Find answers, ask questions, and connect with our
community around the world.

Activity Discussion History History Reply To: History

  • brajesh

    Member
    June 27, 2024 at 12:35 pm
    Helpful
    Up
    0
    Down
    Not Helpful
    ::

    The American Revolution (1775-1783) was a pivotal period in American history, marked by several major events that led to the colonies’ fight for independence from Great Britain. Here are some of the key events of the American Revolution:

    1. Boston Massacre (1770):

      • A confrontation between British soldiers and a crowd in Boston resulted in the soldiers firing into the crowd, killing five civilians. This event fueled anti-British sentiment in the colonies.
    2. Boston Tea Party (1773):

      • Colonists protested British taxation policies by dumping tea from British ships into Boston Harbor, in defiance of the Tea Act.
    3. First Continental Congress (1774):

      • Delegates from twelve colonies met in Philadelphia to discuss responses to the Intolerable Acts and to coordinate colonial resistance to British policies.
    4. Battles of Lexington and Concord (1775):

      • These were the first military engagements of the American Revolution. They marked the beginning of armed conflict between colonial militia and British troops.
    5. Second Continental Congress (1775):

      • The Congress convened in Philadelphia shortly after the battles of Lexington and Concord to manage the colonial war effort, eventually leading to the Declaration of Independence.
    6. Declaration of Independence (1776):

      • The Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, written primarily by Thomas Jefferson, declaring the colonies’ independence from Britain on July 4, 1776.
    7. Battle of Saratoga (1777):

      • This pivotal battle was a turning point in the war, where American forces, with significant support from the French, defeated the British. It boosted American morale and led to France openly supporting the American cause.
    8. Treaty of Paris (1783):

      • The Treaty formally ended the American Revolutionary War and recognized American independence from Britain. It was signed on September 3, 1783, and ratified by the United States Congress in 1784.

    These events, among others, shaped the course of the American Revolution and ultimately led to the establishment of the United States as an independent nation.

For Worksheets & PrintablesJoin Now
+