United States History Timeline

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In History
  • Great Awakening

    the great awakening was an awakening of realigious out pours or, you could say the leaders and preists started to preach there idea of god and their beliefs more to the public eye. they told dureing this event how they felt life should be lived and it ended when the citzens started to become curious and listened in for a change.
  • French and Indian War

    Befor the war some colonists allied themselves with the indians and, the French were at war with the British. The British wanted to take over fur trade, but this was within the French territory. the French feared when this happened the peope from Britan would trie takeing over their land. It was dureing the warthat the Native Amaricans joined forces with the colonists to deaft the British. The two sides fought until 1759 when Genral James Wolfe from Britan captured Quebec.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    A royal decree which prohibated all North Amarican colonists from establishig any kind of settlement west of the Appalation Mountains. This event was important for it lead up to many important. Most ignored this for they had just risked Ttheir lives in a war not far back, for the lands they lived in. dureing this time most settlers that were farther west moved back east. Though over time they were able to move back, bt it wasn't quite the en beacuse the British were about to rise up once more.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    A Parliament was passed which granted many duties on items such as molasses and sugar that was importad by the colonists. It was the first act to be passed specifically to raise money for the colonies. though the colonists weren't happy with the effect it had on trade so, some would trie smmugling goods with other cargo. It ended when the government started searching for a new way to tax the people.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    This act was on of the many acts which the Prime Minister used to trie to tax the people it was important beacuse it created the "secret society" which was called "Sons of Liberty." It was a tax whic made the people pay for a seal when ever you were to buy paper items. The colonists immeadietly responded in a negative way and ended the Parliament.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    This act placed duties on glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea; the townshend act was important because it allowed the colonists to hate the sates law and government even more. dureing this time Samual Adams wrote a letter arguin what the law or, act violated in their small freedom. It ended when tax collecters in massachusetts seized a ship, Liberty, and the citizens attacked in rage.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    This event was important because of all the cause it caused which caught the attention of many, it all started with a fight between a british soldier and a Bostonian when the soldierstruck the other man on the heada crowed was gathered. the crowed included more soldiers and bostonians whowere shoot at killing three people these shootings were what people called the boston massacre. The fight caught the attention of many colonists who were enragedthis. It ended when two oldiers were convicted.
  • Tea act

    Tea act
    This Parliament allowed the the British East IndianCompany to sell tea directly to all of the colonists, many merchants feared that this cheap tea would put them out of buissness. The Sons of Liberty demanded the ships leave when three arrived at boston Harbor tjis lead up to the Boston tea party when the ships did not leave.
  • Boston Tea Party

    The Tea act which lead up to this event had ended and now the dumping of tea from the ships on Boston harbor, which icluded 340 tea chests, had jst began. This was imortant beacuse the colonists expresed their anger and, it ended the tea act which started the punishment of Boston or, the Intolerable Act.
  • Intolerable Acts

    This act closed boston Harbor until they paid off tea depts, Massachuetts's charter was cancled, royal officals that were accused if crime were sent to Britan for trial, and genral Tomas Gage became the new governor of Massachusetts. It was ordred because the British hoped to bring back order to the colonies which, angered the colonists. It ended with the words,"life, liberty, andproperty" spoken which lead up to the Declaration of Rights.
  • Battle of Lexington/ Concord

    Battle of Lexington/ Concord
    The first shoots of the Revolution were fired in Lixington a British genral sent 700 soldiers to destroy guns hidden in Concord. It became an all out battle when Paul Rever rode out to warn the colonists who at the time were fine until he came and they were covered in fear. It ended when the soldiers were able to destroy a few supplies.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    When the british took over lands and, the colonists heard they were going to take over Bunker Hill so 1600 men of the patriots were sent out to Breed's Hill. On June 17th a shoot was fired and there on the hill top began a battle. It ended when British gaind control of Breed's Hill.
  • Common Sense

    This 47 page pamphlet urged a complete seperation from Great Britain, it argued that the citizens allown should create the laws not royalty or, government. this was important for withought it we may never have thought of this becomeing reality. The citizens soon came realization of their economic freedom and quickly agreed.
  • Declaration of Independence

    This was a formal annoncement of the colonies brek from te control of Great Britain. It is still important because it is the first step the 13 colonies took to becoming free. Though not all agreed withit at first because of the risk they be takeing as citzens going against Great Britain. Dureing the sighning of this document there were many break outs of war which came to an end when the Amarica's became free.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    This was considered the turning point in the revolutionary war because of the crucial battles which wre won by patriots, dureing the time Washington's Continental Army also helped with much needed supplies and support.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    This battle was won and ended when the french and Amaricans won, but dureing the battle there was many compications in britan until they came to the realization of the citizens freedom and power and they gave up. It was a very important Battle because without it there would be no Treaty of Paris.
  • Treaty of Paris

    This was a time when Great Britain came to realization of the indepence of the United States, it was important beacuse without the treaty the Amarica's borders would possibly be different from today. The Treaty of Paris stated that the British accepted the right's of the 13 colonies.