American Revolution Timeline

U.S. History
Road to the American Revolution Timeline
Directions: Create a timeline of the major events of the American Revolution. You will use your
U.S. History textbook to complete the assignment (Chapter 4, pages 112-139) and any slides that
we have covered in class. DO NOT USE ANY OUTSIDE RESOURCES!!! Below you will see
the format that should be used; and a list of events that must be included.*
September 1763:
Treaty of Paris is
Declaration of
Independence Signed
July 4, 1776
October 1774: First
Continental Congress
meets in Philadelphia
*If you would like to use a different format, please ask me first.
You must include ALL of the items on the list. Each event MUST INCLUDE:
Date—Month and Year (If there is a specific date, like July 4, 1776, please put the exact
o Some months are not given in the book, so I have provided them on the list
Name of the Event (given on the list)
Any of the information that I ask you to provide with each event
The list of events go in order chronologically, but some of the events go out of order in the book.
Please make sure that the timeline is in the correct order. I would suggest doing a rough draft of
the order of events first before starting the timeline.
Actual Timeline:
The actual timeline must be typed, put on a poster board, or neatly connected with multiple pieces of
Due: Monday 11/16 in class. No late submissions. Worth 1 project grade and 1 class participation
U.S. History
1. First Continental Congress
2. Battle of Lexington and Concord
a. Who won?
3. Second Continental Congress
4. Battle of Bunker Hill
a. Who won?
b. What were the lasting effects?
5. Olive Branch Petition
6. Montreal captured
a. What kind of fighting was
favored? Why?
b. What did they want to do with
c. What happened in Quebec?
7. British retreat from Boston
8. New York Battles
a. List the amount of soldiers and
leaders from both sides.
b. Who won?
c. Who was Nathan Hale? Include
his famous quote.
9. Declaration of Independence
a. Describe the support of the war
effort (pg. 126-127)
10. Continental Army on the run
a. What was the main concern
about the army at this point?
b. Who were the Hessians?
11. Washington retreats across the Delaware
a. What does he decide to do after
12. Battle of Trenton
a. What were the advantages and
disadvantages of the Patriots?
13. Washington’s ambush Cornwallis
a. What was “saved”?
14. Marquis de Lafayette arrives in
a. How did he help the Patriots?
15. Battle of Saratoga
a. What challenges had the British
b. Why was this battle so
Washington settles at Valley Forge
a. Who was the “enemy”?
b. How many died? Why?
c. Did the soldiers leave?
Baron Friedrich von Steuban arrives
a. How did he help the Patriots?
Treaty with France
a. What was the result?
Redcoats take Savannah (December)
Surprise attack on Fort Sackville
a. Who led the western campaign
Spain declares war against Britain
a. What did Bernardo de Galvez
Surrender of Charleston
a. Why did the British start
fighting in the South? (pg. 135)
b. How as the fighting in the
South? (pg. 135)
Attack in Camden, SC
a. Did it go well? Explain.
b. What type of fighting did the
Patriots start using?
c. Who was the best? What was
his group called?
Battle of Yorktown
a. Why had the war been going
badly up until this point?
b. How did the Patriots trap
Cornwallis in Yorktown?
c. What is significant about this
Treaty of Paris (September)
a. Why was it important?
b. Who played a key role in the