U.S. History Timeline

  • The Great Awakening

    The Great Awakening
    The Great Awakening was an organized but widespread movement of evangelical Christian sermons and church meeting. It changed religious, as well as social and political life in the colonies. Jonathan Edwards was someone who impact The Great Awakening. He did dramatic sermons that emphasized that siners must ask for forgiveness for their sins of face eternal punishment. George Whitefield was also someone who impacted The Great Awakening.
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    Whitefield began a series of revivals and he inspired thousands of colonies to join the new evangelical movement. The Great Awakening was important for many reasons. It brought more classes and races together and gave them equality, also it brought people together to talk about politics, economy, and religion. The Great Awakening brought equality with England and the people began yo question British authority.
  • The French and Indian war

    The French and Indian war
    The French and Indian war was important because the British got most of the French land in North America. The war started because the British wantted French land in North America and take over the fur trade in the French territory. Duirng the Frenchand Indian war the French and British for control of colonies and trade routes. British respond to this by taxing the colonists to pay for war. The war ended in 1763 because of the Treaty of Paris.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Procclaimation of 1763 banned any ffurther British colonial settlement west of the Appalachian mountain, creating a dividing line between colonial and Indian lands. It also ordered colonists who already moved to the upper Ohio River valley to remove themselves from such settlements. Pontiac's Rebellion caused great concerned to the British government.Leaders feared that more fighting would take place if colonists continued to move into Indian lands.
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    The colonists mostly ignored the Proclamation because They wanted to settle and trade in the Ohio River valley. The Proclaimation of 1763 resulted in Colonial settlement expanding.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    To help maintain standing army, the British set duties, or taxes, on molasses and sugar imported by colonists. The British taxed colonists, colonial merchants had to make lists of all the trade goods they caarried on board ships. No smuggled goods. The Vice Admiralty courts were granted broader powers.
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    The colonists responded to the Sugar act by creating a boycott, a refusalto buy certain goods. The colonists boycott hurt the British economy and the British ended the new taxes.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was important because the funds were used to protect the American frontier near the Appalachian mountains. The colonist did not want to pay taxes so Minister Grenville asked if the colonists had a beter plan for paying their share of military expenses. The colonist did not have an idea. The colonists had to pay for an official stamp.
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    The colonist protested the Stamp act.They responded by using violence and they formed the Sons of Liberty groups which used violence to frighten tax collectors. The colonist asked the Parliament to repeal of abolish the act. When the Parliament was asked to repeal the parliament issued the Declaratory Act. The Parliament had the authority to make laws for rhe colonies. The Parliament declared Britain to make rule and that the colonists could expect future acts of the Parliament, including taxes.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    The Townshend acts placed duties on imported glass, lead paints,paper, and tea. Britain had been unable to control the smuggling that was common throughout the colonies. The Crown used the revenue from these duties to pay military expenses and salaries of colonial governors. The colonists responded with a boycott of British goods.
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    The Daughters of Liberty met to sew. The colonists protested. Governor Francis Bernard requested troops to help restore order. He Disbanded Massachusetts legislature. The British soldiers he requested arrived in Boston in October 1768.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre started when a sentry guard struck a civilian. When the guard hit the civilian a crowd gathered around the soldier throwing objects at him ..More soldiers came and they fired into the crowd killing 3 on the spot (a black sailor named Crispus Attucks, ropemaker Samuel Gray, and a mariner named James Caldwell), and wounding 8 others, two of whom died later (Samuel Maverick and Patrick Carr). The commanding officer was charged with murder.
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    The soldiers were found not guilty. Although two soldiers were branded on the hand then released. The Massacre ended when the soldiers shot into the crowd and it lead to preventing further violence by quieting the unrest.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea act was important because it generated more revenue and helped the East India company pay its debts. The colonists buying several million pounds of tea a year is what led up to the event. The companies said they could charge the lowest prices even after the customers paid the tea tax. The British taxed the colonists and the colonists were concerned that if the company gained a monopolyon tea trade other companies would follow its example and threaten colonial buisness.
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    The colonist used boycotts and propaganda. Colonists disguised ass indians went aboard the tea ships and threw all the tea offboard into the Boston Harbor.The colonists united in opposition to the Tea Act.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was important because it lead to the intolerable acts.This started when the Sons of Liberty said to leave without unloading the cargo but the governor said unlad the cargo. Colonists went on to all three of the ships, disguised as indians, and dumped all the tea into the Boston Harbor.Because of this the British passed the Intolerable acts.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable acts closeed Boston harbor; cancled Massachusett's charter; moved trials of colonial officials to Britain; allowed New quartering act and Quebes act which gave Canada control of the Ohio region. This all happened because the colonists dumped all the tea in the harbor. The colonists responded by calling for large-scale boycotts, published propaganda and convened the First Continental Congress. The act was repealed in 1778.
  • Battle of Lexington,Concord

    Battle of Lexington,Concord
    This battle was the first battle of tthe Revoluntionary War. This started because King Georgw refused to consider the Declaration of Rights. In the battle 700 British soldiers headed for Concord. 70 minutemen awaited their presence.This battle ended because the British destroyed the weapons they wanted to and then retreated.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    This battle proved colonists could take on the British. Boston was desperate for supplies so Boston attaked the British. The colonists sieged the towers. Even though the colonists attacked, they had to retreat so the British fought to victory.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    This document urged separtion from great Britain. In this document Thomas Paine citizens no kings or queens should make laws. The colonists argued for economic freedom. The colonists viewe kings differently. Thomas Paine word echoed through his time.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    This battle was the greatest victory yet for American forces. The British were defeated twice before and they wanted victory. British man John Buryone tried to capture the Hudson river valley and cut New England from the other colonies. Patriots made obstacles along the way. John was alone and outnumbered in New York. He surrendered his entire army to General Horatio Gates.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The Battle of Yorktown was the last major battle of the American Revolution. Early in 1781 the war wasn't going so well. The British held most of the South an Benedict Arnold, a gifted officer, was a traitor. The British moved 7,200 men to Yorktown, where George Washington saw a chance to trap them. Washington cut off all the escape routes.on October 19, 1781,the British sent a drummer and a soldier with a white flag of surrender to Washington’s camp. The Patriots took 8,000 British prisoners.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    After Yorktown, only a few small battles took place. Not having enough money to pay for an army, Great Britain entered into peace talks with America. It took more than two years for delegates to come to an agreement. In the Treaty of Paris of 1783, Great Britain recognized the independence of the United States. America's borders were also set because of the treaty.British leaders also accepted American rights to settle and trade west of the original thirteen colonies.