Events Leading to the American Revolution

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Boston Massacre

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Second Continental Congress

Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

Battle of Bunker Hill

Olive Branch Petition

Battle of Quebec

British Evacuation of Boston

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Washington Crossing the Delaware

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Life in the Continental Army

Battle of Princeton

Battle of Brandywine

Battle of Germantown

Battle of Oriskany

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Surrender of Burgoyne

Winter at Valley Forge

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Spain Enters the War

Battle of Charleston

Battle of Camden

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Surrender of Cornwallis

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A long series of events led to the start of the American Revolution. At the end of the French Indian War, King George III restricted colonist from moving west to prevent conflicts with Native Americans. To pay for the French Indian War the British parliament decided to tax the colonists including the Suger Act, the Stamp Act, the Townsend Act and the Tea Tax. This led to the cry of "Taxation without Representation." Finally, events such as the Boston Massacre and Boston Tea Party escalated the conflict into a revolution. Check out these videos to learn more about the events leading to the American Revolution.

































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