1765-1790 Timeline

Timeline created by Sarah.ibrahim
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  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Who: The English Parliament passed the Stamp Act
    What: The Stamp Act was made to tax materials such as newspapers, pamphlets, bills, legal documents, licenses, dice, playing cards, etc
    When: 1765 and planned to go into effect in November 1st
    Where: October 1765 in New York
    Why: In order to raise enough funds to pay off the debt and defend American territories conquered in the Seven Years' War
  • Coercive Acts

    Coercive Acts
    Who: The British Parliament passed the Coercive Acts
    What: The Coercive Acts caused the Boston port to close, restricted democratic town meetings, British officials immune to criminal prosecution, required colonists to house British troops, etc
    When: March 28th, 1774
    Where: Massachusetts
    Why: The British were trying to maintain order in Massachusetts and at the same time punish the Bostonians for the Tea Party they caused and other actions
  • United States Declaration of Independence

    United States Declaration of Independence
    Who: Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence
    What: American Independence
    When: July 4th, 1776
    Where: Philadelphia
    Why: To gain independence from Britain and form a new country and government
  • Battle of Guilford Courthouse

    Battle of Guilford Courthouse
    Who: General Cornwallis suffers many losses at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse
    What: More than 25% of Cornwallis’s men were killed, hurt, or captured during the battle
    When: March 15th, 1781
    Where: North Carolina
    Why: In order to fully gain independence from British forces and power
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Who: Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and John Jay signed the treaty
    What: A treaty that allowed the recognition of the U.S. which also allowed independence and gave the U.S. western territory
    When: September 3rd, 1783
    Where: Hotel d'York in Paris
    Why: It ended the American Revolution allowing the United States to finally become its own country
  • Northwest Ordinance

    Northwest Ordinance
    Who: Drafted by Rufus King and Nathan Dane
    What: Was an outline to the process for creating a new state for the Union, it made sure that the created states would be equal to the first and original thirteen states
    When: July 13th, 1787
    Where: Territories northwest of the Ohio River would become the future states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, and a part of Minnesota
    Why: Was made to revise Thomas Jefferson's version of the 1784 ordinance, also prohibited slavery
  • Federalist Papers

    Federalist Papers
    Who: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay wrote the Federalist Papers
    What: Series of 85 essays
    When: October 27, 1787
    Where: New York
    Why: Published these essays in hopes and favors of ratification to the Constitution
  • Census Act

    Census Act
    Who: Passed by the Congress
    What: Required that every household be visited and documented so they could keep track of the population
    When: March 1st, 1790
    Where: The United States
    Why: Was made so they could count the entire population of a country, and know the location where each person usually lives