The American Revolution

Stepping stones to our freedom

summary


  • 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

results and long lasting effects of the revolutionary war

results and lasting effects


  • Our independence
  • Having our own government
  • creating our own laws
  • expressing new ideas
  • trade
  • natural rights: life, liberty, and property