U.S. Timeline

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In History
  • The Great Awakening

    The Great Awakening
    The Great Awakening waas a change that spread to many people in Amerca changing the way that they live. It also changed politics, religion, and basic social life. It occured because the ministers of that time thought that people were declining religious beliefs. Also, some people wanted new ways of living. Many peoples lives changed because of it. It changed politcs, religion, and social life
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and indian war was a series of wars that took place from 1754-1763. The French and the British were having arguements over the land. The French were not allowed to pass the Appalachian mountains, which to them was unfair. Because of this they went into war. One major war that took place was at Ohio River Valley. Alot of colonies formed alliances with both sides, including the indians. Eventually a peave treaty was made and the proclamation made sure that there was no further
  • The French and Indian war continued

    settlement west of the mountains. Later on the British went into debt, so the colonists moved west and started the quarter act.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    When the British and the French were arguing about their land rights, a decision had to be made. Leaders feared that there would be more fighting about the land, so they made the proclamation. The proclamation reached a compromise between the French and the British. It stated that no settlement shall be allowed west of the Appalachian Mountains. Both the Frech and the British obeyed the rules, but some colonists ignored the terms of the proclamation
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The paliament needed a way to pay for the army for the British, so they invented the sugar act. Although It helped greatly pay for the military, many of the colonists hated it. People would have to pay taxes with sugar. Samul Addams declared it illegal because taxes should be made by the people or their representives, All of the colonists did not like it, but they had to follow it. Eventually, Samul Addam spoke up and made sure the parliament banned the sugar act.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    After the sugar act failed, parliament still needed money for the army. The stamp act was a way to do this. Prime minister Grenvilled thought of colonists paying for stamps on paper items. If the colonists refused, they could possibly be sent to prison. The colonists dislike the stamp act even more than the sugar act. they thoght that it went against their rights so they asked the parliament to repeal, or abolisht the act. Eventually they did.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    Since all else failed to get money for the army, the parliament desprately developed the townshend acts. It placed duties on imported glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea. British customs writs of assistanve allowed tax collecters to search for smuggled goods. The act also created a new vice- Admirally courts in which try smugglers. Colonists feared authorities and did not have the best interests of the colonies at heart. Colonial legislaters protested the townshend acts. Finally it was banned.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    People were upset about the British Troops. Eventually they got into fights which led into the Boston Massacre. When a British sentry standing guard struck a civilian, tension rose and the colonists threw snow at him. When troops came for backup, they ended up shooting people. They were charged with accidental murder. The colonists used this as a propoganda against the British. A trial ruled the two gaurds that shot guilty, The massacre prevented further violence.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The parliament still needed a way to get money for the military, so they kept taxes on tea. Manny colonial merchants opposed of the tea act out of fear that the British India compan would put them out of business. Many of the colonists hated how they put taxes on tea, so they formed a plan that started the Boston Tea Party.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Tea was being imported to Boston almost every day. The people of Boston were tired of being taxed with tea, so the Sons of Liberty demanded that the ships leave without unloading their cargo. Since their demands were not met, the colonists dumped the 90,000 pounds of tea in the sea. All of the colonists celebrated after. This stressed freedom and liberty.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Parliament was ferious when they heard about the Boston Tea Party, so they started the intolerable (coecive) acts to punish them. They made laws saying the Boston harbor was shut down until the cost of the tea was paid and that massachusett's charter was cancelled. The colonists criticized it by doing things like public plays about it and much more. The intolerable acts help restore royal authority and led to a growing movement for a gathering of representives from each colony.
  • Battle of Lexington/Concord

    Battle of Lexington/Concord
    Tensions where high when the people of Lexington heard about the British crossing the Charles River toward Concord. Revere and his men, the minutemen, set off to there. Anonymous shots were fired and the battle began. The colonists sufferd 8 deaths and 10 people wounded. The Britsh did not find the muskets that they were looking for, so they set fire to the buildings. The minutemen took actions into their own hands and drove them back to Boston Marking the beginnig of the Revolution.
  • Battle of Bunker HIll

    Battle of Bunker HIll
    The colonists wanted to concour Charleston and prove that they can win. After Retreating to Boston, the British made an army blockade. When they went to sleep and awoke the next mornig, the colonists took control of the hills. Then, they went face to face, killing 1000 british and 400 colonists. A moral victory. This demonstrated that despite superior british firepower, the colonists can withstand it.
  • Common sense

    Common sense
    Thomas Paine wrote a book/pamphlet saying that they should break away from Britian. Eventually Paine's book became very popular, and sread throughout all of the colonies. All of the colonists agreed with what the book said. This was very important because it lead to the decision of them breaking away from Britian.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The declaration of independence started because the colonies wanted to break away from Britian. People like John Locke Wrote the Declaration. It was supposed to declare independence and break away from Britian. All of the colonists were with the ideas of it and the representatives all signed it. Finally, they were free from Britian.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    On his way to New York, Burgoune and his men clashed with the patriots on accident. The batte did not go on fore too long. Finally, on October 17, 1777, Burgoyne and his men surrendered to the gates. The Americans had a huge victory. In fact, They marked it as their greatest win at that point for the American forces.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The Battle of Yorktown was lead up from the defeat of the British and the battle of Saratoga. The Americans where trying to defend Yorktown from the British. The colonists did not want to be pushed back. Finally, the people of Yorktown surrendered which lead to the treaty of Paris.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Americans needed allies to help them win the war. Eventually, the treaty of Paris was established and both sides signed it in 1783. It laid out new boarders and established British recognition of the United States. The colonists established order, freedom, and independency. The French and the Americans became allies