US history timeline

  • Sugar act

    Sugar act
    The sugar act prohibited the importation of all foreign rum because they were trying to get people to pay more taxes.The colonists declined due to the taxes because they could not profit as much rum.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The proclamation prohibited Anglo-American colonists from settling on British land west because the discourage westward expansiion. The colonists ignored the act and still settled because they were eager to see the new land.
  • Currency act

    Currency act
    The currency act forbidden all paper money because they were getting a lot of money. The colonists complained about it because the colonists had printed vast amounts of money during the French and Indian war,
  • The Quartering act

    The Quartering act
    The quartering act made American colonists provide British soldiers because they were being taxed. The colonists resented and were opposed to it because they were being taxed to pay for provisions and barracked for the army.
  • Stamp act

    Stamp act
    The stamp act prohibited tax on all papers because the direct tax imposed by British Government. But the colonists refused to pay tax because British parliament didn’t have authority to make that act, so it upset the colonists.
  • Declaratory act

    Declaratory act
    The declaratory act prohibited not to enforce stamp act, but eventually had to agree because to set aurthority to the British to tax their people. The colonists were outraged because the declaratory act sensed there were more acts to come.
  • Townshend Revenue act

    Townshend Revenue act
    The act prohibited taxes on glass, paint, oil, paper, and tea because they thought the colonists would help pay the cost. The colonists set up a boycott to not by the good to discourage the purchase of British imports.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a street fight between colonists vs the British soldiers. They were throwing snowballs and shots were fired. 5 people died from it.
  • Tea act

    Tea act
    The tea act allowed east India to ship tea directly from English without paying the custom tax to make England’s tea cheaper than Dutch tea. The colonists Saw this as a way to make colonists still pay for Townshend because they Didn’t want anything to do with Englands company that imposed taxes.
  • Boston Tea party

    Boston Tea party
    During the Boston tea party, "No taxation without representation" was imposed and it made the colonists mad. Also, 342 chests of tea was dumped.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts
    The intolerable act prohibited The Quaetring act, teh Quebec act, The massachusetts government act, the Administartion of Justice act, and the Bosoton port act were passed to punish the colonists and forced them to follow Britian rules because colonists were misbehaving. Colonists from colonies other than Massachusetts were horrified and They were scared, sympathetic, and worried, for themselves and the other colonists.
  • Lexington & Concord

    Lexington & Concord
    The purpose was Soldiers didn't want them to have guns but, the colonists didn't want the soldiers to take their supplies. The effect of this was the colonists won and had more people wanting to help. Also, many people died or got hurt.
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    The purpose was fight to get a new government and to prevent British soldiers from conducting further attacks. The effect was Many of the British was hurt and some died.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was a war against Britian for the United states independence. The independence was approved by the continental congress. America wanted to have independence because they didn't have a self governing.
  • Trenton

    Trenton
    Johann Rall and George Washington were involved in this battle. The Americans defeated the British and 22 Germans were killed. Washington learned new battle tactics. Also, they lowered fear that they had for British.
  • Saratoga

    Saratoga
    Horatio gates, Benedict Arnold, and John burgoyne were involved in this battle. The Americans won and the British were trying to take Hudson river from Americans. This battle made France recongnize USA.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    George Washington and his army was involved in this battle. There was 2000 total deaths. The significance was having soldiers learn to fight together.
  • Yorktown

    Yorktown
    George Washington, Alexander Hamillton, Comte de Grasse, Comte Francois, and Charles Cornwallis was all involved in this battle. There were 389 deaths from America and 8589 from British. This battle forced British to surrender after surronding them.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and John Jay were all apart of the signing. The Americans won and Great Britain losed. The significance was US was independent and it seperated America and Britain.