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1 The Thirteen Colonies Rebel Timeline

2 1764 In 1764 the Sugar Act was pushed through Parliament. The act taxed sugar, coffee, indigo, and molasses from anywhere but Britain.

3 1764 The Currency Act prohibits the colonists from issuing any legal paper money, and required colonists to pay all debts in gold or silver.

4 1765 In 1765 Parliament passed the Stamp Act. Stamps sold by the British government had to placed on a variety of items. These included legal papers, advertisements, newspapers, calendars, and playing cards.

5 1765 Quartering Act requires colonists to house and supply British soldiers.

6 “… whether any methods can be found to elude the chains forged for us…”
“Enough is enough” 1773 Boston Tea Party Description: Stamp Act protest by William Bradford

7 First Continental Congress
When: September 1774 Where: Independence Hall – Philadelphia Why: Because of the Intolerable Acts Who: John Adams, Sam Adams, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson What Happens: 1. Ban all trade with England 2. Train Our Militia (volunteer army) (2nd amendment?)

8 Colonists began forming their own militia to resist the British.

9 Britain British General Thomas Gage is put in control of Boston – with many British Soldiers.

10 Gage Gage hears that the Patriots have an arsenal (garage for weapons) in Concord and Lexington. In secret, Gage and 800 troops march to Lexington to seize (take) the weapons. Patriots find out that the British are on the way – and send messengers to warn them are dispatched. (Paul Revere and Robert Dawes)

11 Lexington The Patriots are prepared. The minute men gather to meet the British Troops. Shots are fired and 8 patriots are killed. “shot heard around the world”

12 Field in Lexington Mass

13 Battle of Lexington & Concord
Shot heard around the world! April 19, 1775 Battle of Lexington & Concord Massachusetts The Beginning of the War

14 Concord After Lexington, Redcoats head for Concord.
British soldiers began searching homes, and some were set on fire. Minutemen made their way to North Bridge in Concord and met the Redcoats there.


16 Concord 2 shots are fired and the Major John Buttrick, leader of the local Concord militia, implored his men to retaliate. This was the first time American militia had fired on the British army.

17 Second Continental Congress
MAY 1775 Second Continental Congress Meeting in Philadelphia. Colonial Representatives formed the Continental Army. George Washington was named general of the Continental Army.

18 Second Continental Congress
When: May 1776 Where: Independence Hall, Philadelphia Why: Lexington & Concord Who: Thomas Jefferson, Sam Adams, John Adams, James Madison. No George Washington – getting ready for war. What: Vote to declare independence and vote to create Continental Army, Appoint George Washington Leader.

19 Colonists try to avoid war and send a last ditch effort for peace.
July 1775 Olive Branch Petition Colonists try to avoid war and send a last ditch effort for peace. They send the “Olive Branch Petition” to King George III. He refused.

20 Paine wrote Common Sense, a 79-page pamphlet in which he offered “nothing more than simple facts, plain arguments, and common sense" on the idea of American independence from England. He began… "We have it in our power to begin the world anew...American shall make a stand, not for herself alone, but for the world,"

21 Declaration of Independence
July 4, 1776 Declaration of Independence This document was written by Thomas Jefferson Considered treason against England. Punishable by death.

22 Declaration of Independence
When: 1776 at Continental Congress Where: Philadelphia Why: Breaking up with England Who: Patriots – Thomas Jefferson main author. What: Colonist list grievances (complaints) against England.

23 Treaty of Paris France Effects 1783 Formal end to war
US is independent. Outlined US boundaries. (Canada, Florida and Mississippi River US gets fishing rights. Both sides repay debts. Return captured items.

24 Treaty of Paris When: 1783 Where: Paris, France Why: To end the war.
Who: Patriots & Britain What: Formally ended the war and recognized America as it’s own country.

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