Colonial Era Timeline

Timeline created by lbergholtz
In History
  • Start of the French & Indian War

    Start of the French & Indian War
    The French & Indian war began on this day and would come to last 7 years. Outside the U.S, it's known as the 7 Years War.
  • End of the French & Indian War

    End of the French & Indian War
    The French & Indian war, or 7 Years War, finally comes to an end.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Laws passed by Britain that required that all printed materials be done on stamped paper.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    Laws created by Britain that took away some American freedoms and placed taxes on preexisting trade items.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British soldiers shot and killed several people in Boston while being harassed.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    An act that placed a high tax on tea.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A revolt by the Americans against the high tax on tea
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Laws placed mostly for the purpose of punishing those who revolted in the Boston Tea Party to show how much power Britain held over the Americans.
  • Battle of Lexington & Concord

    Battle of Lexington & Concord
    The first military engagements of the Revolutionary War
  • First and Second Continental Congress

    First and Second Continental Congress
    Delegates of the congresses net for years after the first and second until 1781.
  • Publication of the Common Sense

    Publication of the Common Sense
    The author wrote about moral standards