Colonial Timeline- Trey Pickard

Events

Magna Carta is signed

1215

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

Founding of Jamestown

1607

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

1619

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

Mayflower Compact

1620

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

Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

1639

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

French & Indian War Ends

1763

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

Proclamation of 1763

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

1763

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

Creation of the Stamp Act

1765

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

1767

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

Boston Massacre

1770

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

Boston Tea Party

1773

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

Intolerable Acts (Coercive Acts)

1774

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

1774

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

Second Continental Congress meets

1775

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”)

1775

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

1776

Announces the separation from England

Publishing of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense

1776

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