Albany Congress meets; GW defeated @ Fort Necessity
1757, Prime Minister in charge of Brit War strategy; gained colonial support through reimbursement; urged borrowing to increase army size
Treaty of Paris ends 7 Years' War; Proclamation of 1763 issues; Pontiac's Rebellion occurs
1757, Parliament Finance Minister; enforced Nav. Laws; passed Sugar, Stamp, Currency, Quartering Acts
ruled from behind Pitt; created Townshend Duties (taxes on Brit. imported goods, collectors paid by Parliament)
Frederick Lord North
Prime Minister following Pitt; reduced Tea Tax
local customs officer & royal gov. in Boston, MA; ransacked; agreed to no longer enforce taxes
jailed for libel in Brit. for pub. The North Briton, No. 45
Parliament passes Townshend Acts; suspends NY leg.
Boston Massacre occurs March 5; Parliament repels Townshend Duties, keeps Tea Tax
Samuel Adams forms Committee of Correspondence
Parliament passes Coercive/Intolerable Acts; 1st Cont. Cong. meets & drafts the Dec. of American Rights
conservative; proposed plan of union b/t Parliament & American leg., rejected
Battle of Lexington & COncord; Battle of Bunker Hill; Paul Revere's Midnight Ride; 2nd Cont. Cong.
1775; VA royal gov. offered to free slaves & indentured servants who fought for Brit.
Sir William Howe
commander of Brit,; evacuated Boston March 17 for Halifax
Thomas Paine writes Common Sense; Jefferson writes Dec. of Ind.
Richard Henry Lee
June 7, introduced resolution of Dec. of Ind.
General John Burgoyne
1777, subordinate of Howe, lead invading force down Hudson from Canada to Alabany
Sir Henry Clinton
1778, replaced Howe; ordered evacuation of Philly in June, captured St. Lucia; surrendered at Charleston on May 12, 1780
Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown
Joseph and Mary Brant
Mohawk leaders, believed Iroquois shoudl ally w/ Brit
General Nathanael Greene
commander of S campaign
Lord Charles Cornwallis
1780, Brit commander in S, defeated Horatio Gates, surrenders at Yorktown w/ Cornwallis
Treaty of Paris ends Revolutionary War
negotiated Treaty of Paris w/ Ben Franklin & John Adams
composed Olive Branch Petition & Letters from a Farmer from PA`
wrote Rights of the Brit. Colonies Asserted and Proved
VA Stamp Act Resolves, radical patriot