This Week's Assignments

This week you will be making an interactive timeline about the American Revolution using the website timetoast.  You will first need to sign-up for an account.  Make sure your user name includes your real name.  Once you have activated your account through the email link, you may create your timeline using the following criteria:
  • Appropriate title with dates represented
  • Correct dates for events
  • Historically accurate descriptions in your own words
  • Try to use historical quotes and images whenever possible
  • An event related image per event
  • Link to website where you found the info (please try to use other sites besides Wikipedia)
  • When you are finished, email me and Ms. Walters your timeline web URL and embed your timeline into your blog.
  •  1774 - 1781
A list of events you'll need to include in your timeline (in no particular order), plus six more of your own choosing.

  • First Continental Congress
  • Coercive or "Intolerable" Acts
  • Benjamin Franklin goes to France to ask for their help
  • Boston Tea Party
  • Second Continental Congress
  • Washington captures Hessians at Trenton, New Jersey
  • Lexington and Concord
  • Battle of Bunker hill
  • Battle of Yorktown
  • Washington defeated at Brandywine
  •  Intolerable Acts
  • Arrival of 30,000 British Troops in New York Harbor
  • Peace treaty signed between Great Britain and United States, Treaty of Paris
  • Charleston, South Carolina falls to British
  • Elizabeth Freeman sues Massachusetts for her freedom
  • George Washington takes command of Continental Army
  • Common Sense is published
  • Articles of Confederation adopted
  • Battle of Long Island/Battle of Brooklyn
  • Declaration of Independence is ratified
  • Americans lose Fort Ticoderoga
  • Philadelphia is lost to British
  • Washington's Winter at Valley Forge
  • American's win a Saratoga
  • France signs treaty of alliance with United States
  • John Paul Jones captures Serapis

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