US History Timeline


The French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

It was a war between the British America colonies and the New French. The Native Indians helped the French.

The Proclamation of 1763


Signed by King George III of England, it prohibits any English settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains.

Sugar Act

1764 - 1766

It put tax on sugar, wine and other important things.

Currency Act

September 1, 1764

The act prohibited the issue of any new 'Bills of Credit' and the re-issue of existing currency by the American colonists in the 13 Colonies.

Sons of Libery

1765 - 1775

It was a group of American patriots who protested the British taxes. They also protected the rights of citizens.

Stamp Act

1765 - 1766

It put tax on many stamped paper produced in London and carrying a revenue stamp.

Quartering Act

March 24, 1765

The Quartering Act requires colonists to house British troops and supply them with food.

Declaratory Act

March 18, 1766

It stated that the British Parliament's taxing authority was the same in America as in Great Britain.

Townshend Acts

1767 - 1770

Imposed a new series of taxes on the colonists to offset the costs of administering and protecting the American colonies.

Boston Massacre

March 5, 1770

A colonial mob attack British soldiers who then fire their muskets into the crowd, killing three, wounding two others and injuring six.

Tea Act

1773 - 1775

When they taxed all tea products in British and British controlled America.

Intolerable Acts

March 1774

The English Parliament passes the first of a series of Coercive Acts (called Intolerable Acts by Americans) in response to the rebellion in Massachusetts.