Timeline created by knbeggs
In History
  • Deleware Founded

    Delaware separates from Pennsylvania to become its own colony.
  • New Jersey Founded

    The New Jersey colony is established by conjoining East and West Jersey.
  • Boston News-Letter

    The first recurring newspaper in the colonies
  • Province of Carolina Divides

    The Province of Carolina is split into two divisions thus creating North and South Carolina.
  • The First Theater

    The first theater in the colonies to open for business in Williamsburg, Virginia.
  • Province of Georgia

    Province of Georgia corporate charter granted to General James Oglethorpe by British King George II
  • The Liberty Bell

    The liberty Bell is cracked for the first time.
  • The Lightning Rod

    Benjamin Franklin invents the lightning rod after earlier in the year proving that lightning was electricity by flying a kite in a thunderstorm.
  • Boston Massacre

    The British troops fire into a mob, killing 5 men which in turn lead to intense public protesting.
  • Boston Tea Party

    A group of men disguised as Mohawk Indians boarded three ships in Boston Harbor and dumped more than three-hundred crates of tea into the water, protesting the British Tea Tax.
  • American Revolutionary War Began

    This war was known as the American war of independence, which began as a war between Great Britain and Thirteen British colonies on the north American continent. Gaining allies such as France, Spain and American colonist.
  • Common sense published

    Thomas Paine published his pamphlet "common sense"
  • Declaration of Independence

    The Second Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia.
  • The Articles of Confederation

    The Continental congress adopts the first US Constitution.
  • Revolutionary War Ended

    The end of the treacherous war.
  • The Acknowledgement of American Independence

    The Treaty of Paris is signed meaning Great Britain finally acknowledges their independence bringing the war to an end.
  • The US Constitution

    The Constitutional Convention meets in Philadelphia to draft the constitution.
  • 1st United States President

    George Washington is voted unanimously into office by state electors.
  • The Bill of Rights

    The first ten Amendments were ratified.
  • Cotton Gin

    The invention of the Cotton Gin by Eli Whitney caused a high demand for slave labor.
  • 2nd United States President

    John Adams is elected into office as the second president.