• Navigation Acts

    Navigation Acts
    Acts that were posted to demonstrate the self-sufficiency of the British empire by limiting trade of imported goods. From 1651-1660
  • French and Indian War Ends

    French and Indian War Ends
    The war ends and England wins, gaining land in the north from France via the Treaty of Paris 1763. All of Canada as well as French land east of the Mississippi River all belong to Britain with the signing of this treaty.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The stamp act taxed newspapers, almanacs, pamphlets, broadsides, legal documents, dice, and playing cards. This was the root of colonial resistance
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Colonists were throwing snow and rocks at soldiers when they opened gunfire, killing 5 colonists. This only added gasoline to the already out of control fire.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    This act gave the east India company to export tea directly to the colonies without landing first in England.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Colonists threw tea into the Boston harbor in protest of the tax on tea that Britain had placed.
  • Coercive/Intolerable Acts

    Coercive/Intolerable Acts
    The British put these in place to punish the colonists for the Boston tea party. This included the Boston Port Act, the Massachusetts Government Act, the Administration of Justice Act, and the Quartering Act. This caused colonists to tar and feather tax collectors.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Delegates met in Carpenters Hall to discuss the wrongdoings of Britain. Every colony sent delegates except Georgia.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    These battles kickstarted the American revolution after British troops marched from Boston to Concord and snapped the tension building.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    They met as agreed after the first Congress because Britain sis not fix the grievances the colonists had with the taxes. They decided to stop exporting goods to Britain at this time.
  • Declaration of Independence Adopted

    Declaration of Independence Adopted
    The delegates met and signed this document that severed political ties to Britain.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    A win for the colonists that was split into two battles that were fought 18 days apart: the battle on freeman’s farm, and the battle of bemis heights.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    American troops spent the winter at valley forge where they were left susceptible to cold, small pox, and other diseases. They were held together by the fact that George Washington stayed with them.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The final battle where Americans had the British cornered. The British surrendered on October 19th, ending the war.
  • US Constitution Written

    US Constitution Written
    55 delegates met for the Philadelphia Convention and wrote the constitution, out of which, only 39 signed it.
  • US Constitution Adopted

    US Constitution Adopted
    The delegates met and, with the signing of New Hampshire, the constitution was adopted by the new country.