American Revolution

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  • Stamp Act of 1765

    Stamp Act of 1765
    British Parliament in 1765 that exacted revenue from the American colonies by imposing a stamp duty on newspapers and legal and commercial documents. Colonial opposition led to the act's repeal in 1766 and helped encourage the revolutionary movement against the Crown.
  • Sons Of Liberty

    Sons Of Liberty
    The Sons of Liberty was a secret organization that was created in the Thirteen American Colonies to advance the rights of the European colonists and to fight taxation by the British government. It played a major role in most colonies in battling the Stamp Act in 1765
  • Townshend act

    Townshend act
    The Townshend Acts were a series of laws passed by the British government on the American colonies in 1767. They placed new taxes and took away some freedoms from the colonists including the following,New taxes on imports of paper, paint, lead, glass, and tea, Established an American Customs Board in Boston to collect taxes, Set up new courts in America to prosecute smugglers (without using a local jury), Gave British officials the right to search colonists' houses and businesses.
  • Boston Tea party

    Boston Tea party
    The Boston Tea Party took place on December 16, 1773. The Boston Tea Party happened in 3 British ships in the Boston Harbor.
  • First Continental Congress Meet

    First Continental Congress Meet
    Delegates from each of the 13 colonies except for Georgia met in Philadelphia as the First Continental Congress to organize colonial resistance to Parliament's Coercive Acts.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    The first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War.
  • Olive Branch Petition sent to England

    Olive Branch Petition sent to England
    The Olive Branch Petition was a final attempt by the colonists to avoid going to war with Britain during the American Revolution.
  • Thomas Plains Common Sense published

    Thomas Plains Common Sense published
    Common Sense, setting forth his arguments in favor of American independence
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The siege of Yorktown, also known as the Battle of Yorktown, the surrender at Yorktown, German Battle or the siege of Little York.
  • Treaty of Paris sighed

    Treaty of Paris sighed
    The Treaty of Paris, signed in Paris by representatives of King George III of Great Britain and representatives of the United States of America on September 3, 1783, ended the American Revolutionary War.
  • Articles of Confederation created

    Articles of Confederation created
    The Articles created a loose confederation of sovereign states and a weak central government, leaving most of the power with the state governments.
  • Great Compromise

    Great Compromise
    The Great Compromise, also known as the Connecticut Compromise, the Great Compromise of 1787, or the Sherman Compromise, was an agreement made between large and small states which partly defined the representation each state would have under the United States Constitution, as well as in legislature.
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    Members of a constitutional convention are often, though not necessarily or entirely, elected by popular vote.
  • Bill of Rights adopted

    Bill of Rights adopted
    Congress transmitted to the state Legislatures twelve proposed amendments to the Constitution. Numbers three through twelve were adopted by the states to become the United States (U.S.) Bill of Rights, effective December 15, 1791.
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    The Enlightenment

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    The Age of Reason, was a philosophical movement that took place primarily in Europe and, in North America. Its participants thought they were illuminating human intellect and culture after the dark Middle Ages.
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    French and Indian war

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    The French and Indian War was the North American conflict in a larger imperial war between Great Britain and France known as the Seven Years’ War. The war provided Great Britain enormous territorial gains in North America, but disputes over subsequent frontier policy and paying the war’s expenses led to colonial discontent, and ultimately to the American Revolution.