U.S. History Timeline

  • the great awakening

    The First Great Awakening began in 1720 and lasted many, many years. Ministers from many different Protestant denominations supported the Great Awakening. pastoral styles began to change. In the late colonial period, most pastors read their sermons, which were theologically dense and advanced a particular theological argument or interpretation.
  • thfrench and indian war

    The war was fought primarily along the frontiers separating New France from the British colonies from Virginia and began with a dispute over the agllehey rive.
  • proclamation of1763

    The Royal Proclamation of 1763 was issued October 7, 1763, by King George III following Great Britain's gaining power over French territory in North America after the end of the French and Indian War/Seven Years' War. The purpose of the proclamation was to organize Great Britain's new North American empire and to stabilize relations.
  • sugar act

    The Sugar Act was a revenue-raising act passed by the Parliament of Britain on April 5, 1764.
  • stamp act

    A stamp act is any legislation that requires a tax to be paid on the transfer of certain documents. Those that pay the tax receive an official stamp on their documents making them legal documents. The taxes raised under a stamp act are called stamp duty.
  • townend act

    the Townsend Acts were a series of laws passed beginning in 1767 by the Parliment of Britain relating to the Britissh colonies in North America. The acts are named after Charles Townsend, the master of the Exchequer, who proposed the program.
  • boston massacre

    The Boston Massacre, called the Boston Riot by the British, was an incident on March 5, 1770, in which British soldiers killed five men. British troops had been stationed in Boston since 17688 in order to protect and support crown-appointed colonial officials attempting to enforce unpopular Parliamentary legislation
  • tea act

    The tea Act was an Act of the Parliment of Britain. Its princapal overt objective was to reduce the massive ammount of tea held by the financially troubled British EastCompany in its London warehouses
  • boston tea party

    The Boston Tea Party was a direct action by colonists in Bosto a town in the British colony of Massachusetts, against the British government and the monopolistic East Company that controlled all the tea imported into the colonies. on December 16 1773 after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor
  • intolerable acts

    The Intolerable Acts is a name used to describe a series of laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 relating to Britain's colonies in North America
  • battle of lexington

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. They were fought on April 19, 1775.
  • battle at bunker hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill took place on June 17, 1775, mostly on and around Bunker Hill, during the war of Boston early in the American Revolutionary War. The battle is named after the adjacent Bunker Hill, which was peripherally involved in the battle and was the original objective of both colonial and British troops, and is occasionally referred to as the
    Battle of Breed's Hil
  • common sense

  • decloration af independence

    Declaration of Independence was a statement adopted by the Congress on July 4, 1776 which announced that the thirteen colonies then at war with Great Britain regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire
  • battle of saratoga

    Battles of Saratoga decided the fate of British General John e army in the American Revolutionary War
  • battle of york town

    The battle of York Town in 1781 was a decisive victory by a combined assault of American forces led by General George Washington and French forces led by the Comte de R over a British Army commanded by Lord Cornwallis.
  • treaty of paris

    The Treaty of Paris, signed on September 3 1783, ended the American Revolutionary War between Great Britain on the one hand and the United States of America and its allies on the other. The other combatant nations, France Spain and the Dutch Republic had separate agreements for details of these, and the negotiations which produced all four treaties, see Peace of Paris . It is most famous for being "exceedingly generous" to the United States in terms of enlarged boundaries.