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In History
  • The Treaty of Paris

    The signing of the Treaty of Paris represented the end of the French and Indian war. The French and Indian War, also known as the Seven Years' War, is one of the most important battles in the 17th century. As most wars do, this war left the British in a financially bad situation, which made the British Parliament create new taxes upon the colonies, like the Stamp and sugar acts. Those acts, together with other actions of the British Parliament, were some of the causes of the American Revolution.
  • Sugar Act passed in the Parliament

    In 1764, the Sugar Act passed on the Parliament. Aimed at the American Colony, this act was supposed to end the smuggling regarding sugar and molasses trade and increase the British's revenue post Seven Years' War. Colonists did not appreciate the Act, which was one of the causes of the American Revolution.
  • Stamp Act Passed in the Parliament

    The Stamp Act was a tax imposed on all paper documents in the future United States. If the tax was paid, the paper would be stamped. Similar to the Sugar Act, it was imposed at a moment when the British government was needing a bigger revenue because of the Seven Years' War. Colonists did not appreciate the Act, which was one of the causes of the American Revolution.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    In Boston, Massachusetts, many American colonists were angry with British taxation because the colony did not see the British as their representatives. After the Tea Act passed, some colonists threw in the water about 342 chests of tea from the British East India Company. This was another sign that the colonists were not happy with Great Britain, and this revolt was about to culminate in the American Revolution.
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    Revolutionary War

    Also known as the American Revolution, the Revolutionary War was the peak of many controversies and disagreements between the British government and the thirteen colonies' residents. With the help of the French, Americans were able to gain their true independence in 1781; however, the war only ended in 1783.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was a document that expressed to the Great Britain Crown that the thirteen colonies did not consider themselves anymore as a colony of Britain. Written by the founding fathers and based on philosophers like John Locke, the document showed that the thirteen soon to be states would be a place filled with freedom to the population.
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    The United States Constitutional Convention

    Also known as the Federal Convention, the Constitutional Convention occurred in 1787, in the Pennsylvania State House (also known as Independence Hall) in Philadelphia. It was one of the most important conventions that have ever happened in the United States. The goal of the convention was to revise the Articles of Confederation. However, under the intentions of Madison and Hamilton, a completely new document was drafted: the Constitution of the United States.
  • Constitution was Ratified

    After the Acts of Confederation failed to do its job, the American representatives realized that the Federal government needed to be renewed. After the United States Constitutional Convention, the highest law of the United States was created without a Bill of Rights, which would soon be added to the Constitution in the form of amendments.
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    George Washington Presidency

    George Washington was the first constitutional president of the United States. Under his presidency, the first ten amendments, also known as the Bill of Rights, were ratified. This fact is important because those amendments are the ones that guarantee the desired freedom in the Declaration of Independence. Also, five states became part of the Union under his government: North Carolina, Rhode Island, Vermont, Tennesse, and Kentucky.