3.5 timeline

Timeline created by Youngj
  • Navigation Acts

    Navigation Acts
    Parliament declared only English ships could bring goods into England. North American Colonies could only send exports to England. This caused resentment in the American Colonies.
  • French and Indian War ends

    French and Indian War ends
    England and the colonies defeated France and Native American allies. The British treasury was drained. The British thought the colonists should pay their share.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    This allowed Parliament to tax the colonists on goods. This caused them to protest with the slogan "No taxation without representation."
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British soldiers killed people in Boston because they were being harassed by a mob of protestors against taxation. The event was portrayed as the killing of completely innocent people and the Patriots were mad.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    Parliament wanted to reduce the large amount of tea held by the British East India Company. They struggled financially in their London warehouses by taxing the colonists.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A protest on tea taxes.
    The tea was taxed therefore they threw the tea overboard.
  • Coercive/Intolerable Acts

    Coercive/Intolerable Acts
    Passed to punish the colonists for the Boston Tea Party. The result was even more colonists turning against the British and the First Continental Congress.
  • First continental congress

    First continental congress
    Representatives from each of the 13 colonies, except for Georgia, congregated in Philadelphia to organize colonial resistance to Parliament's Coercive Acts.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    Signaled the start of the American Revolutionary War.
    The British army set out to catch Samuel Adams and John Hancock.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Was used to discuss raising armies, appointing diplomats, war strategy, and writing treatises. The effect was the formation of a government.
  • Declaration of Independence adopted

    Declaration of Independence adopted
    The declaration was signed on August 2nd 1776. The result was America being seen as a nation.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    Was fought during the revolutionary war.
    Decisive victory for the Continental Army
    Turning point in the Revolutionary War.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    Washington and his army spent a winter at valley forge that lasted awhile. It was cold and people sick. The result was the deaths of many.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    America’s army force the surrender of British General Cornwallis. The result was the independence of America.
  • U.S. Constitution Written

    U.S. Constitution Written
    The Constitution established the laws in the United States. The result was a strong form of government that could be changed.
  • U.S. Constitution adopted

    U.S. Constitution adopted
    Not adopted until 1788 when New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify it. The result was the Constitution being accepted in America.