People from England began to settle on North America, Plymouth as the first land. for mainly two reasons: financial problem and religious freedom.
Seven Years' War
1754 - 1763
Seven Years' War is a global war fought between 1756 and 1763. It involved all five European great powers of the time plus many of the middle powers and spanned five continents, affecting Europe, the Americas, West Africa, India, and the Philippines.
England started raising taxes on most of the staples imported from England due to the loss of money during the Seven Years' War (650,00,000 pounds estimated). However, the people in North America was strongly against it, so it was changed from staples to teas. But the thing is that tea was one of the most important good, because there was less or no clean water to drink.
Boston Tea Act
September 16, 1773
An event in which people who lived in North America dressed up like the Native Americans and threw away 342 teas imported from England to the sea. The English Government then banned every demos in North America, import and exports and closed the Boston Port.
First Continental Congress
September 5, 1774
Leaders in North America (including George Washington) started discussing about independence against England
Battles of Lexington and Concord
The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. The battles were fought on April 19, 1775 in Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, within the towns of Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Menotomy (Arlington), and Cambridge when the British military attacked the arsenal; of militia. They marked the outbreak of armed conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and its thirteen colonies in America.
Release of the book "Common Sense"
April 19, 1775
A book written by Thomas Paine which contained the idea of people in North America. The major message of the book was: 1)Freedom of from the control of England; and 2) The creation of a democratic republic. This greatly influenced people to have a wish for independence.
Second Continental Congress
May 10, 1775
The Second Continental Congress was a meeting of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies in America which united in the American Revolutionary War. The Second Congress functioned as a de facto national government at the outset of the Revolutionary War by raising armies, directing strategy, appointing diplomats, and writing treatises such as the Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms and the Olive Branch Petition.
The American Revolution
May 10, 1775
It could be said that the war began after the Second Continental Congress. Due to the delay of reinforcement, and help of France, The Continental Army won. At the start of the war, France helped by providing supplies to the Continental Army such as gunpowder, cannons, clothing, and shoes. In 1778, France became an official ally of the United States through the Treaty of Alliance. At this point the French became directly involved in the war. France then supplied 90% of gunpowder that the continental army used.
Declaration of Independence
July 4, 1776
By issuing the Declaration of Independence, adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, the 13 American colonies severed their political connections to Great Britain. The Declaration summarized the colonists’ motivations for seeking independence. By declaring themselves an independent nation, the American colonists were able to confirm an official alliance with the Government of France and obtain French assistance in the war against Great Britain.