American Revolution 1765-1783

By: Kelley Bahr


How much do you know about the American Revolution? If you want to find out what you don't know you should read this.

Key Events

Townhead Acts 1767

A series of measures introduced into the English Parliament by Chancellor of the Exchequer Charles Townshead in 1767. In 1770, Parliament repealed all the Townshend duties except the tax on tea, leading to a temporary truce between the two sides in the years before the American Revolution

Boston Tea Party 1773

Occurred in December 1773 when a group of colonists from Boston boarded ships owned by the British East India Company and threw chests of tea into Boston Harbor. In 1767 Parliament passed the Townhead Acts, which levied taxes on British commodities imported in the colonies. In opposition to these measures colonial merchants boycotted (withdraw from commercial or social relations as a punishment or protest.) British imports, and citizens staged riots in the streets. By 1770 colonial resistance to the taxes was so strong that Parliament repealed all of the Townheads Acts except for a tax on tea.

Intolerable Acts 1775

The 13 American colonies revolted against their British rulers in 1775. The war began on April 19, when British regulars fired on the minutemen of Lexington, Massachusetts.
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.

Key Conflicts

Lexington and Concord (April 19, 1775)

The American Revolution began on April 19, 1775, with the Battles of Lexington and Concord.
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.

Key Cooperation

Daughters of liberty 1890

The Daughters of Liberty was created on October 11, 1890, and chartered (of an accountant, engineer, librarian, etc.) by Congress on December 2, 1896.Membership restricted to direct descendants of soldiers or others of the Revolutionary period who aided the cause of independence. Applicants must have reached 18 years of age and must be “personally acceptable” to the society. In2014, the society’s membership totaled approximately 177,000, with some 3,000 chapters in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and internationally. More than 930,000 women have joined the organization since its founding.

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)

Works Cited

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"Log in." Britannica School. © 2015 Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc, n.d. Web. 07 Oct. 2015.”

"Daughters of the American Revolution." © 2015 Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc, n.d. Web. 7 Oct. 2015.

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So now you have read what can happen through 18 years. This is only half of what happened to! but at least you know a little bit about what has happened. In this writing you have learned about the Townheads Acts, Boston Tea Party, Intolerable Acts, Lexington and Concord and The daughters of liberty. But if you would like to find our more, you should do some of your own research. :) There is even more information out in the world about the topics given here.