U.S. History TimeLine

By HPalmer
  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    In the early 1700s many church leades feared that many colonists dedication to their religion was declinging and that the religious commitment of previous gernations had been lost. It changed relious, as well as social and political life in the colonies. Women were particullarly responsive to the message if The Great Awakening, rivals were separated by race.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The Frencha nd British began making plans for another war. In 1754, seven colonies sent delegates to Albany. They rejected the Albany plan. Colonial governments did not want to give up their individual authority. French gained alliance with Indians.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    In the fall of 1763, a royal decree was issued that prohibited the North American colonists from establishing or maintainging settlements West of an imaginary line running down the crest of the Appalachian mountains. It acknowleged that Indians owned the lands on which they were then residing and white settlers in the area were to be removed.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    On April 5, 1764 parliament passed a modified version of the Sugar and Molasses act, which was about to expire. Under the Molasses Act colonial merchants had been required to pay a tax o six pence per gallon on the importation of foreign molasses. But because of corruption, they mostly envaded the taxes and undercut the intention of tax, that the English product would be cheaper than that from the French West Indies. It also gave more money to the armies.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act in 1765 was a direct tax imposed by British Parliament specifically on the colonies of British America. The act required that many printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper produced in London. The purpose of tax was to help paid troops stationed in North America after the Biritsh victory in the Seven Years War.
  • Townshed Acts

    Townshed Acts
    The Townshend Acts was taxes on glass, paint, oil, lead , paper, and tea. They were a series of laws passed in the begining of 1767. The acts are named after Charles Townshend. The purpose of the Townshend Acts was to raise revenue in the colonies to pay the salaries of governors and judges so that they would be independent of colonial rule, to create a more effective means of enforcing compliance with trade regulations.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Many Bostonians saw the presence of British troops as a threat by the British government against its critics in Massachusetts. A lone British soldier standing guard had an argument with a colonist and struck him. The soldiers fired into the crowd, instantly killing three men, including Sailor Crispus Attucks. Samuel Adams and other protestors quikly spread the story of the shootings. They argued that the troops had acted in self-defense.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act, passed by Parliament on May 10, 1773, would launch the final spark to the revolutionary movement in Boston. The act was not intended to raise revenue in the American colonies, and in fact imposed no new taxes. It was designed to prop up the East India Company which was floundering financially and burdened with eighteen million pounds of unsold tea.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Tea Party was the culmination of a resistance movement throughout British America against the Tea Act, which had been passed by the British Parliament in 1773.The Boston Tea Party was a key event in the growth of the American Revolution. Parliament responded in 1774 with the Coercive Acts, which, among other provisions, closed Boston's commerce until the British East India Company had been repaid for the destroyed tea. Colonists in turn responded to the Coercive Acts with additional acts of
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts were laws that were really punishments that King George III put on the colonies. He did this to the Colonists because he wanted to punish them for dumping tea into the harbor at the Boston Tea Party. The Quakers petitioned King George to repeal or end the acts, but he said that the colonies must submit to these English laws.
  • Battle of Lexington/Concord

    Battle of Lexington/Concord
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. They were fought on April 19, 1775, in Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, within the towns of Lexington, Concord, Lincoln. 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
    The Battle of Bunker Hill took place on June 17, 1775, mostly on and around Breed's Hill, during the Siege of Boston early in the American Revolutionary War. The battle is named after the adjacent Bunker Hill.On June 13, 1775, the leaders of the colonial forces besieging Boston learned that the British generals were planning to send troops out from the city to occupy the unoccupied hills surrounding the city.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine. It was first published anonymously on January 10, 1776, during the American Revolution. Common Sense, signed "Written by an Englishman", became an immediate success. In relation to the population of the Colonies at that time, it had the largest sale and circulation of any book in American history. Common Sense presented the American colonists with an argument for freedom from British.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, the Declaration of Independence is at once the nation's most cherished symbol of liberty and Jefferson's most enduring monument. What Jefferson did was to summarize this philosophy in "self-evident truths" and set forth a list of grievances against the King in order to justify before the world the breaking of ties between the colonies and the mother country.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The Battle of Saratoga was the turning point of the revolutionary war. The Battle of Saratoga, comprising two significant battles during September and October of 1777, was a crucial victory for the Patriots during the American Revolution and is considered the turning point of the Revolutionary War. The Battle was the impetus for France to enter the war against Britain, re-invigorating Washington’s Continental Army and providing much needed supplies and support.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The Battle of Yorktown, although it did not end the war, was the last major battle of the war.Battle of Yorktown, or Surrender of Yorktown in 1781 was a decisive victory by a combined assault of American forces led by General George Washington and French forces.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The treaty signed on September 3, 1783, between the American colonies and Great britian, ended the American Revolution and formally recognized the United states as an independent nation. The Treaty was made possible by the British victory over France and Spain, and marked the beginning of an era of British dominance outside Europe. The treaty did not involve either Prussia or Austria who signed a separate Treaty of Hubertusburg.