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The American Revolution, also known as the Revolutionary War, was one of the most significant events in American history. Without it, the United States of America may not have come into existence. Read on and learn why it happened, and learn about key events of the revolution. Also check out our links to other sites on the American Revolution.

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The following time line shows major events of the American Revolution. Click on any of the events for more detail.

Years: Pre-1775

French and Indian War Quest for Independence Lack of Government Representation The Stamp Act The Townsend Act The Boston Massacre The Gaspee Incident The Tea Act The Intolerable Acts
1756-1763 1764-   1765 1767 1770 1772 1773 1774
    Taxation     Townsend Act is repealed   The Boston Tea Party First Continental Congress

Years: 1775 to 1777

Battle of Lexington and Concord Battle of Bunker Hill British Evacuation of Boston Declaration of Independence Washington crossing the Delaware Battle of Princeton Battle of Germantown Battle of Bennington Winter at Valley Forge
1775   1776     1777      
Second Continental Congress, Capture of Fort Ticonderoga Olive Branch Petition, Battle of Quebec Battle of Long Island, Battle of White Plains Battle of Fort Washington Battle of Trenton Battle of Brandywine Battle of Oriskany Battle of Saratoga (Surrender of Burgoyne)  

Years: 1778 to 1789

France enters the war Battle of Savannah Battle of Charleston Battle of King's Mountain Battle of Cowpens Battle of Eutaw Springs Articles of Confederation Treaty of Paris ratified ending the war Constitutional Convention George Washington elected first President of United States
1778 1779 1780   1781   1782 1783 1787 1789
Battle of Monmouth Spain enters the war Battle of Camden   Battle of Guilford Battle of Yorktown Treaty of Paris signed      


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