the colonies

Timeline created by MikaylaMessier
In History
  • The Mayflower Compact

    The Mayflower Compact
    The Mayflower Compact was a temporary set of laws made by the English settlers who traveled to the New World which would eventually become known as the United States of America. Their rules regarded staying loyal to King James, following the Christian faith, and working together. It was the first document that established self-government in the New World.
  • "City upon a Hill" Speech

    "City upon a Hill" Speech
    This speech was given by John Winthrop to the Puritans. He was telling them that they'd be the "city on the hill" that others would admire and look up to. They'd try to be the best example of the faith.
  • Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials
    This mass hysteria began in the spring of 1692. Lots of men, women, and children were being accused of witchcraft. In most cases, if you were accused, you'd end up being killed or banished from the colony. Eventually it was realized that the trials were unlawful and ridiculous. The final hanging of a "witch" was on September 22 of the same year.
  • Competing for the North American Colonies

    Competing for the North American Colonies
    The British and the colonists fought wars against the French and their American Indian allies. They were fighting over power and land.
  • The start of the seven years war or aka the french and indian war

    The start of the seven years war or aka the french and indian war
    George Washington's troops attacked and defeated a small French force. He had to surrender when the French counterattacked. This eventually spread from America to Europe, Asia, Africa, and the West Indies. In Europe, the war was called the Seven Years’ War. The British colonists called the conflict the French and Indian War after the French and their American Indian allies.
  • Pontiac's Rebellion

    Pontiac's Rebellion
    Chief Pontiac of the Ottawa rallied a number of groups of American Indians against the British in 1763. They captured British forts and raided settlements. Their goal was to weaken the British rule and to lure the French back into North America.
  • The Quartering Act

    The Quartering Act
    It required colonists to let a soldier live in their home. They had to give them transportation and food as well. The colonists didn't like this law and physical violence often broke out because of it.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    After a group of colonists were throwing snowballs and rocks at British soldiers, the soldiers shot some of them out of nervousness. Even though this is called a massacre, only five colonists were killed.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Parliament passed a law allowing the British East India Company to sell directly to the colonists. Even with the tax, this tea was cheaper for the colonists. You'd think the colonists would like this, but they thought they were trying to trick them into paying the tax. They protested by throwing the tea into the harbor.