The Shot Heard Round the World By: Hunter Stone, Ben Pack, Ryan Thurman, and Sean Olson.

  • Jamestown is founded

    The founding of Jamestown created the feeling of a permanent home separate from England. However, it was not a settlemant to escape any sort of tyranny or persecution, but to further the kingdom of England.
  • Pilgrims found the Plymouth Colony

    It was another separation from the British government as it had pushed these people out of England.
  • English Crown Approves the Navigation Act

    This started the first real "oppression" of the colonies.
  • New York Becomes English Colony

    The Dutch surrender allowing New Amsterdam to become New York. Connecting north and south colonies.
  • King James II consolidates the New England colonies into one.

    They were consolidated taking away some rights. Then instated that only his representatives held power.
  • New English towns of Ipswitch and Topsfield protest.

    They pushed back against their taxation. Stating they didn't want "Taxation without representation".
  • Governor of New England Places Militia at his control

    This takes away even more rights from colonists.
  • Glorious Revolution of 1688

    This was when there was a blood-less plot to overthrow King James II.
  • The English Parliament passes the Wool Act,

    This was to protect its own wool industry by limiting wool production in Ireland and forbidding the export of wool from the American colonies.
  • Queen Anne's War starts

    England declares war on France after the death of the King of Spain, Charles II, to stop the union of France and Spain. This War of the Spanish Succession is called Queen Anne's War in the colonies, where the English and American colonists will battle the French, their Native American allies, and the Spanish for the next eleven years.
  • Tuscarora Indian War starts

    Hostilities break out between Native Americans and settlers in North Carolina after the massacre of settlers there. The conflict, known as the Tuscarora Indian War will last two years.
  • Queen Anne's War ends with the Treaty of Utrecht

    Queen Anne's War ends with the Treaty of Utrecht
  • The Molasses Act

    Passed by the English Parliament, imposes heavy duties on molasses, rum and sugar imported from non-British islands in the Caribbean to protect the English planters there from French and Dutch competition.
  • England Declares War on Spain

    As a result, in America, hostilities break out between Florida Spaniards and Georgia and South Carolina colonists.
  • The Iron Act

    Limited the growth of the iron industry in the American colonies to protect the English Iron industry
  • French and Indian War starts

    As a result of disputes over land in the Ohio River Valley. In May, George Washington leads a small group of American colonists to victory over the French, then builds Fort Necessity in the Ohio territory. In July, after being attacked by numerically superior French forces, Washington surrenders the fort and retreats.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    This act required lands gained from the French to the British in the French and Indian War to be emptied of British colonists, angering settlers already there.
  • The American Revenue Act

    The American Revenue Act is a modified version of the Sugar and Molasses Act. This modification made this act much stronger and more inforced becuase they beefed up the Navy presence and encouraged them to be more active in customs.
  • The Currency Act

    Parliament abolishes colonial bills and replaces it with the pound sterling, which causes the colonies to erupt into protest. There were no mines, and the mercantilist system forced colonists to get currency only from Britian.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act was Parliament's first serious attempt to assert governmental authority over the colonies. This was also in place to help them bounce back from their enormous debt from the Seven Years War.
  • The Quartering Act of 1765

    Requires private homes and residences to house soldiers when the public areas are filled. This angered the colonists and was seen as an uncessary and invasive act.
  • The Virginia Stamp Act Resolutions

    Patrick Henry of the Virginia House of Burgesses proposed five radical resolutions concerning the natural rights of colonists and the taxation of said poeple. In summary, the resolutions stated that only the General Assembly could imposes taxes on the basis that they represented the people of Virgina, and that any tax imposed by the King or Parliament were void because of the lack of representation in Parliament. The fith resolution concerning taxes, not rights, was not passed with the others.
  • The Townshend Revenue Act

    Parliament passes taxes on glass, paint, oil, lead, paper, and tea in hopes of raising money for royal administrators in America, refueling hostilities from colonists.
  • The Boston Massacre

    After about 50 patriot agitators attacked a group of British soldiers, Captain Thomas Preston ordered his men to fire into the mob, killing three men and wounding eight. After a trial, two British soldiers were found guilty of manslaughter.
  • The Gaspee Affair

    Lt. Duddington and his crew are run aground at present-day Gaspee Point and raided by 55 Rhode Islanders. Parliament then sends a comission to bring the men to England for trial. Though the men were easily identifiable, no arrests were made.
  • The Tea Act

    Parliament passes the Tea Act to allow 8 million pounds of unsold tea to be shipped to America and sold at a bargain price. This angered colonists because the act would hurt local business. This act would eventually lead to the Boston Tea Party.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    Boston citizens, dressed up as Native Americans, flood British company ships in the dead of night and dump 342 chests of tea into the sea.
  • The Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress

    From September 5 to October 26, the First Continental Congress met in Carpenter's Hall in Philadelphia. It was during these meetings that the majority of delegates from every colony except Georgia voted to write the Declaration and Resolves. In it, the Declaration stated the rights and liberties of the colonists migrating to America, almost written like a rough draft to the Bill of Rights.
  • Articles of Association

    After listing grievances and past attempts to appeal the the king, the delegates from each of the New England Colonies sign the Articles of Association, stating that they will no longer import or export goods to Great Britian and any other territories Britain controls.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    The British attept to capture Sam Adams and John Hancock at Lexington and seixe gunpowder at Concord are thwarted by colonial spies and riders Paul Revere William Dawes and Dr. Samuel Prescott. The bloodshed marks the beginning of the American Revolultion.