The Revolutionary War occurred due to a
combination of events. Most of the events were laws passed by British
Parliament, the British government, such as taxes imposed on imported
goods. These events before the war were very important, seeing as these
were the very events which helped inspire the colonists to revolt against
the British. After the war had begun, certain events kept the war going,
and, in addition to this, certain events helped the war stop. After the
war, many ideas were put into place by many people, ultimately forming
the United States as they are known today. In this index of events, the
events are sorted into two sections: the events leading up to the war,
and a timeline of the 24 hours during April 19, 1775.
The Boston Massacre
The Boston Tea Party/Port Act
The "Intolerable Acts"