Timeline created by Landon Hunter Chapman
In History
  • Great Britain and UK formation

    United Kingdom of Great Britain formed—England, Wales, and Scotland joined by parliamentary Act of Union.
  • Press Freedom

    John Peter Zenger, New York editor, acquitted of libel in New York, establishing press freedom.
  • First Dictionary published

    Samuel Johnson's Dictionary first published. Great earthquake in Lisbon, Portugal, and over 60,000 die. U.S. postal service established.
  • Seven Years War

    Seven Years War, in which Britain and Prussia defeat France, Spain, Austria, and Russia. France loses North American colonies
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre is when innocent civilians died protesting in the streets of Boston.
  • Boston Tea party

    The Boston Tea Party is when men over ran a British ship in riot, and threw tea over into the sea off of the ship.
  • U.S. Constitution

    The Constitution of the United States signed.
  • George Washington

    George Washington becomes the U.S. president and soon to become a great war leader.