Timeline of French and Indian War through Reconstruction. Megan Moening By moening16074 Jul 3, 1754 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. Feb 10, 1763 Treaty of Paris This treaty ended the French and Indian war. A hard loss to Britain. Apr 5, 1764 The Sugar Act This act forced citizens to pay a 6 pense tax on sugar. People were not fond of this. Feb 17, 1765 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. Jul 2, 1767 The Townshend Acts This act taxed all imported goods. This led to many colonist revolts. Dec 16, 1773 The Boston Tea Party Members of the Sons of Liberty dressed as Indians and poured 15,000 gallons of tea into the Boston Harbor. Sep 5, 1774 First Continental Congress Delegates met in Philedelphia to discuss the Intolerable acts. They decided to boycott British goods. Apr 19, 1775 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. Jul 8, 1776 Announcing of the Decleration of Independance This document stated that America was its own country away from Britain. Mar 5, 1777 The Boston Massacre A British soldier fired at a colonist and it started a rumble. Five colonists were killed. Oct 17, 1777 Battle of Saratoga This battle took place in upper state New York. It was a complete turn around in the Revolutionary War. Dec 1, 1777 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. Mar 1, 1781 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. Sep 3, 1783 Treaty of Paris signed This treaty ended the Revalutionary War and the U.S. became an independent Country. Jul 16, 1787 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. Sep 17, 1787 Constitution convention 39 of 55 delegates signed the constution. Sep 24, 1787 Anti-federalists The first papers were written by Brutus and Cato. Oct 26, 1787 Federalist Articles published in the New York packet and Independant Journal. Dec 7, 1787 Delaware ratifies Constitution. Delaware was the first to ratify. All were for it. Feb 6, 1788 Mass. Ratifies Constitution To think the Constitution was complete they wanted a bill of rights. Jun 21, 1788 New Hampshire ratifies Constitution New Hampshire was ninth to ratify and once they did the Constitution came into effect. Apr 30, 1789 George Washington is elected Washington becomes our first president. Aug 24, 1791 Bill of Rights sent to States for Ratification Only ammendmants three through twelve were ratified. Dec 15, 1791 Bill of Rights Ratified The bill of rights consisted of ten amendments. Dec 4, 1833 Abolition of Slavery Act This was formed to end slave trade. This is important because there was no slavery in some states now.