United States History Timeline

  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    The Great Awakening was an unorganized widespread o f the evangical movement. this changed religious, political, and social life in the colonies. People would travel long distances t hear the church leaders priest. The Great Awakening took place from Georgia to New England. It took place because many church leaders feared that many colonists' dedication to their religion was declining. They also feared that religious commitment of previous generations had been lost.
  • Great Awakening (continued)

    Great Awakening (continued)
    The Great Awakemiong attracted many colonists of different classes and rases. This encouraged colonists to demand greater political equality. Colonists came together and started questioning the British authority.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War started because the French wanted to shorten the amount of Indian settlers coming in, but this angered the Indians because they wanted to be able to settle wherever they wanted whenever they wanted. They began a war becasue the Indians wanted to settle in the western lands but the French wanted them gone. The British leader and the Indian leader didn't like eachother , so after the French and Indian war the British and Indians went to war, but the Indians were defeated.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The proclamation of 1763 began because colonists were angry with the people that banned colonists from settleing west of the Appalachain Mountains, which created a dividing line between the Indian and colonial lands. The colonists didn't want to move out of the lands they had settled in because they wanted to expand their lands not decrease them.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act was a point in time when taxes were raised for the colonists to help pay for the standing army. The parliament raised the colonists teaxes and changed what they could do. Doing this made the colonists angry.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was something to help raise money for military expenses, it was a follow up to the Sugar Act because it didn't work so the Stamp Act was supposed to be better. Colonists were required to pay an official stamp or seal whenever they bought papaer items such as newspaper, pamplets, licenses, legal documents, and playing cards. The colonists started protesting against this almost immediatley.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    The Townshend Acts placed duties on important glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea, and the crown used to revenue from these duties to pay military expenses and the salaries of colonial governors.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre occured because someone got in an arguement with a british soldier then struck him, which caused a riot so the british soldiers started to fire their guns randomly and ended up killing 5 people from the crowd. The soldiers were sent to jury but freed which helped stop further violence.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act was an attempt to save the east Indian tea company. The colonists were taxed for the tea and decided to boycott it because they didn't like being taxed for the tea.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was when the british put a tax on the tea so that way the colonists couldn't get any tea. So the colonists dressed up as Indians went on the boat and dumped all the tea into the harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts was a series of laws passed by British Parliment. The acts caused outrage and resistance in the thirteen colonies. There were five laws included in this, those laws were the Boston Port Act, the Massachusetts Government Act, the Administration of Justice Act, the Quartering Act and the Quebec Act.
  • Battle of Lexington/Concord

    Battle of Lexington/Concord
    A group of British troops sent from Boston to confiscate weapons and other war material being collected at Concord. Colonists gathered along the route to block the British in advance, opening fire on the British at Lexington and thus beginning the American Revolutionary War.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill was a battle that took place on the north side of the Boston Harbor during the Revolutionary War. The battle took place between British troops and the American Continental Army.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    It challenged the authority of the British government and the royal monarchy. The language that Paine, the person who published "Common Sense", used to spoke to the common people of America and was the first work to openly ask for independence from Great Britain.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was a document that when finally approved of by congress made the thirteen colonies there own individual states. The document has 400 words on the top and bottom, and 1000 words in the middle, altogether there was 1400 words in the Declaration of Independence.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The Battle of Saratoga was when the General Burgoyne attacked at the Battle of Saratoga for the third time but was defeated and he was forced to surrender
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The French and the Americans worked together to end the Revolutionary War which made for a new government and nation.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty o Paris ended the French and Indian War which was the French and Indians fighting together against the British. Britain, France and Spain all signed the treaty.