American Revolution- Aleksa Hombaker

Timeline created by Aleksa Hombaker
In History
  • End of French and Indian War

    The Treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian War. The
    French received all land from the Mississippi River west, while the British received all land from the Mississippi River East.
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  • The Sugar Act

    Parliament lowered the tax on Sugar, in hopes colonist would stop smuggling
  • The Stamp Act

    The colonist were upset about the taxes on items.
  • The Townshend Act

    A series of British acts of parliament that were passed.
  • Trouble in Massachusetts

    British officials sent word to Britain to let them know the colonies were on the brink of rebellion. They also sent troops to Boston to let them know about the colonies.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The colonists went on a protest and threw the tea over board.
  • The Tea Act

    They were trying to reduce the amount of tea that was being bought.
  • A Meeting in Philadelphia

    55 delegates decided to make a political body to represent the Americans against the British Control.
  • The British on the Move

    a colonial leader named Dr. Joseph alerted Paul Revere and William Dawes that the British were coming
  • Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence

    Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence
    He wrote the D.O.I. to be free of the British, or "break-up" with them.
  • Battles of Trent and New Jersey

    Battles of Trent and New Jersey
    A small but important war during the American Revolutionary War. The U.S. won the battle against the British.
  • Manumission

    Manumission
    (1776-1778) An act where a slave owner frees his or her slave(s). There were different types of ways, but it was based on the time and place.
  • American and British Battle of Saratoga

    American and British Battle of Saratoga
    A major victory for the Continental Army and was a crucial turning point for the Revolutionary war.
  • Howe captures Philadelphia

    Howe captures Philadelphia
    15,000 British troops under General Sir Henry Clinton evacuated Philadelphia in 1778 after almost nine months of occupation. In 1777, after General George Washington's defeats, British General William Howe had made Philadelphia the Continental Congress.
  • State Constitutions

    State Constitutions
    Each of the colonies were to establish state constitutions, in effect they would be taking power from the king.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The Continental Congress adopted the first constitution of the United States, the Article of Confederation.
  • Congress prohibits enslaved people imported to the US

    Congress prohibits enslaved people imported to the US
    A new federal law that no new slaves were allowed in the United States.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    George Washington moved the Continental Army to their winter headquarters in Valley Forge. They had many defeats and the British took over Philadelphia. By the time they had gotten to Valley Forge they weren't just suffering from the cold, hunger, or illness.
  • John Paul Jones and Serapis

    John Paul Jones and Serapis
    During the American Revolution, the ship Bonhomme Richard was commanded by John Paul Jones for the U.S. The ship had won a battle against the British Ships of war Serapis and Countness of Scarborough
  • Spain declares war on Great Britain

    Spain declares war on Great Britain
    Spain declared war on Britain s an ally for France. They provided supplies for the American forces.
  • British forces capture Charles Town

    British forces capture Charles Town
    A major victory for the British, the city surrendered to the British.
  • British surrender at Yorktown

    British surrender at Yorktown
    The British commander surrendered 8,000 soldiers to the American Force.
  • Plans for first Fed. Tax

    Plans for first Fed. Tax
    The plan was 5 percent
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris was in Paris by King George III and the representatives of the U.S.A. and it ended the American Revolutionary War.
  • Spain closed lower Mississippi River to American settlers

    Spain closed lower Mississippi River to American settlers
    They closed the navigation from Mississippi to America, and in the spring Don Diego de Gardoqui arrived in America to g over a commercial treaty.
  • The Ordinance of 1785

    The Ordinance of 1785
    It set up a standardized system where settlers could purchase title to farmland. Also, until the Homestead Act of 1862 it laid down the foundation of land policy.
  • The North West Ordinance

    The North West Ordinance
    Was adopted by the Confederation Congress, and chartered a government for the Northwest Territory.
  • Shay's rebellion

    Shay's rebellion
    An armed uprising in Western Massachusetts from a debt crisis among the citizens.
  • Convention

    Convention
    The point of the Convention was to determine how America was to be governed. The Convention was called to revise the Articles of Confederation, but many of the delegates had bigger plans.
  • Signing of the Constitution

    Signing of the Constitution
    The signing took place at Independence hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and 39 delegates signed it.
  • Delaware first state to approve Constitution

    Delaware first state to approve Constitution
    Delaware was the first to ratify the constitution because the citizens believed that a stronger national government would help protect them against attack.
  • New Hampshire ratifies Constitution

    New Hampshire ratifies Constitution
    New Hampshire was the ninth state to ratify the Constitution, and it ended government under the Articles of Confederation.
  • Land Act of 1800

    Land Act of 1800
    The government approved the Harrison Land Act in the 1800's. With this law people had an opportunity to buy land from federal government in the Northwest Territory.