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  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War was fought from 1754 to 1763. It was started by Gearge Washington in Ohio. This war stemmed out into a world-wide conflict that was called 'the Seven Years War.' British reinforcements and generals were sent to America because the French had been very successful at defending their frontier forts. Eventually, the British was able to win the war. The French flag flew over Canada for the last time.
  • Proclomation of 1763

    Proclomation of 1763
    It was established by the British government in London and it prohibited settling beyong the Appalachian Mountains. The colonists were angered by this proclomation and many still headed west, they did not want to be restrained.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Parliament passed this act in 1764, it was the first tax on the colonists. It taxed the sugar that was coming from the West Indies. This led to protests, and eventually the taxes were lowered.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    In 1765, George Grenville imposed a stamp tax on the colonies to raise revenues to support the new military force. This act mandated the use of 'stamped paper' or the affixing of stamps, certifying payment or tax.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    It was passed in 1765 and required certain colonies to provide food and quarters for the British troops.
  • Stamp Act Congress

    Stamp Act Congress
    They met in New York City with 27 delegates from nine colonies. The members drew up a statement of their rights and grievances and requested the king and Parliament to repeal the hated legislation. It had little effect, but broke barriers and helped toward colonial unity.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    It was an act that put a light tax on imported goods. Some of these goods were glass, lead, paper, paint, and tea. Charles Townshend said these taxes would be going to the salaries of those in America. But the colonists still smuggled. Act did not produce much revenew.
  • British Troops Occupy Boston

    British Troops Occupy Boston
    This is the first time troops were brought to the colonies and they were brought because of the Townshend Acts.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    There were 60 colonists and 10 redcoats involved. All day the colonists had provoked the soldiers and eventually someone screamed, 'FIRE,' and shots were fired into the crowd. There were 11 victims.
  • Townshend Acts repealed, except for tea tax

    Townshend Acts repealed, except for tea tax
    Since there was barely any profit, the Townshend Acts were repealed, except for the tax on tea.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    On this date the Dartmouth arrived in the Boston harbor with a cargo of Darjeeling tea. The Beaver and the Eleanor also arrived with more deliveries from the East India Company. The ships were boarded and 342 chests of tea were split open and thrown into the harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    In 1774 parliament passed a series of acts. They were branded in America as 'the massacre of American Liberty'. The most drastic act was the Boston Port Act.
  • Quebec Act

    Quebec Act
    It gave religious freedom to the 60,000 French. They were also allowed to keep their traditional customs like no trial by jury or to have a representative assembly. This boundary extended down to the Ohio River.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    It was held in Philadelphia, 12 out of the 13 colonies came, Georgia was the only colony to not go. There was 55 delegates and they met for 7 weeks. They didn't want Independence, but they wanted to reconcile their relationship with England. They wrote appeals to the king, colonists, and British people. But parliament rejected their petition.The militia in the colonies began to form and drill. They said they would meet the next year in May if necessary, but clash seemed imminent.
  • Battle of Concord

    Battle of Concord
    British troops went on to Concord after their easy victory at Lexington. But at Concord the Americans had heard the British were coming and had had time to get ready. The Americans forced the British to retreat. In this battle 70 'red coats' were killed and 230 were injured.
  • Battle of Lexington

    Battle of Lexington
    It was a brief squirmish between the British and colonists. The 'minuetemen' didn't disperse quick enough so it was and easy victory for the British. The British commander from Boston had come to seize the stored gunpowder. After the British's victory they went on to Concord.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    They sent an 'Olive Branch' petition to the King, which he rejected. The rejection made the Americans decide if they wanted to fight and become independent or submit to the British. They selected George Washington to be the head of the army.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The name of the hill was actually Breed's Hill and it overlooked Boston. The militia fought until their ammunition ran out. Even thought they were forced to abandon, this was a moral victory for the colonists.
  • Declatory Act

    Declatory Act
    In 1776 Parliament signed the Declaratory Act. It declared Parliament's authority over the colonies. It was reaffirming its rights to bind the colonies in all cases whatsoever.
  • Thomas Paine's Common Sense

    Thomas Paine's Common Sense
    The pamphlet was originally published anonymously and it was an instant best-seller in both the colonies and England. Soon after publication, the spirit of Paine's argument about breaking away from England and becoming independent.