The Revolutionary War

By Ashley Kochis & Maddie Reinhart

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The Stamp Act

March 1756

The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliment. This law was passed so that all of the American colonist would have to pay taxes on many items in the colony.

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The Boston Massacre

March 1770

This was a fight between the Patriots and the British soliders. The Patriots were upset with how the British soldiers were treating them, so they attacked by throwing rocks, glass and sticks at them. The British ended up killing 5 soldiers.

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The Boston Tea Party

November 1773

A group of Massachusset Patriots protested the monopoly on American tea. In the middle of the night the patriots snuck onto the boats and dumped 342 chests of tea into the ocean.

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The Continental Congress

September 1774 - 1789

The delegates were not ready to decide on independence for the colonies, but they all agreed on keeping the colonies rights.

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The Battles of Lexington and Concord

April 1775

The first shot between the British and the American troops was fired. The British decided to run to Concord and gather all the weapons they could find. Nobody knows who fired the first shot, but it was a shot that everyone in the colonies could hear.

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Paul Revere's Ride

April 1775

Revere rode through all the colonies to tell the colonists that "the British are coming."

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The Declaration of Independence

July 4, 1776

The Declaration of Independence was signed by the congressional reprensentatives. This document stated that the US was to be independent from the British Crown.

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The Battle of Fort Washington

November 16, 1776

British and German troops were against the American Continental Army. General Lord Howe against General George Washington. 8,000 British and German troops attacked some 2,900 American troops

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The Battle of Saratoga

September 1777 - October 1777

This was a cruel battle for the Patriots. It was also a turing point for the Revolutionary War.

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The Treaty of Paris

September 1783

The Treaty of Paris established peace between the United States and Great Britain, the nations of France, Spain, and the Netherlands. This ended the Revolutionary War.

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