Unit 2 Time line By skittlesnerd89 May 1, 1754 French and In dian War ~French vs. British (world wide war) - French won most of the battles the first two years * British ended uo winning in 1760 and took most of Canada. Feb 10, 1763 Treatry of Paris Ended the French and Indian war. British claimed all land easst of the Mississippi river. Colonists started to expand. Oct 7, 1763 Proclamation of 1763 Bristh told the colonists not to go past the Appalachian mountains and settle in the ohio river valley. The British sent troops to protect the colonists from the Native Americans. Colonists were still determined to to expand their colony Apr 5, 1764 Sugar Act British passed this act to help pay off their war debt. Tax that was placed on molasses and sugars, but mostly all colonial goods. Feb 6, 1765 Stamp Act Placed taxes on all paper goods. Newspapers, legal documents and other things made from paper. Jun 10, 1767 Writs of Assistance Allowed officials to search any ship at any time without warning. Made to keep people from hiding things on their boats. Jun 29, 1767 Townshend Acts Taxes placed on oils, paint, glass, lead, and paper Purpose was to raise revenue in the colonies Named after Charles Townshend Mar 5, 1770 Boston Massacre Also know as the incident on king's street. British soldiers shot into a crowd of people and killed 5 colonists. It was a high tension moment and the soldiers got irritated and opened fire. Mar 25, 1770 Quartering Act This act was made in order to help save the british money. Soldiers were allowed to expect hospitality from you and you had to support them and your family. The soldiers could do anything they want to you and you couldn't do anything about it. they could even discipline your children. May 10, 1773 Tea Act A tax placed on all tea in the colonies. The colonists loved tea and this angered them This led to the Boston tea party that the sons of liberty were responsible for planning Dec 16, 1773 Boston Tea Party A group of men dressed up like indians and attacked the british ships. They dumped 90 gallons of tea into the Boston Harbor This time it made this british angry. Mar 5, 1774 Intolerable Acts The british were now angry with the colonists. They passed this act as a result of the Boston tea party. It prevented town hll meeting and blockaded the Boston harbor. Sep 5, 1774 1st Continental Congress This was a convention held by delegates from america and they held a meeting in town hall. Apr 19, 1775 Lexington Known as the "shot heard 'round the world". The first engagement between the british and the colonists. Americans retreated to Concord after Lexington. Apr 19, 1775 Concord After lexington the british fled to concord. When they arrived there were militiamen waiting for them. The only choice they had was to flee. May 10, 1775 2nd Continental Congress Another Convention held by delegates. They all met together for this important meeting the summer of 1775 May 10, 1775 Ft. Ticonderoga The british abandoned the fort after the failure at Saratoga being beat by the colonists. When the british left the americans occupied the fort for a while Jun 17, 1775 Bunker Hill Battle on A hill and americans were at the top, british at the bottom. Americans were very low on ammo and supplies and in order to save as much as they could they could the general ordered, " dont shoot till you see the whites of their eyes." We ended up having to retreat but we made a dent in the british army. Jan 10, 1776 Common Sense Created by Thomas Paine Made to get the colonists to realize how important it was to declare independence. It was very successful and more people were in favor of independence. Jul 4, 1776 Declaration of Independence Written by Thomas jefferson It took a few weeks to write but he started right away. The idea of the declaration is based on John Locke's philosophy about government. The Declaration was signed by members of the committee in Philedalphia Aug 26, 1776 Battle of New York This was a battle fought for the control of New York because it was such a big area that everyone wanted it. The british end up taking control and americans forced out. The british looses that control later on but not now. Dec 26, 1776 Battle of Trenton A sneek attack on the hessians by Washingtons army on Christmas eve. The hessians had no warning and were completely off guard. We won this battle and marched on to princeton. Jan 3, 1777 Battle of Princeton British troops and general Cornwallis were located near Princeton. Americans and George Washingtonmstarted firing at them. Cornwallis surrendered and Americans won that battle. Oct 17, 1777 Battle of Saratoga Saratoga was one of the few battles that were fought hand to hand. We won and that win did us a big favor because it got the french and the spanish on our side for the war. This battle is known as the turning point in the revolution Oct 19, 1777 Winter at Valley Forge After the battle of Trenton Washington and his men sheltered at Valley Forge for the winter. This winter was one of the longest and coldest winters lasting about a year. Washington lost more than half of his men because of frostbite and starvation. Oct 19, 1781 Battle of Yorktown The last major battle between the British and the american colonists. The British were trapped on a penninsula and our men fired at them and they were kinda stuck. Not only that but the french battleships blocked the ports so the british couldnt leave on baots. Their only choice was to surrender. Sep 3, 1783 Treaty of Paris officially ended the revolution between the british and americans. It declared the colonists independent and the british should recognize them as free The americans had all the land east of the Mississippi river up to Canada and down to Florida.