-Seperating religion & politics
-Seperating knowledge from faith.
-A limited king
-Social contract theory
-Freedom of Religion
Baron de Montesquieu
-Government broken into different sections
-Each have some power over others
English Bill of Rights
-All things must be logical
-Freedom of thought
-Religion was too powerful
-Against strict religion
-Literacy could help with everyday problems
-He wanted a single house legislature
-He wanted slavery abolished
-He didn't want leaders to get paid
-Supported French revolution
-Wanted children to show emotion
-Focused on Economics
-The book he wrote impacted individual freedoms and modern economics.
-Believed in free enterprise
-Rights of the accused
-Didn't want powerful gov.
-Everyone should be allowed to have education
-Wanted to free Mexico
-He questions policies of his own church
-Equality for all
-Thought husbands should treat wives fairly.
Seven Year Peace treaty between Britain and France
Quartering Act: The bill required that Colonial Authorities to furnish barracks and supplies to British troops
First Revolutionary account of Tar and Feathering
After the stamp act, many enraged colonists started threatening tax collecters with tar and feathering dispite the delay.
Stamp Act passed by British Parliament
Repeal of Stamp Act
Townsend Act, new revenue taxes on North American colonists
A misunderstanding between a group of soldiers and citzens has a fatal result
Riots in Boston met with violence by British troops
The Gaspee Incident
After America was believed to be smugling goods out of the country, British ships patrolled the waters looking for illegal goods in American ships. One ship that was in the bay was raided and burned to prove a point. No charges were pressed as nobody ratted them out dispite the cash reward.
Committess of Correspondence
Committees started forming that opposed British rule and spoke out together.
The Tea Act
A large shippment of bargain tea is shipped to the colonies. As a result many thought they were trying to be bought out and put others working in the colonies out of buisness.
Bargain tea was shipped into Boston, but mad people thought it was an attempt to buy them out. So after the governer refused to send the tea out of the city, men dressed as indians dumped all the tea into the Boston harbor.
First Continental Congress
All but Georgia attended, and the congress sought to fix wrongs that had been dealt to them.
A law designed to give French citzens of Quebec more rights, but failed epicly.
The British are Coming!
Paul Revre warns Samual Adams and John Hancock that the British are marching to lexington to arrest them.
Battle of Lexington and Concord
The first battle of the revoloutionary war, in an effort to find and destroy weapons and ammo in concord.
Olive Branch Petition
Second constitutional congress that held government-like power despite not being in full control.
Thomas Paine's Common Sense
An instant best selling writing peice that put all the blame on King George III.
Declaration of Independance
The document that officially seperated the colonies of the U.S and England.
American and French representatives sign two treaties in Paris: a Treaty of Amity and Commerce and a Treaty of Alliance.
-Was taught the importance of reason, science, and humanity
-Believed in a strong central government
-Though power should be divided.
Ratification of Constitution of the United States of America
Estates General convened for the first time in 174 years in France
Storming of the Bastille, prison (and armory) in Paris
National Constituent Assembly and French Declaration of the Rights of Man
Beheading of King Louis XVI
Slave rebellion in Saint Domingue
U.S. Bill of Rights ratified by states
French National Assembly gives citizenship to all free people of color in the colony of Saint Domingue
France declares war on Austria
France declares war on Great Britain
All slaves on Saint Domingue emancipated by the French revolutionary authorities to join the French army and fight against the British
Toussaint leads troops against the British
French colonial forces defeated by Toussaint
Toussaint negotiates peace with the British
War ends between Great Britain and France
Constitution for Haiti
General Leclerc sent by Napoleon to subdue colony and re-institute slavery
New declaration of war between Great Britain and France
French withdraw troops; Haitians declare independence
Napoleon crowns himself emperor of France
British end the slave trade
Declarations of self-government in most Latin American colonies
French expelled from Spain
Napoleon defeated and French empire reduced in Europe to France alone
French abolish slave trade
U.S. President Monroe declares doctrine against European interference with the new republics in the Americas, known as the Monroe Doctrine.