Early America Event Timeline

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  • Jul 4, 1176

    Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence proposed the idea of unalienable rights, these rights were life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It declared that the colonies were no longer under British rule. This is important because this is what started what our country still stands for today.
  • Tax on Colonies

    Tax on Colonies
    The Stamp Act was imposed on the American colonies, it placed taxes on every paper based goods. These acts are important because they are a root cause of colonial revolt against British Parliament. A witness named Archibald Hinshelwood wrote a letter during the time of the Stamp Act, he writes “They have even proceeded to violence...They threaten to pull down & burn the Stamp Office...they will hold every man as Infamous that shall presume to carry the Stamp Act into Execution;”
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    The battle of Lexington was the first battle between American colonists and British soldiers. This is important because at the time, both sides were unsure of the outcome in the end, victory meaning a step towards independence and defeat meaning more confidence in a British controlled America.
  • Victory of the Revolution.

    Victory of the Revolution.
    The siege of Yorktown concluded the revolutionary war with American victory. The official last exchange ended 2 years later. This is important because this is the day America finally won the war resulting in the nation we are in today.
  • The American Constitution

    The American Constitution
    The constitution became the framework of a concrete system of government. This is important because it is the basic structure of our government and what we refer back to creating new laws.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    The Bill of Rights are amendments that gives the American people more individual rights, it is important because these amendments go more into depth of our liberty and freedoms.