Timeline created by Charlotte.Floyd
In History
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    First Great Awakening

    The First Great Awakening was a time of religious and moral revival and reform in American history. Enthusiasm for religion skyrocketed, and many wanted to better their morals. Religious piety was important in many hearts during this time.
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    French and Indian War/Seven Years' War

    Conflict between the French and British over control of North American land. It erupted on both sides of the Atlantic, both in North America and Europe. It ended with a British victory and therefore increased British control in the New World.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation issued which followed the Treaty of Paris at the end of the Seven Years' War. It gave the land west of the Appalachians to the Natives in order to appease them.
  • Sugar Act

    British Parliament passed Act which taxed things such as molasses, sugar, and coffee in an attempt to stop smuggling.
  • Currency Act

    Regulated the amount of paper money printed and used in the colonies.
  • Stamp Act

    Direct tax on all printed goods in the colony greatly resented by the colonists.
  • Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre began as a mob harassing British soldiers because of unrest due to the acts passed. It escalated into the British massacring a number of colonists.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Political protest over the Tea Act, which taxed tea without American representation in Parliament, caused a group of colonists to dump 342 chests of tea into harbor in retaliation.
  • Intolerable Acts

    A group of four acts passed by the British Parliament after the Boston Tea party which took away self-governance of the Massachusetts colony as punishment for their revolt.
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    American Revolutionary War

    War between the American colonists and Great Britain over the colonists' freedom.
  • Revolutionary War Begins

    The American Revolutionary war begins at a squabble over weapons in Lexington and Concord with the "shot heard round the world".
  • Independence Declared

    The Declaration of Independence is issued by the Second Continental Congress, declaring the colonists as free from Britain.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Turning point in the American Revolutionary War, where colonists win a decisive victory over the British and convinces the French to help them fight, eventually winning America the war.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Last battle in the American Revolutionary War. Colonists won a decisive victory and secured their freedom.
  • Shays' Rebellion

    Revolutionary veteran Daniel Shays leads rebellion against Massachusetts state government for what he claimed was unfair economic policies and tax collection.
  • Constitution Ratified

    The American Constitution goes into effect over the 13 colonies as all ratified it.
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    George Washington's Presidency

    George Washington was elected the first President of the United States in 1789
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    Whiskey Rebellion

    Rebellion by American farmers over taxes on whiskey.
  • Cotton Gin Invented

    Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin, helping cotton become a major crop in America,
  • Jay's Treaty

    Treaty between the United States and Britain in an attempt to improve relations.
  • John Adams elected President

    John Adams elected Second President of the United States
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    Alien Act passed which allowed for the arrest and deportation of illegal "Aliens". The Sedition Act allowed the government to punish anyone who wrote anything bad or false against them.