Timeline of the American Revolution

1733 Molasses Act
1754-1763 French and Indian War
1763 Proclamation of 1763
1764 Law passed which forbid the colonies from printing or using their won money
1765 Stamp Act
1767 Townshend Act
March 5, 1770 Soldiers kill five colonists in the Boston Massacre
December 16, 1773 The Boston Tea Party
September 5 -
October 26, 1774
First Continental Congress Met in Philadelphia
April 19, 1775 Battles of Concord and Lexington
May 10, 1775 Second Continental Congress Met in Philadelphia
May 10, 1775 Capture by Colonists of forts and arsenals at Ticonderoga
May 11, 1775 Battle of Crown Point - Green Mountain Boys & Ethan Allen attacked the British Fort Ticonderoga near Lake Champlain and won
June 15, 1775 Congress names George Washington as Commander-in-Chief of the Continintal Army
June 17, 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill
December 31, 1775 American army invaded Canada and tried to take Quebec but failed
January 1776 Thomas Paine published Common Sense
March 1776 Battle of Dorchesr  Heights
July 4, 1776 Declaration of Independence
August 1776 Arrival of 30,000 British troops in New York harbor
August 27, 1776 Battle of Long Island - Americans defeated
September 16, 1776 Battle of Harlem Heights - Americans defeated
October 28, 1776 Battle of White Plains - Americans defeated
December 25 -
January 3, 1776-77
Crossing of the Delaware &
Battles of Trenton and Princeton, NJ - Americans win
1777 Winter Quarters at Princeton
July 5, 1777 Ticonderoga captured by the British
September 19-October 7, 1777 Battle of Saratoga, NY - Americans win
October 17, 1777 Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga
September 11, 1777 Battle of Brandywine - Americans defeated
October 4, 1777 Battle of Germantown - Americans retreat
December 19, 1777 Encampment at Valley Forge for the Winter.
February 6, 1778 Ben Franklin incourages France to sign an alliance with the United States
June 19, 1778 Evacuation of Valley Forge Winter Quarters.
June 28, 1778 Battle of Monmouth
December 29, 1778 Savannah taken by the British
1779 Lafayette goes to France to plead for help
September 1779 John Paul Jones's Bonhomme Richard captures the British Serapis
May 12, 1780 Charlestown, SC taken by the British
August 16, 1780 Gates defeated by Cornwallis near Camden, South Carolina.
September 23, 1780 Benedict Arnold's plot to surrender West Point frustrated.
October 7, 1780 King's Mountain - British defeated
1780 Rochambeau arrives in America with 5,500 men.
1781 Powerful French fleet under deGrasse arrives - Block Britrish naveal force in Chesapeake Bay
January 17, 1781 Cowpens - British defeated
March 15, 1781 Guilford Court House - Americans defeated
1781 Greene clears interior of South Carolina and Georgia of the enemy
October 19, 1781 Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown
November 30, 1782 Provisional Peace
September 3, 1783 Treaty of Peace of Paris