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Timeline created by Warvis
In History
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War was a War that had the colonies of British America fighting against those in New France. There was fighting years before the War was officially declared by Britain.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts were a series of acts passed by the British Parliament in order to punish Americans for the Boston Tea Party.
  • Sons of Liberty Established

    Sons of Liberty Established
    The Sons of Liberty were a secret organisation founded on the premise of fighting the British Taxation. They were the dudes who created the phrase, "No more taxation without representation".
  • Stamp Act of 1765

    Stamp Act of 1765
    This is a letter from a British Loyalist in Canada talking about how the colonies are very upset with the Stamp Act. Pretty good read.
    The Stamp Act of 1765 was an act in which Britain forced the Colonies to pay a rather bloated tax on stamped papers (which was essentially every important paper at all).
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was an event in which British officers opened fire onto American protestors. This was caused by Americans hitting the British officers with miscellaneous blunt objects and verbally harassing them.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    One night, after a long day of being bullied with taxes, the Colonials decided to protest against the British by dumping British tea into the ocean.
  • First Continental Congress Meets

    First Continental Congress Meets
    The First Continental Congress was held primarily to gather all the colonies and tell them to boycott British goods until Britain does away with the Intolerable Acts
  • Second Continental Congress Meets

    Second Continental Congress Meets
    The Second Continental Congress met in order to discuss the incoming War between the British and Colonials.
  • Olive Branch Petition was sent to England

    Olive Branch Petition was sent to England
    The Olive Branch Petition was designed to attempt to prevent a war between the Brits and the Colonies. It was signed 3 days after being proposed
  • Declaration of Independence Adopted

    Declaration of Independence Adopted
    The Declaration of Independence was America's way of telling Britain they had no authority over them. This, of course, led to the Revolutionary War.
  • Treaty of Paris Signed

    Treaty of Paris Signed
    This website is a transcript of the treaty. Gotta say, that's wacky bruv.
    The Treaty of Paris was to essentially stop any conflict between Britain and any country that assisted the United States during their Revolution.
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    The Revolution was over, and America had won their independence. Now, all they had to do was write a set of principals in order to live under as a newly established country. This convention was held in order for the Founding Fathers to write the Constitution.
  • The Bill of Rights is Adopted

    The Bill of Rights is Adopted
    The Bill of Rights outlines the specific freedoms and rights of the people along with limitations on government. It was written to address the objections raised by Anti-Federalists.
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    Battle of Yorktown

    The Battle of Yorktown was a battle with teams Britain versus the Americans. Soon, however, America and France allied and kicked the British back to the other side of the Atlantic by forcing Lord Cornwallis to surrender.
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    The Great Compromise

    The Great Compromise was a deal that the states reached during the Constitutional Convention of 1787. The deal defined the legislative structure and representation each state would have.