United States History 1754-1800

Events

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

Peace of Paris

1763

End of Seven Years War along with the French and Indian War

Proclamation of 1763

1763

Stamp Act

1765

Forced colonies to print on "stamped" paper made in London

Mutiny Act

1765

Forced the people in the colonies to let British soldiers stay in their homes

Townshend Acts

1767

Got rid of the New York assembly and added new taxes on goods that were brought in from Britain

Boston Massacre

1770

Boston Tea Party

1773

Coercive Acts

1774

The response of the British government for the acts of the Massachusetts colony with the Boston tea party

First Continental Congress Meeting

1774

Common Sense by Thomas Paine

1776

Declaration of Independence

1776

Revolution

1776 - 1781

Articles of the Confederation

1777

Articles of the Confederation

1781 - 1789

Shays' Rebellion

1786

Rebellion in protest of the weakness/ineffectiveness of the Articles of the Confederation

The Great Compromise

1787

This is what decided how our bicameral legislature would be set up. A couple of things included in the compromise included the 3/5s things with slaves in the south. Another included the senate being two from each state, and the house being based off of population.

Federalist Papers

1788

George Washington

1789 - 1797

Judiciary Act

1789

This established the supreme court made up of six judges, one chief justice and five associate judges.

Constitution Ratification

1789

Whiskey Rebellion

1791

John Adams

1797 - 1801

Alien and Sedition Acts

1798