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American Revolution

  • The end of the French and Indian War

    The end of the French and Indian War
    Most of the fighting between France and Britain in continental North America ended around 1760. The war in North America finaily ended when the Treaty of Pairs was signed on Febuary 10, 1763.
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    Events leading to the American Revoultion

    The end of the French and Indian war ant the Declaration of Independence.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    At the end of the French and Indian War in 1763 was a cause for great celebration in the colonies because it removed several barriers for the colonists. This would be an example of salutary neglect because the colonies are now able to make their own choices. As an affect of this the colonies are far away and hard to govern so they have more freedoms.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The Stamp act was Parliament's first serious attempt to assert governmental authority over the colonies. Great Britian was faced with a serious debt followed by the Seven Years War. Due to that english citizens were taxed and that caused a serious threat of revolt. The quote "no taxation without representation" is an example of virtual representation because the colonies have the right to repsentation. Picture
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a street fight between a patriot mob and British soldiers. It is said to have started with the colonists throwing sticks, stones, and snowballs at the British soldiers. Several of the colonists were killed and many were injured.
  • The Gaspee Affair

    The Gaspee Affair
    The HMS Gaspee was a British cargo ship and the captian was Lieutenant William Duddington. The ship was not suppose to carry foreign shipping between England and its colonies. While traveling on June 9, 1772 the ship ran aground in Warwick, Rhode Island. Shortly after that the ship was attacked, they took all of the cargo and torched the ship.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    The Tea Act was passes by parlement on May 10, 1776. The Act was not created for more taxes for the American colonies. It was designed to prop up the East India Company that was in debt with over eighteen million pounds of unsold tea. The unsold tea was shiped out to the colonies and sold at a bargain price. This is an example of Mercantilism because the colonies had to but the tea that England had bought and could not sell.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The first Continental Congress met in Carpenter's Hall in Philadelphia, from September 5, to October 26, 1774. Carpenter's Hall was also the seat of the Pennsylvania Congress. All of the colonies except Georgia sent delegates. These were elected by the people, by the colonial legislatures, or by the committees of correspondence of the respective colonies.
  • Minutemen

    The minutemen were in Massachusetts. They provided a highly mobile, rapidly deployed force that allowed the colonies to respond immediately to war threats, hence the name. The minutemen were among the first people to fight in the American Revolution.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    In May 1775, with Redcoats once again storming Boston, the Second Continental Congress convened in Philadelphia. When the Redcoats fired into the Boston crowd in 1775, the benefit of the doubt was granted.
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    On the night of June 16, 1775, a detail of American troops acting under orders from Artemas Ward moved out of their camp, carrying picks, shovels, and guns. They entrenched themselves on a rise located on Charleston Peninsula overlooking Boston. They were on the way to Bunker Hill.
  • The Virginia Declaration of Rights

    The Virginia Declaration of Rights
    The Virginia Declaration of Rights states that all men are by nature equally free and independent.
  • United States Declaration of Independence

    United States Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was a documnet adopted by Contential Congress on July 4, 1776. It stated that the thirteen American colonies will be independent states and no longer a part of the British Empire. Thomas Jefferson was coosen to write the original draft that congress would edit and make the final version of the Declaration of Independence.