Sons of Liberty dumps tea in Boston harbor in protest of the Tea Act.

Intolerable Acts

April 22, 1774

To punish Americans for the protest at Boston Tea Party, British states all British laws and orders apply to Americans as well

Battle of Lexington and Concord

April 19, 1775

Bunker Hill

Olive Branch Petition

July 8, 1775

King Geoge III rejects the Olive Branch Petition sent by the Continental Congress to prevent a full on war.

Declaration of Independence

July 4, 1776

The Declaration of Independence was approved in the Second Continental Congress

Battle of Long Island

August 27, 1776

First major battle after the colonies declared independence

British seizes New York

Sep 15, 1776

Battle of Saratoga

September 19, 1777
  • Turning point of the war
  • 5,000 British surrendered
  • France made alliance with America

Winter in Valley Forge

Dec 16, 1777 - June 18, 1778

Continental Army troops, led by Washington, nearly straved, along with cold weather and diseases.

Battle of Yorktown

October 19, 1781

Washington trapped Cornwallis' army between the Continental Army and the French Navy. Cornwallis surrended, bring an end to the American Revolution.

Treaty of Paris

Sep 3, 1783

Treaty ended the war, giving American full independence and removal of British army from America