Timeline created by sswilliams19
  • 1492

    Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus
    "In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue." When he had asked Spain if they would sponsor his trip to find a faster route to Asia, but actually found North America instead.
  • Jamestown

    When the settlers had landed in Jamestown, Virginia to set up land for the British and live freely practicing their religion. This was considered the first official English settlement in North America. The name Jamestown was named after King James the first.
  • Virginia House of Burgesses

    Virginia House of Burgesses
    The House of Burgesses had been where the officials had created the North America's Democratic Republic.
  • Mayflower

    The Mayflower was a ship that held over a hundred pilgrims, known as religious seekers, called Puritans. They had traveled to North America in search of a home whereas they would be accepted for their religious beliefs.
  • Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

    Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
    Was a rule adopted by the Connecticut government for themselves to have the ability to use the ocean and rivers for trading supplies. It's considered the first constitution in the world.
  • First Great Awakening

    First Great Awakening
    The first great awakening was when ministers had traveling and read from bibles to instate that people, no matter differences, were equal in God's eyes.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indians had fought over the Ohio River Valley for the Mississippi river for trade. The British had won and led to many realising they wanted better. Taxes had been risen and the American Revolution soon began.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation was passed by King Henry the third and prohibited colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains- whereas Indians had rights. Colonists were in disbelief and had hated this law.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp act had taxed newspapers, stamps, playing cards, and other paper merchandise. The colonists protested and created secret alliances, burned lookalike toys of the tax collectors and had boycotted.
  • Quartering act

    Quartering act
    This act was passed so british soldiers were allowed to invade colonists' homes and be fed and taken care of while in their area. Colonists opposed but had only gave soldiers motive to seize their household items and personal safekeeps.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    The townshend acts were taxes placed on imported items. This resulted in the Sons Of Liberty to boycott the items and made their own merchandise to substitute the purchases.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Colonists had refused taxes and so British soldiers had shot five colonists. Crispus Attucks was considered the first casualty. John Adams, being an American lawyer, had said the British deserved a fair trial.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    This act had given the right to only the East India Company to sell tea. Colonists hated this, as they didn't want to be limited to only one kind of tea.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Whereas the Sons of Liberty had dumped over 300 crates of tea in the ocean in protest to the tea acts and had led to a drop in tax o tea.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Because of the Boston Tea Party, King George retaliated by closing off portions of Boston and many acts before had been strengthened to a degree to annoy the colonists.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    This was a meeting whereas congress had met to discuss the intolerable acts and had made requests to manipulate the British, but instead they had sent more soldiers to retaliate.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    The first battle of the American revolution was called lexington and concord, where the term, ¨the shot heard around the world.¨ Had been originated from.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The second continental congress had been created to meet and discuss the grievances of the first congress.
  • The book of Common Sense

    The book of Common Sense
    Thomas Paine had written a book titled, ¨Common Sense¨ which had talked about the way the British had treated the colonies and the faults in their leadership that had sparked hope into those eyes of the colonists, which had helped them in their wish for independence.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The author of the DOI was Thomas Jefferson to pass off the grievances to resolve all alliances with the British Crown and gain independence to live without being under the King's rule.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The turning point in the american revolution, giving victory to the Americans over the British, where the general had surrendered.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    The winter at valley forge was where George Washington had taught his soldiers ruthlessly. Many died of disease and harsh weather.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    American and French troops combined to fight the last battle of the American Revolution against the British, therefore winning the Revolution.
  • Treaty of Paris of 1783

    Treaty of Paris of 1783
    This treaty was signed to officially end the revolution, gaining the Colonies independence.
  • The Northwest Ordinance

    The Northwest Ordinance
    After the revolution, america was in debt and they needed a solution to that. They had agreed that everyone has a fair advantage, and all states need a minimum of 60,000 people.
  • Constitutional Convention of 1787

    Constitutional Convention of  1787
    They had a goal to make repairs to the Articles of Confederation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • New Jersey Plan

    New Jersey Plan
    They had wanted equal representation in smaller states.
  • Virginia Plan

    Virginia Plan
    Wanted representation based on population size. Used by larger states.
  • Great Compromise

    Great Compromise
    The great compromise had split up those needs for the new jersey and virginia plan and had done so for the benefit of both small and big states.
  • three-fifths compromise

    three-fifths compromise
    It was decided that 3/5 of a person would be counted as taxes and 3/5 a person would represent congress.