Birth of the U.S.A.

  • The last of the Thirteen colonies are established

    Georgia is established, thus all of the states that become part of the U.S. at its birth now exist.
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    Founding of the Colonies to the Constitution

  • Britain wins Seven Years' War

    At great financial cost the British army defeats the Spanish and French and gain land and trade routes in the Americas.
  • British King enacts Stamp Act.

    In order to pay the massive amounts of debt sustained during the Seven Years' War the British Crown established this tax. The Colonists in response were very weary of it, and what precedent it might set.
  • British King enacts Tea Act

    In continuation of the new taxes, the British crown adopts the Tea act.
  • Boston Tea Party

    In retaliation for the Tea Act, protestors board an English ship and dump all of the tea into the bay.
  • Intolerable Acts

    In response to growing unrest in the colonies, British parliament enacts the Intolerable Acts in an effort to dissuade any further protests.
  • 1st Continental Congress

    The first continental Congress convenes in an attempt to give the Colonies a formal government outside of the British. They attempt to halt the war before it can begin by asking intervention from the crown.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    The British Parliament declares the colonies rebels, and send troops against Lexington and Concord. The colonits' militia makes its first stand here and the Revolutionary war begins.
  • Ratification of the Declaration of Independence

    The second Continental Congress convenes. In the full swing of war, they adopt the Declaration and swear off British Sovereignty.
  • America apopts Articles of Confederation

    The Continental Congress adopts the Articles to give the U.S.A a formal government.
  • America wins the Revolutionary War

    The Treaty of Paris is signed and the U.S.A gains its own Sovereignty.
  • Shays' Rebellion

    Daniel Shays rebels against U.S. government, it is crushed, but makes Congress rethink the Articles of Confederation
  • U.S. Constituion adopted

    The Articles are repealed and the Constitution is adopted. Forming the backbone of American government.