How it all started… The American Revolution also known as The Revolutionary War started in 1775 and ended in 1783. Colonists from the 13 colonies were resentful and angry with the leadership from Great Britain and its government. The Battle of Lexington and Concord sparked the war.
Taxation without Representation Colonists felt that they were not being treated fairly or represented in Parliament the way they ought to. Many taxes were posed on the colonists such as: The Stamp Act of 1765, The Townshend Tariffs of 1767, and The Tea Act of 1773). The growing tension between the British Government and the colonists grew…
The Boston Tea Party Happened on December 16, 1773; occurred in response to The Tea Act of 1773. 342 chests of tea were dumped into the Boston Harbor. Samuel Adams led the protest. The Coercive Acts were instilled as a result of the Tea Party; which added to the growing resentment from the colonists.
The Boston Massacre In 1770, British Soldiers killed 5 colonists when opening gunfire on a huge gathering of colonists. Crispus Attucks was killed, a man of Indian or Black heritage (it is unclear to this day) which was of significance to history. The British Leader was sentenced to manslaughter for his commanding acts during this massacre. The Boston Massacre
Continental Congress (1st Continental Congress) Colonial delegates including: George Washington, John Jay, John Adams, and Samuel Adams voiced concerns and grievances to the British King. (2nd Continental Congress) This group met after the Revolutionary War had already begun. They helped with ratifications of: The Articles of Confederation and The First National Constitution. Delegates included: Benjamin Franklin and many other new additions.
Continental Army The Continental Army was formed after The Second Continental Congress formed. George Washington was the Commander in Chief. They lost the first major battle of the war, The Battle of Bunker Hill.
Battle of Yorktown Occurred in October 1781. The final battle to take place in the American Revolution. General Cornwallis led the British and George Washington led the Colonists. The British were forced to surrender.
Treaty of Paris Signed into effect on September 3, 1783. Official document declaring America independent from British rule. The document was signed in the country of Paris. New borders were set for America and British troop were forced to be removed from America.
References The American Revolution. Retrieved from http://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution The Treaty of Paris. Retrieved from www.socialstudiesforkids.com/wwww/us/treatyofparis1 783def.htm The Revolutionary War. Retrieved from www.theamericanrevolution.org/