Timeline of the 1700's

  • Act of Succession in England

    Act of Succession in England
    The Act of Settlement of 1701 made to make sure that the Protestant religion stayed true to the throne. The Act also strengthened the Bill of Rights, which had helped to established that Mary II's decendants would keep the throne \
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian war started because France and Great Britain had an argument about who was going to be the dominating power in North America. Britain won and took control over North America.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was established to tax all of the colonist on imported goods from Britain. The Stamp Act made many of the colonists even more upset with the British government, which fired them up the revolutionary war.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre occured when Snowballs were being thrown at some of the British soliders and then one of the general officer's gun misfired, Other soldiers misunderstood the shot and started firing killing five other citizens.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The colonists secretly planned a political protest because the British were taxing people unconstitutionally. The people decided to dump approximately 92,000 lbs. of tea into the Boston harbor, it was a major statement to the British.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    This document was drafted to state the morals the United States was going to be established on, also stating the official reasons why the US was going to split from Great Britain.
  • Treaty of Paris Signed

    Treaty of Paris Signed
    The Treaty of Paris was signed by U.S. and British Representatives on September 3, 1783, which ended the War of the American Revolution. The treaty recognized U.S. independence and granted the U.S. a lot of western territory.
  • George Washington

    George Washington
    George Washington became the first president of the United States