American Revolution

Events

13 British Colonies are successful

1607

In Jamestown, Virginia

13 British Colonies established over entire west coast

1754

Seven Year's War

1756 - 1763

Treaty of Paris

1763

Colonists and British won. French and British signed the Treaty. British taxed American Colonists because they were in debt

Boston Tea Party

1765

Three British ships dumped all the tea into the Boston Harbour.

American Revolutionary War

April 19, 1775

First attacks from the colonists against the British in Lexington.

Battle of Bunker Hill

June 17, 1775

In Charlestown, Massachusetts. Colonists suffered a serious loss but only just.

Independence Day

July 4, 1776

The Declaration of Independence was signed. United States of America was born. War continued, lost control of New York.

Battle of Saratoga

1777

George Washington got British allies to surrender

October 17, 1777

Battle of Yorktown

1781

French fleet came and fought. Trapped a large amount of British soldiers.

British leader hid in a cave

October 19, 1781

The British leader hid in a cave while the rest of his soldiers surrendered.

Treaty was drafted

April 1782

The Treaty was drafted and peace by John Jay, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin

King George signed the Treaty of Paris

September 3, 1783