Revolutionary War Timeline and Essential Questions
1756 French & Indian War
How did competition for land in North American lead to the French and Indian War?
What is an alliance?
1759 French Surrendered
Battle of Quebec
1763 Treaty of Paris
How did Britain’s victory in the French and Indian War mark the end of the French empire in North America?
1763 Proclamation of 1763 (Oct.)
How did the Proclamation of 1763 outrage the colonists?
1765 Stamp Act
William Pitt’s Speech Against Stamp Act
May 29th, 1765 Patrick Henry
How did taxation without representation further contribute to the struggle for independence?
1767 Townsend Acts
Repealed 1770 (except tea)
1770 Boston Massacre (March)
1773 Tea Act
How did Bostonians react to the Tea Act?
1773 Boston Tea Party (Dec.)
1774 First Continental Congress
How did the First Continental Congress prepare the colonists for the American Revolution?
1774 Intolerable Acts (Coercive Acts)
1775 Patrick Henry’s Speech (March)
1775 Battles of Lexington and Concord
May 2nd Continental Congress
June-Battle of Bunker Hill
July-Olive Branch Petition
1776 Common Sense (Jan.)
Signing Declaration (July 4th)
Who were some of the important leaders in the war and what were their roles?
What impact did each of the leaders have on the war?
- George Washington
- Patrick Henry
- Samuel Adams
- Thomas Jefferson
- Benjamin Franklin
- John Adams
- Thomas Paine