Timeline of French and Indian War through Reconstruction. Megan Moening

  • The French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War
    This war decided who was the major controler of America. It was a very early victory for Britain, losing 1 soldier and having 3 wounded.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    This treaty ended the French and Indian war. A hard loss to Britain.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    This act forced citizens to pay a 6 pense tax on sugar. People were not fond of this.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    This act placed a tax on all paper good. Citizens didn't like it and it led to a boycott of all British goods.
  • The Townshend Acts

    The Townshend Acts
    This act taxed all imported goods. This led to many colonist revolts.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    Members of the Sons of Liberty dressed as Indians and poured 15,000 gallons of tea into the Boston Harbor.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Delegates met in Philedelphia to discuss the Intolerable acts. They decided to boycott British goods.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    This was the first battle of the war for colonists to have freedom from America. The colonists won having onlt 100 casualties and Britain haveing over 300.
  • Announcing of the Decleration of Independance

    Announcing of the Decleration of Independance
    This document stated that America was its own country away from Britain.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    A British soldier fired at a colonist and it started a rumble. Five colonists were killed.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    This battle took place in upper state New York. It was a complete turn around in the Revolutionary War.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    This was the lowest point of war. The soldiers had to train and fight in very harsh conditions. People were dying and less and less soldiers were inlisting because people had insecurities.
  • Article of Confederation Signed

    Article of Confederation Signed
    The Articles of Confederation was the first government of the United States. However it failes because it gave seperate power to each state.
  • Treaty of Paris signed

    Treaty of Paris signed
    This treaty ended the Revalutionary War and the U.S. became an independent Country.
  • The Great Compromise

    The Great Compromise
    The Great Compromise eventually led to all states having one vote in the Senate. This was produced by Robert Sherman and agreed to by Ben Franklin.
  • Constitution convention

    Constitution convention
    39 of 55 delegates signed the constution.
  • Anti-federalists

    The first papers were written by Brutus and Cato.
  • Federalist

    Articles published in the New York packet and Independant Journal.
  • Delaware ratifies Constitution.

    Delaware ratifies Constitution.
    Delaware was the first to ratify. All were for it.
  • Mass. Ratifies Constitution

    Mass. Ratifies Constitution
    To think the Constitution was complete they wanted a bill of rights.
  • New Hampshire ratifies Constitution

    New Hampshire ratifies Constitution
    New Hampshire was ninth to ratify and once they did the Constitution came into effect.
  • George Washington is elected

    George Washington is elected
    Washington becomes our first president.
  • Bill of Rights sent to States for Ratification

    Bill of Rights sent to States for Ratification
    Only ammendmants three through twelve were ratified.
  • Bill of Rights Ratified

    Bill of Rights Ratified
    The bill of rights consisted of ten amendments.
  • Abolition of Slavery Act

    Abolition of Slavery Act
    This was formed to end slave trade. This is important because there was no slavery in some states now.