Unit 2 Timeline

  • French & Indian War

    Was fought between the French and the British.
    Was fought over North American territory.
    Ended in 1763.
  • Treaty of Paris

    1.) It ended the French and Indian War.
    2.) England was determined to be the victory of this war.
    3.) Framce loses all of its land in North America.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    1.) Colonists were forbidden to cross the Appalachian Mountains.
    2.) Colonists were angered because they were told what to do.
    3.) British army stationed in ithe colonies.
  • Sugar Act

    1.) This was tax on sugar and molasses.

    2.) The British wanted more money.
    3.) Did not affect many.
  • Stamp Act

    1.) Tax on legal documents.
    2.) Taxed practically every piece of paper used.
    3.) Stamp Act congress formed to organize boycott.
  • Quartering Act

    1.) Colonists had to provide food and housing for the British soldiers.
    2.) This was hated, but little could be done.
    3.) They quartered troops.
  • Writs of Assistance

    1.) Custom officers could search ships at will.
    2.) Few colonists were affected.
    3.) Merchants felt an invasion of privacy.
  • Townshend Acts

    1.) Taxed various household items.
    2.) Eventually repealed.
    3.) Colonists boycott.
  • Boston Massacre

    1.) A rioting mob confronted British soldiers at the Boston Customs House.
    2.) Tensions rose and shots were fired into the crowd, killing five colonists.
    3.) Sam Adams used the opportunity to whip up anti-British feeling by calling the event a “massacre”.
  • Tea Act

    1.) Tea merchants in the colonies were cut out of the tea trade because the British East India Company lowered their tea prices.
    2.) The company monopolized, or controlled, tea sales in the colonies.
    3.) This resulted in the Boston Tea Party.
  • Boston Tea Party

    1.) On December 16, 1773, the Sons of Liberty dumped 90,000 pounds of tea into Boston Harbor.
    2.) Intolerable Acts.
    3.) This was a result of the Tea Act.
  • First Continental Congress

    1.) Met in Philadelphia
    2.) Banned all trade with Britain until Acts were repealed
    3.) Each colony began training troops
  • Intolerable Acts

    1.) Port of Boston closed.
    2.) Colonists could not hold town meetings.
    3.) First Continental Congress meets as a result.
  • Concord

    1.) British destroyed military supplies
    2.) 4000 minutemen and militiamen shot the "redcoats".
    3.) Ralph Waldo Emerson’s poem coined the phrase “shot heard around the world” about the first shots of the Revolution.
  • Lexington

    1.) 700 British Troops
    2.) 70 militiamen
    3.) 8 militiamen were dead within a few minutes.
  • Second Continental Congress

    1.) Met in Philadelphia
    2.) John and Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington and Patrick Henry were all members.
    3.) They agreed to form the Continental Army.
  • Bunker Hill

    1.) "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes."
    2.) British won
    3.) British lost over 1000 soldiers.