The American Revolution

American Revolution Timeline

French Indian War

1754 - 1763

The war was a great victory for the British, however it left the empire in great debt and was the starting point of the revolution.

Stamp Act

March 22, 1765

The Stamp Act was a direct tax on the colonies and provoked rebellions and anger in the colonies.

The Intolerable Acts

March 24, 1774

The Intolerable Acts sent the colonies into outrage and made them feel like their natural rights were violated.

Creation of the First Continental Congress

September 5, 1774 - October 6, 1774

The First Continental Congress was made to bring the colonies together to organize a resistance against Britain. It became the leading government role in the revolution.

Thomas Paine’s publishing of “Common Sense”

January 10, 1776

“Common Sense” was the first pamphlet to encourage the revolution. It gave the colonies inspiration and influenced many to fight for freedom.

Declaration of Independence Approved by Congress

July 4, 1776

The Declaration further severed the colonies connections with Britain. It showed the colonists’ motivation towards freedom and separation from Britain.

Battle of Saratoga

September 19, 1777 - October 7, 1777

The Battle of Saratoga was an important victory for the colonists and was a turning point in the revolutionary war.

Signature of the Treaty of Paris

September 3, 1783

The Treaty of Paris marked the end of the revolutionary war and officially recognized the freedom of the colonies.