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American History

  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation act of 1763 was a British established made in the Appalachian mountains at the Eastern continental divide. The colonists felt that the Proclamation laws was a plot to keep them under strict control of England and that the British wanted them east of the mountains. The boundary was meant to limit western expansion of the colonies into North America territories and to provide the British greater control of their colonies.
  • Sugar Act (Revenue act)

    Sugar Act (Revenue act)
    The sugar act cut the duty on foreign molasses from 6 to 3 pence per gallon. It also prohibited the importation of all foreign rum. When this happened, the colonists reacted with protest to these actions. The colonists had this reaction because it prohibited American Colonies from issuing their own currency.
  • Currency Act

    Currency Act
    The Currency Act prohibited the printing and issuance of paper money, by Colonial Legislatures. The colonists prohibited the issue of any new bills and reissue of existing currency. They made this act to protect British merchants and creations from depreciated colonial currency.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The stamp act imposed a tax on all of all paper and official documents in the Americans colonies. The act prohibited American colonies from issuing their own currency. The wanted to help replenish their finches after the costly Seven Years war with France. The colonists argued that there should be "No taxation without Representation"
  • The Quartering Act

    The Quartering Act
    The Quartering act stated that Great Britain would house its soldiers in American barracks and public houses. The act prohibited British soldiers from being quartered in private homes. The colonists resented and opposed the quartering act. it seemed to violate the Bill of Rights if 1689.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    Declaratory Act, declaration by the British Parliament that accompanied the repeal of the Stamp Act. It stated that the British Parliament's taxing authority was the same in America as in Great Britain
  • Townshed Revenue Act

    Townshed Revenue Act
    Taxes on glass, paint, oil, lead, paper, and tea were applied with the design of raising £40,000 a year for the administration of the colonies. The result was the resurrection of colonial hostilities created by the Stamp Act
  • Boston Massacre of 1770

    Boston Massacre of 1770
    Many young colonists and Hugh White were teasing eachother and it soon turned into a fight. After White shot one of the boys the colonists surrounded him and started to pelt objects at him. After that bells rung and people went into the town. The massacre begun then and many kills were made.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    The act granted the company the right to ship its tea directly to the colonies without first landing it in England, and to commission agents who would have the sole right to sell tea in the colonies.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a political protest that occurred on December 16, 1773, at Griffin's Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts. American colonists, frustrated and angry at Britain for imposing “taxation without representation,” dumped 342 chests of tea, imported by the British East India Company into the harbor.
  • The Intolerable Act

    The Intolerable Act
    The Intolerable Acts were a series of punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea Party. The laws aimed to punish Massachusetts colonists for their defiance in the Tea Party protest of the Tea Act, a tax measure enacted by Parliament in May 177
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. The battles were fought on April 19, 1775, in Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, within the towns of Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Menotomy, and Cambridge
  • Bunker Hill (Breeds Hill)

    Bunker Hill (Breeds Hill)
    The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought on June 17, 1775, during the Siege of Boston in the first stage of the American Revolutionary War. The battle is named after Bunker Hill in Charlestown, Massachusetts, which was peripherally involved in the battle.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The document that w and as announced and signed. It was also anncoundeld the seperation of the 13 colonies from great Britain. Most of the colonist weren't seeking for independence though.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    This battle was lead by George Washington and American won, Captured 900 germans, 22 died, and some were injured. This made Americans want to continue war and felt stronger.
  • Saratoga

    The Significance of this battle was that this battle was the turning point of the revolutionary war. It also led directly to the intervention of france on behalf of the american rebels.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    Was the last battle in the american revolution. the americans beat the british in this battle.
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    Abolitionism was the act to end slavery. The policy of abolition was especially ending slavery as an institution in the U.S. and emancipating African Americans. This was caused the most sectionalism because it was the basis of all the other sectionalism issues.
  • Treaty Of Paris

    Treaty Of Paris
    France surrenders land to Britain and Britain controlled to mississippi
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    Westward Expansion

    Westward expansion was a push and a belief of manifest destiny had pushed the pioneers of North America to the West Coast where they thought they could make up indian removal acts and settle for economics. This led to sectionalism between north and south because of the issue of the spread of slavery.
  • The 3/5ths Compromise

    The 3/5ths Compromise
    The Three-Fifths Compromise was reached among state delegates during the 1787 Constitutional Convention. It determined that three out of every five slaves was counted when determining a state's total population for legislative representation and taxation. he three-fifths compromise stated that for every five slaves in a state, three would be included in the population census. James Wilson and Roger Sherman first introduced the idea of the three-fifths compromise on June 11, 1787.
  • The Whiskey Rebellion

    The Whiskey Rebellion
    They highered the price of whiskey and people got mad and started to fight for it.
  • State Rights (Amendment 10)

    State Rights (Amendment 10)
    The tenth amendment states that powers that are not specifically given to the federal government nor withheld from the states reserved to those respective states or to the people at large. This means that this was nationalism because it was the souther states wanting more authority over the federal government.
  • XYZ Affair

    XYZ Affair
    France was attacking Americans ships as England did. The Americans were sent over to negotiate peace and the french sent over 3 people known as XYZ. They asked for money to and they ignored the americans. they were insulted and some wanted to go to war
  • Alein and Sedition Acts

    Alein and Sedition Acts
    American citizens were worried about European immigrants who might side with the french. in 1798 Congress passed the alien and sedition acts.
  • Virgina and Kentucky Resolutions

    Virgina and Kentucky Resolutions
    Democratic- Republicans thought that the alien and sedition acts were an abuse of power. The Kentucky resolution went so far to insist states could nullify laws that they found.
  • Embargo Act

    Embargo Act
    Prohibited american ships from leaving for any foregin destination. it also cuts off trade with the rest of the world.
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    Underground Railroad

    The Underground railroad was an escape route during the civil war. This gave back efforts to the enslaved African Americans people their freedom back. The Underground railroad was
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    The war of 1812 was fought by the united states and its allies against the united kingdom and it sallies in British north America.
  • McCulloch v.Maryland

    McCulloch v.Maryland
    This was a land mark U.S supreme court decision that defined the scope of the us congress
  • Compromise of 1820 (Missouri Compromise)

    Compromise of 1820 (Missouri Compromise)
    This was an admission that Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a non-slave state decided to balance between slave and free states in the nation. The solution to this was adding a compromise at 36°30° N. This was a sectionalism because this was in the Slave state section of the Missouri slave state.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    Warned European powers not to interfere with the western hemisphere.
  • Nat Turner's Rebellion

    Nat Turner's Rebellion
    Nat Turner's Rebellion was the lead to a new series of laws. This lead an end to slavery. Nat Turner was the leader of a violent enslaved people rebellion in Southampton County Virginia in 1831. Nat believed that he was sent form God to save his people from slavery. This was sectionalism because this sectional issue which divided the country into north and south to the extent that it led to the Civil War.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The acts allowed the admission of California as a "free state" provided for a government for Utah and New Mexico that made a boundary between Texas and the United States. This was called for the abolition of slave trade in Washington DC and amended the Fugitive Slave Act. This was sectionalism because the15 slave and 19 free states, resulting in political and economical power which favored in the north.
  • Fugitive Slave Law

    Fugitive Slave Law
    The fugitive slave law that was passed by congress which stated that for the capture and return of escaped enslaved persons to their owners. Runaway slaves was a issue for decades and was one of the disputes that led to the Civil War. This connected to sectionalism because it made sure that the slave states kept there slaves together .
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    The Kansas Nebraska act allowed the people of each territory to decide whether or not to allow slavery. Nebraska stayed fairly calm but Kansas did not. This was sectionalism because there was a divide between the people and slavery.
  • Secession

    Secession was becoming independent and no longer part of a country, area, or organization. This was caused the American Cilvil war because the southern states desire to preserve the institution of slavery. Secession was a form of nationalism.
  • emancipation proclamation

    emancipation proclamation
    The emancipation proclamation declared free only those slaves living in states not under Union control.