DLe-Phan APUSH Timeline

  • Zenger Trial

    Zenger Trial
    John Zenger printed news with libel in it on the govenor. He was brought before trial, but Andrew Hamilton says that he was just expressing his opinions. This is one of the first signs of a person's right. The Freedom of speech and expression.
  • Albany Congress

    Albany Congress
    Meeting of representatives from 7 of the 13 colonies. Talking about uniting the colonies to be organized and beat the French.
  • Seven Years War

    Seven Years War
    The French and British formally declare war on one another.
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    Seven Years War

    The French and British declare war one another. The British win the war and they sign a treaty between one another.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    <a href='' >http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Years'_War</a>
    The French signed the Treaty of Paris to end Anglocan-french hostilities.
  • Pontiac's Rebellion

    Pontiac's Rebellion
    Pontiacs Rebllion
    The Natives were angry that the French lost the war. This means that the English will return to taking land away from the natives. Their Chief Pontiac led attacks upon settlements to push them further to the eastern coast.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Sugar Act of 1764. The British passed a tax on sugar solely because they wanted more revenue to pay for the wars.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    A direct tax on paper, stamps,and legal documents. This affected specifically printers and lawyers. The colonists reponse was that they cannot be taxed without being represented.
  • Repeal of Stamp Act

    Repeal of Stamp Act
    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/parliament-repeals-the-stamp-actThe colonists were angered by the british because they were being forced to buy stamps for their documents and had to pay a tax on it as well. This starts with "No Taxation Without Representation". Parliament then repeals the act, but then comes with the Declaratory Acts. This event is one of the causes leading to the Revolutionary War.
  • Declaratory Act of 1766

    Declaratory Act of 1766
    The British will exert the same authority over the Americas as they do in Great Britain, full authority. Since the Stamp Act was repealed, the Declaratory Acts were formed.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British soldiers were based in Boston to protect british officials when suddenly a mob of colonists appeared and started an attack on the british. The soldiers returned with gunfire. Paul Revere then used this act of violence to create propoganda against the british which adds more tinder to the fire of the Revolutionary War.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    Colonists merchants were smuggling tea to increase their profits, and the british had to impose more taxes to discourage them from smuggling the tea or other goods. Some of the colonists wanted to harm the british market by stopping their ships from landing. This led to the Boston Tea Party, which was to show the british an act of rebellion.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A group of colonists dressed up as native americans took over a british ship and dumped all of the tea into the harbor. This was an act of rebellion against the british crown.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intolerable_ActsThe Boston Port Act shut down the colonists' harbor.
    The Massachussets Government Act allowed the British to have all the power and control.
    The Administration of Justice Act allowed royal officials to get a fair trial somewhere else if the case is too biased.
    The Quartering Act allowed british troops to stay in public homes at expense of the owners.
    The Quebec Act extened the control boundaries of Quebec so the British have another place to control the americas.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    A convention of representatives from some of the colonies got together to find ways to rebel against the british crown, because of the intolerable acts.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    Lexington and Concord
    British troops set were set out to destroy the colonists armory and munition supplies, but the militia there were fighting back until help arrived. These were the first military engagements of the Revolutionary war.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Representatives from the colonies got together to discuss strategies against the British.
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    Fort Ticonderoga
    First American victory in the Revolutionary War. It was a small fort that allowed access to Canada and the Hudsen river valley.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The british were coming to occupy Boston, when they were attacked by colonists in the surrounding hill areas. The British won the battle but suffered large casualties while the colonists got away with few casualties. This shows how a few untrained colonists can stand up to an army of trained professionals.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    It was a document that was used in hopes to not have a full blown out war with Great Britain.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Written by Thomas Paine. It challenged the authority of the British and was written so the common people of the colonies could understand. This was one of the first works to show that the colonies wanted independence.
  • Virginia Declaration of Rights

    Virginia Declaration of Rights
    The Virginia Declaration of Rights is a document drafted in 1776 to proclaim the inherent rights of men, including the right to rebel against "inadequate" government.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Declaration_of_Independence' >http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Declaration_of_Independence</a>
    It was a document that declared independence from the british crown. The Americas are now independent from anyone else, and no longer under control by the British.
  • Battle of Long Island

    Battle of Long Island
    It was the first major battle of the Revolutionary war. George Washington had to evacuate everyone out of the area so no major losses could occur. The British won the battle, and the colonists had to retreat inland.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    Decided the fate of British General John Burgoyne's army in the American War of Independence and are generally regarded as a turning point in the war.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    Washington and his men had to find shelter from the winter storms and still be ready for an attack on the british. They were all near death, but once they heard about the british heading to Ne York they set out to battle. Just by staying at Valley Forge and waiting, George Washington was able to gain a major victory for the colonists.
  • Ratification of the Articles of Confederation

    Ratification of the Articles of Confederation
    There was a need for a more organized centralized form of government. The Articles were considered unadequate to the task at hand.
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    Battle of Yorktown

    Last major land battle in the American Revolution. The colonists secured the victory against the British with the help of the French.
  • Treaty of Paris (1783)

    Treaty of Paris (1783)
    The Treaty of Paris, signed on September 3, 1783, ended the American Revolutionary War between Great Britain on one side and the United States of America and its allies on the other.
  • Land Ordinance of 1785

    Land Ordinance of 1785
    The United States needed extra revenue to pay for the war debts. To raise the revenue needed, they sold land to the people.
  • Bill for establishing religious freedom

    Bill for establishing religious freedom
    Written by Thomas Jefferson. It supported the Establishment Clause and Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment, and freedom of conscience.
  • Northwest Ordinance of 1787

    Northwest Ordinance of 1787
    It established the precedent by which the federal government would be sovereign and expand westward across North America with the admission of new states, rather than with the expansion of existing states and their established sovereignty under the Articles of Confederation.
  • George Washington Inauguration

    George Washington Inauguration
    He was the First President of the United States of America.