Revolutionary War Timeline

Timeline by Ryan Rouff and Charlie Regester. 7B


The Sugar Act


The Sugar Act caused prices on molasses and other sugar items
to rise.

Stamp Act

1765 - 1766

The Stamp Act placed new taxes on legal documents such as wills, diplomas, and marriage papers.

The Townshend Acts


The Townshend Acts said that colonists had to buy paper, glass, led, and tea from English officials.

The Boston Massacre

March 5, 1770

A large crowd gathered around a soldier and were harrasing him. Then, a few other soldiers came to his aid and shots were fired. Five colonists were killed.

The Tea Act of 1773


Parliament tried to bail out the East India Company. It ended up with the colonists refusing to buy tea. This hurt the colonial tea merchants.

Continental Congress meets

September 5, 1774

The Continental Congress was a convention of delegates called together from the Thirteen Colonies that became the governing body of the United States during the American Revolution

The Battles of Lexington and Concord

April 19, 1775

The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War.

Capture of Ticonderoga

May 10, 1775

The Capture of Fort Ticonderoga occurred during the American Revolutionary War on May 10, 1775, when a small force of Green Mountain Boys led by Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold overcame a small British garrison at the fort and looted the personal belongings of the garrison.

The Battle of Bunker Hill

June 17, 1775

The Battle of Bunker Hill took place on June 17, 1775, mostly on and around Breed's Hill, during the Siege of Boston early in the American Revolutionary War.

The Declaration of Independence

July 4, 1776

It was a document that gave people their freedom in the colonies, and then they became their own country. Not part of the British colonies any more.