U.S History Timeline

  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    -The Great Awakening was an important event in history because it should people different religious and politic views.
    -The cause for the Great Awakening was that people weren't dedicated to their religion.
    -The colonist response to this was that they agreed they need stronger faith in Christianity.
    - During the event people tried to awaken their faith.
    -This lead to people seeing politics and religion differently
  • French and Indian war

    French and Indian war
    -It was important because it killed number of settlers that wanted to settle in western land.
    -what caused the event were the British wanted more land for themselves.
    -what happened during the war was British mad a ban on gifts and British settlers settled in Indians lands.
    -It ended because the Indians failed to defeat the French and the British.
    - It led to the Proclamation of 1763
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    -It was important because the British made sure colonist could not settle on Indian land.
    -The cause of this was that colonist continued to move onto Indian lands.
    -what happened was the Proclamation of 1763 created a dividing line between colonial and Indian lands.
    - Colonist didn’t like this but followed the rule anyway to prevent any more war.
  • Sugar act

    Sugar act
    -It was Important because it was the first law in the colonies that was only to raise money for British Soldiers.
    - The cause was that Britain had to pay their soldiers.
    -What happened was they taxed colonist on imported sugar
    -It led to the stamp act in 1765
  • Stamp act

    Stamp act
    -It was important because it was the second time British collected taxes through the colonies.
    -the cause was the colonist complained about the sugar act and didnt have a better way to pay taxes.
    -what happened was that colonist where being taxed when they brought newspapers, licenses, and legal documents.
    -The colonist response was that it was the first law of parliament that taxed the colonist .
    - It ended because colonist repealed and protested about it.
    - It led to the Townshend act of 1767
  • Townshend act

    Townshend act
    • It was important because it led to the Tea act.
    • The cause was England still need tax money for them.
    • What happened was they stared to tax all important class and pottery.
    • The colonist’s response was that they hated it because it took power away from colonial governments.
    • It ended because it didn’t end up working, but led to the Tea act.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    • It was important because five important people were killed by British soldiers.
    • The cause for this was the troops where a threat to the soldiers.
    • What happened was the soldiers were being threatened by troops, so two soldiers stared shooting.
    • The colonist where mad and put the soldiers on trial
    • It ended with two soldiers being branded on the hand and then released.
  • Tea act

    Tea act
    -It was Important because it caused the Boston Tea party.
    - The cause for this event was the colonist repealed the Townshend act and they still need tax money.
    -What happened was companies were charging less for the Tea, as the taxes go up.
    -Colonist were mad about this because Britain were still taxing the colonist.
    -It led to the Boston Tea party.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    -It was important because it should how brave those colonists were.
    -The cause was because of the Tea act.
    -What happened was colonist through tea into Boston Harbor.
    -The colonist were happy the tea was gone and very excited about how it turn out.
  • Intolerable acts

    Intolerable acts
    -It was important because the British got back for Boston tea party.
    -The cause for this was the Boston Tea party.
    -What happened during the event was they placed four laws
    -The colonist were angry about what was happening.
  • Battle of Lexington/Concord

    Battle of Lexington/Concord
    -It was important because the colonist and British fought and the colonist won.
    -What happened was British soldiers started attacking the colonists.
    -The colonists fought the British back.
    -It ended because the colonists won.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    -It was important because the colonist fought the British again but this time retreated and killed more British men with less gunpowder.
    -The cause was the Battle of Lexington/ Concord.
    -What happened was the colonist surprised attacked the British in British territories.
    -The colonist where scared because they were low on gunpowder.
    -It ended because the colonists retreated.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    -It was important because it made people start to think about independence.
    -What happened was Thomas Paine wrote Common Sense and this stared people thinking about independence.
    -It led to the Declaration of Independence.
    -The colonist agreed with what was going on.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    -It was important because it was the first legal document that stated that they were a free country and free from England and the King.
    -The cause was people were taking their thoughts about Common Sense and really thinking about how they want to be free from England.
    -What happened was Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence and they presented it to the King.
    -The colonist where happy that they would become a free country.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    -It was important because they became friends with France.
    -What happened was the Americans won the battle, so the French formally declared their support.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    -It was important because the French and Americans fought the British and the British surrendered.
    -The British surrendered to the Patriots and the French helped.
    -The British response was that they were so weak they had to surrender.
    -It ended because the British surrendered.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    -It was important because they established British recognition with the United States.
    -What happened was they finally made a peace treaty.
    -The colonist enjoyed the peace treaty.