United States History Timeline

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  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    The Great Awakening was an unorganized widespread movement of evangelical Chistian sermans and chuch meeting that changed religious and social and political life.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian war was a time of conflict and death between the French and Indian alliance, and the British and Indian alliance.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclomation of 1763 was a Proclamation that bannned any further British colonial settlement west of the Appalation Mountains, creating a divide line between colonial and Indian lands.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act caused taxes on molasses and sugar that was imported by colonists, and it was to help pay for the army, and raise money by taxing colonists.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was when the British taxed colonists on all of the paper supplies that they had bought, and the colonists thought that it was unfair, so they defended themselves and went against the British taxation
  • The Townshend Acts

    The Townshend Acts
    The townshend acts were when the colonists were being forced to give taxes and they had to give up land to the British.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was an event that occured when the colonists started harrassing a soldier guarding a factory, and more soldiers came to defend him and they had gotten to the point where they felt that they had to shoot, and no one knows who had fired the first shot, but someone shot a bullet and all of the soldiers opened fire and they killed 5 colonists.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The tea act was when the British had brought in tea into the colonies and the colonists had to pay for all of the shipments, and the colonists revolted against it and the British didn't like it.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was when the colonists snuck onto a ship in the harbor, and they took all of the tea on the ship and dumped it into the bay, and all of the tea floated around, and everyone said it looked like there was a giant tea party in the sea and they called it the Boston Tea Party because it was in Boston.
  • Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts were when the colonists had done the Boston Tea Party, and the government was made that they did that, and they punished the colonists by shutting down the harbor and not letting any ships in or out.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    The Battle of Lexington and Concord was when the British wanted to take back over the colonies, so they attacked, and the main two battles were in Lexington and in Concord. The colonists fought hard, but they lost the battles, but it was a battle won in their hearts.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    The battle of Bunker Hill was a battle when the British had mde a base, and the colonists had come in and set up a point where they could sleep and defend, and there was a quick but bloody battle, that the colonists lost again, yet it was a won battle on their record.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense was when the British and the colonies realized that they were fighting each other for no reason, and the colonists had fought and won against the British and the British decided that they didn't want to fight any more, and they stopped attacking the colonies, and it was the beginning of the Declaration of Independence.
  • Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence was a document that had insured the independence of the colonies as their own country, and they could make their own laws and split from Britain.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    The battle of Saratoga was a battle that was won by the colonists, and it was when the colonists attacked a British fort and took it over, and they took the leader hostage and they pushed the British back into New York and New Jeresey.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    The battle of Yorktown was the last and bloody battle, which had defeated the British army once and for all. The battle of Saratoga had pushed the soldiers back, and the battle of Yorktown was the battle that had defeated them. The colonists had lost about 400 people and the British lost about 1000. It was a very long and bloody battle, but it had stopped all of the further invasions from Britain.
  • Treaty of Paris

    The Treay of Paris was the treaty that had been signed by the colonies that had officially separated the colonies from Britain and they had total independence, and they could make their own laws and government and become their own country.