• 1492

    Columbus lands in the Carribean

    Columbus lands in the Carribean
    Columbus tried to go to Asia but ended up in the Carribean islands. He found new land so that people could colonize it.
  • Jamestown founded

    Jamestown founded
    The settlers made it to the new world and made a settlement. This was one of the first colonies and it was a place for opportunity since no one knew what was there.
  • Pilgrims landed in Plymouth

    Pilgrims landed in Plymouth
    The pilgrims arrived in Plymouth to start a colony. The Pilgrims knew how to survive better then the colonists and made a sustainable colony.
  • French and Indian war

    French and Indian war
    There was a war between Britain and France over the land. The British colony's won the war, got land, and gained more independence.
  • Albany plan of union

    Albany plan of union
    During the French and Indian war Benjamin Franklin made the plan to all join together but the colony's reject. It showed they weren't interested in working together.
  • Treaty of paris 1763

    Treaty of paris 1763
    This was the agreement signed at the end of the French and Indian war. This gave the colony's the French land which included the Ohio River Valley.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    Whenever the king set bondries of where the settlers could live. After being neglected the colonists decided not to listen and to be more independent.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    After the colonists were following the Stamp Act Britain sent soldiers and for housing they stayed with the colonists. This was a new way for Britain to earn money but it still upset the colonists.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The government of Britain puts a tax on all paper items by making the colonists buy a stamp. This was made to help Britain pay of all the debt but the colonists got mad and didn't follow the rule.
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    American Revolution

    The American Revolution was a series of wars where the Patriots were fighting for freedom and got independence and land.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    The Townshend Act was when Britain put a tax on all british items. This was supposed to make them lots of money afters the others failed but it didn't work again.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a big fight between the British guards and colonists where many were injured and some killed. This showed how much they didn't get along and it was dangerous.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The tea act was whenever the East India company got the rights to sell tea in the colonies. This made the colonists started smuggling the tea instead of paying the tax on it.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea party was when the Sons of Liberty organized a protest where the Colonists dressed at natives to steal tea. They were protesting about how they weren't represented and this made the East India company lose a fortune.
  • coercive acts

    coercive acts
    4 acts that the colonists thought were intolerable made to punish them for the Boston tea party so they wouldn't misbehave.
  • 1st continental congress

    1st continental congress
    The first meeting was held to decide what to do about Britain. It was decided to boycott British goods.
  • battle of lexington

    battle of lexington
    the battle of Lexington was between the soldiers going to concord and the colonists. The soldiers became more afraid of the colonists and retreat.
  • battle of concord

    battle of concord
    The British soldiers came looking for weapons and ammunition but didn't find any and retreated. The British thought the colonists were weak but they saw they were not as week and this gave the colonists confidence.
  • 2nd Continental Congress

    2nd Continental Congress
    The 2nd Continental Congress was when they elected George Washington as commander and made the Olive Branch Petition.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    This Petition was made by the 2nd Continental Congress to try and stop war and make peace.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Common Sense was written about the Olive Branch petition and talking about how they needed independence from Britain and how to achieve it.
  • declaration of independence

    declaration of independence
    The declaration of independence was written about the colonists rights and motivations.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The treaty of Paris was signed at the end of the American Revolution. This gave the colonists independence from Britain and they also gained land.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    After the war the military was promised money but it was worthless, all their crops died, and they had trouble with taxes so they organized a protest to try and get the government to fix their problems. This made the government have to think about what has happening.
  • Congress ratifies the US Constitiution

    Congress ratifies the US Constitiution
    The constitution is officially approved and is being used. Now America can improve and develop.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    The government put a tax on whiskey which lead to a rebellion and this was up to the president to fix the issues without making a bigger problem.
  • XYZ affair

    XYZ affair
    The French are upset that the US made a treaty with Britain and they won't negotiate. This could affect the US since they are a new country without funds or resources.