Timeline Of The History Of The United States Essay

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Timeline of the History of the United States of
America
By Kristine Chillura

• 1754-1763
• 1763

• 1764



French and Indian War



Treaty of Paris



Proclamation of 1763



Sugar Act



Currency Act



May - James Otis raises the issue of taxation without representation



August - Merchants in Boston boycott British luxury goods

• 1765



March – Stamp Act



March – Quartering Act



May – Patrick Henry presents the seven Virginia Resolutions to the House of Burgesses



July – Sons of Liberty is formed



August 26th – Boston mob raids Thomas’ Hutchinson’s home



October – Stamp Act Congress



December – American boycott of English imported goods spreads greatly

• 1766

• 1767

• 1768



March – King George III repeals the Stamp Act



Declaratory Act



June – Townshend Revenue Acts



October – Citizens of Boston reinstate a boycott of English luxury goods



February – Samuel Adams of Massachusetts writes a Circular Letter

• 1769

• 1770

• 1772
• 1773



October – Boston’s boycott of English goods spreads to North Carolina, New Jersey, and Rhode Island



March 5th – Boston Massacre



April – Townshend Acts are repealed by the British



November – Committee of Correspondence is formed



May 10th – Tea Act



December 16th – Boston Tea Party

• 1774

• 1775



March – Coercive Acts (aka Intolerable Acts to the USA)



May 20th – Second set of Coercive Acts passed



Quartering Act enacted



September – Massachusetts’ Governor Gage seizes the Charlestown colony’s weapons



September 5th-October 26th – First Continental Congress



October 14th – Declaration and Resolves is adopted



October 20th – Congress adopts the Continental Association

• 1775

• 1776

• 1781

• 1783



Paul Revere makes his famous horseback ride to inform the people of their coming enemy



Revolutionary War begins



Thomas Paine releases “Common Sense”



Declaration of Independence Adopted & war continues



Articles of Confederation is created



Treaty of Paris between Britain and the Colonies is signed

• 1784
• 1785

• 1786
• 1787



April 23rd - Land Ordinance Act 1 (called for the land recently added to the United States to be divided into separate states) •

May 20th- Land Ordinance Act 2 (immediate goal was to raise money through the sale of land)



Shay’s Rebellion



Northwest Ordinance



Continental Convention

• 1788
• 1789
• 1789-1797
• 1791
• 1794



Constitution Ratification



Judiciary Act



George Washington elected as the first president of the United States



Bill of Rights ratified



Pinckney Treaty with Spain



Whiskey Rebellion

• 1797-1801
• 1798



John Adams is elected as the second president of the United States



French XYZ affair



Alien and Sedition Acts



Convention of 1800: Peace with France



Second Great Awakening begins



Thomas Jefferson is elected as the third president of the United States

• 1800

• 1801-1809

• 1801
• 1801-1805
• 1802

• 1803



Judiciary Act



Naval War with Tripoli



Revised Naturalization Law



Judiciary Act of 1801 repealed



Marbury vs. Madison



Louisiana Purchase

• 1804
• 1804-1806
• 1805-1809
• 1805
• 1805-1807



Impeachment of Justice Chase



Lewis and Clark Expedition



Thomas Jefferson is re-elected



Peace Treaty with Tripoli



Pike’s explorations

• 1806
• 1807

• 1809-1817

• 1809



Burr treason trial



Chesapeake affair



Embargo Act



Robert Fulton’s first steamboat is invented



James Madison is elected as the fourth president of the United States



Non-Intercourse Act replaces the Embargo Act

• 1810

• 1811

• 1812-1814



Napoleon announces repeal of blockade decrees



Madison reestablishes non-importation against Britain



Fletcher vs. Peck



Battle of Tippecanoe



Cumberland Road construction begins



War of 1812 begins

• 1813
• 1813-1817
• 1813

• 1814



American invasions of Canada fail



James Madison is re-elected

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