Revolutionary Era

robert sanford 5th period

summary of the road to revolution

proclamation of 1763, which is the first happened which by king George the third following Great Britain's acquisition of french and indian war/seven year war. sugar act which set duties on molasses and sugar imported by the colonists. this way the first act passed specifically to raise money in the colonies. Quartering act required colonists to house British soldiers. Stamp act 0f 1765 required colonists to pay for an official stamp, or seal, when they bought paper items. The tax was different by colonists had to pay for a stamp and the sugar act. Townshend act 1767, parliament passed the Townshend act. These acts placed on glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea. Boston massacre, 1770 colonists called the shootings the Boston massacre.
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lexington and concord, 1765

1. Was the first military engagements

2. It happened in April 19, 1765

3. The general who is Washington who was training a group of militias

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Common sense, 1776

Distributed in Philadelphia in January 1776

Published by Thomas Paine, argued citizens

Sold 500,000 copies of common sense

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Declaration of independence, 1776

1. Written by Thomas Jefferson

2. Signed by members of the congress

3. To declare to the world why America is separate

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Battle of Saratoga,1777

1. The two quick defeats stung British.

2. In New York was the turning point of the Revolutionary war

3. It was the greatest victory yet for the American forces

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Winter @ valley forge, 1777-1778

1. France joins the patriots alliance

2. Baron Fredrick begins training patriot training

3. Marquis offers to assist the patriots cause

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Battle of Yorktown, 1781

1. Was a major battle of the American Revolution

2. It was going badly for the patriots

3. The patriots morale took a big blow

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treaty of paris, 1783

1. Great Britain recognized the independence of the United States

2. The treaty also set americas borders

3. Few small battles took place before the treaty

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