SDearman APUSH Timeline

  • Zenger Trial

    From the first freedom of speech proceedings, Zenger gets off the hook for writing unflattering things about the royal governor, William Crosby.
  • Albany Congress

    Albany Congress
    The British called to for the congress to meet in New England (current day Albany, Newyork) to unite the colonies to band against the French. For the occasion, Benjamin Franklin created a political cartoon that says, 'Join or Die' , that showed the message that union was needed.
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    Seven Years War

    Tensions were erupting for the british and french in America because each side wanted to gain more land and fur in current day Ohio at Ft. Neccessity. George Washington had been given a task of creating a fort near the main water routes, but his troops had accidently created some nuetral french's casualties. Thus, causing the french to errupt into war. The war ended french influence, relationships with the indians, and the british gained land.
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    A fort that was captured and sought after by the colonies and british. It held vital land water routes to Canada.
  • Treaty of Paris

    The French and Indian war was formally ended by this document. This had caused the French to effectively leave the americas, thus leading the British to gain power and large amounts of land; causing the British to be the main power holder in North America.
  • Pontiac’s Rebellion

    Even after The Treaty of Paris had been signed, the British and indians continued to fight. Though, because the indians were already worn out by the continuous battles, they eventually gave up. Though, the issue contiued for a while into the future. With The Proclamation of 1763 , it disallowed British colonists from settling on Native American territory.
  • Sugar Act

    After The Seven Years War, the treasury for parliament had basically became empty. This caused parliament to basically create the Sugar Act, soley to refill the treasury. The act was especially hard on the colonies.
  • Stamp Act

    Basically, the british laid taxes on any paper-included items like degrees, currency, or documents. It was opposed and later on repealed by a future act.
  • Declaratory Act

    It declared that Parliament's power was asserted the same in both in America as it is in Great Britian. It also included the fact that Parliament could make laws for the colonies
  • Repeal of Stamp Act

    During the Declaratory Act, it also repealed the taxes that were included in paper products of the stamp act.
  • Boston Massacre

    British soliders fired without permission onto civilians for the fact that they were disrupting the public and ended up with a couple casualties and injuries.
  • Tea Act

    Taxes were created on tea to help the British East Indian Company, causing an uproar from the colonies like the tea party created by Samuel Adams.
  • Boston Tea Party

    This was led by Samuel Adams as some colonist dressed as Indians as they mercilessly threw down the supply of tea on the Boston Harbour.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Boston port act announced that the ports were closed to trade by the british soliders. The administration of justice act allowed the use to bring innocence to royal officials. The massachusetts government act brought the colony under complete british control. The quartering act required soliders to now stay under households even if the household did not wish to. The Quebec acts extended the borders and had no democracy with french catholicism which was all disliked by the colonists.
  • First Continental Congress

    Created by delegates of twelve colonies that met in Pennsylvania to briefly talk about options of how to deal with the intolerable acts.
  • Lexington and Concord

    The first battle of the American revolution. It was between the colonial militia and british redcoats
  • Second Continental Congress

    The delegates managed the war efforts and steps toward independence, creating the Declaration of Independence. They raised armies, fighting strategies, and treaties when they could.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    First major battle of the revolution. The colonist may have ended up retreating, but it did bring encouragement that they had a chance against the british.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    it adopted by the continental congress to ignite the attempts of advoiding a full war against Great Britain by John Dickinson. It asked the king to agree to mutual respects and prevent hostility.
  • Common Sense

    This was a pamphlet created by Thomas Paine that encouraged the colonists to unite and rebel together in the revolution by propaganda.
  • Virginia Declaration of Rights

    It stated that all men were equally free and independent by birth and have inheritied civil liberties like the freedom of press, speech, and religion. This based the model of the Bill of rights.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Written during the second continental congress by Benjamin Franklin and signed by the delegates and followers at the time that removed the 13 colonies from Great Britain.
  • Battle of Long Island

    The british went over to Gravesend Bay Beach in Boston. With nearly 1/3 of the american army with Washington, William Howe struck at night. This caused Washington to quickly withdrew before the army could be captured.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    With two battles against the British and colonies, the america's won, which majorly benefited them. The french signed an alliance with the americas that later on helped them win the war.
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    Battle of Yorktown

    After the frenched entered the alliance with the america's, it encouraged the colonial army to victory. After all, the french had a strong naval power that could trap the british supply boats and seaports.
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    Ratification of Articles of Confederation

    The Articles of Confederation was ratified because it weakened congress' power and the delayed for a number of years since the confusion between the vast amount of land on the west.
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    Valley Forge

    It was the headquarters for Georgia Washington during the American Revolution. It was bitterly cold, but it helped grow the endurance of the colonist army. With the discipline that was gained from the hardships, it helped create a more prepared army.
  • Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom

    It was written by Thomas Jefferson about religious freedom so no one could quite be persecuted.
    It supported the Establishment Clause, First Amendment, and Freedom of conscience.
  • Treaty of Paris (1783)

    Great Britain finally acknowleged the freedom of the americas as colonies on their own. The Ando-American settlements fixed the western borders, and gave the americas fishing near Newfoundland but not itself. It also brought peace between both sides and didn't allow the americas to persecue the british anymore.
  • Land Ordinance of 1785

    Since taxes to raise revenues weren't yet acquired in the colonies, congress made it their goal. So, funds could be raised to the sale of land from the treaty of paris. This was important because it created a largely peaceful occupation of land. It also showed statistics of the economy and politics at the time.
  • Northwest Ordinance of 1787

    It created the northwestern territory and created a government north of Ohio. It also made it so if a population of a state went over 60,000, it could apply to become part of the union. Also, no one should be a slave in the territory. This was the most significant help from the AOC
  • George Washington Inauguration

    George Washington became the first president underneath the United States of America after he took oath from the constitution. He was the only person that the state electors chose and served two terms.