American Revolution Timeline

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  • Jamestown

    The First Permanent English Colony
  • Virginia House of Burgesses

    the first democratically-elected legislative body in the British American colonies
  • Mayflower Compact

    Helps establish America’s ideas on self-government and majority
  • Bacons Rebellion

    an armed rebellion in 1676 by Virginia settlers led by Nathaniel Bacon against the rule of Governor William Berkeley.
  • Salem Witch Trials

    In 1692, several young Puritan girls seem bewitched
    Over 100 people (mostly women) are arrested and tried for witchcraft
    20 are executed for witchcraft, most by hanging
  • John Peter Zenger

    John Peter Zenger was a German American printer, publisher, editor, and journalist in New York City. Zenger printed The New York Weekly Journal. He was a defendant in a landmark legal case in American jurisprudence, known as the Zenger Trial.
  • French and Indian War

    It was the North American theater of the worldwide Seven Years' War. The war was fought between the colonies of British America and New France (1754-1763)
  • Proclomation of 1763

    it forbade all settlers from settling past a line drawn along the Appalachian Mountains
  • Stamp Act

    an act of the British Parliament in 1756 that exacted revenue from the American colonies by imposing a stamp duty on newspapers and legal and commercial documents
  • Quartering Act

    order local governments of the American colonies to provide the British soldiers with any needed accommodations or housing
  • Declaratory Act

    It stated that the British Parliament's taxing authority was the same in America as in Great Britain.
  • Boston Massacre

    A street fight that occurred on March 5, 1770, between a patriot mob, throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers. Several colonists were killed
  • Tea Act

    Its principal overt objective was to reduce the massive surplus of tea held by the financially troubled British East India Company in its London warehouses and to help the struggling company survive
  • Boston Tea Party

    a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, on December 16, 1773. They dressed up like indians and dumped all the tea in the harbor
  • 1st Continental Congress

    a meeting of delegates from twelve of the thirteen colonies that met on September 5 to October 26, 1774 at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 2nd Continental Congress

    convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that started meeting in the summer of 1775, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, soon after warfare in the American Revolutionary War had begun.
  • Declaration of Independence

    The fundamental document establishing the United States as a nation, adopted on July 4, 1776. The declaration was ordered and approved by the Continental Congress and written largely by Thomas Jefferson.