United States History Timeline

  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    The Great Awakening was an unorganized but widespread movement of evangelical Chrristian sermons and church meeting. It was so important because it brought people together, it changed religious/as well as socuial and political life in the colonies and it helped to communicate religion, politics and economy. It was caused by religious leaders agreeing that people were losing their religious faith. The colonist started to gain interest in Catholisim.
  • Great Awakening- Continued

    Great Awakening- Continued
    It lead to religious freedom and people gaining interest in religion.
  • French and Indian War

    The French and Indian war was so important because it was the final Colonial War . It led to the Proclamation of 1763 and colonist moving west. The French and Indian War, as it was referred to in the colonies, was the beginning of open hostilities between the colonies and Great Britain.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    British proclamation banning futher colonial settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains and ordering colonist already living there to move their settlements.
  • Sugar Act

    It was a law passed by the British Parliament setting taxes on molasses and sugar important by the colonists. The Sugar Act was the first law passed by parliament that was desighned specifically to raise money in the colonies.
  • Stamp Act

    Law passed by parliament that raised tax money by requiring colonist to pay, This act affected most colonists. It required them to pay for a official stamp, or seal whenever they bought paper items.
  • Townshend Act

    It was a law passed by parliament placing duties on certain items imported by the colonist. It placed duties on imported alass, lead, paints, paper, and tea.
  • Boston Massacre

    Its what Bustonians referred to the killings as. It all started because the soldiers knew they were not allowed which started fighting, arguements, and name calling. They refurred it to the killings because the soldiers fired their guns into the croud and one of them actually shot an african american and he died.
  • Tea Act

    Place duties on imported tea and allowed the British East Indian Company to export directly to the colonies.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Protest against the Tea Act in which a group of colonist boarded British tea ships and dumped 90,000 pounds of tea into the Boston Harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

    As a punishment for the Boston Tea Party, in the spring of 1774 Parliament passed the Coercive Acts, which colonist called the Intolderable Act.
  • Battle of Lexington/Concord

    The Battle of Lexington/Concord was important because it was the first battle of the Revolutionary War. The British came to destroy the weapons in the storehouse so they couldn't fight back when the British came to fight.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    The importance of Bunker Hill was that the Patriots fought their hardest and they never gave up. This let the British know that the Americans wouldn't be easy to beat. It also told the British that it wasn't going to be cheap either.
  • Common Sense

    Argued for breaking away from Great Britian, spread throughout the thirteen colonies, Common Sense achieve such popularity because of both its message and its style.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    It was important because we became independent of Britian. It started because England was ruling us unfairly. The main purpose was to convince the colonist to break away from Britian.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Revolutionaty War battle in New York that resulted in a major defat of British troops marked the Patriots greatest victory up to that point in the war.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    It was so important because it was the last major battle of the Revolutionary War. The Battle of Yorktown led to the Peace Treaty that acknowledged the independence of the American states.
  • Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris established British recognition of the United States. The treaty also laid out the new nations borders. The Great Lakes to the north, the Mississippi River to the west, and 31 degrees north latitude to the south/