Unit 2 Timeline

  • Navigation Acts

    Navigation Acts
    The Navigation Acts were multiple acts passed by the English Parliament that regulated the colonial trade and enabled England to collect taxes from the colonies. Turning Point: It was a turning point due to the English collecting taxes from the colonies which would later lead to feuds.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    Prohibited any settlement past a line which was drawn along the Appalachian Mountains. Turning Point: This was a turning point because of some Native American tribes being essentially left alone.
  • The Sons of Liberty

    The Sons of Liberty
    The Sons of Liberty was an organization that was created in the Thirteen American Colonies. The society was a secret and formed in order to protect the rights of the colonists as well as fight the taxation from the British government. Freedom: This concept is seen as Freedom due to the group wanting to protect the rights of the colonists and have freedom against Britain taxes.
  • Stamp Act Congress

    Stamp Act Congress
    A meeting held for a period of days in New York City that consisted of nine representatives from the Thirteen Colonies in order to plan a protest against the Stamp Act. Diplomacy: This act is diplomatic because of the representatives conversing to protest against the Stamp Act.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a riot between the Boston colonists and the British troops due to the British troops trying to stop the rioting against the Townshend Acts and keep order. Their acts instead led to outrage from the colonists. Turning Point: This was a turning point in history because it helped the wanting to end relations between the American colonists and the British. It also helped motivate the colonists against the British.
  • 1st Continental Congress

    1st Continental Congress
    A meeting between the representative of the twelve of the Thirteen Colonies to discuss their response to the British Intolerable Acts. Diplomacy: This is diplomatic because of the Thirteen Colonies conversing how to respond the the Intolerable Acts.
  • Lexington & Concord

    Lexington & Concord
    The first battles of the American Revolution between the British and Americans held in Concord, Massachusetts. Turning Point: Lexington & Concord is a turning point because they were the first battles of the American Revolution which would lead to many more.
  • 2nd Continental Congress

    2nd Continental Congress
    The convention of representatives from the Thirteen Colonies. They believed the colonies should become independent from Britain thus adopting a declaration of independence. Diplomacy: This is seen as diplomatic because of the communication of declaring independence from Britain.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    A letter drafted to King George lll from members of the 2nd Continental Congress. It represented the final attempt in order to avoid a war of the independence against Britain. Diplomacy: This petition is diplomatic because the congress aided in trying to avoid a war from the independence against Britain.
  • Thomas Paine/Common Sense

    Thomas Paine/Common Sense
    A pamphlet written by Thomas Paine supporting the Independence from Great Britain to the people in the Thirteen Colonies. Freedom: This falls in the freedom category because the pamphlet was supporting the independence of the U.S. from Britain.
  • Trenton

    During the Civil War, George Washington initiated an attack of the British in Trenton, New jersey. Turning Point: This battle was a turning point because George Washington showed his ruthlessness by attacking on Christmas day.
  • Saratoga

    Battle during the Revolutionary War fought in northern New York. Turning Point: This is a turning point because British and Hessian troops surrendered to the U.S.
  • French Alliance

    French Alliance
    A treaty signed between France and America during the Revolutionary War in order to insure the alliance and mutual military support between the two.
    French Alliance: This is a turning point because of France and America attempting peace.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The first constitution of the United States adopted by the Continental Congress. Turning Point: Because this was the first constitution in U.S. history.
  • Yorktown

    The last battle fought during the Revolutionary War near the coast of Virginia where the British surrendered to George Washington. Turning Point: Because it was the final battle which led to the end of the Revolutionary War.
  • Treaty of Paris of 1783

    Treaty of Paris of 1783
    A treaty between King George lll (Britain) as well as representative of the United States which led to the end of the American Revolutionary War. Diplomacy: Because the treaty helped to end the Revolutionary war.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    The uprising led by the former military officer Daniel Shays that broke out in western Massachusetts. The protesters were upset at the foreclosures of farms from debt. Turning Point: Because colonists rioted over the debt that closed their farms.
  • Commerce & Slave Trade Compromise

    Commerce & Slave Trade Compromise
    The agreement during the Constitutional Convention that protected the interest of slaveholders by forbidding the tax of exported goods from any state by congress. Compromise: Because there was an agreement to help slaveholders.
  • 3/5ths Compromise

    3/5ths Compromise
    The compromise that helped settle the disagreement at the U.S. Constitutional Convention on how to count slaves when determining a certain state's population for taxation as well as representation purposes. Compromise: Because it was a compromise that helped settle a disagreement.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    A set of amendments by the United States Constitution that guarantee certain rights to the people. Freedom: Because it gave rights to the people of the U.S.