American Revoultion - Hensel

Timeline created by lorali_92
  • End of French and Indian War

    The war ended with the Treaty of Paris. This started the American Revoultion.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    This was issued by King George iii to prohibit the colonist living beond the Appalachian Mountains.
  • Writs of Assistance

    A court document allowing customs officers to enter and location to search for smuggled goods.
  • The Sugar Act

    This Act lowered taxes on the molasses colonist imported. The colonist believed that all the laws violated their rights.
  • Stamp Act passed

    This law taxed all printed materials, such as newspaper, wills, and even playing cards. The colonist were outraged.
  • Stamp Act repealed

    After much protesting form the colonists, and British merchants, Parilment repealed the Stamp Act.
  • The Townshed Act

    This act taxed all imported good like glass, tea, and paper.
  • Jefferson write the DOI

    In 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the American Declaration of Idepencence. This is a breakup letter to England, saying that they will not following any of their rules ever again. This lead to the American Revoultion.
  • Battles of Trenton and New Jersey

    Before this battle, the Contenentail Army had suffered many losses. The Americans won. They captued a lot of Hession soildiers, and their supplies. Hession soilders fought for the Birtish.
  • 1776 thru 1778 - Manumission

    Manumission is the act of a slave owner freeing his or her slaves. This was one of the only ways for slaves to obtain freedom.
  • American and British Battle of Saratoga

    General Burgoyne's army hadn't reachered Albany, bu the needed supllies, so he sent people to get supplies, but they were stopped by the Green Mountain boys, a local milita, so they retreated to Saratorga. In Saratoga, their were the Americans and they stopped Burgoyne's army. This was the turning point of the war.
  • Howe captures Philadelphia

    Howe is a British leader, and he captured Phili. The continental congress had to flee from Phili. Howe was going to go to Albany. but it was almost winter, he stayed in Phili.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation are a new central goverment plan, set up by the Second Contintental Congress. It was a bad government. All the Articles of Confederation could do was print money, selling land, make forgein trades, and impose taxes.
  • State Constitutions

    This lasted from 1777 through 1778. These State Constitutions were rules for each state to follow. The constitution's rules varied from state to state.
  • Congress prohibits enslaved people imported to the US

    congress prohibits enslaved people from being imported to the US. This was a "compromise" for the people who wanted slavery.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Valley Forge was a camp Washington set up. It was awful an awful winter. The soilders didn't have decent food, clothing, shelter, and medicine. A lot of soilders became sick and died. Many soilders wanted to quite, so it was up to Washington to keep is army together. And he did. In the spring things got a lot better, and France came to help us.
  • John Paul Jones & Serapis

    John Paul Jones is a Revoultion War hero. Against great odds he beat a bunch of britsh people with his ship Sepsis.
  • Spain Declares war on Great Britain

    Spain creates an alliance with the Americans.
  • British forces capture Charles Town

    This was the biggest loss for the Americans. The British gained control of the South. The Americans lost a lot of land and troops. This was also know as the Battle of Camden, Battle of Charleston and Siege of Charleston.
  • British surrender at Yorktown

    The Battle of Yorktown was the final battle of the Revolutionary war. The Americans surrounded the British at the peninsula at Yorktown, Virginia. The battle lasted 20 days until the British surrendered.
  • 1781 & 1783 - Plans for first Fed. Tax

    These plans were apart of the Articles of Confederation. The articles said only states could tax, not Congress. Congress could ask the states for funds, borrow from other governments, or sell western lands to raise money.
  • Treaty of Paris

    This was a peace treaty between the United states and England. This was the end of the American Revoultion.
  • Spain closed lower Mississippi River to American Western Settlers

    The Mississippi River allow Americans free navigation. June of 1284, Spain closed the Mississippi River to Americans. Westerns were outraged about this, and threatened to declare war on Spain
  • The Ordinance of 1785

    It was way for settlers to purchese land.
  • The North West Ordinance

    This was created to help divide and sell the northwest territory.
  • Shays' Rebellion

    It was a fight by citizen's because people were trying to collect taxes from us. Even though one of the reasons they wanted their own country was to get rid of taxes. It was lead by Daniel Shays, a revolutionary war veteran. It happened in Massachusetts. They believed they were being taxed unfairly by rich merchant people.
  • Convention

    This was meeting of the important people to discuss how America will be governed. They wanted to change the Articles of Confederation. It last four months.
  • Signing of the Constitution

    This is when 39 delegates, representing the 12 states, signed the rules of America. Every state except Rhode Island signed because they didn't send any delegates.
  • Delaware first state to approve Constitution

    Delaware was they first state the Constitution. Citizens of Delaware greatly believed that a strong central government will protect them from attacks from other countries and level out how much each states get taxed.
  • New Hampshire ratifies Constitution

    New Hampshire approved the Constitution. They where the 9th to sign, and with that the constitution was officially in effect.
  • Land Act of 1800

    This was a law that allowed people to have the opportunity to buy land in the Northwest Territory directly from the federal government. This law stated that people had to purchase at least 320 acres of land for a minimum of two dollars per acre.