US Revolutionary War

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US Revolutionary War by Mind Map: US Revolutionary War

1. Dates

1.1. Began April 1775

1.2. Ended September 1783

2. Important Moments

2.1. Declared Independence from Britain

2.1.1. July 4, 1776

2.2. Boston Tea Party

2.2.1. December 16, 1773

2.2.2. The Boston Tea Party was a political and mercantile protest

2.3. Boston Massacre

2.3.1. Confrontation on March 5, 1770

2.3.2. British soldiers shot and killed several people while being harassed by a mob in Boston

2.4. Battle of Concord

2.4.1. The Shot Heard Round the World

2.4.2. July 29, 1775

2.4.3. The battle that started the war

2.5. Paul Revere's Famous Ride

2.5.1. April 18, 1775

2.5.2. "One, if by land, and two, if by sea”

2.5.3. "The British Are Coming!"

2.6. The Battle of Saratoga

2.6.1. September and October of 1777

2.6.2. Turning point of the American Revolutionary War in favor of the Patriots

2.7. Siege of Yorktown

2.7.1. October 19, 1781

2.7.2. Final battle of the Revolutionary War

3. Importnat Figures

3.1. George Washington

3.1.1. February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)

3.1.2. George Washington was an American political leader, military general, statesman, and Founding Father who served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797

3.2. King George III

3.2.1. 4 June 1738 – 29 January 1820

3.2.2. king of Great Britain and king of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of the two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death in 1820

3.3. Alexander Hamilton

3.3.1. January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804

3.3.2. was an American statesman, politician, legal scholar, military commander, lawyer, banker, and economist. He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

3.4. Benjamin Franklin

3.4.1. January 17, 1706-April 17, 1790

3.4.2. was an American polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading writer, printer, political philosopher, politician, Freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.

3.5. Paul Revere

3.5.1. January 1, 1735-May 10, 1818

3.5.2. Paul Revere was an American silversmith, engraver, early industrialist, and Patriot in the American Revolution.

3.6. Thomas Paine

3.6.1. January 29 1737-June 8, 1809

3.6.2. Thomas Paine was an English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary. He authored the two most influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution and inspired the patriots in 1776 to declare independence from Great Britain.

3.7. Marquis de Lafayette

3.7.1. September 6, 1757-May 20 1834

3.7.2. known in the United States simply as Lafayette, was a French aristocrat and military officer who fought in the American Revolutionary War, commanding American troops in several battles, including the Siege of Yorktown.

3.8. Thomas Jefferson

3.8.1. April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826

3.8.2. was an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect, philosopher, and Founding Father who served as the third president of the United States from 1801 to 1809. Previously, he had served as the second vice president of the United States from 1797 to 1801

3.9. John Adams

3.9.1. October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826

3.9.2. John Adams was an American statesman, attorney, diplomat, writer, and Founding Father who served as the second president of the United States, from 1797 to 1801

3.10. John Hancock

3.10.1. January 23, 1737 – October 8, 1793

3.10.2. John Hancock was an American merchant, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution. He served as president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first and third Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

4. Sides of the War

4.1. British

4.1.1. Red Coats

4.2. US Colonies

4.2.1. A.K.A. Patriots

4.3. French

4.3.1. Allies to US Colonies

5. Reasons that Lead to War

5.1. French and Indian War

5.1.1. Taxes and Tariffs levied to way off debts

5.2. Distant Mother Country

5.3. Growing Unity between Colonies

5.4. LOTS of Taxes

5.5. Boston Blockade

6. Important Places/Artifacts

6.1. Declaration of Independence

6.1.1. The United States Declaration of Independence is the pronouncement adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting at the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 4, 1776 declaring independence of Britain addressed to Kind George III

6.2. Liberty Bell

6.2.1. July 8, 1776, with the Liberty Bell ringing out from the tower of Independence Hall summoning the citizens of Philadelphia to hear the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence

6.3. Independence Hall

6.3.1. Where the Declaration of Independence was signed

6.4. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

6.4.1. Headquarters "un-official capitol" of the 13 US Colonies.

6.5. Boston, Massachusetts

6.5.1. Birthplace of American Revolution

6.6. Valley Forge

6.6.1. Where the American Continental Army made camp during the winter of 1777-1778

6.6.2. It was here that the American forces became a true fighting unit. Valley Forge is often called the birthplace of the American Army