United States History Timeline

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  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    The Great Awakening was important because it made more peope become devoted to the church. This happened because many people weren't going to the church as much as they used to. The ministers relised what was happening and they decided to form revivials. Crowds of thousands of people would be there and they would listen to the minister's ideas. The colonist decided to follow what the ministers said. They began to pray more often and go to the church. This led to more ministers beginning to
  • Great Awakening-Continued

    Great Awakening-Continued
    communicate with one another. It also drew people of different regions, classes, and races together to form equality.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    It was important because it was for the colonies and the control of trade routes. They fought for control of some colonies and trade routes. The French and some Indians were allies fighting against the British for the colonies lands. There was a lot of people that died during the battle. The colonists decided to fight back and the British tried to build
    forts and take the land. This led the Proclomation of 1763. The British had lost a lot of money during the war.
  • Proclomation of 1763

    Proclomation of 1763
    It made sure that there was no disturbance between the Indians and the British about land. The French and Indian War led up to the event because they feared of more lifes being lost. the British created a deividing line between colonial and Indian lands. Some colonists hated it and felt that Britian should allow the colonies to expand rappidly. The British enforced the rules more. This led to some people not following the agreement and some colonies expanding past Appachians.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    It was a way to raise money for the British army. The French and Indian War caused this event. The Brittians lost a lot of money during the war. Britian taxed colonies for sending sugar. They also raised taxes for the colonists. The colonists were angry that their taxes were raised, so people smuggled goods a lot. The British would throw smugglers in jail and go to court. This led to people joining the boycott so it would hurt the British economy.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    It was important because it was supposed to be a better way for the colonists to pay their share of militarh expenses. The sugar act caused this event, because of all the complaints the people had. People had to buy stamps so they could get food. The colonists began to protest the stamp act almost immediately. the British tried to result the problem by abolishing the stamp act. This led to more people protesting against the stamp act. It ended because the British finally abolished it.
  • The Townshend Act

    The Townshend Act
    It's important because it placed duties on imported glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea. The stamp act lead to it, becausethey needed to pay military expenses. They tried to create new vice-admiralty courts in which to try smugglers. The colonists responded with another large-scale boycott of British goods. The British found it as a way to gain more money for the military. It ended, because governer Francis Bernard requested troops to help restore order.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    It is important because there was tension between the Bostinians and the British soldiers. The sending of the British troops to Boston caused the event. A sentry was in Boston and a crowd was gathering around. Soldiers came and shot in the crowd which killed five people. The colonists saw it as murder. The British said it was self-defense from a mob. They had a trial which helped prevent further violence by quiting the unrest.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    It's important, because it was to get the British east India company more money and it was cheaper for the colonists. The colonists bought several millian pounds of tea each year. The British east India company tried to sell the tea directly to the colonies. The colonists feared that the British would get a monopoly and others would follow that and threaten colonial buisiness. The British thought of it as a way to get more money. Colonists united in oppositin to the Tea Act.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    It was important because there were conflicts between unloading th cargo of tea. British ships sailed to the harbor with tea to sell and thats how it started. Some colonists disguised as indians snuck on the ships and poured all the tea into the harbor. The colonists spread the word and said "Boston harbor is a teapot tonight." The British were afraid to affend the governer. It led to severe punishments from the British.
  • Intolerable Act

    Intolerable Act
    This event was important because it was to punsh the colonists for dumping the tea out. The Boston Tea party and how they dumped all the tea off the ships led to this event. The colonies had to pay for the waste of all that tea dumped out. Colonists wrote pamphlets, editorials, and plays to criticize the British. The British created punishments for the colonists. Representatives of colonies went to debates and tried to reason with the British and their abuses.
  • Battle of Lexington/Concord

    Battle of Lexington/Concord
    It's important, because it was to make peace withe the colonies and the British. The conflicts of the Boston Tea party with the British and colonists led up to this event. British troops were sent to Lexington and Choncord. They were ready for war but wouldn't fight unless they heard a shot that told them to. Colonists responded with shock and anger. The British tried to burn buildings and fight. This event led to British men going to the colonies and making peace with them by signing the Olive
  • Battle of Lexington/Concord-Continued

    Battle of Lexington/Concord-Continued
    Branch Petition.
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill

    The Battle of Bunker Hill
    This event was important, because it was to drive the British out of the area. This event was caused because the minutemen surrounded the British troops and fought them. The colonists were fighting against the British on Bunker Hill. To the colonists, the battle was a moral victory, even though they lost. The British gained control of Bunker Hill but suffered more then thousands of deaths. This event led to colonists getting cannons and firing at them. That drove the British up to Canada.
  • Common Scense

    Common Scense
    This event wa important because it urged seperation from Great Britian. It was led up because of the British and the colonies fighting with eachother. Thomas Paine argued that citizens should make laws, not kings and queens. The colonists agreed and were free fromt the British. The British disagreed with the idea. it led to more independence for the colonies and to be free from the British. This led to the making of the Declaration of Independence.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    This event was important because it set the rights for all of the people in the United States. The was led up by all the fighting between the British and the colonies and how the King was unfair and unjust. During this event, a group of representatives discussed the rights for the people. This document also explained all the unfair things the King did. The colonists all agreed to this document and didn't want to have a person in power like the King. This event led to more independence for the
  • Declaration of Independene-Continued

    Declaration of Independene-Continued
    colonists in the colonies.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    This event was important because many troops like the patriot, fought and defeated the British. This began because the British were after victory. The British tried to invade Canada and sweep sout, but the Patriots defeated them. Colonists fought the British troops. The Britsih tried to invade and tak over the colonies land. Since New York won, the British are searchin for revenge.
  • Battle of York Town

    Battle of York Town
    This was an iportant event, because it was between George Washinton with his troops agaist the invading British solders. This was led form the defeat of the British at the Battle of Saratoga. During this event, Americans were trying to defend York against the British. Colonists didn't wasnt to fight back. The British tried to take over the lands. This event led to York Town surrendering and creating the Treaty of Paris.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    This event was important because it set borders and gave Americans independence. It led up from the winning Brittish of the York Town battle. They made treaties like setting a border for Americans and letting Americans trade west. Both the colonists and the British agreed to the treaty to make peace. This led to more indpendence for the colonists and the British.