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  • by Nicole Ullah EDE 5611 June 8, 2012
  • 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/