United States History Timeline

  • The Great Awakening

    The Great Awakening was an organized but, widespread movement of evangelical Christian Sermons and meetings. The Great Awakening happened because in the early 1700s many church leaders feared that many colonists' dedication to their religion was declining and that the religious commitment of the previous generations had been lost. The Great Awakening changed the way people looked at religion, social, and political life in the colonies.
  • The French and Indian War

    What led to the event was that Britain and France were both interested in the Ohio Valley, and the French would not leave until they had claimed their land. The colonists responded by being on Britain's side and helping the British responded by taking in the colonists and being against the indians. This was important because it seperated land ans causedto split the land amongst each other. During the event the British took sides against the indians causing rivals.
  • The French and Indian War Continued

    During the war everyone was fighting for land. In the end it caused more rivals and wars to come and there was changes in how much land you can own.
  • The Proclamation of 1763

    It was important event because it banned people to move west of the applachian mountains. British feared if people moved into Indian lands it would cause another war to happen which would put the British in more debt. This event ended when the colonists became furious and angry which they ended up ignoring the Britsh which caused the British to move into the colonies.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act was important because it taxed only colonists to help pay off the debt that the British had from the war. It was the first law passed by parliment that was designed sepcifically to raise money in the colonies. When the colonists heard this they became furious they thought it was unfair that only they had to raise money not for them but for the British. This event ended when a guy named Samuel Adams said that the people\leaders should create their own laws and taxes.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act was a new plan for paying their share of military expenses. The British needed money to pay for their debt. People payed for stamps instead of being taxed. The people were mad because they didn'twant to pay for anything. The colonists were furious and because of this matter made them act and be violent.
  • The Townshed Acts

    The Townshed Acts were a law placed on the colonists that said they had to be placed on duty to raise money to pay of the British military expenses. How the leaders of the colonies didnt like how to pay for stamps so the brithish thought of this idea. This matter caused many people to cloes their businessess.
  • The Boston Massacre

    This violent event was an huge outbreak that brought out the worst in people. This breakout upsetted many colonists which caused them to think and be violent to the britsh. When the colonists got tired of picking up Britains slack they became angry and very upset. Which cause them t be mean and violent to the British. This event ended when the colonists couldnt take the british anymore which broke up into mobs and fighting.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act was an act that taxed all americans on tea. When the Britsh needed to pay off their huge debt from all the wars they had an idea for the colonies to pay extra money for smuggling the tea from the British. The colonists thought his idea was outrageous. The were furious with the Britsh and got tire off paying their expenses. later on te colonies spoke out and said they opposed the Tea Act which caused a huge outburst.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    This happy yet sad event was important because Instead of the colonists being furious it was the British who were furious. On one night in Novemeber a whole bunch of colonists disguised as indians went into the harbor and dumped out all the tea deported from Britain. When the British found out they punished the colonists. This led to the colonists being put on duties to help pay for the all the tea that had been dumped into the harbor.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts were a series of laws passed by the British Parliament relating to the outrageous behavior of the colonies. The acts related to issues of The Boston Tea Party. The colonists thought that these acts were violent and abusing. Finally the colonies couldnt take it so they spoke out which caused a huge breakout between the colonies and the Bristish.
  • The Battle of Lexington\Concord

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. They fought on April 18, 1775 in Province of Massachusetts Bay, in within the towns of Lexington and Concord. These battles marked the outbreak between Great Britain and the thirteen colonies. The colonial mission was to sieze and destroy all ammunation. The minutemen attacked the British which caused them to move back to Lexington. The Britsh combined units and headed for Boston.
  • The Battle of Lexngton\ Concord continued

    But still the Minutemen kept harassing them the whole way. At the end of the day,the briitsh casualities were over twohundred while the coloines only lost ninetyfour. There for, the Revolutionary War had begun.
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill

    This event was important because the leaders of the colonial forces were biesieging Boston found out the Britsh were planning to send troops out of the city to occupy the unoccupied hills surrounding the city. In response there were over 1,000 colonial troops sent to occupy Bunker Hill. The Britsh attacked three different times which unfortunately hurt the colonies. There for, the British claimed victory,
  • Common Sense

    This event was important because it change everything espicially how the colonists felt about the British. It changed so much that colonists began to realize that they had to make independence a reality. When the British were being cruel, mean, and very unfair to the colonists.When the colonists realized that they had different ideas of power than the British they knew that they had to fight for their independence.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    On June 6, Henry Lee, stood up in front of congress and said everyone should have thr giht to be free and independent. When congress heared the were baffled and immidiately postponed the idea. They finally decided they should make independence a reality not for them but for everyone suffering. They wrote the declaration about why they wrote it, how they were going to be free and express their independence.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    Also, about the twentyfive abuses the king of Great Britain did to them. On July 2, 1776, vote brought up, and decided to delcare their independence from Britain. On July 3, congress was debating on how they were going to declare al the colonies independent. On July 4, congress officialy declared independence and got fiftyfive men to sign the Declaration.
  • The Battle of Saratoga

    The Battles of Saratoga conclusively decided the fate of British General John Burgoyne's army in the American Revolutionary War and are generally regarded as a turning point in the war. The battles were fought eighteen days apart on the same ground, 9 miles south of Saratoga. Burgoyne's tried to divide New England colonies but problems occured. On the Septemeber 19 battle the Britsh faced a cost of significant casualities. His gains were erased when he attacked the colonists on October 17.
  • The Battle of Saratoga continued

    During the October 17 battle the colonies captured a portion of the Britsh defenses. There for, the colonies surrounded the Britsh which caused Burgoyne to surrender on October 17.
  • The Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown, or Surrender of Yorktown in 1781 was a decisive victory by a combined assault of American forces and French forces. The Battle of Yorktown campaign proved to be the last major land battle of the American Revolutionary War in North America, as the surrender of the British army prompted the British government eventually to negotiate an end to the conflict.
  • The Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris was a document that ended the Revolutionary War between the colonies and Great Britain. The treaty was signed on Septemeber 3, 1783. Since thebritsh surrendered to the colonies the document stated that the colonies finally got their independence and were not under the control of Great Britain anymore.