The American Revolution
Stepping stones to our freedom
- The american revolution lasted from 1775 to 1783.
- It all arose from growing tensions between residents of Great Britian's 13 North American colonies and the colonial government.
- the america's won their independence in 1779
- fighting didn't formally end until 1783, 4 years after.
- This all took place in the americas
Causes of the revolution
- The Stamp act: imposed a tax on all paper documents in the colonies. This was created because the british were deep in debt from the seven years was and using the colonies as a source of income. The stamp act happened in 1766
- The townshend act: a series of acts imposed duties on glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea imported into the colonies this was from 1767 to 1772 .
- The tea act: created a tax on tea. this happened in 1773
- The Boston Massacre: a group of british soldiers shot at a crowd of people throwing snowballs at them. three were killed immediately and two died later on. This happened on March 5, 1770
- The Boston Tea Party: A group of colonists dumped boxes of tea into the boston harbor in protest of taxes on american tea importation. This happened on December 16, 1773.
people of the revolution
- Born in 1732
- Commander and chief of the continental army during the revolutionary war
- Fought in the french and indian war
- Led the colonial forces to victory over the british
- in 1787 he was elected president of the convention that wrote the U.S. constitution.
- Two years later he became the first president of the united states
- Less than three years after leaving office he died at his virginian plantation, Mount Vernon at the age of 67
- Born in 1743
- Is the author of the declaration of independence
- Third U.S. president
- During the revolutionary war he served in the virginia legislature and the continental congress and was governor of virginia.
- He later served as U.S. minister to France and U.S. secretary of state, and was vice president under John Adams
- Promoted Individual liberty, was also a slave owner.
- Helped found the university of virginia
- Born in 1706
- was a statesman, author, publisher, scientist, inventor, and diplomat
- had little formal education
- was deeply active in public affairs
- during the american revolution he served in the second continental congress and helped draft the declaration of independence in 1776
- Negotiated the 1783 treaty of paris that ended the revolutionary war
- was a delegate to the convention that created the U.S. constitution