U.S. History Timeline

  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 prohibited colonists from settling on British land west of the Appalachian mountains. Colonists were eager to see this new land so they settled west anyways. The British made this act to discourage westward expansion.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act reduced the rate of tax on molasses from 6 pence to 3 pence, added taxes to sugar, certain wines, coffee, pimiento, cambric and printed calico, and further, regulated the export of lumber and iron. This cased a decline in the rum industry because it was less profitable due to the tax. the government made this act to gain more money from the colonists.
  • The Quartering Act

    The Quartering Act
    The Quartering act was ab act that required colonists to provide for troops through housing, food and many other things. This was established to help British soldiers stationed in the American colonies. The colonists evaded and disregarded the law because they had to use their money and homes to provide for troops.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was an act that required colonists to have a stamp costing 1 penny to be on every piece of paper. This was to recover from debt from the 7 years war. The colonists were infuriated because they were taxed without representation.
  • The Declaratory Act

    The Declaratory Act
    The Declaratory Act allowed the parliament to make laws binding the American colonies.This was so the parliament could tax the American Colonies. The colonists were mad because many acts were being passed and they felt that Britain was turning into a tyranny.
  • The Townshend Revenue Act

    The Townshend Revenue Act
    The Townshend Revenue act was a compromise measure for the crown. The crown needed to raise revenue from its North American colonies. The act was despised in the American colonies because it had the right to regulate the colonies trade but not to raise revenue for the crown from that trade.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a fight between British soldiers and British colonists. British soldiers were sent to maintain order in Boston. After months of the soldiers being in Boston tentions started growing between the soldiers and the colonists. After words were being cursed at each other the first shots of the brawl erupted and caused a huge massacre killing many people.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    The Tea Act was an act that gave the British East India Company the ability to import its tea directly to the colonies without import duties. This was made to provide economic protectionism for the British tea firm. The act was unwelcome to those in British north America because they were displeased with the pattern of imperial measures, left an earlier duty while removing the duty on tea entering England.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a protest on British Tea. The colonists hated British tea didn't like that they were paying taxes toward illegal things like smuggled tea. To protest the colonists went on a ship containing tea a dumped all of it into the harbor.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts were made to punish the Massachusetts colonies after the Boston tea party. The colonists dumped tea into the harbor which made the government mad so they gave them an extra tax. The colonists protested the act and considered it a threat to liberty.
  • The Currency Act

    The Currency Act
    The Currency act was an act that prohibited the colonies from printing paper money. This was established to curb rampant inflation and protect creditors from financial ruin. The colonists did not like this and thought it was an infringement of their right of self government.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    the colonists were gathering guns and ammo. The soldiers did not like this so they tried to fight the colonists. The colonists ended up winning and they gained alot more people for their army.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill/Breeds hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill/Breeds hill
    The colonists fortified breeds hill and it was the wrong hill so they were more exposed. The soldiers attacked 3 times, the colonists won the first 2 but then they lost. Although the british won it was the bloodiest battle in the war and they lost many people.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was a document made for the founding of the United States of America. It stated the USA's reasoning for their separation from England, a list of grievances from the king and a description of their rights.
  • The Battle of Trenton

    The Battle of Trenton
    The Battle of Trenton was a fight between the british and the americans. the americans were lead by General George Washington and the british were lead by Colonel Johann Rall. the americans ended up winning the fight and it taught general Washington better war tactics and it boosted morale for the americans.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The Battle of Saratoga was a fight between the British and the Americans. It happened Just south of Saratoga and Hudson River, British surrounded by American General Horatio Gates at Freeman Farm. The Americans won and it made the French Respect The Americans.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    Valley Forge was when George Washington and his army had to relocate due to a lack of supplies during the winter. Although there was not a battle, 2,000 people died during the harsh winters.
  • The Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris was a treaty that ended the revolutionary war and separated america and britian. The treaty was signed at the Hotel D'york in paris. The treaty also gained america gain more land for the economy and expanded the american economy