Events Leading Up to the American Revolutionary War Illustration

Events Leading up
to the
American Revolution


For Kids

Road to Revolution for Kids

British Parliament
Colonial Government

Proclamation of 1763

The Sugar Act

The Stamp Act & The Stamp Act Congress

Boycott of British Goods
The Sons of Liberty

Repeal of the Stamp Act
The Declaratory Act

The Townshend Act

Boston Massacre
Repeal of the Townshend Acts
(except for the tea tax)

Committees of Correspondence

The Boston Tea Party

The Intolerable Acts
First Continental Congress
Boycott of British Goods
Minutemen & Militia

Green Mountain Boys
Fort Ticonderoga (canons!)

Second Continental Congress
Appointment of Washington
as Commander of Continental Army

Battle of Bunker Hill

The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, William Dawes, and Samuel Prescott

Battles of Lexington and Concord, Shot Heard Round the World

Common Sense, Thomas Paine

The Declaration of Independence

The Articles of Confederation