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Boston Massacre

March 5, 1770

The Boston Massacre was a street fight between a patriot mob and British soldiers.

Boston Tea Party

December 16, 1773

Officials in Boston refused to return taxed tea to Britain so colonist boarded the ships and destroyed the tea.

First Continental Congress

September 5, 1774 - October 26, 1774

The First Continental Congress met in Carpenter's Hall to make a letter of grievances to send to England.

Paul Revere's Ride

April 18, 1775

Paul Revere alerted Americans that the British were coming to attack.

Battle's of Lexington and Concord

April 19, 1775

The Battle's of Lexington and Concord were the opening battles of the American Revolution.

Signing of the Declaration of Independence

July 4, 1776

The Declaration of Independence was a document stating the United States are independent from Britain.

Battle of Saratoga

September 19, 1777 - October 7,1777

The Americans won this battle, and it was a major turning point of the war. This win convinced France to become an ally of the Americans.

Adopting the Articles of Confederation

November 15, 1777

The articles were written to give the colonies a unified government.

Battle of Yorktown

September 28, 1781 - October 19, 1781

The American victory in Yorktown was the final major battle of the American Revolution.

Peace of Paris

September 3, 1783

This treaty officially ended the Revolutionary War. Britain recognized the new independent nation of USA.