The Patriot Resource - American Revolution

Major Events (Non-Military Engagements):
Stamp Act - March 1765-May 1766; First tax on the colonies;

Townshend Acts - July 2, 1767-April 12, 1770; Parliament again attempted taxation; violence escalated; all but tea duties repealed;

Boston Massacre - March 5, 1770; British soldiers antagonized to fire by an angry mob;

Boston Tea Party - December 16, 1773; Colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians protest the Tea Act.

Intolerable Acts - 1774; Parliament's response to the Boston Tea Party.

Paul Revere's Midnight Ride April 18-19, 1775

The Shot Heard Round the World - Lexington and Concord - April 19, 1775; The start of the Revolutionary War in Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, not far from Boston.

Capture of Fort Ticonderoga - May 10, 1775; Ethan Allen with his Green Mountain Boys and Benedict Arnold capture Fort Ticonderoga, New York.

British Evacuate Boston - March 17, 1776; American occupation of Dorchester Heights forces British to Evacuate Boston.

Declaration of Independence - July 4, 1776; ratified by the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

British Occupy New York - September 15, 1776; General George Washington is unable to prevent the British from occupying New York.

Treaty of Paris - September 3, 1783; official end of the war; signed by the United States, England, France, Spain and the Netherlands in Paris, France.

Research Materials: Politics/Prelude to the American Revolution

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