August 31, 2020
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American Revolution timeline
⟶ Updated 7 Nov 2018 ⟶
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Chief Pontiac led an attack against colonial settlements on the western frontier.
The Proclamation of 1763 forbid colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountians
The Sugar Act placed a tax on foreign sugar and other luxuries.
The Stamp Act placed a tax on all printed materials.
The Quartering Act required colonists to provide shelter and food to British soldiers.
Stamp Act Congress with representatives from 9 colones resolved that only their elected officials, not the British Parliament, could approve taxes.
Parliament repealed the Stamp Act.
The Declaratory Act reminded colonists that even though the Stamp Act was repealed, the British Parliament had the authority to pass laws that the colonists must follow.
The British Parliament passed the passed the Townshend Acts
After passage of the Townshend Acts, John Dickinson began writing his “Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania” arguing that taxes could not be levied without the consent of colonial representatives.
The Massachusetts Circular Letter was sent to every colonial legislature to urge the legislatures to petition Parliament to repeal the Townsend Acts.
Parliament repealed the Townshend Acts except for a tax on tea.
Rhode Island colonists burned the British patrol ship, HMS Gaspee.
Tea Act passed.
Boston Tea Party
Coercive or Intolerable Acts were passed by Parliament to punish the people of Boston and Massachusetts.
The First Continental Congress began meeting and sent a petition of grievances to King George III.
British soldiers and colonial militia clashed at the Battles of Lexington and Concord.
The 2nd Continental Congress began meeting and acting as an independent government.
Americans led by Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen captured Ft. Ticonderoga.
The Battle of Bunker Hill
The 2nd Continental Congress sent King George III the Olive Branch Petition.
The American attack on Quebec failed.
Thomas Paine published Common Sense.
The 2nd Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence.
The Battle of Trenton
The Battle of Princeton
The Battle of Brandywine
The Battle of Germantown
The Battle of Saratoga
The 2nd Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation and sent it to the states for ratification.
The Continental Army winters in Valley Forge.
The Sullivan Expedition
The Battle of Camden
The Battle of King’s Mountain
The Battle of Cowpens
The Battle of Guilford Courthouse
The Battle of Yorktown
The Treaty of Paris was signed.
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