The Revolutionary Timeline


Proclamation of 1763

October 7, 1763

England was interested in taking the United States. King George missed a proclamation that forbids colonist settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains.

Stamp Act

March 22, 1765

The Stamp Act was started to improve taxes for the American colonist. They paid of the British troops in the form of taxes. This made colonist angry and lead to the start of the revolution.

Quartering Act

May 3, 1765

This act requires that colonist provide barracks for the British soldiers. This was circumvented by the colonist in the years before the revolution. This act was disputed because it was against the Bill of Rights.

Townshend Act

June 29, 1767

This was a series of tax laws imposed on the colonist. The American colonists parliament began to partially repeal the Townshend duties. This act lead to renewed protests in the American colonies leading to the revolution.

Boston Massacre

March 5, 1770

This event created tension between the American colonists and the British soldiers as well as British colonist and England. The conflict between the British and the colonists had been on the rise in the government. The aftermath eventually led to the American Revolution.

Intolerable Act

March 24, 1774

This was harsh laws that were passed by the British government. These laws angered the colonists. They were a form of punishment. The colonist thought that this legislation violated their rights as English men.

1st Congressional Congress

Sept 5, 1774

This event had delegates from the colonies which met to organize colonial resistance to parliaments coercive acts. They revised the economic sanctions placed on them and to repeal the intolerable act. They delegated their reactions to the intolerable acts by making new taxes.

Lexington and Concord

April 19, 1775

This battle started the American revolution. The colonist lost many men in minutes. This was the first revolutionary battle.

Declaration of Independence

July 4, 1776

The Declaration of Independence was adopted by the 2nd continual congress. It supported colonist at home or living abroad. This act was major to the revolutionary war as it shows that America had broken away from British rule and became independent.

Boston Tea Party

December 16, 1777

This event happened when Samuel Adams threw 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor. The tea would put the colonists out of business. This act started the violent part of the revolution. It was the first rebellious move made by the colonists.