JHenderson-MLopez Timeline

  • Zenger Trial

    Zenger Trial
    John Peter Zenger was a newspaper publisher in New York who had began publishing his arguments against the policies of appointed governor William Cosby. Cosby then responded by issuing a proclamation against Zenger's publications, resulting in Zenger's arrest and charges of libel. He then spent a large amount of time in prision and began a trial against it months later.
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    Fort Ticonderoga
    A Fort built by the French during the Seven Years' War. It played an important military role role during that war, as well as being a military site during the American Revolutionary War.
  • Albany Congress

    Albany Congress
    From June 19th to July 11, 13 representatives from seven colonies including Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island, met daily in Albany, New York to discuss relationships with the Indians and to form an ultimate defense against the French.
  • Seven Years War

    War started due to antagonism between Great Britain and the Bourbons resulting in conflicts during trade. About 900,000 to 1,400,000 people died throughtout the war, and it was ended by a treaty in 1763.
  • Pontiac's War

    Was caused by a loose confederation, elements of Native American tribes, primarily from the Great Lakes region. Warriors from numerous tribes joined the uprising in an effort to drive British soldiers and settlers out of the region. The war was named after the Ottawa leader Pontiac, the most prominent of many native leaders in the conflict.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act was a revenue-raising act passed by Parliament that taxed heavily on sugar.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was a direct tax on the colonists of British America by the British Parliament. It required that many printed materials printed in the colonies require a stamp produced in London, requiring the material to be taxed.
  • Repeal of Stamp Act

    Repeal of Stamp Act
    The Stamp act was repealed in 1766 and accompanied by the Parliament's passing of the Declaratory Act.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    This act supported the repeal of the Stamp Act of 1765 due to the hit British trade was taking because of the boycotts after the Stamp Act.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British army soldiers killed five civilian men and injured six others.British troops stayed in Boston, capital of Province of Massachusetts Bay, in order to protect the crown appointed olonial officials attempting to enforce unpopular Parliamentary legislation. Tense situations started to occur and a mob was created against the British soldiers with verbal threats and flying objects towards the soldiers.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act was an act passed by Parliament that was attempt to reduce the large surplus of tea of British East India Company due to finacial trouble. This eventually led to the Boston Tea Party.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    After Boston officials refused to return three loads of taxed tea back to britain, a large group of colonists went aboard the ships and dumped the tea overboard into Boston Harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts were Britain's response to the Boston tea party that occured in 1774. One act closed Boston harbor until the colonists payed for the destroyed tea and another restricted the activities of Massachusetts legislature. Due to this, the colonists called for a convention of te delegates which became known as The Continental Congress.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    A meeting of British delegates from twelve British colonies in North America. The main calling for it was to respond to the passage of the Intolerable Acts by the British Parliament.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    The first battlegrounds of the American Revolutionary War. It began the outbreak of armed conflict between Great britain and the thirteen colonies of British North America.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Convention in which delegates from the thirteen colonies met, soon after warfare with Great Britan had already started. This meeting managed the war effort of the colonies and moved towards independence.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    On June 17th, 1775, colonial leader William Prescott arranged over 1,000 colonial troops to take control of Bunker Hill and Breed's Hill, When the british troops fround out of the new colonial position, they attacked them, causing colonial troops to flee. Althought the British won, they lost many soldiers.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    Petition created during the Second Continental Congress. It was an attempt to avoid a full-blown battle between the colines and the Kingdom of Great Britain.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    This was a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine; the first one being published at the start of the American Revolution. The pamphlet provided colonists with an arguement of freedom from British rule and became very popular at the time.
  • Virginia Declaration of Rights

    Virginia Declaration of Rights
    The Virginia Declaration of Rights was basically a bill of rights promoted for the state of Virginia. The declaration covered many areas such as personal rights, freedom of religion, rights regarding military actions, and many more. It included 16 sections regarding requests for rights.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Was a product of the Continental Congress on July 4th, 1776 that declared the thirteen colonies as no longer a part of the British Kingdom.
  • Battle of Long Island

    Battle of Long Island
    Was a Major Battlle in the american revolutionary war followed by the US Declaration of independance, the largest battle if the entire conflict.
  • Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom

    Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom
    Written by Thomas Jefferson in 1777. It promoted religius freedom for the state of Virginia. At the time, Anglican was the offcial religion of Virginia, but this bill establishes religious freedom for the individuals.
  • Battles of Saratoga

    Battles of Saratoga
    Ultimately decided the fate of British General John Burgoyone"s army in the American war of Independance. Geneerally Regarded as a Turning point in the war. Battles were fought for 18 days on the same grounds, South of Saratoga, New York.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    Located in Pennsylvania, was a site of a military camp of the American Continental Army during the American Revolution. the area was close enough to the british to keep their raiding and foraging parties out of the interior of Pennsylvania. Used as a sneak attack.
  • Ratification of Articles of Confederation

    Ratification of Articles of Confederation
    Articles Ratification provided domestic and international legitimacy for the continental congress to direct the American Revolutionar war. Nevertheless the weak government created by the articles became a matter of concern for key nationalists. This treaty ended the American Revolutionary War between Great Britain and the United States with its allies.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Ended the American Revolutionary War between great britain. It is famous for being EXCCEDINGLY GENEROUS to the US in terms of enlarged boundaries.
  • Land Ordinance of 1785

    Land Ordinance of 1785
    Did not have the power to raise revenue by direct taxation of the inhabitants of the US. The immediate goal of the ordinance was to raise money through the sale of land in the largely unmapped territory west of the orginal states acquired at the 1783 treaty of paris.
  • Bill for establishing Religious Freedon

    Bill for establishing Religious Freedon
    Biil to establish Religious Freedom in the Virginia Colony. The bill stated that "no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship place or Ministry...nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief..". Though the bill was first introduced into the General assembly in 1779, it was extreamly contreversal and was not enacted until 1786.
  • Northwest Ordinance of 1787

    Northwest Ordinance of 1787
    Another creation during the Congress of the Confederation, it alerted others that the land north of the Ohio River Valley and east of Mississippi would become part of the United Sates. It had been forbidden to develop previously.
  • George Washington Inauguration

    George Washington Inauguration
    George Washington took his oath into office in new York City in the Senate Chamber at Federal Hall on Wall Street. He was unanimously nominated President by the electoral college, and John Adams was elected hisVice president due to coming in second regarding number of votes.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    Part of the Pennsylvania Campaign of the Civil War that marched from Fort monroe.