on smuggling, and put taxes on sugar coffee silks
Indigo and molasses
Stamp act required
people to buy special stamps
To import goods, it
also put more tax on things already
When British soldiers
shot into a crowd and killing five people
After being hit with
rocks and snowballs
The First Continental Congress
A meeting between 12
of the 13 colonies that was called to make a response to the intolerable acts.
Battle of Lexington
A battle fought on
April 19, 1775. First military engagements of the Revolutionary war. The
Americans ended up making the British retreat.
congress analyzed Colonial war efforts, and move towards independence. The
congress was held in 1775 around spring time.
congress made George Washington Commander-in-Chief on June 19 1775. He was
selected over people like john Hancock.
Battle of Bunker Hill
A battle fought on
June 17 1775, named after Bunker hill in Charlestown.
The british won this
battle but lost 268 troops and 828 wounded.
Olive branch petition
Accepted on July 5,
1775 by the 2nd continental congress. They made this act to try and
avoid a war against the British. Unfortunately the petition was denied by Great
adopts Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of
Independence was accepted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. This
Declaration says that the British is no longer rules any of the colonies.
Battle of Long Island
The battle of Long
Island was fought on August 27, 1776. It is said to be the largest battle of
the war because of how many troops there were. Unfortunately, the British won
the Delaware River
crossed the river on the night of December 25-26 in 1776.
It was the First step
to a surprise attack on the British Hessians.
Battle of Brandywine
The Battle of
Brandywine was fought on September 11, 1777. The British Defeated the Americans
in this battle. It was the longest single day battle, 11 hrs. of non-stop
Battle of Germantown
This battle was
fought on October 4, 1777 in Germantown Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, the
American army lost (again).
articles of Confederation
The Articles of
Confederation was the first constitution of the United States. It was Adopted
on November 15, 1777. It wasn’t officially agreed on by all 13 states until
March 1, 1781.
Winter at Valley
Valley forge was a
military camp 18 miles northwest of Philadelphia.