Sugar ActIncreased enforcementon smuggling, and put taxes on sugar coffee silksIndigo and molasses Stamp ActStamp act requiredpeople to buy special stampsTo import goods, italso put more tax on things already Were taxed Boston MassacreWhen British soldiersshot into a crowd and killing five peopleAfter being hit withrocks and snowballs The First Continental CongressA meeting between 12of the 13 colonies that was called to make a response to the intolerable acts.
Battle of Lexingtonand ConcordA battle fought onApril 19, 1775. First military engagements of the Revolutionary war. TheAmericans ended up making the British retreat.
Second ContinentalCongressThis continentalcongress analyzed Colonial war efforts, and move towards independence. Thecongress was held in 1775 around spring time. George Washingtonappointed Commander-in-ChiefThe Continentalcongress made George Washington Commander-in-Chief on June 19 1775. He wasselected over people like john Hancock.
Battle of Bunker HillA battle fought onJune 17 1775, named after Bunker hill in Charlestown.The british won thisbattle but lost 268 troops and 828 wounded. Olive branch petitionAccepted on July 5,1775 by the 2nd continental congress. They made this act to try andavoid a war against the British. Unfortunately the petition was denied by GreatBritian. Congress Formallyadopts Declaration of IndependenceThe Declaration ofIndependence was accepted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.
ThisDeclaration says that the British is no longer rules any of the colonies. Battle of Long IslandThe battle of LongIsland was fought on August 27, 1776. It is said to be the largest battle ofthe war because of how many troops there were. Unfortunately, the British wonthis battle. Washington crossesthe Delaware RiverGeneral Washingtoncrossed the river on the night of December 25-26 in 1776.It was the First stepto a surprise attack on the British Hessians. Battle of BrandywineThe Battle ofBrandywine was fought on September 11, 1777. The British Defeated the Americansin this battle.
It was the longest single day battle, 11 hrs. of non-stopwarfare. Battle of GermantownThis battle wasfought on October 4, 1777 in Germantown Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, theAmerican army lost (again). Congress adoptsarticles of ConfederationThe Articles ofConfederation was the first constitution of the United States.
It was Adoptedon November 15, 1777. It wasn’t officially agreed on by all 13 states untilMarch 1, 1781. Winter at ValleyForgeValley forge was amilitary camp 18 miles northwest of Philadelphia.