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A.R. events/timeline

Amer. Rev. timeline and events

Stamp Act March 1765; forced colonists to pay taxes on any printed item bought from Britain; ended by 1766
Boston Massacre March 1770; mob of colonists threw snowballs at British soldiers because they kept ships from sailing in and out of the Boston Harbor; British soldiers fired shots into the crowd killing five people in the end
Boston Tea Party December 1773; colonists dressed as Mohawks and protested the Tea Act by dumping crates of tea into the Boston Harbor
First Continental Congress September 1774; 56 representatives met from 12 colonies (not Georgia) in Philadelphia; Patriots wanted to break away from Britain; wrote a letter to King George III because they wanted peace for their problems
Lexington and Concord April 1775; began the Revolutionary War; colonists had been collecting guns and supplies
Tea Act 1773; British government passed a law that made tea cheaper to buy; the problem was only one company would sell the tea
Paul Revere's ride April 1775; rode through the night by horseback to warn colonial fighters that British
Second Continental Congress May 1775; created the Continental Army and asked Washington to lead; wanted to unite the colonies and prepare for war and possibly declare independence
Battle of Bunker Hill June 1775; first major battle; colonists wanted to win so they could fire on British ships in the Boston Harbor; British won, however they had a lot of casualties
"Common Sense" written January 1776; a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine pushing for independence
Richard Henry Lee officially asked Congress to declare independence June 7, 1776
The Declaration of Independence was adopted July 4, 1776
General Washington crosses Deleware River December 26, 1776; made a sneak attack on the British and won; took over 900 prisoners
Saratoga October 1777; Patriots win; turning point of the war; stopped the British plan to cut off the North from the rest of the colonies
Winter at Valley Forge Winter 1777-1778; turning point of the war; harshest conditions for the troops so far; many troops died from illness or hunger
France supports the Patriots Spring 1778; turning point of the war; French troops and money were sent to the Continental Army
Yorktown September-October 1781; Patriots and French win; turning point of the war; largest British army captured as prisoners
Treaty of Paris September 1783; peace treaty signed ending the Revolutionary War
Intolerable Acts 1774 (also known as Coercive Acts); laws that were really punishments that King George III put on the colonies; he did this to the Colonists because he wanted to punish them for dumping tea into the harbor at the Boston Tea Party
Sugar Act April 1764; tax on sugar, molasses
Townsend Act 1767; tax on imported goods like glass, paper, paint, tea; British troops could get warrants (Writs of Assistance) to search homes for smuggled goods
Created by: crstone