The conflict betweem Britain and France, due to France's expansion into the Ohio River Valley.
The act in which all printed pieces of paper were taxed, which made the colonists pay more money for printed goods.
March 5, 1770
Deadly riot that occured on March 5, 1770, on King street in Boston, Massachusetts. It started out as a street brawl between colonists and a lonely Biritish soldier, but quickly escalated to a brutal and bloody slaughter.
Boston Tea Party
A political and mercantile protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, Massachusetts, on December 16, 1773
The package of 5 laws/acts enforced by the British, which later lead to the Boston Tea Party.
Battle of Bunker Hill
American troops learned that the British were planning to send troops from Boston to occupy the hills surrounding the city. Patriot gunfire had killed/wounded 800 British soldiers, and ended up winning the battle.
Battles of Lexington & Concord
April 19, 1775
Tensions had been building for many years between the residents of the 13 American colonies and the British authorities, particularly in Massachusetts. The battles ended in 1783, by the colonists winning their independence.
Decleration of Independence
July 4, 1776
The first formal statement by a nation's people asserting their right to choose their own government.
Battles of Saratoga
The two battles were both in the fall of 1777, but 18 days apart from each other. On September 19, British General John Burgoyne achieved a small victory or American forces led by Horatio Gates and Benedict Arnold.
December 19, 1777
It was winter at the camp where George Washington proved his mettle and (with help from Prussian Military officer Friedrich Willhelm Baron von Steuben), transformed a battered Continental Army into a unified, world-class fighting force capable of beating the British.