American History from 1700-1799

Timeline created by Keeli
In History
  • The First Slave Code

    The first slave code is passed in the House of Burgesses.
  • New York Slaves

    A slave rebellion took place that resulted in the death of nine white colonists in New York City. As a result, many slaves were burned alive as punishment. Those who did not burn committed suicide.
  • Stono Rebellion

    Stono Rebellion
    A band of slaves head toward Spanish Florida while their white masters attended church. On their way, they burned plantations and killed 20 white settlers. A local militia captured and killed most of the slaved. The ones that were not killed were sold back into slavery.
  • Slavery is Legal in Every Colony

  • Curency Act of 1751

    Curency Act of 1751
    The Board of Trade restricts the use of paper money in the colonies.
  • Quebec

    British forces capture the French colony of Quebec during the Seven Years War.
  • The End of the Seven Years War

    Peace was reached after the Treaty of Paris and the Treaty of Hubertusburg was signed in 1763.
  • The Royal Proclamation

    King George III forbids the colonist to expand west of the Appalachian Mountains to minimize conflicts with Native Americans.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    The British attempt to stop the smuggling of sugar and molasses to the French and Dutch.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was intended to raise revenue off the colonies to pay debts from the Seven Years War. It placed a tax on paper products and required them all to be printed with a stamp to show that they had been paid for.
  • The Townshend Acts

    The Townshend Acts
    These were a collection of acts Parlament passed on the colonies that placed taxes on ideas like glass, paper, lead, paint, and tea.
  • Philadelphia Takes Over the Printing Business

    Philadelphia Takes Over the Printing Business
    Philidelphia becomes the new printing capital.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    British soldiers were sent to Boston to enforce the acts upon the colonists. Shooting broke out after colonists threw insults and snowballs at the soldiers. It resulted in the death of five Bostonians.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    A band of colonists throw over 300 crates of tea into the Boston harbor in response to the Tea Act. The Tea Act placed a tax on the colonies and put a monopoly on tea the East India Trading Compony's sold to the colonies. Since the colonies had no one to represent them in parliament, they believed they had the right to not pay taxes.
  • The Five Largest Cities

    Boston, Philidelphia, New York, New Port, and Charleston become the largest cities in British North America.
  • The Battle of Lexington and Concord

    The Battle of Lexington and Concord
    British soldiers were sent to capture the colonist militia. Lexington's town militia fired a shot and the fighting began. The fighting moved from Lexington to the next town over, Concord.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" is printed in Philadelphia. It is a piece of writing used to call people to support the fight for independence.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    On this day, the Declaration of Independence is signed and approved by Congress.
  • The War Ends

    The Treaty of Paris, signed by Britain and America, ends the American Revolutionary War.
  • The U.S. Constitution

    The U.S. Constitution
    America's Consitution goes into effect. It declares that it is the law of the American land.
  • The First President

    The First President
    General George Washington takes his presidential oath and becomes the first president of the United States of America.
  • The Cotton Gin

    Eli Whitney invents the first cotton gin.
  • Election of 1797

    John Adams becomes the second President of the United States.
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    The First Great Awakening

    A spur of religious movements and revivals throughout the 1730s and 1740s. Religious leaders, like John Edwards and James Davenport, believed they had special messages from God that they needed to share through revivals.
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    Seven Years War

    A conflict between Britain and France. They two countries argued over the boundaries of North America. Indian allies and British colonists got into a fight and resulted in the death of a French diplomat. After this, the two nations went into war at the expense of the colonies.
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    The Battle of Yorktown

    Lord Cornwallis's British army is captured by America's French Allies. Cornwallis surrenders to the Americans.
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    The French Revolution

    Many of the French had revolted against their king. This revolution was ten years of power struggles between the French monarchy and the citizens of France. It ended with France becoming a republic nation and ended the monarchy.
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    The Whiskey Rebellion

    Alexander Hamilton's Whiskey Tax sparks issues with western farmers. Many of these farmers started attacking tax collectors and federal marshals. Federal troops to stop and capture the rebels. This showed people that the government would settle internal conflicts.