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HIS 103 Timeline 2

US History Timeline 1763-1796

1763 End of the French and Indian War. Proclamation Line formed.
1765 Stamp Act passed. Stamp Act Congress in New York. Quartering Act is passed.
1766 Declaratory Act is passed declaring England's sovereignty over the colonies.
1767 Townshend Duties
1770 Boston Massacre
1772 The burning of the Gaspee. Committees of Correspondence formed.
1773 Tea Act. Boston Tea Party.
1774 Coercive Acts (Intolerable Acts) passed closing Boston. First Continental Congress formed.
1775 Prohibitory Act embargo on American goods. Battles of Lexington and Concord. Second Continental Congress. Battle of Bunker Hill.
1776* Common Sense by Thomas Paine. The Declaration of Independence (July 4). Battle of Trenton. Valley Forge, Washington's winter quarters.
1777 Battles of Princeton, Brandywine, Germantown. General Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga.
1778 Britain's Southern Offensive, capture Savannah.
1780-1781 Battles of Camden, Charlestown, and Cowpens. Patriots defeat the British at King's Mountain (South Carolina).
1781 Articles of Confederation ratified by States. Washington forces General Cornwallis to surrender at Yorktown.
1783 Treaty of Paris, ending of the Revolutionary War.
1785 Land Ordinance passed
1786 Annapolis Convention suggests revision of Articles of Confederation
1787* Spring/Summer: The Philadelphia Convention. September 17: The Constitution is signed by 39 members of the Philadelphia Convention. Northwest Ordinance.
1787-1788 All States except North Carolina and Rhode Island ratify the Constitution
1789 George Washington first president of the US
1791 The Bill of Rights ratified by States. Hamilton's Reports.
1794 Whiskey Rebellion
1796 John Adams second president of the US
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