American Revolution

Events

Stamp Act

March 22, 1765

an act of the British Parliament in 1756 that exacted revenue from the American colonies by imposing a stamp duty on newspapers and legal and commercial documents. Colonial opposition led to the act's repeal in 1766 and helped encourage the revolutionary movement against the British Crown.

Boston Tea Party

December 16, 1773

Sons of Liberty dump British tea. On this day in 1773, a group of Massachusetts colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians board three British tea ships moored in Boston Harbor and dump 342 chests of tea into the water

Fighting begins

april 19, 1775

Lexington and Concord

April 19, 1775

The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War

Battle of Fort Ticonderoga

May 10, 1775

when a small force of Green Mountain Boys led by Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold overcame a small British garrison at the fort and looted the personal belongings of the garrison.

Battle of Bunker Hill

June 17, 1775

The Siege of Boston in the early stages of the American Revolutionary War. The battle is named after Bunker Hill in Charlestown, Massachusetts, which was peripherally involved in the battle.

Declaration of Independence

July 4, 1776

The Declaration of Independence is the statement adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting at the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia

Support of France

February 6, 1778

France formally recognized the United States on February 6, 1778, with the signing of the Treaty of Alliance. Hostilities soon followed after Britain declared war on France on March 17, 1778.

Surrender at Yorktown

September 28, 1781 - October 19, 1781

That day came on October 19, 1781, when the British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered his troops in Yorktown, Virginia. General Cornwallis brought 8,000 British troops to Yorktown.

Treaty of Paris

September 3, 1783

Negotiated between the United States and Great Britain, ended the revolutionary war and recognized American independence

Creation of the Constitution

May 25 1787 - September 17, 1787

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Creation of the Bill of Rights

September 25, 1789

Is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution.