important events in us history

  • Great awakeing

    Great awakeing
    The great awakeing was an orginzed but widespread series of sermons and meetings. theses gatherings were often held in open feild beacuse so many colonists came to hear the word of god. Two well known leaders of this event are jhon edwards and Gorge Whitefeild, they were able to inspire many thousand of colonists to join the new envangelical movement. This event allowed colonist to renew there faith in the church, fell a new scence of equlatity, and even start to question the athority of the
  • great awakeing

    great awakeing
    british goverment.
  • Freanch and indain war

    Freanch and indain war
    It began when the british and the french were both interested in the ohio valley.then the virgaina govener sent the freanch a message saying to get off the land but they would not move. the colonists responded in starting a war. The war ended the conflict ove the land but led to lots of money beings spent on the damges form the war. this event was important beacuse it showed the coloinsts that even thought they were protected that they still had to pay a huge price.
  • proclamation of 1763

    proclamation of 1763
    This event started because the british leaders freared that more fighting would take place if the colonists continued to move onto indiain land. during this event the colonists were banned from any further settlement west of the applachin moutaians.the colonists responded in anger and hatered toward to the porclamation yet, moat ignored it and still lived and traded in the ohio valley. This was imporant because the colonies saw that the british had different ideas of how to run them.
  • sugar act

    sugar act
    This event started when the british parliment began to run out of money. they put taxes on sugar, molasses,coffee,and chocolet imported by the colonies. The colonist responded in anger that it was just another way for the parliment to tax the colnies. it ended when the colonist started to boycott which in turn hurt the british economey, so the ended to new taxes. This event was impoetant because it showes the colonist that the parliment was worngfully taxing them.
  • stamp act

    stamp act
    Durong this event the colonist were required to pay for an offical stamp or seal when ever they borght paper items such as newspapers, pamphets,licences and legal documents. This was important becuase this was the first time that britian tried to take money from the colonies. This event was caused because the colonist falied to sugest any type of idea of payment for the british militrey. It ended in the colonist boycotting and that hurt the british economy.
  • townshend act

     townshend act
    The townshend act was a series of new taxes on imported glass, lead, prints, paper and tea. This event was caused because the parlement did not have enough money and had to find new ways to tax the colonies. the colonist were angry and thought that the acts took to much power away from the colonial courts. In the end the colonist began to boycott and the british took tazes off of everthing but tea. This was important beacuse the colonist were not free from british unfair taxes.
  • boston massacure

    boston massacure
    This event started when a british soldier sturck a cilivan when word got around many colonist started yelling and throwing stuff at him. during the event many other british soldiers loaded their guns as the crowd became loader and angier. They finnaly had enough and the soldiers fired killing five men. The colonist were extremly angry and began to refer to the event as the bostan massucure. This was important because it showed to coloist that the british soldiers were not on there side.
  • tea act

    tea act
    This event started when the parlement passed the tea act and allowed the british east india company sell their cheap tea to the colonies. Mant colonists merchant and smuggles oppoesd the tea act because the fear of the british eastindia company's cheap tea would put them out of busniess. This led to other british teas companines would fallow by example and continue to threaten colonial bussiness. It was important because colonial buniess were starting to go out of busnicess because the parlemet
  • tea act

    tea act
    lest their tea companys sell cheapier tea to the colonist so that they could pay more taxes.
  • boston tea party

    boston tea party
    On December 16,1773 three ships arrived in bostan harbor. During the event the sond of liberty demanded that the ships not to uload their cargo. later the governer shid for the ships to unload the cargo. The ships captains were afraid to offend the govener or the sons of liberty so they decited to keep thiers ships at the harbor. The night of december 16 a group of colonists dressed up as indains and sunck onto the ships and dumped 90,000 pounds of tea overboard. this led to the Introlerable
  • boston tea party

    boston tea party
    acts. This was important because it showed the parlement that the colonist were wiling to reble to get rid of being unfairly untaxed by them.
  • intorable acts

    intorable acts
    When the british prime minster heard about the boston tea party he became ferious. During the event the parlement passed the introleable acts closing bostan harbor and moved the colonail officals to britain. then they also passed another act which gave canda controll of the ohio reigon. the colonist called for large scale boycotts and also converted to first colonail congress.
  • battle of concord/ lexington

    battle of concord/ lexington
    it started one night when the british soldiers were coming onto colonail grounds in lexington and paul revier and william pawes warned the people that they were near. during the event to troops stared at each other for sevaral weeks until the first shout was fired what many call "shot heard around the world". the fight ened with about 8 colonist soldiers daed and 10 badly wounded. The next day the british soldiers marched into concord looking for their weapons but did not find many becaus the
  • battle of lexington/ comcord

    battle of lexington/ comcord
    colonist had alredy hind them else where. The british soldiers soon lite fire to the building. The cololnist were very angry and follawed to british back to boston.they colonisnt hid behind some tress and fired at thm from behind. by the time the briithsh got back to boston the had suffreed more then 205 caluties. this event was important because it made the colosint seek freedom from the british rule.
  • battle of bunker hill

    battle of bunker hill
    whtat caused the event was that the british withdrew to boston where mintute men surrened the city. one renforcements arrived the colonial forces held boston under siege. Then they tried to sucure charelestown but coclnist heard of that idea and dug defensive trenches atop of bunker hill. when the british woke the saw that colonial soldiers had sucerd the hills. later the brtish attacked most of the fighting to place on bunker hill. it ended when the colonist dicited to retreat. This was
  • battle of bunker hill

    battle of bunker hill
    improtant because it was a moral victory for the colonist. It demonstrated that dispite the superior british firepower they could withsatnd a frontal assulat from the bigger army.
  • common scence

    common scence
    A man named tomas paine worte a pamphlet common scence which argured for breaking away from great britain. Mant coloniest atauides changed toward brtian in that they wanted Inpendence. the plamphet achived such populartiy because of its message and style.This was important because that member of the congress decited that it was time to makle the idea of independe a reatily.
  • declartion of independece

    declartion of independece
    the declaration was wittrn becuase the colonist wanted to declare thier freedom and tell why they were splitting away from great brition. the colonist wanted to have all the powers of a nation.
  • battle of sartoga

    battle of sartoga
    During the summer of 1776, a powerful army under British General Sir William Howe invaded the New York City area. His professional troops defeated and outmaneuvered General George Washington’s less trained forces. An ill advised American invasion of Canada had come to an appalling end, its once confident regiments reduced to a barely disciplined mob beset by smallpox and pursuing British troops through the Lake Champlain Valley.
  • battle of yorktown

    battle of yorktown
    In August 1781, General George Washington learned that Lieutenant General Lord Charles Cornwallis' army was encamped near Yorktown, VA. After discussing options with his French ally, Lieutenant General Jean-Baptiste Ponton de Rochambeau, Washington decided to quietly move his army away from New York City with the goal of crushing Cornwallis' isolated force. Departing on August 21, the Franco-American army began marching south. As any success would be dependent upon the French navy's ability's.
  • treaty of paris

    treaty of paris
    The Treaty of Paris, signed on September 3, 1783, ended the American Revolutionary War between Great Britain on the one hand and the United States of America and its allies on the other. The other combatant nations, France, Spain and the Dutch Republic had separate agreements; for details of these, and the negotiations which produced all four treaties, see Peace of Paris . It is most famous for being "exceedingly generous" to the United States in terms of enlarged boundaries.