U.S History Timeline

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  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 prohibited settlement west of the Appalachian mountains. It was made to control the colonists and allow the Natives to have their own land. It also secured fewer Native attacks and calmed the natives' anxiety. This made the colonists angry and upset because they couldn't expand their colonies in open land. Some colonists protested in response.
  • Sugar act of 1764

    Sugar act of 1764
    The Sugar Act increased the taxes on sugar and cut the taxes on molasses, it also forbid the importation of foreign rum. This allowed the British crown to gain lots of money off of foreign goods and it would put an end to the smuggling within the colonies. The colonists objected and disagreed with the act because they would be compelled to buy British goods because they could no longer buy foreign goods. This also hurt many of the colony's businesses and they lost lots of money.
  • Currency Act of 1764

    Currency Act of 1764
    The Currency Act prohibited paper currency within the American colonies. The government did this to make the colonists buy from England and because the colonists had no currency which allowed for no trade. The colonists protested and were upset because they were put in a trade with Britain.
  • Stamp act of 1765

    Stamp act of 1765
    The Stamp Act taxed all papers and documents in the American colonies. The Parliament was forcing the colonists to stamp their papers or documents without the colonists having a say. The government did this to pay off expenses from the war. The colonists were angry and upset that they had to pay for something they used every day and that had no reason to be taxed. Some colonists refused to pay the absurd tax. It was taxation without representation.
  • Quartering Act of 1765

    Quartering Act of 1765
    The Quartering Act required the colonists to house and support the British soldiers. This act was made to help pay off the seven years war which lead to lots of debt within Great Britain. The government used its advantage to force the colonists to help them support the soldiers the Parliament couldn't afford. This made the colonists angry, many refused to pay for them because they were forced to take care of people that were irrelevant to them and they didn't even know.
  • Declaratory act

    Declaratory act
    The declaratory act allowed the parliament to make laws binding the colonies. They did this because of the failure of the stamp act so parliament could still have control over the colonists. The colonists ignored the act and were upset that the British were trying to gain more control of them again.
  • Townshend revenue act of 1767

    Townshend revenue act of 1767
    The Townshend revenue act placed taxes on certain imports of the American colonists. This act was placed to help pay off the expenses of the American colonists. The colonists boycotted and protested until the act was repealed. They were angry because they were forced to pay for certain items from England that the colonists needed.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The soldiers arrive in the colonist's town. The colonists start calling the soldiers names and throwing ice and snow at them. The soldiers start losing their patience. The troops hear a false "fire!" and start shooting. 5 colonists died and many were injured.
  • Tea act of 1773

    Tea act of 1773
    The Tea Act allowed the tea to be shipped straight from the East India Co. to the colonies in America. Although the colonists would have a cheaper product, Great Britain would be getting money from the Co. and Townshend act. This made the colonists protest (Boston tea party) and some colonists destroyed the tea. The colonists thought it was destroying their society.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The colonists had been upset about the many laws the British parliament had made as well as the taxation without representation. To show their anger, protesters dressed up as natives and snuck onto the Boston harbor. They got onto a boat and took 342 crates of tea and threw them into the ocean. This was because the British East India Company had lowered their tea prices to reduce colonists from trading with the Dutch. Although it was cheaper tea, the colonists still had to pay tax on the tea.
  • Intolerable acts of 1774

    Intolerable acts of 1774
    The Intolerable acts were made of many different acts. The Boston Port act, which closed the Boston harbor, the Massachusetts government act, the Administration of Justice act, which punished a criminal or wrongdoer, and last, the Quartering act, which prohibited soldiers from living in peoples homes. The British made the intolerable acts to have another attempt of gaining control of the colonies. The colonists protested because they were angry that Britian was gaining more control of them.
  • Lexington & Concord battle

    Lexington & Concord battle
    The colonists had many weapons that were stored just outside of Concord which allowed for easy access. British were scared of the colonist's past knowledge about the Boston Tea party and Massacre. they did not want the colonists to have access to these things. The soldiers secretly decided to seize the weapons from the colonists. The colonists hear about it and go to Concord to prepare for the British. Soldiers were surprised. The soldiers shoot, leading to many deaths. The colonists won.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    British wanted to claim a hill (bunker) near the road so they can overlook the land. Colonists did not want the considers to take this hill. They prepare for the British by getting on the hill before them. They ended up choosing the wrong hill (breeds) which resulted in the British getting the right hill. The British attacked the colonists 3 times in an attempt to win the battle/hill. The first 2 times the colonists win but the soldiers win the last attack by using ships to attack the colonists.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
  • Declaration of independence

    Declaration of independence
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
  • "Battle" of Valley Forge

    "Battle" of Valley Forge
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris