US History

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  • Jamestown Founded

  • House of Burgesses

    The first representative government, the Virginia House of Burgesses, meets at Jamestown.
  • Plymouth Colony Founded

  • Colony of Maryland founded by James Calvert

  • Connecticut founded by Thomas Hooker

  • City of New Netherlands renamed New York

  • King Philip's War

    War begins between the colonists in New England and a group of Native American tribes including the Wampanoag people.
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Settlers led by Nathanial Bacon rebel against Virginia Governor William Berkeley.
  • William Penn granted charter for Pennsylvania

  • Salem Witch Trials

    Began in Massachusetts. Twenty people are executed for witchcraft.
  • Georgia Founded

    The Province of Georgia is formed by James Oglethorpe
  • Treaty of Paris - 1763

    Treaty of Paris - 1763
    The Treaty of Paris of 1763 ended the French and Indian War/Seven Years’ War between Great Britain and France, as well as their respective allies. In the terms of the treaty, France gave up all its territories in mainland North America, effectively ending any foreign military threat to the British colonies there.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    In 1763, Britain forbid colonists to settle west of the Appalachian Mountains. This made the colonists mad, because they had already begun to settle the land in that area after the war.
    (This is a cause of the Revolution)
  • Stamp Act passed by Parliament

    The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament on March 22, 1765. The new tax required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used. The money collected was to be used to help pay the costs of protecting the American frontier near the Appalachian Mountains.
    What made the law so offensive to the colonists was not so much its immediate cost but the standard it seemed to set. If this new tax were allowed to pass the door would be open for more taxation in the future.
  • Quartering Act 1765

    In 1765, colonists were forced to house and feed any British soldier that wanted to live in their home
  • The Boston Massacre

  • Boston Tea Party

    Bostonian colonists protest the Tea Act with the Boston Tea Party.
  • 1st Continental Congress

    The First Continental Congress meets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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    French and Indian war

    The Treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian War, the American phase of a worldwide nine years’ war fought between France and Great Britain. (The European phase was the Seven Years’ War.) As a result of the war, France ceded all of its North American possessions east of the Mississippi River to Britain. The costs of the war contributed to the British government’s decision to impose new taxes on its American colonies.
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    The Revolutionary War