American Revolution- Thomas

Timeline created by Trey Thomas
In History
  • End Of French and Indian War

    The Treaty of Paris Ended the French and Indian War
  • Sugar Act

    A law passed by the British Parliament to stop the smuggling of sugar and molasses. It also lowered the tax on molasses
  • Stamp Act

    This act required colonists to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper.
  • Townshed Acts

    Parliament passed to tax Imported Goods. Protests soon began right after.
  • Boston Massacre

    Not really a Massacre. Colonist angered the soldiers and made them shoot. 5 people shot, out of them 3 were killed.
  • Boston Tea Party

    A political protest by The Sons of Liberty. American colonists were angry, so they decided to dump 342 crates of tea in the Boston Harbor
  • Intolerable Acts

    The British parliament enacted the Coercive acts were a series of punishments for the colonist. The Quebec Acts allowed Canada to expand their land to the Ohio River. This angered the colonists because it was their land claim.
  • The Second Continental Congress

    It was a meeting between the Americans to form an army to fight against the British.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    The Battle of Bunker hill was the next Battle between the two armies. It was a bloody battle with 1,000 people dead or wounded. Eventually the Americas ran out of gunpowder ending in a British win.
  • Jefferson write the Doi

    Jefferson write the Doi
    Many people were apart of the writing of the Declaration of Independence, but Thomas Jefferson was the main writer for this very important document for us history.
  • Battles of Trent and New Jersey

    It was small battle, but a ver pivotal battle in the war.
  • American and British Battle of Saratoga

    American and British Battle of Saratoga
    This battle was one of the more important battles in the war. In a decisive win for the Continental army and a crucial turning point in the war.
  • Articles of Confederation

    The articles in which the constitution first made fro the government
  • Congress prohibits enslaved people imported to the US

    Jefferson was one of the first people to try to stop slavery. He made a law to prohibit imported slaves.
  • Howe captures Philadelphia

    British forces tried to take back the control of the American colonies but they had to face organised American armies as well as American militias. In 1777, British General William Howe decided to attack Philadelphia in order to capture the city and bring it under British control once and for all.
  • State Constitutions

    State Constitutions
    longer than 8,500 words because they are more detailed regarding the day-to-day relationships between government and the people. The longest is Alabama's sixth and current constitution, ratified in 1901, about 345,000 words long. They are the fundamental blueprints for the legal and political organizations of the United States and the states, respectively
  • John Paul Jones & Serapis

    John Paul Jones & Serapis
    John Paul Jones was a very well known defender who against all odds defeated the British war ship the Serpis.
  • Spain Declares war on Great Britain

    Spain declared war on Great Britain in 1779 and made an alliance with america. Although they had alliance, the King did not want to sign the Treat of alliance.
  • British forces capture Charles Town

    British forces capture Charles Town
    The capture of Charleston was major engagement and a very important British victory.
  • Plans for first Fed. Tax

  • British surrender at Yorktown

    Charles Cornwallis surrendered his troops in Yorktown. He and his 8,000 troops thought that they would get help from the British naval.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    This was the Treaty that ended the Revolutionary War and the colonies finally got their independence.
  • Spain closed lower Mississippi River to American Western Settlers

  • The Ordinance of 1785

    A law that passed to set up land north of Ohio. The people also made another for Hardworking settlers.
  • The North West Ordinance

    The North West Ordinance
    Provided a method for admitting new states into the union fro this territory.
  • Spain closed lower Mississippi River to American Western Settlers

  • Constitutional Convention

    It was a convention where they met to basically run the government.
  • Signing of the Constitution

    Signing of the Constitution
    The signing that lead to a four month long convention.
  • Delaware first state to approve Constitution

    The featured document is an endorsed ratification of the federal Constitution by Delaware convention.
  • New Hampshire ratifies Constitution

    New Hampshire  ratifies Constitution
    New Hampshire was the ninth state to accept the Constitution. Ending the Articles of Confederation.
  • Land Act of 1800

    Land Act of 1800
    People had to purchase 320 acres and a minimum of two dollars per acre.