American Revolution - Sipocz

Timeline created by Emily Sipocz
  • Writ of Assistance

    Writ of Assistance
    It was the enforcing of trade laws. Parliament needed revenue for troops, so new/old taxes are enforced. George Grenville authorized Writs of Assistance.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War was the North American conflict in a larger imperial war between Great Britain and France.
  • End of the French and Indian War

    End of the French and Indian War
    George Washington tried to expel the French but was outnumbered and defeated by the French
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    King George the 3rd kept colonists east of the Appalachian Mountains to maintain peace with Native Americans.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Parliament lowered the sugar act's tax in hopes of reducing smuggling. New laws violated colonist's rights like trial by jury, Innocent until guilty, and secure in their homes.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    It imposed a direct tax on the British colonies in America and required that many printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    It was a series of laws passed by the British government on the American colonies. It was also on imported goods before they can come into the colony; glass, paper, and tea
  • Trouble in Massachusetts

    Trouble in Massachusetts
    The British also is known as the redcoats went to Boston and started a rebellion against the colony and colonists.
  • Tension in the Streets

    Tension in the Streets
    The British soldiers started the Crispus Attucks and the Bostonians encountered the Boston massacre.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The American colonists were frustrated and angry at the British because the British imposed " taxation without representation". Then the colonists dumped 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor.
  • Intolerable Act

    Intolerable Act
    Punitive laws that were passed by the British parliament. The laws were meant to punish the Massachusetts colonists for their defiance in the tea party protest.
  • Jefferson write the DOI

    Jefferson write the DOI
    Jefferson's draft in the Declaration of Independence had 86 changes made by James Adams, Ben Franklin, and many other members.
  • Battles of Trent and New Jersey

    Battles of Trent and New Jersey
    The Battle of Trenton was a small battle during the American Revolutionary War. This battle took place on the morning of December 26, 1776
  • American and British Battle of Saratoga

    American and British Battle of Saratoga
    The Battle fo Saratoga included 2 crucial battles, all of them fought eighteen days apart. Was a victory for the Continental Army and a big turning point in the revolutionary war.
  • 1777 - Howe captures Philadelphia

    1777 - Howe captures Philadelphia
    General Washington put 11,000 men between Howe and Philidelphia. He was overdrived back at the Battle of Brandywine on September 11, 1777, and had suffered over 1,000 causalities while the Britsih lost half of their number.
  • 1777 - Articles of Confederation

    1777 -  Articles of Confederation
    They adopted the first constitution of the united states on November 15, 1777. It was an agreement of the 13 states. It has also created a weak government leaving almost all the powers to the states government.
  • Congress prohibits enslaved people imported to the US

    Congress prohibits enslaved people imported to the US
    No new slaves were permitted to be imported into the United States. If the laves had children then the children would automatically become slaves themselves.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    They were stationed at Valley forge through a terrible winter HUndereds have died from diseases while they were stationed. But they stayed together because of Loyalty to the patriot cause and to General Washington who stayed with his men.
  • State Constitutions

    State Constitutions
    Among the thirteen states all but Massachusetts replaced their first constitution. The states did this so they could keep better in line with the US constitution.
  • Manumission

    The Manumission is an act where teh owner of a slave or slaves is freeing them.
  • John Paul Jones & Serapis

    John Paul Jones & Serapis
    John Paul won a hard-fought battle against the British ships of war Serapis and Countess of Scarborough, off the eastern coast of England.
  • 1779 Spain Declares war on Great Britain

    1779 Spain Declares war on Great Britain
    Spain declared war on Britain creating an alliance with the Americas. Spain's King Charles III would not consent to a treaty of alliance with the United States.
  • British forces capture Charles Town

     British forces capture Charles Town
    It was a MAJOR British victory, during the Revolutionary War. They intended to use Charles's town as a base for further operations in the southern colonies.
  • British surrender at Yorktown

    British surrender at Yorktown
    We declared independence but it took another 5 years to win freedom from the British. Finally, British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered his troops in Yorktown, Virginia.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    It was the official peace treaty between the United States and the British that ended the Revolutionary War.
  • Plans for the first Fed. Tax

    Plans for the first Fed. Tax
    They agreed to state-by-state voting and proportional state tax burdens based on land values, but they left the issue of state claims to western lands unresolved.
  • Spain closed lower Mississippi River to American Western Settlers

    Spain closed lower Mississippi River to American Western Settlers
    The treaty provided that the Mississippi River was the western boundary of the United States and also it guaranteed Americans the right of free navigation. In June 1784 Spain closed the navigation of the Mississippi to Americans. Westerners were angered and threatened war against Spain.
  • The Ordinance of 1785

    The Ordinance of 1785
    It set up a standardized system where settlers could purchase farmland in the undeveloped west. The Ordinance was adopted by the United states Congress.
  • Convention

    This was to decide how America was going to be governed. Although the Convention had been officially called to revise the existing Articles of Confederation, many delegates had bigger plans then what they suspected..
  • The North West Ordinance

     The North West Ordinance
    Charted a government for the Northwest territory. It provided a method for admitting new states to the union from the territory
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    It was an armed uprising in Western Massachusetts because a debt crisis among the citizens and the state government's increased efforts to collect taxes both on individuals and their trades. The fight took place mostly in and around Springfield.
  • Signing of the Constitution

    Signing of the Constitution
    Of the 55 original delegates, only 41 were present on September 17, 1787, to sign the Constitution. Three of the ones that were present were, George Mason and Edmund Randolph of Virginia and Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts, these three refused to sign what they considered a flawed document.
  • Delaware first stat to approve Constitution

    Delaware first stat to approve Constitution
    The people of Delaware believed that a stronger national government under the Constitution would help protect them against attack and level the economic playing field with bigger states
  • New Hampshire Ratify's the Constitution.

    New Hampshire Ratify's the Constitution.
    New Hampshire became the ninth and last necessary state of the 13 colonies to ratify the U.S. Constitution
  • Land Act of 1800

     Land Act of 1800
    People had the opportunity to buy land in the Northwest Territory directly from the federal government. The people who bought the land also could use credit to make part of their purchase.