Social Studies Timeline

  • Proclamation of 1763

    The Proclamation of 1763 gets signed by British King George lll.
  • Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris happened in 1763. France was allowed to keep some of its sugar producing islands in the West Indies. In order to do that they were forced to give Canada and the East part of the Mississippi River. It also marked the end of France' power.
  • Parliament passes Sugar Act

    This act lowers the taxes on molasses, or a syrupy substance. The colonists got irratated because they thought that they were intruding their rights.
  • Stamp Act Protests

    The Burgesses were approched by an young man named Patrick Henry. He wanted to talk to them to see if he could talk them into protesting against the Stamp Act. His persuading skill must have been really good because that is what the Burgesses did. They Protested. An organization was put together by Samuel Adoms. The name of the Organization was the Sons of Liberty.
  • Parliament enacts Stamp Act

    This act is an act that says that everything will be an act on everything printed. Also, that all printed materials had to have a stamp.
  • Townshend Acts tax colonial imports

    The Townshend Acts were passed in 1767 by the Parliament. The taxes only applied to imported goods. Some of the items imported were tea, glass, paper, and led. Because of the taxes the colonishts were really mad. They were mad because they felt that their rights were being invaded.
  • Boston Massacre

    The tention between the red coats and the British colonists continously grew until finnally it was to tence that the two "sides" started fighting. There was a big mob and throwing of rocks or anything that they could find that was throwable.
  • Boston Tea Party

    3 tea ships arrived in Boston in 1773 and when the govener told them to unload the tea, a group of men discised as mohawks boarded the ship and threw the chests into the ocean, and that is how it became the boston tea party.
  • First Continental Congress meets

    The colonial leaders realized that they needed more people other than just boycotts to gain there rights back. In 1774 55 men arrived in Philidelphia to represent the American Interests and challenge British control. These men were called the Continental Congress.
  • The Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord took place between British Soldiers and American Patriots. When they first met, the British were on their way to Concord to get supplies. The American Patriots, or the Lexington Patriots, knew that they were coming so they got prepared. Whent the Britains got to Lexington, they saw the American Patriots, and there was a "moment of silence", then a shot was fired. That was known as the start of the American Revolutionary War.