American Revolution - Aiden Szeltner

Timeline created by Aiden Szeltner
  • End of the French and Indian War

    End of the French and Indian War
    The treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian War.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    A law passed by the British parliament to stop the smuggling of sugar and molasses from the French and Dutch West Indies.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    Passed by the British Parliament on this date. This act required colonists to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper.
  • Townshed Acts

    Townshed Acts
    Parliament passed the acts on imported goods. As soon as they were passed, protests immediately began.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Was not really a massacre. Colonists angered the soldiers and made them shoot. 5 people were injured, out of them 3 were killed.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A political protest by The Sons of Liberty. American colonists were angry and frustrated at the British for imposing "Taxation without Representation". So they dumped tons of tea into the harbor because they did not think tax on tea was right.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The British parliament enacted the Coercive acts that were in a series of punishments for the colonists. The Quebec acts allowed Canada to expand their land to the Ohio River. This angered the colonists because it was their land claim.
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill

    The Battle of Bunker Hill
    A battle fought in the early stages of the American Revolution. The british ended up winning, but with a terrible cost.
  • Jefferson writes the DOI

    Jefferson writes the DOI
    Jefferson wrote this declaration to declare independence on America from King George and Great Britain.
  • Battle of Trent and New Jersey

    Battle of Trent and New Jersey
    A battle during the American Revolution in Trenton, New Jersey. This battle was important because the hessian army were all taken down during Washington's raid across the Delaware.
  • Manumission

    Manumission
    1776-1778. Manumission is an act in which an owner can give their slave freedom. It occurred because many slaves thought they deserved the right to freedom
  • American and British Battle of Saratoga

    American and British Battle of Saratoga
    The Battle of Saratoga was won by America and it gave the French the confidence to enter the war against the British as an allie of America.
  • Howe captures Philadelphia

    Howe captures Philadelphia
    Washington positioned 11,000 men between Howe and Philadelphia but were outflanked, which allowed Howe to capture Philadelphia. They were drive back at the Battle of Brandywine.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    It was an agreement of the original 13 states. The first/original constitution of the United States. It was ratified it 1781. This was replaced by the United States constitution in 1789.
  • Congress prohibits enslaved people imported to the US

    Congress prohibits enslaved people imported to the US
    This was an act made by the United States federal law that states that no new slaves were allowed to be imported into the U.S.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    11,000 American soldiers were stationed at Valley Forge in the winter and hundreds died from disease. Lots of them worked through the cold because of loyalty.
  • State Constitutions

    State Constitutions
    1777-1778. The state constitutions are the main constructions of the government. They basically tell us the what powers each of the governments have.
  • Treaty of Alliance with the U.S. and France

    Treaty of Alliance with the U.S. and France
    This alliance was formed so that France and the U.S. could end the suffering with Great Britain. As soon as it was signed they immediately sent forces towards Britain.
  • John Paul Jones & serapis

    John Paul Jones & serapis
    An american naval victory won by John Paul Jones. John and his army went across the coast of England and won the fight against serapists in 1779.
  • Spain declares war on Great Britain

    Spain declares war on Great Britain
    In 1779, Spain declares war on Great Britain, which formed an alliance with American. This is because King Charles III would not consent to a treaty of alliance with the U.S.
  • British forces capture Charles Town

    British forces capture Charles Town
    Known as the Siege of Charleston, it was a major victory for the British. The assault on Charleston lasted for 42 days. It was one of America's worst lose, with Major General Benjamin Lincoln surrendering to Henry Clinton.
  • British surrender at Yorktown

    British surrender at Yorktown
    This so called "siege" ended the Revolutionary War. French and American forces surrounding Yorktown, forcing Cornwallis to surrender to Washington.
  • Plans for first Fed. Tax

    Plans for first Fed. Tax
    1781-1783. Congress attempts to make money by enforcing tax laws. They needed to reform colonial administration.
  • The Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris ended the American Revolutionary War. It was signed by representatives of the United States and the representatives of King George III. The treaty of Paris ended the American Revolutionary War.
  • Spain closed lower Mississippi River to American Western Settlers

    Spain closed lower Mississippi River to American Western Settlers
    The treaty stated that the river was the western boundary of the U.S., which gave Americans the right to free navigation. Western Americans were threatening to start war with Spain because of it.
  • The Ordinance of 1785

    The Ordinance of 1785
    The Land ordinance of 1785 stated that nearby settlers could purchase title to farmland in the brand new west.
  • The Northwest Ordinance

    The Northwest Ordinance
    The northwest ordinance contracted a government for the newly developed Northwest territory. It provided a method for new states to join the union.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    The rebellion was caused by the enforcement on tax and debt collection. It was an army full of angry men in Western Massachusetts. The fight among them took place around Springfield.
  • Convention

    Convention
    The point of the convention was to decide if America was going to be governed.
  • Signing of the constitution

    Signing of the constitution
    The signing of the Constitution was held in the Independence Hall. 39 delegates to convention represented 12 states.
  • Delaware fist state to approve Constitution

    Delaware fist state to approve Constitution
    Delaware was the first to ratify, the vote was 30-0. The citizens of Delaware believed a stronger national government would help protect them from war.
  • New Hampshire ratifies Constitution

    New Hampshire ratifies Constitution
    New Hampshire ratified the constitution as the ninth state to do so.As being the ninth state, the constitution was officially in effect.
  • Land Act of 1800

    Land Act of 1800
    This law stated that people were given the opportunity to buy land from the Northwest Territory directly from the federal government.