US History Timeline

  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    The Great Awakening was an unorganized but widespread movement of evangelic Christian sermons and church meetings. It took place in the 1730s and 1740s. Johnathan Edwards was one of the most important leaders of the Great Awakening. It happened because individual ministries tried to renew an enthusiam for religion through emotional and inspiring sermons. The Great Awakening had an effect on history because George Whitefieled, a minister, inspired many thousands of colonists
  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    (cont.) to join the new evangelical movement.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian war was important because the war called for the colonists to unite for the first time under a president general and a grand council, both of which would report to the crown. What led up to the war was the French built 3 forts in the Ohio Valley-on land claimed by virgina.. The colony's lieutenant governer, Robert Dinwiddle, sent a message instructing the French to leave. No matter what he did the French would not leave. Dring the war the British sufferd more defeats....
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    (cont.) during the first few years of war. Gradually the French lost some of their Indian allies as the British gained some. The French and Indian war ended in 1763 because the warning countries signed the Treaty of Paria which officially ended the war.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 was important because it banned any further British colonial settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains, creating a dividing line between olonial and Indian lands. Pontiac's Rebellion led up to this event. During the Proclamation, colonists who had already moved to the Upper Ohio Rivervalley where ordered to remove themselves from such settlements. Many colonists hated the Proclamation. It ended because it was difficult to enforce and was ignored by most people who....
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    (cont.) wanted to settle or trace in the Ohio River Valley.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    the Sugar Act was important because it was the 1st act passed by the parliament. What led up to this even was the French and Indian War. The Sugar Act set duties, or taxes, on molasses and sugar imported by colonists. It was meant to raise money in colonies. The Sugar Act ended because it led up to colonists having to pay taxes.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was important because it affected most colonists. What led up to this even was the Sugar Act. The STamp Act required people to pay for an official stamp, or seal, whenever they bought paper items such as nws paper, phamphlets, licenses, legal documents, and playing cards. Colonists began protesting the Stamp Act almost immediately. The stamp act violated peoples rights and liberties. Then they asked Paliament to repeal, or abolish, the act.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    It was important because it placed dutis on imported glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea. What led to this event was the Stamp Act. Colonists thought the Townshend act took too much power away from colonia courts and legislations and gave it to royal officials. The British had goods that the townshend act didn't. The townshend act ended by Governer Francis Bernard requesting troops to rescue order. He also disbanned Massachusetts legislature.
  • Boston Masscre

    Boston Masscre
    The Boston masscre was important because many bostonians saw the presence of British troops as a threat by the British government against it's critics in Massachusetts. The townshend act led to the Boston Masscre. British troops murdered many bostonians in an angry mob. The colonists defended the soldiers in court and said they only acted that way for self defense,The Boston Masscre rnfrf by the two murderes being branded on the hand and released.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    It was important because the goverment wanted to reduce tension further in the colonies, Parliament repealed the Townshend Acts, but kept the tax on tea. The Boston Masscre led up to this event. The colonists were outraged by this taxation so they formed a plan to dump all of the tea into the Boston Harbor.But in conclusion, the colonists didn't really react to the Boston Tea Party because they are the ones who caused it. It ended in 1773 by the outrage of the colonists.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was one of the more powerful and significant messages sent to Great Britain to let them know that the colonies of America were going to do what it took to be independent from them. The tea act led up to this event. The colonists didn't really react to the Boston Tea Party because they are the ones who caused it. THe Boston Tea Party ended on the same day that it started.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
  • Battle of Lexington/Concord

    Battle of Lexington/Concord
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord were important because they were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. Common Sense by Thomas Pain led to this event. The battles marked the outbreak of open armed conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and its thirteen colonies in the mainland of British North America.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Common sense was important because Thomas Paine
    explained why America should seek independence. The Intolerable Acts led to this event. He based his argument around a lot of natural laws that seemed to be common sense ideas. Common Sense got more people who were undecided on which group to join, it made them join the Patriots side.