American Revolution - Weil

Timeline created by weile24
In History
  • End of French and Indian War

    End of French and Indian War
    The war ended with the creation of the Treaty of Paris in 1763.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    Laws were written that violated many colonists' rights.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    This act made it so that people had to accommodate all British soldiers and provide for them however needed.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    Colonists boycotted buying British goods causing the British to lose money.
  • The Decleratory Act

    The Decleratory Act
    The British Parliament's taxing authority was the same in America as in Great Britain.
  • Townshed Act

    Townshed Act
    Import goods before they come into the colony
    - Glass, Paper, and Tea
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    They boycotted tea. The tea was still sailed and sold.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    342 chests full of tea were thrown overboard. They celebrated this bold act.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts
    Laws that were passed by the British Parliament. These laws were meant to punish the colonists.
  • Qubec Act

    Qubec Act
    The Quebec Act restored the former French civil tradition for private law, which had been ended in 1763 and allowed for the Roman Catholic faith to be practiced.
  • Jefferson and the DOI

    Jefferson and the DOI
    Jefferson helped to write the declaration of independence. He was one of the 56 people to sign the declaration.
  • Battles of Trent and New Jersey

    Battles of Trent and New Jersey
    This battle took place during the Revolutionary War. The United States won this battle.
  • American and British Battle of Saratoga

    American and British Battle of Saratoga
    5,895 British and Hessian troops surrendered. This war was a turning point for the Revolutionary War.
  • Howe captures Philadelphia

    Howe captures Philadelphia
    This was a British initiative during the American Revolutionary War to gain control of Philadelphia. This was known as the Second Continental Congress
  • State Constitutions

    State Constitutions
    Each colony was encouraged to establish a State Constitution.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    Agreement among the 13 original states of the United States of America that served as its first constitution.
  • Congress prohibits enslaved people imported to the US

    Congress prohibits enslaved people imported to the US
    This was placed in 1778. The slaves were no longer allowed to be shipped to the US. This is because a law was put in place.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    Hundreds of people died from diseases.
  • Manumission

    Manumission
    This is the release of slavery. This was making it so that all owners ha to release them.
  • John Paul Jones & Serapis

    John Paul Jones & Serapis
    This war took place in England and lasted about 3 hours. Serapis surrendered to John Paul Jones.
  • Spain Declares war on Great Britain

    Spain Declares war on Great Britain
    This created an alliance with Spain. Spain's king would not sign an alliance treaty.
  • British forces capture Charles Town

    British forces capture Charles Town
    The British had a victory and captured Charles Town. They surrendered to the British
  • British surrender at Yorktown

    British surrender at Yorktown
    British surrendered to General Washington Surrendered to the British. This gave away all of his chances of winning the Revolutionary War.
  • Treaty of Paris

     Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris was used to end the Revolutionary War.
  • Plans for first Fed. Tax

    Plans for first Fed. Tax
    They couldn't impose federal taxes.
  • Spain closed lower Mississippi River to American Western Settlers

     Spain closed lower Mississippi River to American Western Settlers
    Westerners were outraged that the Spanish shut down the bottom half of Mississippi which threatened war against Spain.
  • The Ordinance of 1785

    The Ordinance of 1785
    It was set up that a standardized system whereby settlers could purchase title to farmland in the undeveloped west.
  • Shay's Rebellion

     Shay's Rebellion
    This was a debt crisis among the state government who increased the efforts to collect taxes on individuals and their trades
  • Signing of the Constitution

    Signing of the Constitution
    The Constitution was signed in Independence Hall. It was four months until all came to an agreement and signed the Constitution.
  • Convention

    Convention
    This was used as a way to figure out how the states would be governed.
  • The North West Ordinance

    The North West Ordinance
    Provided a new way for states to be admitted. The territory had to consist of at least 60,000 people before it could be established.
  • Delaware fist state to approve Constitution

    Delaware fist state to approve Constitution
    They had an anonymous vote thirty to nothing on allowing the Constitution.
  • New Hampshire ratifies Constitution

    New Hampshire  ratifies Constitution
    The constitution was the first constitution ever ratified by an American commonwealth.
  • Land Act of 1800

    Land Act of 1800
    The Land Act stated that you must buy at least 320 acres for 2 dollars per acre. They made a plan that you pay half now and pay the rest over the next four years.