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American Revolutionary War Timelines and Illustrations- Page 3

Timeline of the American Revolution

  • 1733 Molasses Act
  • 1754-1763 French and Indian War
  • 1763 Proclamation of 1763
  • 1764 Law passed which forbid the colonies from printing or using their won money
  • 1765 Stamp Act
  • 1767 Townsend Act
  • March 5, 1770 Soldiers kill five colonists in the Boston Massacre
  • December 16, 1773 The Boston Tea Party
  • September 5 - October 26, 1774 First Continental Congress Met in Philadelphia

Lexington and Concord
  • April 19, 1775 Battles of Concord and Lexington
  • May 10, 1775 Second Continental Congress Met in Philadelphia
  • May 10, 1775 Capture by Colonists of forts and arsenals at Ticonderoga
  • May 11, 1775 Battle of Crown Point - Green Mountain Boys & Ethan Allen attacked the British Fort Ticonderoga near Lake Champlain and won
  • June 15, 1775 Congress names George Washington as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army

Bunker Hill
  • June 17, 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill
  • December 31, 1775 American army invaded Canada and tried to take Quebec but failed
  • January 1776 Thomas Paine published Common Sense
  • March 1776 Battle of Dorchester Heights
  • July 4, 1776 Declaration of Independence
  • August 1776 Arrival of 30,000 British troops in New York harbor



Long Island
  • August 27, 1776 Battle of Long Island - Americans defeated
  • September 16, 1776 Battle of Harlem Heights - Americans defeated


White Plains Trenton Princeton
  • October 28, 1776 Battle of White Plains - Americans defeated
  • December 25 -January 3, 1776-77 Crossing of the Delaware & Battles of Trenton and Princeton, NJ - Americans win
  • 1777 Winter Quarters at Princeton

Ticonderoga
  • July 5, 1777 Ticonderoga captured by the British
  • September 19-October 7, 1777 Battle of Saratoga, NY - Americans win
  • October 17, 1777 Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga
  • September 11, 1777 Battle of Brandywine - Americans defeated
  • October 4, 1777 Battle of Germantown - Americans retreat
  • December 19, 1777 Encampment at Valley Forge for the Winter.
  • February 6, 1778 Ben Franklin encourages France to sign an alliance with the United States
  • June 19, 1778 Evacuation of Valley Forge Winter Quarters.




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