1700-1800

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In History
  • Privy Council states coin value is based on silver contents

  • Establishment of Georgia - English

    King George creates for poor people. Colony was supposed to act as a shield for South Carolina.
  • Stono Rebellion

    A Catholic governor in Florida promised freedom to fugitive slaves that came to fight for him.
  • Parliment passes act forbidding paper money

  • Proclamation Line

    Created to uphold a 'promise' between the Iroquois and Delaware, that is to have a colony with no English settlers. Colonists just finish fighting for that land, and now they were being kicked out of it.
  • Currency Act

    English colonies can no longer use their own currency. They must instead use British money.
  • Treaty of Paris

    kicked French out of the new world. England has been through a lot of wars. Begins to tax people to pay off war debt.
  • Sugar Act

    Established Vice admiralty courts to enforce the navigation acts. Also replaced the Molasses Act of 1773, except now it encompassed more than just Molasses.
  • Quartering Act

    Colonists had to provide for English soldiers.
  • Stamp Act of Congress

    Petition to the King to remove the Stamp Act of 1765. Parliament removes the Stamp Act of 1765, and immediately replaces it with the Declaratory Act.
  • Stamp Act

    First tax directed towards American Colonies. Items that are to be taxed must bear a stamp on them. Violators will be tried and convicted in Vice Admiralty courts.
  • Declatory Act

    Parliament now says that they are the supreme ruler of the land.
  • Revenue Act

    Established Board of Customs and Commissioners
  • Restraining Act

    New York Assembly suspended
  • Townsend Duties

    Taxed many more products than the Stamp Act
  • Boston Massacre

    Shots were fired in Boston, no one knows who started it. Seven people died as a result.
  • Tea Act

    Created to give a monopoly to East India Trading Company. Removed import tax from England.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Bostonians would not let the tea be unlocked. If the tea was brought of the land, then it would then be considered theirs.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    Series of horrible acts enacted upon the English Colonies.
    *Port Bill - Closed Boston's Port
    *Massachusetts Regulating Act - Ended self-rule in Massachusetts
    *Administration of Justice Act - Protected royal officials in Massachusetts

    *New Quartering Act - All colonies have to provide for the troops
  • Quebec Act

    Takes land from the colonies and give it back to Quebec.
  • First Continental Congress

    Wanted to completely cut all imports from Britain
  • Battle of Concord

    English wanted munitions from Concord Militia
  • Battle of Lexington

    "Shot heard around the world."
  • Battle of Fort Ticonderoga

  • Battle of Breeds Hill

    The British won the Battle of Breeds Hill. Only after being crippled on the way back from Lexington and Concord
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Written to appeal to king. Meant to avoid more war, wanted to remain with England. It failed.
  • Second Continental Congress

  • France Recognizes America's Independence

  • Battle of Saratoga

    French joins to help America
  • Yorktown Siege

    Cornwallis surrenders
  • Treaty of Paris

    Parliament gets tired of fighting with colonies. and decides to make peace.
  • Shays Rebellion

    Demanded that property taxes be reduced
  • Election Year

    John Adams barely wins
  • George Wahington Dies

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    French and Indian War

    Iroquois Indians had a lot of land along the Ohio River. The Ohio company wanted to build forts along the Ohio River. The British got involved. Then, the French and British go to war. The British won, and the French surrender.
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    American Revolution