1700 - 1800

  • French Indian War

    French Indian War
    The French-Indian War began in 1754 and was fought between the British Colonists and the French. However, both sides used various groups of Native Americans as their allies.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament in 1765 and infuriated the colonists. The Act placed a tax on all paper which added up significantly. Future acts like this would become one of the major causes of the Revolutionary War.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a horrific event that occurred during a riot between colonist and British soldiers. A group of soldiers fired upon innocent colonist killing several people. Later on Paul Revere would draw a very graphic depiction of the event.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea party happened in 1773 and was when the colonists boarded British ships and threw all the tea into the Boston Harbor. This happened because the British Parliament placed a tax on all tea in the colonies.
  • First Continental Congress Meets

    First Continental Congress Meets
    The First Continental Congress met in 1774 and discussed the coercive acts, boycotting British goods, and establishing American Rights. They also planned a Second Continental Congress meeting for later.
  • Revolutionary War

    Revolutionary War
    The Revolutionary War began in 1775 at the Battle of Lexington. The First shot was called, "The shot heard round the world" and the war was fought between the American Colonies and England.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4th, 1776 and was meant to establish the American Colonies as their own nation. This declaration occurred during the revolutionary war and ended all former ties with Great Britain.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris ended the Revolutionary War and thus made America its own country. The war ended with England's great defeat at the hands of a smaller opponent, and gave America her freedoms.