United States History Timeline

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In History
  • The Great Awakening

    This event was important because it changed the religious, social, and political view's of the people it effected. The reason behind this event was that ministers thought that the people were losing enthusiasm for religion. They sent out new enthusiastic and inspiring sermons to host religious revivals. In the end, the colonists responded very positively towards this event.
  • The French & Indian War

    The French and Indian War was important because it was the first time the coloniese planned to unite as one against British. Many plans were made for the war, the British and French unitd with different Indian group's and the Colonies united together.
  • The Proclamation of 1763

    The Proclamation of 1763 banned settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains, creating a dividing line between Colonial, and Indian lands. The proclamation was established because the leader's in Britain didn't want to pay for colonist's spreading. During the event the British issued out documents stating the rule, which enraged the colonists, who, for the most part ignored the rule. In doing so showing that the Colonists and Britain had different idea's about what was best for the colonies.
  • Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act was a tax placed on sugar in 1764 by the British to help pay for the standing army. It was the first act Parliment passed specifically to make money and it enraged the colonists who thought it was excessive and uncessicary. The Sugar Act eveuntally became one of the many reasons why the Colonists declared independence.
  • Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act was important because it not only showed that the British were willing to compromise a little, but that a little wasn't enough for the colonists. The revolt against the sugar act called for a replacement tax, the stamp act seemed fit. During the event, Minister Grenville established the taxes on stamps, which didn't really settle the anger in the colonies.
  • Townshend Acts

    The Townshend acts placed certain laws on imported glass, lead, paints, and tea. The purpose of these acts were to raise money in the colonies to pay for governors and judges so that they would be independent of colonial rule. The British would use search warrants to locate any colonists smuggling goods. During the time of the Townshend Acts boycotts were placed on British goods and Samuel Adams wrote argueing letters saying that the acts were abusing rights. To summarize, Conolists loathed and
  • Townshend Acts

    the Colonists loathed and revolted agaisnt the Townshend Acts.
  • Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre was an incident where a group of British soldiers killed 5 inocent Colonists. The Colonists obviously were outraged and Samuel Adams and other protestors used the event as solid propaganda agaisnt the British.
  • Tea Act

    The Tea Act was an act of Parliament where there was tax on all tea imported from Britain, which was, prodomenently all the tea. This act enraged the colonists who thought it was abusing rights, excessive, and unneccisary. They revolted agaisnt the Tea Act and it later became one of the many reasons why they declared independance against Britain.
  • Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea party was an act against the British by the Colonists where 3 ships importing over-taxed tea were boarded and trashed. All the tea was thrown overboard into the Boston Harbor. Over 90,000 pounds of tea were thrown into the harbor and it definatly sent a message to the British in which they did not like.
  • Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts were a list of laws Parliment passed that triggered outrage and resistance in the Colonies and all became reasons for revolting against the British. Many Colonists considered the laws violation of rights and the tension eventually evolved into the revolutionary war. Most of the Intolerable acts were included in the Decleration of Independence.
  • Battle of Lexington/Concord

    The Battle of Lexington/Concord was a very historical battle which took place on April 18, 1775. Paul Revere and William Dawes found out how the British were to be invading and warned the minute men just in time. By the morning of the invasion, there were 70 minute men set ready to fight the enourmous force of British soldiers invading Lexington. During the battle, 8 colonists died and 10 were wounded. Also, the British burned buildings filled with weapons. The battle was terrible.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    The Battle of Bunker Hill was one of the earliest battle's in the Revolutionary War and was a great and very moving moral victory for the Colonists. They showed that they could survive the British's incredible firepower. Even though the British ended up taking control of the hill they suffered over 1000 casualties while the Colonists only took about 400.
  • Commonsense

    Commonsense was a book, or pamphlet written by Thomas Paine arguing against the way Great Britian, Withen 2 months Colonists bought over 120,000 copies and sales soon reached 500,000 copies. Commonsense was a groundbreaking pamphlet.
  • Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence was a statement made by the Colonist's annoouncing war against the British, to become their own nation. A commitee was formed to draft the declaration and withen it Thomas Jefferson was selected to compose the original draft which was to be made and then brought back to be revised for the final draft by the rest of the commitee. The Intolerable Acts were to be included in the Decleration along with all the other things the Colonists thought to be violating rights.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    The victory of the Battle of Saratoga was marked the greatest American victory up until that point. British forces made their way to New York but strong Colonists outnumbered them by many and completely destroyed them. The Battle of Saratoga went down in history as not only a very important victory, but one of the best ever accomplished.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    General Cornwallis, a Colonist officail, moved his men to Yorktown knowing the British had it under siege. They were going to attack even though he feared a bloody defeat. Eventually he surrendered,
  • Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris was designed to establish good British recognition in the United States, the treay essentailly laid out it's northern borders. The Treaty was created and accepted with no controversey. Later, the British formerly accepted American rights to settle and trade West of the original 13 Colonies.