American Revolution

Events

Treaty of Paris Signed

2-10-1763

the treaty signified the end of the French and Indian War

Proclamation of 1763

10-7-1763

Prevented colonists from going past the Appalachian Mountains.

Sugar Act

April 5, 1764

tax imposed on sugar, molasses, and rum

Stamp Act

March 22 1765

taxes placed on imported paper goods

British troops arrive in Boston

october 1, 1768

King George III was furious that colonists refused to pay the taxes and sent troops to resolve the political unrest

Boston Massacre

march 5,1770

5 civilians were shot and killed by British soldiers while they were being attacked by colonists

Boston Tea Party

12-16-1773

Patriots dumped 9000 euros worth of tea into the Boston Harbor

Intolerable Acts

may 1774 - june 1774

taxes on all British goods, which eventually led to a boycott of British goods

Continental Congress

September 1774

delegates met to discuss the opposition to the Intolerable Acts

Battle at Lexington and Concord

April 19, 1775

first battle of the American Revolution

Continental Congress Elects Wahsington as Commander-in-Chief

June 16, 1775

he was the first general to suggest surprise attacks at night

Common Sense published

january 9, 1776

encouraged the ideals highlighted in the Revolution
"life, liberty, and property" were viewed as unalienable rights

France allies with Patriots

May 1776

Marquis de Lafayette worked with Thomas Jefferson
France wanted to get back from the casualties of The French and Indian War

declaration of independence

July 4, 1776

Continental congress met to write their letter to britian declaring their independance

Ratification of the Articles of Confederation

March 1, 1781

first constitution of the United states
gave states more power than the national government

battle of yorktown

September 28, 1781

Site of british surrender by general Cornwalis

Shays' Rebellion

August 1786 - June 1787

rebellion led in Massachusetts by Daniel Shays in opposition to high taxes

Constitution of the US adopted

May 25, 1787

Still around today. Gave Women the right to vote, and currently contains 27 ammebdments