Timeline created by Felipe Díaz.
In History
  • The 7 years war

    Great Britain obtained the triumph over France in the Seven Years' War (1756-1763), receiving great economic and military aid from the colonies, although this collaboration was not rewarded. The English government caused the start of the War of Independence.
  • Tea riot

    On Tuesday, December 16, 1773, the so-called Tea Riot took place in Boston, in which a whole shipment of tea was launched into the sea. It was an act of protest by the American colonists against Great Britain and is considered a precedent for the War of Independence of the United States.
  • Lexington and Concord Battles

    Las Batallas de Lexington y Concord fueron los primeros enfrentamientos de la Guerra de Independencia de los Estados Unidos. Estos sucesos supusieron un punto de no retorno en la guerra entre el Reino de Gran Bretaña y las Trece Colonias en el contexto de la Norteamérica británica.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Congress finally resolved that: "These United Colonies are, and by right should be, free and sovereign states." On July 4, 1776, 56 United States Congressmen met to approve the United States Declaration of Independence, which Thomas Jefferson drafted with the help of other citizens. In that statement he explained equality and freedom.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    The Battle of Saratoga was one of the most important warfare fought during the course of the United States War of Independence. Its outcome contributed, to a large extent, to deciding the final result of the contest in favor of the continental army.
  • Foreign aid and the end of the war

    After Saratoga's victory, Spain and France saw a clear opportunity for revenge on the Paris Treaty. After a few months, France decided to openly go to war, and Spain immediately helped the rebels with money, arms, and ammunition. After numerous conflicts, Britain and the United States ended the war on September 3, 1783.
  • Community Revolution

    In 1752-1764 and 1767 the first riots arose, which gave rise to what has been called the Comuneros revolution in 1781, but which was actually a revolt, as it did not seek to change the Spanish regime. They only wanted to reduce the tax burden represented in taxes and that drowned the inhabitants of the colony. They also asked for improvements in the social and political aspects.
  • Execution of community leaders.

    The sentence against the community leaders is being carried out, since the Spanish order the leaders of this revolution to be executed and killed. And the first to be executed is José Antonio Galán.
  • The Treaty of Paris

    The Paris Treaty was signed on September 3, 1783 between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the United States and ended the War of Independence of the United States. The fatigue of the participants and the evidence that the distribution of forces, with the English predominance at sea, made a military outcome impossible, led to the cessation of hostilities.
  • Corruption reigns.

    The corruption initiated by Francisca Villavona, wife of the Viceroy Amar y Borbón, and who dedicated himself to selling the viceroyalty's jobs at good prices, begins in the Colony.
  • Declaration of independence

    The Creoles of the time interested in looking for the pretext that gave rise to the cry for independence, looked for a way to organize a riot, to raise the enthusiasm of the people. That day and with the excuse of borrowing a vase, the independence movement of New Granada began.
  • The Battle of Palacé.

    The Battle of Palacé is carried out, which was constituted in the first battle of the fight for the independence of New Granada. The first martyrs of the cause died there: Manuel María Larrahondo from Cali, Miguel Cabal Barona from Palma, and the first African-American Juan Cancio.
  • Battle of Iscuandé

    The first naval battle is carried out, known as the Battle of Iscuandé.
  • First Civil War

    Envies and personal wishes led to a bloody and useless war that confronted the patriots for the first time. Thus, in 1814 the federalist troops of Antonio Nariño, under the command of Simón Bolívar, faced the centralist troops of Camilo Torres. Federalists succeed
  • The Liberating Route

    The troops come under the command of Bolívar to meet with the troops led by Santander.
  • Battle of Gámeza

    Patriotic troops defeat the royalists.
  • Boyaca's battle

    At the site called the Boyacá bridge, the patriot troops sealed with their victory the success of the liberating route that lasted 77 days.
  • Triumphal entry to Santafe

    At five o'clock in the afternoon the patriotic troops enter triumphantly amid the noise and joy of the Santafereños.