Revolution-Constitution-War of 1812

  • Pontiac's Rebellion

    Pontiac's Rebellion
    An Indian Confederation, led by a chief named Pontiac, led an uprising against colonials. They tried to push them back, but it didn't work.
  • Paxton Boys

    Paxton Boys
    The Paxton Boys massacred twenty Conestoga Indians, they felt that tax monies were not being used properly.
  • Sugar Act of 1764

    In 1764 Parliament passed the Sugar Act of 1764 which placede a tax on sugar and molasses in the colonies.
  • Quartering Act of 1765

    Quartering Act of 1765
    This act passed by Parliament made sure that Colonials provided for British troops.
  • Declaratory Act of 1766

    Declaratory Act of 1766
    This accompanied the repealing of the Stamp Act. It said that laws made by Parliament were binding in America.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Angry mobs hurled verbal insults and trash at British soldiers, the troops then proceeded to fire at the crowd, killing five civilians.
  • Gaspee Affair

    Gaspee Affair
    American patriots boarded the British ship the HMS Gaspee. They then took the crew captive and burned the ship.
  • Tea Act of 1773

    Tea Act of 1773
    The British passed this act in order to save the failing British East India Company.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A group of colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians boarded the Dartmouth and threw hundreds of thousands of pounds of tea into the harbor.
  • Boston Port Act

    Boston Port Act
    British officials closed the port at Boston in response to the Boston Tea Party.
  • Coercive Acts of 1774

    Coercive Acts of 1774
    These acts passed by Parliament were a series of different acts passed to punish the Colonists for recent uprisings.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The Congress included delegates from twelve of the thirteen North American colonies. It was called to discuss the issue of British civil rights infringement.
  • Quebec Act

    Quebec Act
    This act was passed to extend the territory of Quebec. This ticked the colonists off because they wanted to settle in this extended territory.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    The British went out into the countryside to seize stockpiles of arms and gunpowder. As they went back to Boston, colonials fired on them inflicting heavy casualties.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    This congress met in 1775 to adopt the Declaration of Independence.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    Members of the Colonial Army holed up in a bunker on a hill outside of Boston. Redcoats then proceeded to attack up the hill, the Colonials cut them down in waves with Prescott saying "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes."
  • Prohibitory Act of 1775

    Passed to punish the colonists for the general rebellion that was going on.
  • Declaration of Independence signed

    Declaration of Independence signed
    Members of the First Continental Congress signed the Declaration, declaring their independence from Britian.
  • The Crisis Papers

    The Crisis Papers
    A series of articles published by Thomas Paine in order to address the decision of independence.
  • Fort Ticonderoga Taken

    Fort Ticonderoga Taken
    The Americans withdrew from the fort leaving it in British hands, they were crushed by the superior force.
  • Battle of Brandywine Creek

    Battle of Brandywine Creek
    Fought near Philadelphia, British drove Americans off the field. British victory.
  • Germantown

    Another battle for control of Philadelphia. The British used the house of a local chief justice for cover, Americans could not dislodge the British from this easily defandable position.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    General Burgoyne was trapped at Saratoga by American troops led by Bendict Arnold. He was forced to surrender his entire command, this was the turning point of the Revolutionary War.
  • Kings Mountain

    Kings Mountain
    An important victory by colonials, a small battle in size by large in importance.
  • Battle of Cowpens

    Battle of Cowpens
    This was a decisive battle by troops commanded by Daniel Morgan. This was the end of British domination of the South.
  • The Battle of Yorktown

    The Battle of Yorktown
    French and American troops surronded Cornwallis while Admiral De Grasse blocked him in from the sea.
  • Treaty of Paris 1773

    Treaty of Paris 1773
    The treaty between France, Britian, and the U.S. ended hostilities between the three nations.
  • Land Ordinance of 1785

    Land Ordinance of 1785
    This was an act by Congress that described how a territory could become a state. It also divided land up into townships.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    Daniel Shay was an ex-soldier from the Revolutionary War. He led an armed uprising in Massachusetts. It was put down in 1787.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    A rebellion by backwoods farmers who opposed Hamilton's excise tax on whiskey. The rebellion was squashed by a large army led by General Washingotn himself.
  • The Battle of Fallen Timbers

    The Battle of Fallen Timbers
    A battle between Mad Anthony Wayne's troops and an Indian confederation. The Indians were crushed by Wayne's better trained and more numerous troops.
  • Jay's Treaty of 1794

    Jay's Treaty of 1794
    A treaty between the British and Americans that solved many issues left over from the Revolutionary War. Led to ten years of peaceful trading between the two countries.
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    Alien and Sedition Acts
    These were a series of acts passed by the Federalists in order to ensure peace during the Quasi-War with France. They gave the president and Congress new powers to deport "seditious" aliens.
  • XYZ affair

    XYZ affair
    A diplomatic incident between France and the United States that created a lot of anit-France sentiment and the passage of the Alien and Sedition Acts. It also started an unofficial naval war between the two nations.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    A purchase of land intended by Napoleon to cripple the British and give him a lead in the Napoleonic Wars. It doubled the current size of the US, giving Jefferson a well-lauded diplomatic decision.
  • The Battle of Trafalgar

    The Battle of Trafalgar
    A major naval battle between a combined Spanish-French fleet and the British Royal Navy. The most decisive naval battle of the Napoleonic Wars, the French and Spanish were defeated by the Admiral Lord Nelson of the British.
  • Embargo Act of 1807

    Embargo Act of 1807
    This act was passed by Congress in order to try to keep the US neutral in the French-British struggle for power in Europe. It failed and New England merchants were embittered because of profit loss.
  • Non-Intercourse Act

    Non-Intercourse Act
    This act lifted all bans on American shipping except for those bound for British or French ports. This was totally ineffective and seriously damaged the American economy.
  • Macon's Bill #2

    Macon's Bill #2
    This law lifted all embargos with Britian and France, and opening trade with the nation that would cease attacks on American shipping.
  • The Battle of Tippecanoe

    The Battle of Tippecanoe
    A battle between US forces and Tecumseh's Indian forces. The battle dealt a crippling blow to the Indian Confederacy and Prophetstown was destroyed by the morning.
  • The Battle of Lake Erie

    The Battle of Lake Erie
    This naval battle waws fought between the British and Americans. The Americans captured six British ships and defeated the fleet there, giving them control of Lake Erie and allowing them to recapture Detroit.
  • The Battle of Horseshoe Bend

    The Battle of Horseshoe Bend
    This was a battle fought between forces led by General Andrew Jackson and Red Creek Indians. The Indians were defeated by Jackson and his Indian allies, ending the resistance.
  • The Battle of Plattsburgh

    The Battle of Plattsburgh
    A naval and land force was led by the British in order to try to capture Plattsburgh. They were defeated by the defending Americans in which the British commannder was killed. This ended the British invasion of the Northern states.
  • Treaty of Ghent

    Treaty of Ghent
    This was a treaty signed by diplomats from Britian and the Americas. It ended the War of 1812 and solved problems that dated back to the Revolutionary War.