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American Revolution Timeline

American Revolution Timeline

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This document is a time line of events that occurred in the American colonies in the time period 1763 to 1783 and chronologically depicts brief descriptions of events during this time period.

Corrections and additions are welcome.
This document is a time line of events that occurred in the American colonies in the time period 1763 to 1783 and chronologically depicts brief descriptions of events during this time period.

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Published by: Juan del Sur on Dec 08, 2009
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American Revolution TimelinePage 1 of 12
 AMERICAN REVOLUTION TIMELINE
* * * The twenty year period from 1763 until 1783 * * *
1763
February 10, 1763
- Treaty of Paris ending French and Indian War
October, 1763
- Proclamation of 1763 prohibits western settlement
1764
 April 5, 1764
- Sugar Act enacted to defray cost of recent war
 Various
- Customs Office reforms to tighten enforcement of trade laws
 April 19, 1764
- Currency Act restricts issuance of paper money in colonies
May 1764
- James Otis raises cry of "no taxation without representation"
 August 1764
- Bostonians boycott British-made luxuries
1765
March 22, 1765
- Stamp Act passed as first "direct tax" on American colonies
March 24, 1765
- Quartering Act passed for maintaining British troops in America
May, 1765
- Patrick Henry delivers "treason" speech in the Virginia House of Burgesses
June, 1765
- Massachusetts sends Circular Letter to organize opposition to Stamp Act
 August 14, 1765
- Sons of Liberty terrorize Andrew Oliver in Boston
 August 26, 1765
- Looting of Thomas Hutchinson house by Sons of Liberty 
October 7-25, 1765
- Stamp Act Congress meets in New York City 
November 1, 1765
- Effective date for Stamp Act
 
American Revolution TimelinePage 2 of 12
November, 1765
- Stamp Act riots in New York City 
1766
February 22, 1766
- House of Commons considers repeal of Stamp Act (House approvalMarch 4; Lords on March 17)
March 18, 1766
- Declaratory Act approved in wake of Stamp Act repeal
 August, 1766
- Riots in New York City over enforcement of Quartering Act
December, 1766
- New York assembly suspended
1767
 
June – July, 1767
- Townshend Acts passed: New York Restraining Act, Customs ServiceReform, Townshend Duty Act
October, 1767
- Boycott of British luxury items in Boston
December 2, 1767
- First installment of John Dickinson's
Letters
 
 
1768
 
February 11, 1768
- Samuel Adams and James Otis' circular letter opposing Townshend Acts sent to colonial assemblies
 April, 1768
- Temporary crisis over John Hancock's ship,
Lydia
 
May, 1768
- British warship arrives in Boston harbor to protect threatened customs officials
June 10, 1768
- Customs officials seize Hancock's
Liberty 
 
July, 1768
- Massachusetts assembly suspended for refusing to rescind Circular Letter
October 1, 1768
- British troops occupy Boston
 
American Revolution TimelinePage 3 of 12
1769
 
May, 1769
- Virginia Resolves of George Mason oppose British policies; governor closesHouse of Burgesses
Throughout 1769
– Non-importation agreements spread to Pennsylvania, Virginia,Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina
1770
 
January 16-18, 1770
- Sons of Liberty v. Redcoats in New York City ends in Battle of Golden Hill
March 5, 1770
- Boston Massacre followed by removal of troops from city 
 April 12, 1770
- Repeal of Townshend Duties except for tax on tea
October – December 1770
- John Adams' defense of Capt. Preston and troops
1772
 
June 9-10, 1772
-
Gaspee
affair in Narragansett Bay 
November, 1772
- Boston Committee of Correspondence formed
1773
 
March, 1773
- Virginia creates Committee of Correspondence
May 10, 1773
- Tea Act into effect
December 16, 1773
- Boston Tea Party 
1774
 
January 29, 1774
- Benjamin Franklin scolded by Privy Council in London

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