America Before Independence

  • Thomas Jefferson's Birth

    Thomas Jefferson's Birth
    Thomas Jefferson was born.
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    Seven Years' War

    This war was the first major conflict of the world. It was also called the French and Indian War.
  • Proclamation Act

    Proclamation Act
    The British would not let the colonists fight the indians by going past the Appalachian Mountains.
  • Americans Receive Taxes

    Americans Receive Taxes
    After the Seven Years' War, Britain tried to make the U.S. pay off their debts. Most of the debt was protecting them.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    This put a tax on sugar. Sugar was very cheap.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was a tax on government stamps. This put a tax on the cheapest thing, stamps.
  • Townshend Revenue Acts

    Townshend Revenue Acts
    Britain levied taxes on most good and items. The economy was very prosperous.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Colonists and british soldiers broke in a fight and 5 Bostonians were killed. This happened late at night and changed Massachusetts.
  • Intolerable Act

    Intolerable Act
    The Intolerable Act was when Britain spent a lot of money on troops and stuff for themselves. Very little people and states got money and goods.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    Britain put taxes back on tea and many other goods. this was a very poor time for all of the people.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Bostonians dressed like Mohawk Indians and threw tea into the Boston Harbor from a ship. This was to show resistance.
  • Boston Port Act

    Boston Port Act
    This was when Britain discontinued shipping. Also discontinuing goods sales on the coast.
  • Administration of Justice Act

    Administration of Justice Act
    This was when there was an act for the people who were convicted of crimes. This was very important.
  • Massachusetts Government Act

    Massachusetts Government Act
    This act was to help govern the province better. It helped control the colonists.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    This act made soldiers be quartered in barracks. It controlled the soldiers more.
  • Quebec Act

    Quebec Act
    This was to help the government of Quebec. It also made it more stable.
  • Declarotory Act

    Declarotory Act
    Britain took all control from the USA,