Woffington Timeline (redo)

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  • Navigation Acts

    Navigation Acts
    These acts regulated colonial trade and manufacturing.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    British taxed colonists tea and gave all the power of control of trade to the tea company.
  • French and Indian War Ends

    French and Indian War Ends
    Due to conflicts over the frontier strategy and how to pay off war bills, the colonists' rage eventually led to the American Revolution. The conflict of war came to an end with the Treaty of Paris.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    This act taxed items such as newspapers, pamphlets, cards, or paper products in general. Colonists bitterly resented with the saying “No taxation without representation!” They believed they had a right to have representation in the way things ran and decisions made in Britain.
  • Boston Massacure

    Boston Massacure
    It began as a street brawl between colonist in a single British soldier but escalated to a massacre. This happened because tension was high from British occupations in the colonist homes and they tried to enforce British tax laws such as the Stamp Act and the Townstead Act.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Frustrated colonists dumped crates of tea into the harbor for Britain imposing “taxation without representation,” it was the first major act of defiance and nationalism grows.
  • Coercive/Intolerable Acts

    Coercive/Intolerable Acts
    These acts were enacted by Britain parliament in retaliation for acts of colonial defiance. These acts closed the harbor, replaced the elective local government with a different one, allowed British officials charged with capitol offenses to be tried in another colony/Britain, and permitted colonists homes to house British troops.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Delegates from the colonies gathered together to form the First Continental Congress in response to the British government's Intolerable Acts, a set of new regulations were set after the colonies objected to higher taxes.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    British troops marched from Boston to Concord, Paul Revere sounded to alarm. The British soon retreated under intense fire, leading to colonist independence. It was the opening shots of the revolution.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    This meeting took place after the American Revolutionary War had begun and George Washington had organized the Continental Army. In order to have a chance against the British, they also implemented the draft as a form of recruitment.
  • Declaration of Independence Adopted

    Declaration of Independence Adopted
    American leaders met and signed this document pleading their lives to the United States. This document spelled out political principles.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The American defeat of the British army lifted patriot morale, furthered the hope for independence, and helped to secure the French support needed to win the war.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    When preparing their camp during the severe winter, the soldiers of the Continental Army were worn out and ill. However, the absence of essentials like food, housing, clothing, and other necessities only made their health worse. As a result, sickness and desaturated spread across the camp.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The defeat led to changes in the British government. A land and sea operation that trapped a major British army on the Virginia peninsula of Yorktown and forces it to surrender.
  • U.S. Constitution Written

    U.S. Constitution Written
    The constitution creates a government that puts the power in the hands of the people. It was written by George Washington, James Madison, and Benjamin Franklin. It was the framework for a strong government because the Articles of Confederation were considered weak.
  • U.S. Constitution Adopted

    U.S. Constitution Adopted
    Most Europe countries were ruled by hereditary monarchs which made the United States a symbol of freedom. Demands were made for written constitutions and inspired Latin American Revolutionaries.