Presentation on theme: "American Revolution Timeline"— Presentation transcript:
1American Revolution Timeline The Road to War1660’sNavigation Acts (law)This law limited the coloniesto trade only with England.It was often ignored and notenforced. (leads tosmuggling)
2American Revolution Timeline 1690’sThe EnlightenmentPhilosopher John Locke saysthat life, liberty and propertyare natural rights that cannotbe taken away by government.
3American Revolution Timeline 1740’sGreat AwakeningReligious revival in thecolonies that encouragedcolonists to question authorityand think for themselves.
4American Revolution Timeline 1754Seven Years WarThe war between England &the colonists versus theFrench and Indians. Winningleaves England with ahuge debt.
5American Revolution Timeline 1763Proclamation of 1763King George III tells thecolonists they cannot movewest after winning theSeven Years War
6American Revolution Timeline 1765Stamp ActKing George & Parliamentpass a tax on the colonies(paper, cards, & dice). Theysay, “No taxation, withoutrepresentation.”
7American Revolution Timeline 1767Townshend ActParliament adds a tax onglass, paint, lead, and tea.The colonists boycott andform the Sons of Libertyand Daughters of Liberty.
8American Revolution Timeline 1770Boston MassacreFive colonists are killed byBritish soldiers. They wereprotesting the tax collectorsand searches of their homes.
9American Revolution Timeline 1773Tea Act / Boston Tea PartyThe colonists protest theselling of tea that hurtsAmerican merchants.They throw theEnglish tea intoBoston Harbor.
10American Revolution Timeline 1774Intolerable ActsKing George III punishes thecolony of Massachusetts.He closes the port , restrictsmeetings, and allows soldiersto live (quarter) in theColonists’ homes.(Coercive Acts)
11American Revolution Timeline Write the caption too1774First Continental CongressDelegates from the 13Colonies (except Georgia)meet in Philadelphia,to pledge their support forMassachusetts and declaretheir unity.
12American Revolution Timeline 1775Lexington & ConcordThe first battle between theMinutemen and theBritish Red Coats .Paul Revere warns,“The British are coming!”
13American Revolution Timeline 1776Declaration of IndependenceAt the Second ContinentalCongress, Thomas Jeffersonwrites the Declaration whichformally separates the coloniesfrom England. It is signed,July 4, 1776.
14American Revolution Timeline 1777Battle of SaratogaThe Americans win thisbattle in New York whichconvinces France to jointheir side as an ally.It is a turningpoint of the war.
15American Revolution Timeline 1781YorktownThe location in Virginiawhere British GeneralCornwallis is surroundedby the French &George Washington’sarmy and is forced tosurrender. This ends theAmerican Revolution.
16American Revolution Timeline 1700’sSalutary NeglectThe period of time whenEngland (the King) was too busy and seldom enforced its rules on the Colonies.