M.Flores-Mederos APUSH Timeline

  • Zenger Trials

    Zenger Trials
    Zenger was accused of libel or against the law to publish information that apposed the governmnet. It didn't matter to the judje back then whether it was true or a lie. However with all this happening, Zenger's wife kept publishing ideas to get a jury of Zenger's peers instead of Cosby's jury. In the end Zenger was not guilty.
  • Seven Years War

    Seven Years War
    It was a cooperation of British colonies. In the colonies, New England, New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland came together to fight against the French and the Indians. In Europe, Britain allied with Prussia, while France allied with Austria and Spain. It all endes with France being kicked from North America.
  • The Albany Conference

    The Albany Conference
    This was the official delegation of the Iriquois Confederacy. This meeting took place in Albany, NewYork. Benjamin Franklin's Plan of Union: "it was a plan put forward in 1754 calling for an intercolonial union to manage defense and Indian affairs. The plan was rejected by participants at the Albany Congress ( as said in Out of Many: A History of the American People)."
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    This treaty helped end the Seven Years' War or the French and Indian War. France lost all their land and things to the North America.The British on the other hand did let the French have New Orleans.
  • Pontiac's Rebellion

    Pontiac's Rebellion
    This was a Native American Confederacy under the rule of Cheif Ottawa. These natives were fed up with the British and what they have been doing, so all the Indian tribes that were near the Great Lakes joined together to fight against the British. These native American warriors attacked the British that where in Detroit at the time.These natives were allied with the French.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    This act was a way for the British to raise funds. There was a molasses act of 1733 before the sugar act that only charged six pence per gallon. The British thought that it would be a more successful act if they cut half of the rates and got stricter with their rules.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was passed by British Parliment to tax the American colonists. The Stamp Act a tax on every paper and other printed material, but the cost wasn't to expensive. The money collected in by this tax was used to defend and protect the American frontier near the Appalachian mountains.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    This act was chosen by the Parliment of Great Britain. This act also helped repeal the Stamp Act of 1765. The British Parliment repealed the stamp act because the boycotts hurt the British trade really bad. They also used this act to show justice and their power over America. They sayed that the same laws that are Britain are applyed in America.
  • Repeal of the Stamp Act

    Repeal of the Stamp Act
    The boycott of all English goods proved to be a big factor in the repeal of the stamp act because it was causing great pain on English manufacteurs. Even with the boycotts, there were still alot of debates and problems until William Pitt delivered a speech that helped him propose that the Stamp Act be repealed.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a street fight that started with a patriot mob throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks at a squad of British soldiers. This started a big campaighn or protest through speech writers to rouse and anger the colonists to fight back against the British.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    Parlimant passed a Tea Act that was the final push that the colonists needed to start the revolutionary movement in Boston. The tax on the tea was not meant to get more money for the American colonies and didn't impose no new taxes. The Tea Act helped the East India Company because they had alot of unsold tea so once they got the tea they were to directly send it to the colonies and to be sold at a bargain price.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The East India Company controlled the trade of tea between India and the British colonists. Because of a tax on tea the colonists smuggled in tea from Holland. The East Inia Company started to get piles of unsold tea and were going out of business. Britian was not going to let the East India Company go out of business so they imposed the Tea Act, which forced the colonists to buy tea from the East India Company. This got the colonists mad so they dumped all the tea in the harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Because of the colonists bad behaviour (Tea Act: Fail), Britain placed the Intolerable Act which was made to punish the colonists for what they have done. Some of the intolerable acts were the Quartering Act (have to house soldiers at home owners expense), and the Quebec Act (Britain appointing the government in Canada and allowed only Catholism).
  • First Continental Congress

    56 delegates from 12 colonies (except Georgia) came together in secret to discuss the Intolerable Acts. They came in secret so Great Britain wouldn't know that the colonists were up to something.
  • Lexington and Concord

    This place was where the first shot between the Americans and the British happened. The Americans had a weapons depot that the British really wanted. The British were marching on Concord and passed through Lexington. Both sides don't know who fired first but thats what started the battle. The Americans had to withdraw their fire, but they did slow down the British. The Americans were waiting for the Redcoats to come and when they did it forced the British to retreat. The weapons depot is saved.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The second continental congress was on the beginning of the Revolutionary War. Not only were things going bad but the armed forces were really disorganized so they sent in George Washington to be commander-in- chief of the new Continental Army.
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    This fort was built by the French settlers that came to North America to begin a military base on Lake Champlain. The British have tried to capture this fort but failed. Later when the American Revolutionary War came, an important battle between the Americans and the British took place at this fort. The British were attacked at dawn while they slept. This conquer helped boost the Americans self-esteem.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Americans occupied Breed's Hill in Charleston on June 16, 1775, to protect their shipyard of nearby Boston. Right after this the British attacked. Even though the British took the hill, they had a big loss of soldiers. The Americans used all their amunition and ran out, so they retreated. Even though this battle was on Breed's Hill it was called the Battle of Bunker Hill.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    Even though the war has already started some colonists tryed to make peace by making the Olive Branch Petition. The petition was an outline of what their concerns and what they wanted were and that King George III had to deal with it. But as persuasive as it was King George refused to accept the petition and sayed that the Americans were rebelling and could be easily stopped with military force.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    A man by the name of Thomas Paine who wrote a pamphlet called Common Sense. Common Sense says reasons why the colonists should part themselves from Britain and become their own independent nation. This helped move many colonists to become their own independent nation.
  • Virginia Declaration of Rights

    This was written by Thomas Jefferson and was to be put in the beginning of the Declaration of Independence. But it was copied by many colonies and was put as the basis of the Bill of Rights.
  • Declartion of Independence

    Declartion of Independence
    After the beginning of the Revolutionary War, the leaders of the war came together to send a letter to the King of England saying why they want to be an independent from England. After the Revolutionary, the leaders of the war came together again to write and sign the Declaration of Independence.
  • Battle of Long Island

    This battle had military conflict between Great Britain and the American colonists. This was the first battle that happened that followed the signing of the Declaration of Independence. George Washington put troops on hills to protect New York. The British, on the other hand, were fully equiped with cannons and ships which they used to take down one part of the Continental Army. The British saw a fort on Brooklyn Heights but didn't attack, which gave Washington's army time to retreat.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    A British General by the name of John Burgoyne had an idea to take away all of New York from the Americans. He called for a meeting at Saratoga. Burgoyne had a three way attack with British army coming from the North, South, and East to capture New York, but there was a problem. A part of the British army didn't get the message and Burgoyne got capture and he surrendered to the Americans. The French were helping the Americans at the time and saw this victory as a good sign.
  • Ratification of Articles of Confederation

    Congress finally signed the articles of confederation and sent it out to the individual states to ratified by the states.
  • Valley Forge

    The Americans campped out here, but the winters were particularly harsh because they were short on food, clothes, and supplies. With the help of Commander-in-chief George Washington and Prussian drill sergent, Baron von Steuben, the soldiers held on and became tougher and better soldiers. On June 19, 1778 the American soldiers went to New Jersey to fight the British.
  • Battle of Yorktown

  • Land Ordinance of 1785

    This ordinance was adopted by the United States Congress. Because people could tax for revenue, the colonists did this to raise money through the sale of land.
  • Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom

    This is one of the most important laws that the assembly has adopted.This was a law that seperated the colonists from the English church and have their religious churches and religion.
  • Northwest Ordinance of 1787

    The Northwest Ordinance was accepted on the second continental congress. This was meant to be a chartered government for the Northwest territory. It helped admit new states in the Union and it gave them a garentee of the Bill of Rights.
  • George Washington Inauguration

    George Washington Inauguration
    This anauguration has commenced the start of the first four year term. John Adams has already taken the vice president role. George Washington became the first president of the United States and Ratified the Constitution.