Us History Timeline

  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 prohibited settlers from crossing the Appellation Mountains. The government forced this act so the British could have greater control of their colonies. The colonists were unhappy with this forced rule but they did not get affected and still started heading west near the Appellation Mountains.
  • Sugar Act (Revenue Act) (1764)

    Sugar Act (Revenue Act) (1764)
    The Sugar Act prohibited settlers and colonists to pay taxes. The government forced this rule so they could have more revenue and so custom collections were more efficient. The settlers and colonists were very unhappy with this rule which led to settlers and colonists smuggling molasses.
  • Currency Act 1764

    Currency Act 1764
    The Currency Act of 1764 prohibited the printing and issuance of paper money by Colonial legislatures. The reason that the government enforced this law was that the government did not have a lot of British currency. The colonists were unhappy about this act but they did not protest or try to do anything about it.
  • The Quartering Act (1765)

    The Quartering Act (1765)
    The Quartering Act prohibited the British government to leave soldiers behind to protect the colonists from the Native Americans or French settlers. the government enforced this act to increase the empire's defense costs in America following the French and Indian War and Pontiac's War. the colonists and settlers did not like this act which led to Colonists protesting by sending petitions to parliament from the local assemblies.
  • Stamp Act (1765)

    Stamp Act (1765)
    The Stamp Act imposed a tax on all papers and official documents in the American colonies, though not in England. The government forced this act to help replenish their finances after the costly Seven Years' War with France. The colonists and settlers argued that there should be No Taxation without Representation.
  • Declaratory Act (1766)

    Declaratory Act (1766)
    The Declaratory Act prohibited that the Parliament could make laws binding the American colonies. the government passed this law to affirm that Great Britain had complete authority to tax its American colonies. The colonists were outraged because the Declaratory Act hinted that more acts would be coming.
  • Townshend Revenue Act (1767)

    Townshend Revenue Act (1767)
    The Townshend Revenue Act prohibited initiated taxes on glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea. The reason that the government passed this law was so the colonists would help pay the cost of their protection. The colonists were unhappy about this act which resulted in Protests and the saying No Taxation Without Representation.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    In the year 1770, the Boston massacre was in place. The protesters were protesting the occupation of their city by British troops. The cause of the Boston Massacre had to do with taxation without representation. British troops had been sent to Boston to enforce tax laws and the colonists resented the British troops. The Boston massacre made the colonists very mad because British troops were living in their homes and had to pay lots of taxes to the British
  • The Tea Act (1773)

    The Tea Act (1773)
    The Tea Act Granted the company the right to ship its tea directly to the colonies without first landing it in England. The reason that the government enforced this rule was to maintain Parliament's right to tax the colonies. The colonists were very unhappy with this duty on tea which got the colonists very mad.
  • Boston Tea party

    Boston Tea party
    The Boston Tea Party was a political protest that occurred on December 16, 1773, in Boston, Massachusetts. A group of people called the sons of liberty threw it because the people were enforced to pay taxes on tea.
  • The Intolerable Acts (1774)

    The Intolerable Acts (1774)
    The Intolerable Acts were four laws, it was passed by the British Parliament to punish the colony of Massachusetts Bay. The government enforced this law to punish the colony of Massachusetts Bay for the Boston Tea Party. The colonists did not like the law which led to protests.
  • Lexington and concord

    Lexington and concord
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord on 19 April 1775 was the 2 battle of the American Revolutionary war. The battle broke out because the British had ordered troops to seize weapons from the town of Concord and to Capture the leaders Samuel Adams and John Hancock from the town of Lexington.
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    At the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775, early in the Revolutionary War, the British defeated the Americans. This battle happened because both sides wanted a tactical advantage. around 200 men were killed and 800 wounded.
  • Declaration of independence

    Declaration of independence
    On July 4, 1776, The act was taken by all 13 American colonies in declaring independence from British rule.
  • The Battle of Trenton

    The Battle of Trenton
    The Hessian forces lost 22 killed in action, including their commander Colonel Johann Rall, 83 wounded, and 896 captured including the wounded.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The Battle of Saratoga occurred in 1777, during the second year of the American Revolution. victory for the Continental Army and a crucial turning point in the Revolutionary War.
  • Battle of Vally Forge

    Battle of Vally Forge
    Valley Forge was the site of the 1777 winter encampment of the Continental Army. 11,000 soldiers stationed at Valley Forge, hundreds died from the diseases.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered his army of some 8,000 men to General George Washington. during the siege were 500 British, 80 Americans, and 200 French killed and wounded.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    This treaty, signed on September 3, 1783, between the American colonies and Great Britain, ended the American Revolution and formally recognized the United States as an independent nation.
  • The whiskey Rebellion

    The whiskey Rebellion
    Washington issued a public proclamation on August 7, giving his former Revolutionary War and current Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton the power to organize troops to put down the rebellion.
  • Virginia and Kentucky resolution

    Virginia and Kentucky resolution
    The Virginia and Kentucky resolution condemned the Alien and Sedition Acts as unconstitutional and claimed that these acts overstepped federal authority under the Constitution.
  • XYZ Affair

    XYZ Affair
    f the XYZ Affair was the signing of the Jay Treaty between the US and Great Britain. The treaty was meant to prevent a war between the two nations by not allowing the US to trade with nations such as France.
  • Alien and sedition acts

    Alien and sedition acts
    Federalist-controlled Congress passed four laws, known as the Alien and Sedition Acts. These laws raised the residency requirements for citizenship from 5 to 14 years old.
  • Embargo act

    Embargo act
    Embargo Act, Legislation by the U.S. Congress in December 1807 that closed U.S. ports to all exports and restricted imports from Britain.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    The War of 1812 brought the United States into a war against Great Britain, Then the American colonies had won their independence in 1783.
  • McCulloch Vs. Maryland

    McCulloch Vs. Maryland
    McCulloch v. Maryland (1819) is one of the first and most important Supreme Court cases on federal power. In this case, the Supreme Court held that Congress has implied powers derived from those listed in Article I.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    On December 2, 1823, the doctrine warns European nations that the United States would not tolerate further colonization or monarchs.