The Revolutionary War

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The Fench and Indian War

1754 - 1763

The Treaty of Paris--ended The French and Indian War

1763

The Sugar Act

4/5/1764

The Stamp Act

3/22/1765

Townshend Acts

6/29/1767

The Boston Massacre

3/5/1770

The Boston Tea Party

12/16/1773

The First Continental Congress-Philadelphia

9/5/1774 - 10/26/1774

The Rides of Paul Revere and William Dawes

4/18/1775

The Battles of Lexington and Concord--Beginning of the Revolutionary War

4/19/1775

The Second Continental Congress-met in Philadelphia

5/10/1775

George Washington named Commander in Chief

6/15/1775

Battle of Bunker Hill--fought at Breed's Hill

6/17/1775

Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" is published

1/15/1776

Declaration of Independence is adopted

7/4/1776

The Declaration of Independence is signed

8/2/1776

Washington crosses the Delaware and captures Trenton

12/26/1776

Flag Resolution (flag possibly designed by Hopinson, likely sewn by Betsy Ross)

6/14/1777

The Winter of Valley Forge

12/19/1777 - 6/19/1778

Von Steuben arrives at Valley Forge-trains Patriot's soldiers

3/10/1778

Benedict Arnold's plans to cede West Point to the British discovered--a traitor

9/25/1780

Washington names Nathaniel Greene commander of the Southern Army

10/14/1780

Articles of Confederation adopted

3/2/1781

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown, Virginia--end of Revolutionary War

10/19/1781

Bristish signs Articles of Peace

11/30/1782

Treaty of Paris--Ends the Revolutionary War

9/3/1783

Washington resigns as Commander

12/23/1783

The U.S. Constitution is ratified

9/17/1787

George Washington is elected President

1789