History Timeline

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In History
  • The Proclamation of 1763

    The British controlled a lot of north america after the french and Indian war. They needed to protect the land they gained. King George the third issued the proclamation of 1763. This order prohibited colonist from living west of the Appalachian Mountains. The proclamation gave several advantages, it helped kept peace between Native American and settlers.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    1764 parliament lowered on molasses in attempt to stop colonist smuggling in good. These new laws violated rights of colonist
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    In 1765 the Stamp Act passed. Later then the Stamp Act led the S.O.L in burning effigies of unpopular tax collectors. Stamp Act Congress, representatives of nine colonies, stated colonies couldn't tax colonist.
  • Townshend Acts

    In 1767 parliament passed the Townshend Acts. Townshend acts taxed imported goods such as glass, tea, and paper. Women from the colonies protested against the act. The tax was paid before goods came into colonies.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a incident basically. The colonist were telling the red coats to fire and one of the red coats heard a call to fire. Then the person shot was Crispus Attuckus. Samuel Adams used propaganda to make it sound worse than it was people were withe the colonist rather that the British after that. This was a spark to the Revolutionary War.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    This all started in 1773 when they wanted to save a tea company from going out of business. This act removed some of the taxes on tea, but colonist did not want to pay any tax. This called for a boycott, colonist vowed to stop company ships from unloading.
  • British on the Move

    On 1775 colonial protest Dr Joseph Warren walked through Boston. He was watching the British to see if they were doing anything unusual, he saw the troops marching out of the city. He alerted the sons of liberty. The sons of liberty rode out to Lexington, to spread the word that the British were coming. Then Samuel Adams was ready to fight against the British.
  • Battle of Concord and Lexington

    Battle of Concord and Lexington
    The Battle of Concord and Lexington were the first fights of the American Revolutionary War. The battles were fought on April 19, 1775
  • States Write Constitutions

    In May 1776, congress asked the states to organize their government, each state adopted a constitution.
  • A New Republic

    A New Republic
    When they formed state governments, the american people wanted to form a national government, people wanted it to be republic. Most Americans wanted a weak central government so they would remain free to act independently.
  • Jefferson Writes The Declaration

    Jefferson Writes The Declaration
    In 1776 Thomas Jefferson writes the Declaration of Independence. In this it stated their freedoms and rights in an outline. In it, it also states that they are endowed by their creator unalienable right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
  • Battle of Trenton and New Jersey

    Battle of Trenton and New Jersey
    This battle was a small but important battle. The significance of this battle was that the Hessian Army was abolished In George Washington raid. The Americans were invigorated by the easy defeat of the British Hessian Forces.
  • The Articles of Confederation

    The Articles of Confederation
    The Articles of Confederation established a weak central government after coming up with their plan for it. They gave the congress limited powers, they could conduct foreign affairs, maintain armed forces, borrow money, and issue currency. Government carried on business, such as selling western lands, not all states approved, each state had one vote, but not everyone agreed with this, the states with the higher population believed they should have more than one vote.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    In 1778 the american troops spent their winter at a place called valley forge. Valley Forge was a cold place but that was the only place they could stay. Some came out of valley forge healthy... enough but some had grown ill and unable to battle.
  • John Paul Jones

    John Paul Jones
    John Paul Jones was a lieutenant in the continental navy.In September he intercepted the Baltic merchant fleet under convoy of the British ships Serapis.
  • The Confederation Government

    The next years were critical for the young republic. Then new national government was too weak to handle the problem facing the U.S. The confederation negotiated on a peace treaty with Britain, they also helped settling and governing the country's western lands.
  • The treaty of Paris

    The treaty of Paris
    The treaty basically ended the French and Indian War between Great Britain and France. In this treaty France stated that they would give up all their land in the main lands of North America.
  • The Ordinance of 1785

    The Ordinance of 1785
    In 1785 the confederation congress passed an ordinance that set up a process to survey and sell the lands north of the Ohio River. The law divided this area into townships that were six miles long and six miles wide, the areas were divided into thirty-six sections, which is 640 acres. The government sold each section for a dollar an acre (at least).
  • The Northwest Ordinance

    The Northwest Ordinance
    The Northwest territory from lands North of the Ohio River and East of the Mississippi. The lands were divided into three to five smaller territories. The ordinance had a bill of rights that granted the settlers freedom of religion and trial by jury. Both of the ordinances tried to make the settlement of the northwest territory's in the most peaceful way possible.
  • Land Act of 1800

    Land Act of 1800
    In 1800 congress passed the land act this law made it easier for people to buy land in the territory. Under the terms of this law a person was required to buy at least 320 acres of land at two dollars an acre. The buyer could pay the money up front at one time and the n pay the rest another time.
  • Plans for Import Tax

    Congress' finances collapsed and created a department of finance. Robert Morris had proposed a five percent tax on imported goods to help pay the debt. He also helped pay off other things with the Americans. Robert Morris played a pretty important role in these times.
  • Relations With Britain

    Relations With Britain
    American merchants complained that the British were blocking Americans from the West Indies and other British markets. British Troops occupied several forts in the Great Lakes region. The British claimed that Americans had agreed to pay loyalist for the property taken during the Revolutionary War.