New Imperialism Timeline

Timeline created by brian.nguyen902
In History
  • Navigation Acts

    Multiple laws passed by the British Parliament that restricted colonial trade. This resulted in smuggling of goods, and even greater resentment among colonists, especially merchants.
  • Writs of Assistance

    Writs of assistance were general search warrants. This also led to colonists questioning the parliament's authority.
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    French and Indian War

    Conflict between the French and Native Americans vs the British and the Colonists for contested land
  • King George III Assuming Throne

    Passed many acts that raised mistrust and created friction between Great Britain and her colonies, ultimately resulting in the Declaration of Independence.
  • Pontiac's Rebellion

    Dissatisfied with the English taking over rather than French, the Iroquois tribes rebelled.
  • British Debt from French and Indian War

    Debt from the FI War pushed the British to impose more taxes, adding on to the resentment of colonists.
  • Treaty of Paris 1763 (Salutary Neglect Ends)

    Ended the French and Indian War, giving Great Britain control over the contested territory.
  • Proclamation line of 1763

    Halted expansion of the colonies beyond the Appalachia in order to avoid conflict with Native Americans. This angered the colonists, since the land was under the British crown.
  • Sugar Act

    A tax on sugar/molasses led to tax evasion, a disrupted colonial economy, and, along with the Currency and Stamp act, led to revolt.
  • Currency Act

    This effectively let Great Britain take control of the colonial currency system. This, along with the Sugar and Stamp act, led to colonial revolt.
  • Stamp Act Revolt

    Colonist reaction against the Stamp Act
  • Stamp Act

    A direct tax on colonists’ legal documents and printed materials. Colonial opposition and resistance followed.
  • Stamp Act Repeal

    Petitions, a march, and the Stamp Act Revolt in 1765 pushed the British parliament to repeal the act.
  • Declaratory Act

    This act stated that the British Parliament was able to tax/make laws on America as much as Great Britain in response to the repeal of the Stamp Act. The colonists had increased fear of the parliament, and even ignored the act.
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    Townshend Act

    Taxation of lead, glass, paper, paint, and tea for revenue to pay off British debt. Resistance from colonists led to its repeal on March 5, 1770 except for the tax on tea. This also led to the Boston Massacre on the same day as its repeal.
  • Admiralty Courts

    Courts in British colonies without juries that had power over legal matters (regarding maritime activities). Colonists disliked this, since it violated right to trial by a jury.
  • Lord North as Prime Minister

    Led Great Britain through most of the American Revolution
  • Boston Massacre

    A riot in Boston between a British soldier that escalated into a slaughter.
  • Tea Act

    Allowed the East India Company to bail out and gain a monopoly on imports and sales of tea. This led to the Boston Tea party on December 6, 1773, which further resulted in the Townshend Act on November 20, 1767.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Colonist response to the Tea Act
  • Intolerable Acts

    These four acts were Britain's response to the Boston Tea Party. They served to assert dominance over America. These acts were the final straw for the colonists, hence the name.
  • Quebec Act

    Expanded the land of the Province of Quebec, preventing colonists to expand. This was considered unjust and 1 of 5 intolerable acts by colonists, leading to more tension.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    The battles that started the American Revolutionary War.