Colnoial Society & Revolution

  • The Enlightenment Era

    A time in history where there was much Phrophesy.
  • Yale College Founded; Conneticut

    Yale College Founded; Conneticut
    Yale, one of todays most prestigeous unoiversitys, was founded on May 21st, 1701.
  • The First Enduring Newspaper in America (The Boston News-Letter)

    The First Enduring Newspaper in America (The Boston News-Letter)
    The first Newspaper of America sucessfully starting running. This is important because now colonists from most ares can all recieve news in a timely manner.
  • Massachusetts declares mariage between blacks and whites illegal

    Massachusetts declares mariage between blacks and whites illegal
    There became a ban on marriage between whites and blacks in the colony of Massachudetts.
  • George I takes the throne

    George I takes the throne
    In March of 1714, George I takes the throne as the King of England
  • Tea introduced into American Colinies

    Tea introduced into American Colinies
    The colonists had been introduced to the Tea crop. And it was a major factor in the trade route.
  • First blacks are brought to Louisiana territoy

    First blacks are brought to Louisiana territoy
    The first blacks had been brought to the Louisiana Territory
  • New Orleans is founded by the French

    New Orleans is founded by the French
    The French had founded and colonized the port of New Orleans
  • Black population reaches 75,000

    At this point in time, the population of Blacks in the colonies had reached 75,000
  • Benjamin Franklin begins publishing The Pennsylvania Gazette

    Benjamin Franklin begins publishing The Pennsylvania Gazette
    In March of 1729 Benjamin Franklin stated publishing his newspaper, The Pennsylvanie Gazette
  • Poor Richards Almanac

    Poor Richards Almanac
    A newsletter written by Benjamin Franklin. Included weather predictions, humor, proverbs, and epigrams. Continiously ran through 1757 and sold over 10,000 copies.
  • First Great Awakening

    First Great Awakening
    A religious revitalization movement that swept the Atlantic world
  • Steno Rebellion

    Steno Rebellion
    Florida promised freedom to any slaves who could escape and 75 South Corolinians revolted and killed several men
  • Albany Congres

    Albany Congres
    A meeting of delagatesfrom seven American Colonies at which ben Franklin proposed the Albany Plan of Union to unify the colonies.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    Started when French troops captured a British Expeditionary force, lasted seven years. Ended with the Treaty of Paris.
  • Writs of Assistance

    Writs of Assistance
    Essentually put British officers above the law.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    This treaty signed in 1763 ended the French and Indian War
  • Pontiacs Rebellion

  • Royal Proclomation of 1763

    Royal Proclomation of 1763
    This line set the western boundary for the British North Americans to not cross onto the Indian Territory
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act put a tax on sugar being imported into the Colonies.
  • Currency Act

    Currency Act
    The Currency Act made all Colonial money non-valid and had to use a different form of money that the British accepted
  • Sons of Liberty

    Sons of Liberty
    In Boston in early summer of 1765 a group of shopkeepers and artisans who called themselves The Loyal Nine, began preparing for agitation against the Stamp Act. As that group grew, it came to be known as the Sons of Liberty
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    An act imposed on the Colonists that forced them to house British troops in their own homes. Along with housing them they had to feed and take care of them when necessary
  • Congress repeals the Stamp Act

    Congress repeals the Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was repealed in March of 1766. This was a victory in many ways for the colonists. They no longer had a tax on stamps/ paper products, and they had also overcame an imposition by the British.
  • Townshend Acts

    An Act imposed by the British. Ended up resulting in near rebellioin, and bringing in no revenue for the British
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British Troops opened fire on Americans having a protest. Killing 5 of them.
  • Committees of Corespondence

     Committees of Corespondence
    The Committees of Correspondence were formed throughout the colonies as a means of coordinating action against Great Britain. Many were formed by the legislatures of the respective colonies, others by extra-governmental associations such as the Sons of Liberty in the various colonies
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    Another tax imposed on the colonists by the British. This one was to heavily tax tea, a newly loved crop in the colonies, an extreme amount.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Rebellious act, done by American Indians to throw all the tea that was being taxed into the port and waste it. Therefor the British would make no money at all off of the Tea.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Part of the many Bills passed by the British to instil on the Colonies. Bill were enforced and made to ensure the hardship of living in the Colonies.
  • 1st Continental Congress

    First Official meeting of colonists in order to re write their own laws. IN these meetings they would later come up with the Articles of Confederation, and also the Declaration of Independance.
  • Lexington and Concord

    The first battle of the American Revolution
  • Thomas Pain's Commen Sense

    Thomas Pain's Commen Sense
    A book written by Thomas Pain, in an attempt to show the colonists townspeople what they need to do in order to gain freedom. Or the consequences would be rough.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    On July 4th, 1776, the Colonies seperated themselves by signing the Declaration of Independance. This document seperated them from the British and arranged them as their own country, the United States of America.
  • Washington Crossing the Delaware

    During the night of December 25, Washington led his troops across the ice-swollen Delaware about 9 miles north of Trenton. The next morning they attacked to the south, taking the Hessian garrison by surprise and over-running the town. After fierce fighting, and the loss of their commander, the Hessians surrendered.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    on November 15th, 1777, the Colonies created the Articles of Confederation. Which was the first document that would help us lead our on country, It would go on to fail,but was an important event in this time.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    In 1781 the British under Cornwallis surrendered after a siege of three weeks by American and French troops; the surrender ended the American Revolution, leaving the Colonies as their own free nation.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Ends the French and Indian War
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