This is a timeline about the Revolutionary War, in chronological order.
1740s- English settlers and traders move into the Ohio River Valley. The King of England banned this in the proclamation of 1763, which sparked unrest in the colonies.
1754- French and Indian War begins. This gives the colonists thier first sense of unity against a enemy.
1763- The Treaty of Paris ends the French and Indian War.
1765- Stamp Act.
1766- Stamp Act repealed.
1767- Townshend Acts. These two acts made the colonists very unhappy, and they believed that England didn’t have the right to do this to them without representation in parliment.
1770- Boston Massacre.
Five colonists were gunned down after a riot in Boston. This was a sign of the dark times that were to come.
1773- Battles of Lexington and Concord; The American Revolution began after English troops tried to steal guns from the colonists. The colonists fought back, and the skirmish ended in a draw.
1774- Intolerable Acts. They were a series of acts designed to punish Massachusetts for the Boston Tea Party.
1774- The First Continental Congress convenes. The colonists united against the Intolerable Acts and decided to form thier own militia. They also decided to stop exporting goods to England until the acts were repealed.
1775- The Second Continental Congress convenes. They sent the king the Olive Branch Petition asking for relief, however, they did not find it.
1775- The Battle of Bunker Hill.
The colonists proved to the English that they would fight to the end.
1776- The Declaration of Independence. The colonists officaly declared thier independce and war on England.
1777- Battle of Saratoga.
1777- Articles of Confederation are writen, first American constitution.
1778- Alliance with France.
After the Battle of Saratoga, France was no longer hesitant about openly siding with the colonists, and did so.
1782- Peace talks with England begin.
1783- Treaty of Paris; American Revolution ends. Since the English wanted to end the war, the colonists recieved most of what they wanted, which was to recognize the United States as a free and independent nation, and to recognize the countries borders. England also agreed to pull all of its troops out of America.
1787- The Constitution is writen.
The Americans sought to develop a stronger national government than the one the Articles of Confederation had presented.
1791- Bill of Rights is added to the Constitution. These bills outlined the natural born rights of Americans, that they had not found in the English rule. .