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Timeline for the Period of the Revolution

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Timeline for the American Revolution (1765-1786)
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See also: World War II Timeline (1939-1945)

1765.Stamp Act. Colonial Congress in New York.
1770."Boston Massacre."
1773.Destruction of tea in Boston Harbor.
1774.September 5. Continental Congress meets in Philadelphia. Boston Port Bill.
1775.April 19. Fight at Lexington and Concord.
May 10. Capture of Ticonderoga. Meeting of Second Continental Congress at Philadelphia.
1775.June 17. Battle of Bunker Hill.
December. Daniel Boone settles in Kentucky.
1776.July 4. Declaration of Independence.
August 27. Battle of Long Island.
December 26. Washington captures Hessians at Trenton.
1777.June 14. Flag of stars and stripes adopted by Congress.
September 11. Battle of Brandywine.
October 17. Surrender of Burgoyne.
Washington encamps at Valley Forge and Howe occupies Philadelphia.
1778.French-American alliance.
June 28. Battle of Monmouth.
December 29. British take Savannah.
1779.September 23. Naval victory of John Paul Jones.
1780.May 12. Charleston taken by British.
August 16. Battle of Camden.
October 7. Battle of King's Mountain.
1781.Adoption of the Articles of Confederation.
October 19. Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown.
1782.November 30. Preliminary treaty of peace.
1783.September 3. Final treaty of peace signed.
November 25. British army evacuates New York.
December 4. Washington's farewell to his officers.
1786.Shays's rebellion in Massachusetts.

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