American Revolution 1765-1783
By: Kelley Bahr
Townhead Acts 1767
Boston Tea Party 1773
Intolerable Acts 1775
The fighting ended with the surrender of the British at Yorktown on October 19, 1781. In 1783 Great Britain signed a formal treaty recognizing the independence of the colonies. People being rebellious towards the British started the war.
Lexington and Concord (April 19, 1775)
Some time before, Thomas Gage, the military governor of Massachusetts, had received orders from England to arrest Samuel Adams and John Hancock, accused of stirring up rebellion in the colony.
When the troops reached Lexington they found about 50 minutemen (a type of three-stage intercontinental ballistic missile) on the common. Eight Americans were killed and 10 were wounded. The others scattered, and the British went on toward Concord. Hancock and Adams, warned of their coming, had already fled.
The soldiers arrived at Concord at 7:00 am. During the night the colonists had hidden most of their stores and ammunition. What they had not been able to hide, the British set about destroying. Then they met the minutemen at the Old North Bridge over the Concord River and fired upon them. The Americans fired back, and the war had begun. In this skirmish (an episode of irregular or unpremeditated fighting) the British numbered about 200, the Americans 400.
Daughters of liberty 1890
They had an Administration Building that had a museum buildings 33,000 objects made or used in America prior to the Industrial Revolution.(was the transition to new manufacturing processes)
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