U.S History Timeline

  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The proclamation of 1763 was made for the colonists regulating their not being able to move west of the Appalachian mountains. Furthermore, the colonists were upset and scared as they thought they would be overpopulated on the eastern coast and scared of the growth of crowded cities.
  • Sugar Act of 1764

    Sugar Act of 1764
    The Sugar Act was made to stop smuggling and underpaying taxes. The colonists were upset and just agreed with it because they didn't want it lowered even more.
  • Currency Act of 1764

    Currency Act of 1764
    This act regulated that they should remove the paper money of the colonies in favor of a system centered on the pound sterling, to protect British merchants and creditors from depreciating colonial currency. The colonies were furious as they had little money.
  • Stamp Act of 1765

    Stamp Act of 1765
    The act required the colonists to pay a tax, represented by a stamp and the reason was to help pay for British troops stationed in the colonies during the Seven Years’ War and this led to Colonial resistance because they did not want to pay this unfair tax.
  • The Quartering Act of 1765

    The Quartering Act of 1765
    It didn’t allow a soldier to stay or reside in a house without given permission of the owner of the residence and its purpose was to escalate the tension between the colonists and the British the colonists didn’t like it because they didn’t want to be controlled and it led to upright conflict.
  • Townshend Revenue Act

    Townshend Revenue Act
    This act gave all control of the trade and delivery of tea to the East India Tea Company because the British Parliament needed money which resulted in harsh colonial resistance. The reason they did this is that the act would give the East India Company a monopoly on tea sales in the colonies.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    This act regulated the requirement that colonists had to pay taxexs for tea. The Colonists were furious with the taxes so they snuck onto the ships and dumped all of the tea into the Boston Harbor.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    the Intolerable acts were a series of punitive laws to enforce the order. And the reason the king did that was to punish Massachusetts colonists for their defiance in the Tea Party protest the colonists responded by protesting and organizing and they did this because the act was cruel and severe.
  • The Intolerable Acts of 1774

    The Intolerable Acts of 1774
    The Intolerable Acts were made up of four acts as a way of punishment for the Boston Tea Party. It was originally called the Coercive Acts but the colonists referred to it as the Intolerable Acts
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    The purpose of this act was for the Americans could protect their weapons and their gunpowder from British attacks. The Americans had 300 men fall on the British who were lined up in a straight line which was made to show that they were fearless
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill/Breed Hil

    The Battle of Bunker Hill/Breed Hil
    The purpose of this whole battle was for the Americans to stop further attacks on the county side. They battled on a hill that was used for the high ground which gave them a huge advantage. In conclusion, the British took control over the Peninsula and won, even though they lost way more men than the Americans.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    This act could make laws by binding the American colonies. They did this to show that they still have dominance over them, this caused the colonists to be very upset about how they still put this even after they repealed the stamp act because they thought they still had a say in their rights.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was a way the Americas said they had enough and would no longer be under the rule of King George III. Also, all men are equal and under one man which is God. And another is to show all the other countries, not just Great Britain, that another country has emerged. They also exposed the King to all the unlawful acts that he did.
  • The Battle of Trenton

    The Battle of Trenton
    It started with the continental army starting its charge against the city where the Hessians and the British were located. George Washington who was the general of the militia led his people to a victory that inspired many people to join the army.
  • The Battle of Saratoga

    The Battle of Saratoga
    St. Leger held a truce with Gansevoort offering safe conduct but threatening to massacre, causing the British to want to surrender. This also convinced the French to involve themselves in the conflict before the British made peace with the colonists.
  • The Battle of Valley forge

    The Battle of Valley forge
    The Battle of Valley Forge was a battle that many people wouldn't have won without the leadership of George Washington. Many soldiers died because of diseases and starvation. Even though they faced those types of hardships, they still managed to prevail in the end causing much more motivation for the soldiers. This also resulted in many other men and women joining the militia.
  • The Battle of Yorktown

    The Battle of Yorktown
    Gen. Cornwallis moves to Yorktown for good harbor and reinforcements, which later led to Gen. Washington finding out and taking his army of 16,000 with French allies to go defeat them. Gen. Cornwallis tries to escape the siege, but there is a storm and there aren’t enough boats causing America to win.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    A group of Americans and a group of British met up on the Mississippi River. Their sole purpose was to negotiate and end all of their problems.
  • The Whiskey Rebellion

    The Whiskey Rebellion
    The Whiskey Rebellion began with Congress putting a tax on whiskey to earn money back from their war dept. The people were not fond of this and started to not pay and protest. Because of the continuous protests, George Washington had to change the tax causing a new precedent to happen. So they continued protesting and then they went to the tax collector's estate and charged him causing 5 people to die. This caused George Washington to bring his militia to tell them to cease everything.
  • XYZ Affair

    XYZ Affair
    France was attacking US ships. So President John Adams sent three diplomats to negotiate with the French Minister. What the French Minister did was say that they are not worth my time and sent three men to say that in order to talk to the minister they must pay us a bribe. So what the US did was make two acts to say that they are serious and are not playing around.
  • Alien Act

    Alien Act
    In response to the French, the US was mad about them not taking them seriously so they made the Alien Act saying that the president could imprison or deport anyone considered to be dangerous who was not a US citizen. What the Anti-Feds did was say what did dangerously actually mean and what classifies as dangerous.
  • Sedition Act

    Sedition Act
    In response to the French, the US was mad about them not taking them seriously so they made the Sedition Act saying that the law stating it was a crime to speak or publish any "false. scandalous and malicious criticism of the government."
  • Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions

    Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions
    In response to the Alien and Sedition Acts, which many people thought was an abuse of power. Made the Anti-Feds challenge the Government and prevailed causing a new precedent and reminding the people that the States can challenge the Government.
  • Embargo Act

    Embargo Act
    It was an idea that was made to make their economy go up but had to go down first causing it not to work. The Embargo Act made all trade stop, even including domestic trade. This was made to lower the economy of countries like France and England. As a result of not trading, the economic rate dropped significantly for the U.S. In the end, they had to cancel the act.
  • The War of 1812

    The War of 1812
    The Britsh and French were attacking the U.S. trade ships which drastically changed the economy for the U.S. farmers. This caused the U.S. to be mad and start thinking if they should get in between the war. This resulted in a draw.
  • McCulloch v. Maryland

    McCulloch v. Maryland
    In 1791 Congress made the first national bank for America. Many people were fond of it until some people pointed out that the Constitution did not expressly give Congress the power to create banks. And if they can, does Maryland have the power to tax them inside state borderlines.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    The Monroe Doctrine was made because European countries like France and England started attacking U.S. ships. The reason they made it was to show the European powers that if they get any closer than they would attack and that they are serious.