Timeline created by grlontherun14
In History
  • First successful newspaper in America

    John Campbell founds Boston News-Letter.
  • Tea

    Tea is introduced into American Colonies.
  • Benjamin Franklin publishes Poor Richard's Almanac.

  • Electricity is invented!

  • The Liberty Bell

    Is placed in the Pennsylvania State House.
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    The French and Indian War (Seven Years' War)

    Began over the specific issue of whether the upper Ohio River Valley was a part of the British Empire.
  • Sugar Act (American Revenue Act)

    It reduced the rate of the tax on on molasses from six pence to three pence per gallon.
  • The Currency Act

    It prohibited the issue of of any new bills and the reissue of existing currency.
  • The Stamp Act

    Was an act of the Parliament of Great Britain which imposed direct tax on the British colonies in America and required printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper.
  • The Declaratory Act (The American Colonies Act)

    It stated that the British Parliament's taxing authority was the same in America as in Great Britain.
  • The Townshend Revenue Acts

    Were a series of measures, passed by British Parliament, that taxed goods imposed to the American colonies.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British soldiers shot and killed several people while being harassed by a mob in Boston.
  • Tea Act

    The objective was to reduce the massive amount of tea held by the British East India Company in its London Warehouse and to help struggling companies survive.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Was a political protest that occurred at Griffin's Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts. American colonists were frustrated and angry at Britain for imposing "taxation without representation," and dumped 342 chests of tea into the harbor.
  • Response Bills: Intolerable Acts

    Laws were meant to punish the Massachusetts colonists for their defiance in the Tea Party protest in reaction to changes in taxation by the British Government.
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    American Revolutionary War (War of Independence, or the Revolutionary War)

    Was initiated by delegates from the thirteen American colonies in Congress against Great Britain over their objection to Parliaments taxation policies and lack of colonial representation.
  • The Declaration of Independence is created!

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    Women can vote!

  • The Declaration is published!

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    Battle of Saratoga

    Was a decisive American victory, which is considered the turning point of the entire American Revolution, because it resulted in the French alliance.
  • Battle at Trenton

    It took place near Trenton, New Jersey. The battle was fought between the Americans against the Hessians and British troops after the Americans lost the battle in New York and were forced to retreat through New Jersey.
  • Benjamin Franklin proposed Daylight's Saving Time

  • Shay's Rebellion

    Was an armed uprising in Western Massachusetts and Worcester in response to a debt crisis among the citizenry and in opposition to the state government's increased efforts to collect taxes both on individuals and their trades.
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    President George Washington

  • The Bill of Rights

    Is the first ten Amendments to the Constitution. It spells out Americans' rights in relation to their government. It guarantees civil rights and therefore to the individual such as, freedom of speech, press, and religion.
  • The cotton gin is invented!

  • Jay's Treaty

    Was an agreement that helped antagonisms between the United States and Great Britain, establishing a base upon which America could build a sound national economy.
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    President John Adams

  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    Were a serious of four laws passed by the U.S. Congress. The four laws restricted the activities of foreign residents in the country and limited freedom of speech and of the press.
  • Nullification

    Is a legal theory that a state has the right to nullify, or invalidate any federal law which that state has deemed unconstitutional.