Revolutionary War

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Proclamation Act

1763 - 1776

The Proclamation From 1763 was an attempt to prevent the passing of the Appalachian Mountains. The British did this to prevent issues with the native Americans. This angered the colonists because they wanted the benefits that came from the West.
It made sure that all colonists stayed o. The Eastern side of the Appalachian Mountains. Colonists were angered because they wanted the benefits from the West.

Sugar Act

1764 - 1765

The British taxed sugar, wine, and other important things because they wanted more money. The British wanted the money to help provide more security for the colonies. The British also hoped the act would force colonists to sell their goods.
Forced colonists to pay higher prices for the important things that they needed. The colonists reacted by being very angry towards Great Britain.

Stamp Act

1765 - 1767

Passed because of the debt of the & Years War. Required stamps on all printed materials. It forced colonists to pay in British currency, not colonists money. This angered the colonists, rioting in many ways and also formed the Sons of Liberty.

Townshend Act

1767 - 1770

A series of acts. Partially repeated in 1770. British Parliament thought that colonists were angered that the stamp act was a direct act, not and in direct act leading up to the Townshend Acts. Colonists responded with boycotts.

Boston Massacre

1770

British troops killed 5 colonists and injured 6 others. Colonists were mocking the soldiers leading to the shootings. They were later put on trial but found innocent because they acted in self defense. Colonists used this event to fulminate against British rule.

Boston Tea Party

1773

Colonists dressed as Narive Americans and dumped three shiploads of tea from British ships. This was political protest performed by the Sons of Liberty. This was due to the fact British officials wouldn't return taxed tea to the colonists. In response, the British Parliament passed the Intolerable Acts.

Tea Act

1773

Was put in to reduce the massive surplus of tea held by the British East India Company which was facing financial troubles. The company was granted rights to export teas to America. Only British goods were to be sold, due to the Townshend Acts. Colonists responded in the Boston Tea Party.

First Continental Congress

1774

Agreement among colonies to boycott the purchase of British goods. If the Intolerable Acts weren't repealed, the colonists would refuse to export goods to Britain. Imports were dropped by 97% in Britain. This would breakout to the start of the Revolutionary War.

Intolerable Acts

1774 - 1776

In retaliation of the Boston Tea Party. This was a series of law put down on the British Colonists. One of the acts closed down the Boston Port. In response, the colonists held the First Continental Congress which spread into the American Revolutionary War.

Second Continental Congress

1775

Managed colonial war efforts. Discussed moving towards independence when this happened the Revolutionary War started. They voted George Washington as the continental army general.

Battle of Bunker Hill

1775

The colonial forces were attacked by British troops.After two attacks the colonial army was defeated.Even though the colonist lost the proved that they can compete against the Britain.

Battle of Lexington and Concord

1775

Paul Revere assisted in alarming that the British were coming and to prepare for war. First shots fire at Lexington. British troops were met and Concord by an army of minutemen. America won the
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Battle of Trenton

1776

This was the famous Delaware crossing.It was led by George Washington.inspired others to join the army.

Declaration of Independence

1776

Thomas Jefferson wrote it.this document was distributed to colonist to read the the audiences.Declared removal from British rule.

Battle of Saratoga

1777 - 1778

Considered the turning point of the war.2 battles were fought during this.The British lost over 1000 men which led them outnumbered by three to every one person.

Battle of Kings Mountain

1780

Was planed to attack North Carolina but instead they fled back to South Carolina. The British general died.This resulted in the British fleeing and was a patriot victory.

British Surrender at Yorktown

1781

Patriot and French army combined forces against the British.7000 British troops were captured.This led to the treaty of Paris.

Treaty of Pris

1783

This ended the Revolutionary War.The French and Britain gain their captured territories.America was free and expanded territory for the colonist.

Washington's Farewell

1796

He wrote a letter to e people of the United States.It was then published in the Daily Advertisement. Washington announced his retirement as the farewell address.