United States History Timeline

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  • The Great Awakening

    The Great Awakening
    This event was important because it helped people realize the importance of religion and spiritual matters. Ministers thought people were losing their religious commitments and their dedication to relgion was lost. Ministers held revivals and talked about religion. Colonists realized that it was important to have religious and spiritual views.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    This event was important because it was a huge war that many people were involved in. They were fighting over land. The colonists didn'nt like it because after the war, they had to keep British safe and they had to pay off their debt.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    This event was important because it banned British colonial settlement west of the Appalachlan Mountains. , creating a dividing line between colonial and Indian lands. Leaders feared that more fighting would take place on the frontier if colonists moved into Indian lands. Colonists had different ideas about what was best for the colonies.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    It's important because it is how britain made money. The government needed money to pay for army- they taxed coffee, wine, sugar, and molases. Colonists were mad- Samual Adams said it was illegal because the colonists should be aloud to make their own taxes.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    This event was important it changed the way people spend their money. When the colonists failed to suggest any suitable ideas, the stamp act was proposed. The prime minister heard heard complaints of the sugar act. They sold stamps and required them to pay stamps and taxes on items. Colonists started protesting the act immediatly.
  • Townshed Act

    Townshed Act
    It was important because they placed duties on imported glass, lead paints, paper, and tea. Colonists thought that the act took too much power away from colonial courts and legislatures and gave it to royal officials. Colonists feared that the royal officials would not be accountable to colonial authorities that did not have the best intrests of the colonies at heart. Colonists responded to the townshed acts with another large scale boycott of British goods.
  • Townshed Act Continued

    Townshed Act Continued
    They made goods instead of buying British goods. Colonial legislatures also protested the townshed acts.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    This event was important because they used propoganda against the British. Bostonians saw the presence of British troops as a threat by the British government against its critics in Massachusetts. During the event there was fighting and killing. The colonists killed the British, it ended because Preston and 6 other soilders were found guilty- this helped prevent future violence by quieting the arrest.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    Parliment showed that they could control the colonies. Several million pounds of tea were bought each year and the puchases attracted the attention of a tea company which asked permission to sell tea directly to the colonies. During the event, colonial merchants feared that the company would put that out of buisness. Colonists were concerned that if the British East Indian Company got a monopoly on tea trade other British companies would folllow and threaten colonial buisnesses.
  • Tea Act continued

    Tea Act continued
    This led to the Boston Tea Party.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    It is important because it shows how much the colonists didn't like the tea act. The colonists disguised themselves as indians and snuck on the British shipsand dumped 90,000 pounds of tea into Boston Harbor. This led to the intolerable acts.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts
    It was important because it punished those involved in the Boston Tea Party and made four laws. Lord North heard about the Boston Tea Party and was furious. He made four laws. The first law shut down the harbor until Boston paid the costof the destroyed tea. The second law cance;;ed Massachusett's charter and gave the colony a legislator that met only when and where the govener comanded.
  • The Intolerable Acts Continued

    The Intolerable Acts Continued
    The third law moved the trials of royal colonial officials to Britain where they would get a more simpatic judge and jury. The fourth was called the quatering act which required colonists to house and supply British soilders. Colonists wrote plays, pamphlets, and editorials to criticize the actions. They tried to determine an appropriate response to the British.
  • The Battle of Lexington/ Concord

    The Battle of Lexington/ Concord
    The event was important because British and colonists were going up against each other. The british became concerned when local miltia units seemed to be actively preparing for armed conflict. Lexington- They fought until the colonists lost. Concord- British didn't find many weapons because the colonists hid them.They set fire to some buildings.
  • Battle of Lexinton and Concord Continued

    Battle of Lexinton and Concord Continued
    Concord-When the British went to Boston, minutemen fired upon them from trees and buildings. When they reached Boston they had more then two hundred and fifty deaths. Lexington- The colonists were outnumbered and when someone shot their gun, everyone started fighting. Concord- The colonists killed the British. The colonists were the ones that killed that day.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    This event was important because it shows the fighting between the British and the colonists. British prepared to secure Charlestown and the colonists were warned of the plan. Colonial forces held Boston under a seige. The British were suprised to see that the colonists had secured the hill. The colonists were prepared and they won. It ended when the Brisitsh gained control of the hill.They suffered from 1,000 deaths.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    This was important because it openly asked for independence from Great Britain. It was a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine which was written in a way that American Colonists could understand it. The pamphlet talks about having independence from Britain. He relied on bibical refrences to make his case. This had impact to The Declaration of Independence.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    This was important because it gave the Amerocan colonists freedom from Britain. This declared the thirteen colonies independent states and free from the rule of Britain. It said that we hold truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, and that we have unalienable rights- whcih are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Colonists were happy that they were no longer ruled by Britain and the king.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    This was considered the rning point in the war and it decided the fate of the British general. General Burgoyne had to leave from where he was fighting in order to try to go north for safety. They made it 8 miles and had to retreat to Saratoga. Burgoyne surrendered on October 17, 1777. The British had lost one thousand men and the Americans only five hundred.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    It was important because the Americans had a victory over the British in the last major battle of the Revolutionary War. George Washington was the leader of the American forces. The french came to help since the Americans and French were allies. The firing of guns grew heavier each day. The British finally surrendered and signed papers saying that the British were prisoners of war.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    This was important because it ended the Revalutionary War between Britain and America. This treaty was signed by John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and John Jay. These people represented the US. David Hartley who represented Britain also signed it. It aknowledged ten points. One of them is that the United States will be free and independent states. Another is that prisoners of war shall be released. This helped free American prisoners of war.