World History Timeline

  • Navigation Acts

    Navigation Acts
    Acts of Parliament that promote self-sufficiency for the British. They limit trade between foreign countries and England.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War(also known as the Seven Years’ War) was a battle between Great Britain and France. The war began in 1754 and ended in 1763 due to the Treaty of Paris. The war resulted in major territorial gains in North American for Britain.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    In 1765, the Stamp Act was passed. This act taxed items such as newspapers and pamphlets.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a deadly riot that resulted in five deaths. A group of British soldiers shot five people out of a wild crowd that was harassing and throwing objects at them. This event occurred in Boston in 1770.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act was created in 1773 in order to give control of tea trade and delivery to the East India Tea Company rather than England.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A protest that occurred on December 16, 1773, in Boston Massachusetts. Colonists were furious about the new taxation on tea, so they dumped many packets of tea into the harbor to show their anger.
  • Coercive/ Intolerable Acts

    Coercive/ Intolerable Acts
    A series of laws that were created after the Boston Tea Party. The laws punished colonists for their resistance against the Tea Act. They limited rules regarding what was permitted near the port, when town meetings could be held, and status levels became more significant.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    A meeting of 55 delegates from twelve of the thirteen colonies.(Georgia was not included) During the first meeting of the Continental Congress, they established and army and a navy.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    The Lexington and Concord battles were the first two attacks that began the American Revolution. The battles were fought in Lexington and Concord near the Massachusetts bay.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The Second Continental Congress meeting took place in Independence Hall on May 5, 1775. In this meeting they discussed military tactics, strategies, petitions , and much more due to the beginning of the American Revolutionary War.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776. It was written mainly by Thomas Jefferson, with some corrections from others and many men signed this document in agreement to the statements.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The Battle of Saratoga was an attack in the American Revolution when the Americans defeated the great British army. This American victory assured international recognition as a win for the new and growing colony.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    The harsh winter at Valley Forge began on December 19, 1777. The Americans set up camp during the winter in a valley that they named Valley Forge. The soldiers helped one another set up camp and build shelters in order to stay warm. They soon learned how unsanitary and unhealthy their living situations were. This caused unsafe conditions, shortages on food, and disease to spread.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The Battle of Yorktown began on September 28, 1781 and lasted until October 19, 1781. The battle of Yorktown was another early American victory when the British Army got trapped on a peninsula in Yorktown. The British were forced to surrender and give the Americans the win.
  • The United States Constitution was written

    The United States Constitution was written
    The U.S. Constitution was written on September 17, 1787. The purpose of this document was to create a powerful government that can stand independently.
  • The United States Constitution was adopted

    The United States Constitution was adopted
    The United States Constitution was adopted on March 9, 1789. 39/55 delegates signed the Constitution in 1787, but some were against a few rules. Their were modifications to the draft in 1788, then in 1789 they accepted/adopted the document.