Timeline created by Isaacdav4
In History
  • Virginia Slave Codes of 1705

    The House of Burgesses passes the Virginia Slave Codes of 1705.
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    North Carolina fights the Tuscarora War

    North Carolina fights a war against the Tuscarora people. It lasts for over three years.
  • New York Revolt

    New York State revolt of 1712
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    First Great Awakening

    George Whitefield leads the First Great Awakening. He goes around the country, saying that all Christians can have a personal relationship with God.
  • Plantation Act is Passed

    The Plantation Act is passed. It encourages immigration to the colonies.
  • King George's War

    King George's War is fought in North America.
  • Princeton University Founded

    Princeton University is founded with Jonathon Dickinson as the first president.
  • Lightning Rod

    Benjamin Franklin invents the lighting rod.
  • Population

    The population of the colonies is roughly 1.5 million.
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    French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War is fought between the British and the French.
  • The Sugar Act and Currency Act

    The Sugar Act is intended to raise revenues. The Currency Act is intended to prevent the Colonies from printing money.
  • Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act is passed in Parliament. This act taxes anything printed in the colonies.
  • Declaratory Act

    Parliament repeals the Stamp Act but passes the Declaratory Act saying that they have power to pass whatever they want.
  • Boston Massacre

    British soldiers shoot and kill several several people while being harassed by a mob.
  • Tea Act

    Parliament passes the Tea Act. The act was passes to help the struggling British East India Company.
  • Boston Tea Party

    The Sons Of Liberty throw 92,000 pounds of tea into Boston Harbor to protest the tea Act.
  • Interoperable Acts

    Parliament passes the Intolerable acts which include: Boston Port Act (March 31)
    Administration of Justice Act (May 20),
    Massachusetts Government Act (May 20),
    A second Quartering Act (June 2), and
    Quebec Act
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    The first battle fought in the Revolutionary war.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    The battle was fought following the the Siege of Boston.
  • Common Sense

    Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense. It is a major hit in the Colonies.
  • Independence Day

    The Second Continental Congress approves the Declaration if Impedance.
  • Nathan Hale Hung

    Nathan Hale is captured and hung for espionage.
  • Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris ends the Revolutionary War.
  • Bifocals Invented

    Benjamin Franklin credited for creating the first pair of bifocals.
  • George Washington Becomes the First President

    George Washington inaugurated as first president of the United States.
  • Bill of Rights Ratified

  • Cotton Gin

    Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin.