Colonial Timeline- Trey Pickard


Magna Carta is signed


Limited the king, protected the rights of the nobles. Protected rights such as trials by jury.

Founding of Jamestown


Englishmen in North America came to start a settlement in Jamestown, Virginia. which was named after their King, James I.The settlement became the first permanent English settlement in North America.

Founding of the House of Burgesses


The first democratically-elected legislative body in British North America.

Mayflower Compact


the first agreement for self-government to be created and enforced in America

Fundamental Orders of Connecticut


An early colonial constitution that established a rule of law that governed the towns of Wethersfield, Windsor, and Hartford.

French & Indian War Ends


The North American conflict in a larger imperial war between Great Britain and France.

Proclamation of 1763


A proclamation to placate Native Americans who had sided against King George III during the recently concluded Seven Years' War.

French & Indian War Ends


The North American conflict in a larger imperial war between Great Britain and France

Creation of the Stamp Act


The new tax was imposed on all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used

Townshend Acts


A series of British acts passed relating to the British American colonies in North America

Boston Massacre


British Army soldiers shot and killed people while under attack by a mob.

Boston Tea Party


A political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, Massachusetts.

Intolerable Acts (Coercive Acts)


Harsh laws passed by the British Parliament. They were meant to punish the American colonists for the Boston Tea Party and other protests.

First Continental Congress


A meeting of delegates from twelve of the Thirteen Colonies who met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania early in the American Revolution.

Second Continental Congress meets


They met to find out how would the colonist meet the military threat of the British then a Continental Army was created.

Battle of Lexington & Concord (“Shot Heard ‘Round the World”)


Tensions that's been building for many years between residents of the 13 American colonies and the British authorities, particularly in Massachusetts fought.

Signing of the Declaration of Independence


Announces the separation from England

Publishing of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense


Reasons why the 13 colonies should be Independent of Great Britain.