U.S. History

Timeline created by MaliyahL
In History
  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    •Important because it changed social, religous, and Politcal Lives
    •Ministers began holding revivals
    •Many people began renewing their faith in Chrisitianity
    •Many Colonists were inspired to join the evangelical movement
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    •It was important because it helped some of the colonies establish and also how the government was established
    •3 indians were killed, and the war seemed to ignite when Metacomet was killed
    •600 colonists and 3,000 indians were killed in the crossfire.
    • Benjamin Franklin wrote the Albany Plan of Union, colonists then rejected the Albany Plan, the British won few wars, call war onto the indians
    •Ended due to the Peace Treaty
  • Proclamation on 1763

    Proclamation on 1763
    •Important because it avoided loss of life
    •Pontiacs rebellion- Fear that colonists would move onto indian land
    •Isssued the proclamation-banned any brittish/colonial settlement
    •Colonists strongly disliked the Proclamation
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    •Important because many were taxed on sugar to raise money to support the colonists
    •Needed to pay for the standing army
    •Parliament changed the colonies legal system. British required colonial merchants to make lists of all trade good that they carried on board.
    •many enraged colonists began to rebel and protest
    • boycotting hurt british economy and convinced british to end the new taxes
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    •Important because all proceeds form purchasing stamps/official seals went to the British government
    •When colonists couldn't come up with suitable ideas to earn tax income, the stamp act began
    •During the event all colonist were taxed on stamps/official seals
    •Colonists were upset that they had to pay tax on everyday items
    •Colonists appealed to stamp act but it eventually led to more taxes
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    •Important because duties were place in imported glass, lead, paints, paper and tea. Used income from duties to pay military expenses
    •Neede to pay for military and colonial government salaries
    • Many thought colonial authorities didn't have best intrest of colonies/colonists at heart
    •Colonies boycotted Parliament and British goods
    • Sons of Liberty attcacked and protested the custom Officals, "No taxation without Representation." Massachusetts Ligislature was disbanded
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    •Important because five people were killed on accident
    •Event occured when soliders aimlessly fired into the crowd and killed five inncoent people
    •When somebody yelled, "Fire!" The soldiers aimlessly shot into the crowd.
    • Colonists referred to the killingd as "The Boston Massacre" Colonists used incident as a Propaganda
    •The trial prevented violence by quieting the unrest- Two soldiers were branded on the hand, then released
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    •Important because colonists were getting angrier and angrier with the fact they were being "controlled"
    •East India Company wanted to generate tax revenue-pay its debts
    •During the event multiple unhappy colonists were taxed on tea
    •Many colonists united in oppostion to the tea act
    •Colonists then ended the Tea Act
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    •Important becasue it led to the Intolerable acts which brought everybody together.
    •The tea act led up to/caused the event
    •Sons of Liberty demanded that their cargo of tea be unloaded, ignored and angry, they dressed up as Indians and loaded onto deck and dumped all the tea into the Boston Harbor.
    •This event then led up to the intolerable acts
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    •Important because many colonists reacted strongly to the abuses of their colonial rights
    •The Boston Tea Party led up to this event
    •The Boston Harbor was shut down during the Intolerable Acts
    •Colonists wrote books, plays, etc. to criticize their government.
    • Growing delegates discussed the issues
  • Battle of Lexington/ Concord

    Battle of Lexington/ Concord
    •Important because first battle between growing states and the British Government
    •The battle started on accident- due to fear or nervousness
    •The Militia were shot at by the minutemen and fell back, minutemen continued onto concord and defeated three companies of the kings troops
  • Battle Of Bunker Hill

    Battle Of Bunker Hill
    •Important because many were killed
    •Battle of Lexington and concord led up to this event
    •One of the bloodiest conflicts leading up to the american revolution
    •Ended due to success
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
  • Declaration Of Independence

    Declaration Of Independence
    •Important because it established our equal rights that we deserve as humans
    •Many peoples rights were being abused so they had felt the Declaration of Indepence was in order
    •Many peoples rights were now equal and fair
    •It led to equality and the American Revolution
  • Battle Of Saratoga

    Battle Of Saratoga
    •The Battle of Saratoga was a major victory for the Americans and a turning point of the upcoming war.
    • British planed to segregate the New England Colonies from the others
    • They attacked from the north through Canada along the Hudson River
    •This led to the American Revolution
  • Battle Of Yorktown

    Battle Of Yorktown
    •Important because it led to the signing of the peace treaty
    •To negotiate the end to conflict
    •Over 7,000 British soldiers were captured
    •Led to the Treaty of Paris
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    •Important because it made us a Nation, almost like a stamp of approval
    •Many Colonists were very happy
    •Led up to Making us one nation