Lyndsey's Timeline

  • Jan 1, 1215

    Magna Carta

    A legal English charter that required KIng John to proclaim certain rights and accepted he was not above the law.
  • *Jamestown

    The capitol of colonial America was founded at Jamestown and lasted for 83 years. Located in Virginia.
  • Mayflower Compact

    The first governing document of Plymouth Colony
  • English Bill of Rights

    Passed by Parliament, invtied William and Mary to become sovereigns of England.
  • *Mary Jemison Kidnapping

    The Jemison's were establishing their home in the colonies, when Mary got kidnapped in the cross-fire of the anger between the Indians and the British.
  • French and Indian War

    Refers to the main British enemies: French and Native Americans, during the Seven Years' War. It ended in 1763.
  • Seven Years' War

    A war between all the major European Powers of the time. It ended in 1763.
  • "No taxation without Representation"

    A slogan created by the 13 colonies because they believed that Great Britain shouldn't tax them without representation.
  • Stamp Act

    Parliment imposed the law the colonists had to pay taxes on stamps.
  • Boston Massacre

    When the colonists threw rocks and snow at British soldiers, an incident happened. Five people were killed at the hands of british soldiers.
  • Tea Act

    Tensions grew for the colonists when Parliament created and act that would allow them to buy tea from East India cheaper.
  • Boston Tea Party

    After official in Boston refused to ship British Tea back, the Boston colonists dumped the tea into the harbor.
  • Coercive/Intolerable Acts

    Acts passed by Parliament in response to the Boston Tea Party that restricted colonists rights.
  • 1st Continental Congress

    A convention of delegates called because the colonists wanted the change the new Coercive Acts.
  • 2nd Continental Congress

    A convention of delegates from the 13 colonies than came together to discuss their independence.
  • Revolutionary War

    Began as a war between Great Britian and the 13 Colonies and eventually concluded a global war. It ended in 1783.
  • Declaration of Independence

    A document created in the 2nd Continental Congress that declared that the 13 colonies would be independent from Britain.
  • *The Star Spangled Banner

    After America won it's independence, Francis S. Key was inspired by the American Flag and wrote this.