Americans were required to let British soldiers into their homes and house them
March 5, 1770
Took place when British troops fired into an angry mob of anti- British demonstrators who were throwing snow, rocks, and ice at the troops. The troops fired into the crowd killing 5 people total.
May 10, 1773
The catalyst to the Boston Tea Party. The British East India Trading Company was losing money due to smugglers so Britain had given a break to the trading company, not put taxes on tea.
Boston Tea Party
December 16, 1773
Americans angry about the lowered taxes for the British East India Trading Company. The Americans boarded (some dressed as Native Americans) British Merchant/Trading ships and tossed out millions f dollars worth of tea.
First Continental Congress
October 26, 1774
Discussed response to the British Intolerable Acts
Battle of Lexington and Concord
April 19, 1775
This was the first battle of the Revolutionary War. The Massachusetts minutemen fought a brief skirmish with British troops
Second Continental Congress
May 10, 1775
They moved towards and closer to independence. Also adopted the Declaration of Independce
January 10, 1776
A pamphlet made by Thomas Paine which advocated America's independence from Great Britain
Battle of Saratoga
september 19, 1777 - october 7, 1777
This was a major turning point in the war. British general John Burgoyne lost 86% of his army after trying a new strategy (Divide and Conquer). British and Hessian troops surrendered