What Learned About The American Revolution Reed

French-Indian War

One event that lead up to the revolution was the French-Indian War. The French-Indian War was a war between the French and Indians against the British. The war lasted for nine years, but the war could have been over a lot fast if there was not fighting going on in other places. This event is what made the British take over the land.

Stamp Act

The Stamp Act was an event that lead up to the revolution. The Stamp Act was a tax on newspapers and commercial documents. The colonist expresses how they did not like the Stamp Act. The colonist were ignored by British Crown. This event encouraged the Americans further toward the revolution.

Committees of Correspondence

Before the American Revolution, committees of correspondence were set up. Samuel Adams organized the first committee of correspondence in Boston in the year 1772. After that 80 towns set up committees of correspondence. The committees sent letters to Parliament. They were trying to have representation in Parliament.

Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party is the most well know of the events in the American the American Revolution. The British East India Company had 17 million pounds of unsold tea. The British tried to sell all of it, at a very low price, to the Colonist. The Colonist refused and this lead to a bunch of Bostonians, dressed up as Native Americans, dumping a lot of tea into the Boston Harbor. This was a refusal of British goods.

Olive Branch Petition

Another thing that happened before that lead up to the American Revolution was the Olive Branch Petition was signed. The document was not asking for independence. The colonist just wanted honor to be restored. The Olive Branch Petition was signed to try and become loyal and faithful to to Queen again.

Battle of Boston

The Battle of Boston is where the revolution started. It was the center of all the British taxes. Troops were stationed in the city for along time. Eventually the Americans won the battle.

Battle of Bunker Hill

The Battle of Bunker Hill was another battle in the war. 10,000 militiamen advanced to Bunker Hill. They tried to siege the city, but they failed because the “British were freely able to move troops and supplies into and out of the city by sea.” The British won the battle.

Battle of Yorktown

The Battle of Yorktown was the last battle of the war. The British went to Yorktown with went into the battle with a win a Eutaw. They were feeling very confident. When the got there they fought from September 28, 1781 – October 19, 1781. On October 19,1781 the British surrendered and the Americans won the Revolution.

Treaty of Paris

One outcome of the revolution was the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty of Paris ended the revolution. It was an agreement between America and Great Britain that stated America was independent. Without the treaty American could still be part of Great Britain.

Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights was another cause outcome of the revolution. The first ten commandments make up the Bill of Rights. James Madison wrote the Bill of Rights. The list is specific prohibitions on government power.


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