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bella r's timeline for social studies

  • Colonization

    The first permanent english settlement was Jamestown. Jamestown was in Virginia and was settled by the Pilgrims. Jamestown was settled in 1607.
  • Slavery in the colonies

    Slavery in the colonies
    The transatlantic slave trade brought african american slaves to america. slaves don't earn money. they have no rights. they have always been a slave and they are separated from their families. Slaves can't learn, cant vote, and have no political voice.
  • The virginia house of burgesses

    The virginia house of burgesses
    The virginia house of burgesses was the first form of government. It was made up of white male church members. They owned land and were elected burgesses(representatives) to represent.
  • The mayflower compact

    The mayflower compact
    The mayflower compact was a document that stated agreements between the Pilgrims, so that everyone stayed in line.
  • New england colonies

    New england colonies
    The new england colonies were made up of new hampshire, massachusetts, rhode island, and connecticut. The religions in the new england colonies were puritans and pilgrims.The economy was shipbuilding, logging/ raw materials, fishing/whaling, and trade. The government was a representative government. The had town meetings and free blacks lived in this region. The new england colonies had a cold climate, short growing seasons, forests, natural harbors, poor soil, and were next to the atlantic.
  • Fundamental orders of connecticut

    Fundamental orders of connecticut
    The fundamental orders of connecticut was the first written constitution. The members were non-church members. They could vote for more representative government
  • the southern colonies

    the southern colonies
    The southern colonies were made up of georgia, maryland, virginia, and north/south carolina. The religion in the southern colonies is catholic. There were plantations, slavery, cash crops, and raw materials/ trade.The government in the southern colonies were colonial assemblies with an england appointed governor. There were the appalachian mountains, rich soil, warm climate, and navigable rivers.
  • The middle colonies

    The middle colonies
    The middle colonies were made up of new york, pennsylvania, new jersey, and delaware. The religion in the middle colonies were the quakers.The middle colonies were made up of large farms, logging/ fishing, iron mining, and trade/ cattle. The government in the middle colonies met in colonial assemblies. There were many immigrants. They had rich soil, mild winters, rolling hills, rivers, natural ports, and natural harbors.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The proclamation of 1763 was issued to maintain order and peace with the native americans. The proclamation prohibited colonists from settling west of the appalachian mountains. The colonists did not like the proclamation because they believed that moving west was a god given right.
  • Stamp act

    Stamp act
    The stamp act was a tax on all printed materials. Colonists protested the stamp act by burning effigies and refusing to but british goods. The sons of liberty was a secret society the protested the stamp act. As a result of the protests/ boycotts, britain gave colonial governments a higher position.
  • the quartering act

    the quartering act
    The quartering act is when colonists had to allow british soldiers to eat and sleep in their homes. The colonists did not like the quartering act because it was expensive and the soldiers had warrants to take anything they thought was unlawful.
  • Townshend act

    Townshend act
    The townshend acts were taxed on imported goods. The colonists and daughters and sons of liberty responded to the acts by making their own cloth and replaced the goods coming from britain.
  • Boston massacre

    Boston massacre
    the boston massacre was a fight between colonists and the soldiers which turned deadly. Crispus attucks was considered the first casualty in the revolution. John adams was a lawyer who defended the soldiers to prove a point that everyone is equal.
  • The 13 colonies

    The 13 colonies
    The 13 colonies were made up the new england, middle, and southern colonies.
  • Tea act

    Tea act
    the tea act made it to where the colonists could only buy tea from britain. colonists were upset because they did not want to be told who they can buy tea from and they refused to unload ships/ they stopped drinking it.
  • Boston tea party

    Boston tea party
    The boston tea party when the sons of liberty dumped 342 crates of tea into the boston harbor because britain kept sending ships of tea.
  • intolerable acts

    intolerable acts
    The intolerable acts closed the Boston port, did not allow town meetings, gave britain control, and strengthened the quartering act.
  • battles of lexington and concord

    battles of lexington and concord
    They were the first battles of the revolution. Known as "the shot heard round the world".
  • The declaration of independence

    The declaration of independence
    The declaration of independence stated that the colonies were declaring independence from britain.
  • Battle of saratoga

    Battle of saratoga
    The turning point of the revolution. Britain was defeated. France decides to aid the U.S.
  • Winter at Valley forge

    Winter at Valley forge
    During the winter Washington trained his men which made them a more professional army. During the winter they experienced diseases, starvation, freezing weather, and death.
  • Battle of yorktown

    Battle of yorktown
    The last major battle of the revolution. The french helped the U.S win.
  • treaty of paris

    treaty of paris
    The treaty of paris officially ended the revolution. U.S is recognised as independent nation and gained land.
  • The northwest ordinance

    The northwest ordinance
    The northwest ordinance stated how new states would be added to the union.
  • Articles of confederation

    Articles of confederation
    The articles of confederation gave little power to the states and more power to the federal government.
  • louisiana purchase

    louisiana purchase
    Doubled the size of the U.S. Bought from france for $15 million dollars.
  • Trail of tears

    Trail of tears
    the trail of tears was when thousands of native americans were relocated to the west.
  • oregon country

    oregon country
    Oregon country was earned from a deal with britain that each would get half.
  • Mexican Cession

    Mexican Cession
    The mexican cession was exchanged with mexico for $15 million.
  • gadsden purchase

    gadsden purchase
    The gadsden purchase was bought from mexico from $10 million dollars to finish the transcontinental railroad.