American history timeline

  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    It prohibited settlers from crossing west. Government did this to limit western expansion of colony's it gave them better control. Colonist very angry and protested.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    It regulated raising revenue to help the army. They did this to make custom collection more efficient. The colonist felt it was unfair because they had to pay for exports.
  • Currency Act

    Currency Act
    They prohibited the providing of any new bills to reissue of existing currency. The government did that because they wanted to protect the british merchants and creditors. Colonist were and angry and protested because they were going through trade difficulty's with great britin with a supplies shortage.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    It regulated the use of the stamp. The government did this because it was like a tax and helped they pay for the army. The colonist did not like extra cost and protested.
  • The Quartering Act

    The Quartering Act
    It regulated the requirement for colonist to help pay for british troops. The government did this because it made greater pay for the army. The colonist were mad and didn't want to pay.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    It regulated making laws binding the stamp act. The government did this to make it easier to tax. The colonist did not like this tax because they felt it was threatening there independence.
  • Townshend Revenue Act

    Townshend Revenue Act
    It regulated taxes on glass, lead, paint, paper and tea. The government did this so they can pay for protection of the colonist. The colonist did not like it and felt the government was taking their money.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a deadly fight that took place between the British colonist and the British troops. The British colonist were mad because they were being tax a lot to pay for the troops and the troops did not like the way the colonist were treating them.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    It let selling tea bypass America. The British government did not like this. The colonist were very happy because it made tea a lot less expensive.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The boston tea party was when the boston colonist started throwing a lot of tea into the harbor in protest of the tea being taxed.
  • The intolerable Acts

    The intolerable Acts
    It passed a bill for blockage of the harbor and only lets imports for the army. It increased authority for the government. The colonist reacted in a show of unity because they got separated and now getting back together.
  • Lexington and concord

    Lexington and concord
    The British wanted the weapons they gave to the colonist back. They gave them the weapons to protect themself against the french and indians. When the British went to get their things the colonist were lined up and ready to fight. The colonist ended up winning and keeping the weapons.
  • The battle of bunker hill/ Breeds hill.

    The battle of bunker hill/ Breeds hill.
    The British were plaining to go on this big hill ( bunker hill) so the colonist couldn't see them but they could see the colonist but then they went to the wrong hill (breeds hill ) and thats where the battle ended up tacking place. The British strategy ended up working and the British won.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was made by the British colonist saying that they were now Independent from the British rule.
  • The battle of Trenton

    The battle of Trenton
    It was the Hessians and British vs Americans. There was a 10 year campaign. The Americans won the battle and it helped build their confidence.
  • The battles of Saratoga

    The battles of Saratoga
    John Bourgoynes lead the british army and came from canada. The british fought aganst the american colonist and the colonist won.
  • The battle of Valley forge.

    The battle of Valley forge.
    Baron von stevben lead the American army against the british. The americans won the battle but over 2,000 soilders died. It was located in philadelphia. The battle helped America regain confadence.
  • The Battle of Yorktown.

    The Battle of Yorktown.
    Charles Cornwallis lead the british against the americans. Cornwallis moved to Yorktown then George washington followed with 16,000 troops. This cuased a new nation to be born.
  • Treaty of Paris.

    Treaty of Paris.
    This established American indapendence and boundries. It also delt with fishing rights and stoped british from having slaves. It brought the american revolution to a end.