Colonial American History

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  • The French And Indian War

    The French And Indian War
    The French Indian War was one of a series of wars between the British and French starting as early as the 1600s. The French Indian War took place from 1754 to 1763.
  • Stamp Act Passed

    Stamp Act Passed
    The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament on March 22, 1765. The new tax was imposed on all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used. Ship's papers, legal documents, licenses, newspapers, other publications, and even playing cards were taxed.
  • Quartering Act Passed

    Quartering Act Passed
    In March 1765, Parliament passed the Quartering Act to address the practical concerns of such a troop deployment. Under the terms of this legislation, each colonial assembly was directed to provide for the basic needs of soldiers stationed within its borders. Specified items included bedding, cooking utensils, firewood, beer or cider and candles. This law was expanded in 1766 and required the assemblies to billet soldiers in taverns and unoccupied houses.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was the killing of five colonists by British soldiers on March 5, 1770. This event made civilian-military tensions worst. This tension had been growing since British troops first appeared in Massachusetts in October 1768 to enforce the heavy tax by the Townshend Acts.
  • Battle Of Alamance

    Battle Of Alamance
    On May 16, 1771, the Battle of Alamance. Colonial Militia, from the eastern part of the province, commanded by Governor William Tryon, and a band of frontier men known as Regulators, fought against corrupt practices in local government and Troy still won the battle.
  • Tea Party

    Tea Party
    On this day in 1773, in Boston Harbor, a group of Massachusetts colonists — somedisguised as Mohawk Indians — boarded three British merchant ships and, over the course of the next three hours, dumped 342 chests of tea into the water.
  • Frist Provincial Congress

    Frist Provincial Congress
    The delegates met in New Bern and agreed to boycott English goods.
  • Edenton Tea Party

    Edenton Tea Party
    The Edenton Tea Party was organized by women. On October 25, 1774, Mrs. Penelope Barker organized, at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth King, fifty-one women in Edenton, North Carolina. Together they formed an alliance supporting the American cause against “taxation without representation.”
  • Edenton Tea Party In Willmington

    Edenton Tea Party In Willmington
    It was one of the many tax protests after the Boston Tea Party of December 16, 1773.

    In 1774, Wilmington townspeople started expressing their unhappiness over the increase and tightening of trade regulations. Wilmington decided to close its ports to British trade,