United States History 1750-1865

Events

Georgia, the last of the thirteen English settlements becomes royal colony.

1752

Georgia, the last of the thirteen English settlements becomes royal colony. It was to become successful and have increased silk trade but this didn't happen.

The French and Indian War begins

1754

A battle between French troops (supported by Indians) and American colonists begins the French and Indian War.

George III becomes King of England

October 1760

George III becomes King of England and ruler of the British Empire. He follows stricter policy toward colonies.

The Stamp Act is put in place

March 1765

The first tax becomes law and affects all colonists. The Quartering Act requires colonists to let British troop members to seek shelter in their homes.

Boston Masacre

1770

March 5, 1770 - The Boston Massacre occurs when British troops fire into a Boston mob, who were against British troops.

"Common sense" is published

January 10, 1776

January 10, 1776 - Thomas Paine publishes "Common Sense," helping America to create a democratic and free nation. Helps America become independent.

Declaration of independence, Colonists are free

July 4th 1776

July 4, 1776:The Second Continental Congress approves the final version of the Declaration of Independence.

Trail of tears

1838

The forced removal of the Cherokee Nation from the Southeastern United States led to the deaths of more than 4,000 Native American Indians.

Mexican–American War

1846 - February 2, 1848

The war between Mexico and America begins.

Slavery is abolished in America

1865

Passed by Congress on January 31, 1865 the 13th amendment abolished slavery in the United States.