Lancaster Timeline

Documents

Declaration of Independence

1776

Written in Britain by Thomas Jefferson to colonists.

Wars

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

British wanted to expand land and take French territory. The British won and the outcome of the win lead to the American Revolution.

Boston Massacre

1770

Between british and citizens of boston. Three people killed.

Battle of Saratoga

1777

Colonists win, turning poing of war.

Victory at Yorktown

1781

American soldiers prevented British from leaving three sides of land and French prevented them leaving by ship, by blocking Chesapeake Bay.

American Revolution

1789 - 1799

Colonists gain independence from Britain.

XYZ Affair

1799

Causes Alien and Sedition act.