The Boston Massacure happened March 5, 1770. The American citizens were harassing and throwing objects at the soldiers. The crowd of people became larger and larger as the day went by. The citizens were very upset about the high taxes and new rules the British forced on them. A British soldier then shot at the crowd. They killed 5 citizens and also injured 6 others.
Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights is a historical important document written by James Madison. It was written September 25, 1789. It's important because it gave us our rights. We now have the freedom most countries don't have because of this document. There are 10 amendments to it.
The american citizens named the new laws Britain out on them called the intolerable acts. Citizens were very upset and thought the new laws were unfair. The British wanted to punish the citizens because of the Boston Tea Party. England called this the coercive acts.
Lexington and Concord
There was the first battles of the war. They took place April 19, 1775 in Massachusetts bay. This was the start of the american revolutionary war. The colonists wanted their freedom and did not want to be apart of England anymore. The colonist proved that they will fight until they win the war.
Battle of Yorktown
The battle of Yorktown was a long, hard fought battle that began September 28th, 1781 and ended October 19th, 1781. The French decided to help america in this battle. The leader of the US troops was George Washington. This was the last battle to end the war. Many soldiers were killed during this battle, but we still managed to come out victorious.
The Proclamation of 1763
This was issued October 7th, 1763. it was passed by King George the third of England. After the French and Indian War Britain was in debt. They lost a lot of money because if the war. They also did not want anymore battles with the Indians, therefore, they made this proclamation to not allow colonists to past the Appalachian mountains. This restricted the colonist from wondering far.
Battle of Saratoga
The battle of saratoga was September 19, 1777 through October 7, 1777. It was considered the turning point of the war. It was an american victory that surprised all. This was the battle when the French decided to help. Everything was starting to fall apart for the British. This battle changed the war for Americans.
First Continental Congress
This historic meeting was held on September 5 through October 26, 1774. Only 12 of the 13 delegates showed up. Georgia did not come. The meeting was at Carpenters Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This meeting was held in response to the intolerable acts.
George Washington was the leader of the continental army. He camped and trained his men at valley forge during the summer. He was the president of the continental congress. He helped write the constitution. He is one of history's greatest leaders.
Thomas Paine was a philosopher. He wrote common sense in hopes that it would inspire colonists to want to fight against the British. Him and John Locke were Thomas Jefferson's inspiration when writing the Declaration of Independence. He played a major role in the Revolutionary War.