Timeline for American Colonization (1000-1764)
|1765.||Stamp Act. Colonial Congress in New York.|
|1773.||Destruction of tea in Boston Harbor.|
|1774.||September 5. Continental Congress meets in Philadelphia. Boston Port Bill.|
|1775.||April 19. Fight at Lexington and Concord.|
May 10. Capture of Ticonderoga. Meeting of Second Continental Congress at Philadelphia.
|1775.||June 17. Battle of Bunker Hill.|
December. Daniel Boone settles in Kentucky.
|1776.||July 4. Declaration of Independence.|
August 27. Battle of Long Island.
December 26. Washington captures Hessians at Trenton.
|1777.||June 14. Flag of stars and stripes adopted by Congress.|
September 11. Battle of Brandywine.
October 17. Surrender of Burgoyne.
Washington encamps at Valley Forge and Howe occupies Philadelphia.
June 28. Battle of Monmouth.
December 29. British take Savannah.
|1779.||September 23. Naval victory of John Paul Jones.|
|1780.||May 12. Charleston taken by British.|
August 16. Battle of Camden.
October 7. Battle of King's Mountain.
|1781.||Adoption of the Articles of Confederation.|
October 19. Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown.
|1782.||November 30. Preliminary treaty of peace.|
|1783.||September 3. Final treaty of peace signed.|
November 25. British army evacuates New York.
December 4. Washington's farewell to his officers.
|1786.||Shays's rebellion in Massachusetts.|