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  • 1754-1763
  • The French army conspired with their native allies to fight the British over land in the Ohio River Valley
  • The cause of the war was over land and when Britain went to war the effect was that they were out of money so they raised taxes and punishments on the colonies
  • 1765
  • Why do we ( the patriots) have to house the British troops, we don't even like them
  • Loyalist happily provided shelter to the british because they supported the king and were happy to help
  • The cause is the quartering act and the effect is that the patriots were starting to rebel
  • I know, but the king made it a law (the quartering act) so we (the patriots) have to give his troops housing
  • 1770
  • The Boston Massacre happened because some colonist pushed a British soldier and they opened fire and the colonists used it to fuel the rebellion
  • The cause the Boston Massacre and the effect is that the patriots are now getting extremely mad at Britain and start revolting
  • 1774
  • The loyalist were against separation from Britain they believed they were better off with them and so they protested the war and supported british
  • The second Continental congress met to discuss separating from Britian and they decided to separate from the crown
  • Some of the founding fathers present at the congress meetings were john adams and Benjamin franklin. They were both very good with words and helped the colonists rebel against Britain
  • 1777
  • George Washington the commander of Colonial army tried to keep valor in the troops but they were beaten and broken down so there wasn't much spirit left
  • Valley Forge was the military camp that the colonial army spent the winter after the British troops drove them from Philadelphia
  • 1781
  • The Treaty of Paris 1783 was the treaty that ended the war and that made the U.S separate from Britian. There were 3 parts to the treat that they had to do make the U.S independent, give loyalist their rights back and the land from the atlantic coast to the mississippi river
  • The battle of Yorktown was the last major battle in the war and the battle that ended the war. The British surrendered and the British signed the treaty of Paris 1783
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