XTriche APUSH Timeline

  • Zenger Trial

    Zenger Trial
    John Peter Zenger was a german publisher and editor in New York City involved in a trial where he was his own defendant against seditious libel and laid the foundation for American Press Freedom.
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    French and Indian War

    Lasting actually 9 years for North Americans, spreading to Europe in 1756. This war was between the British and the French who also had help from the Iriquois.
  • Albany Plan

    Albany Plan
    Benjamin Franklin attempt at uniting the British colonies for the French and Indian War at the Albany Congress. Other memebers at the Albany Congress were Chief of Justice, Benjamin Chew, Richard Peters, and Isaac Norris.
  • Pontiac's Rebellion

    Pontiac's Rebellion
    Pontiac Rebellion was a result of offense taken by indians becuase of british policies created by jeffrey amherst, 8 forts were destroyed and hundreds of colonistst were killed and captured.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Revenue-raising act by British Parliament that was not well accepted by the colonists and hurt smuggles in New England ports because the Act made mor dangerous and risky
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    A direct tax imposed by British Parliament that said all legal documents must be published on stamp paper produced in London.
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    Continuation of the Intolerable Acts

    Starting with the fourth intolerable act, th quaretring act, which made it mandatory for any British soldier that needed housing was to be provided by a colonists, the final intolerable act was the quebec act, more of a religious act, that made it so Protestants and Roman Catholics now could practice their religion South of the Ohio River, West of the Mississippii and in the province of Quebec.
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    Intolerable Acts

    Four of these Acts were in direct retaliation of the Boston Tea Party, the five being the Boston Port Act, which closed down the Boston Ports until the East Indian Company could repair itself from the damages of the Boston Tea Party, the second act was the Massachusetts Government Act, which made the colony of Massachusetts yo be completely under British control, thirdly was the Administration of Justice Act, which gave the governor the ability to move any trial to England.
  • Repeal of Stamp Act

    Repeal of Stamp Act
    The repealing of the stamp act was due to mass boycotting by colonists toward British manufactured good, that included non-importation and more.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    This accompanined the repealed Stamp Act it stated that Parliaments power in Great Britian was to be the same in the colonies allowing them to pass laws that were binding in the colonies.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Also called the Incident on King Street, the Boston Massacre is when a fleet of about 10 oldiers were taunted and harassed by Bostonians resulting in them firing and killing five of them and injuring another six.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    Passed by British Parliament, it was an attempt to reduce the massive surplurs that the British East Indian Tea Company was facing and allowed them to ship their tea to the colonies, tax free, and was also an sttempt to lower tea smuggling.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    In retaliation the the tea act, colonists(some dressed up as indians) Bostonians boarded anchored tea ships and dumped their cargo over.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    A convention of delegates from 12 British colonies at Carpenters Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania early in the American Revolution in response to the intolaerable acts.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    The first military battles of the Revolutionary War.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    This time not excluding Georgia the 2nd continenetal congress was a convention of all 13 colonies that happened soon after the Revolutionary War had begun, this congrss adopted the Decleration of Independence.
  • Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

    When a small force of Green Mountain Boys led by Ethan Allen and colonel Benedict Arnold overcame a small British garrison at the fort and took all the belongings of that garrison these belongings were shipped to Boston in order to fortify Dorchester heights and break the standoff at the Siege of Boston.
  • Battle of bunker Hill

    Battle of bunker Hill
    Actually fought mostly on and around Breed's Hill, during the Siege of Boston the colonists who lost this battle were led by William Prescott who were trying to stop the advancement of the British Army across the Charleston peninsula, although the British won it took heavy casualties with a death total of 226 and another 800 who were wounded.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    Adopted by the Continental Congress in July 1775 in an attempt to avoid full-blown war with Great Britain and entreated the king to commit further conflict, the petition was eventually rejected de facto in August of 1775.
  • Common Sense by Thomas Paine

    Common Sense by Thomas Paine
    This pamphlet, written during the Revoultionary War, had the largest scale of circulation of any published wirting in american history, using Biblical Texts to reason the need for colonial independence.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    This document stated that at the end of the war, the colonies were considering themselves as independent states, and no longer apart of the British Empire, after being persuaded by John Adams, Thomas Jefferson would compose the original document that would be edited and revised by the rest of Congress.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The treaty of Paris ended the American Revolution, signed at the hotel of d'York by John Adams, Ben Frank and others.