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American Revolution

  • king george

    king george
    King George III ascends to the throne of England.
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    American revolution

  • Treaty

    Treaty of Paris ends French and Indian War (1754-1763). Canada east of the Mississippi River added to the British empire.October 7: The Proclamation of 1763 issued by King George III after the end of the French and Indian War / Seven Years' War to organize the new North American empire and stabilize relations with Native Americans. No British settlements allowed west of the Appalachian mountains. Settlers already in these areas required to return east
  • the Sugar act

    the Sugar act
    The Sugar Act doubling the duties on foreign goods reshipped from England to the colonies. A court is established in Halifax, Nova Scotia with jurisdiction over all of the American colonies in trade matters.The Currency Act prohibiting the colonists from issuing any legal tender paper money.February: James Otis urges a united response to the recent acts imposed by England. The phrase "Taxation without Representation is Tyranny" is usually attributed to James Otis
  • the stamp act

    the stamp act
    March 22: The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament as a means to pay for British troops on the American frontier. Colonists violently protest the first direct tax on the American colonies. Americans were forced to pay tax directly to England. and not to their own local legislatures in America.
  • the quatering act

    the quatering act
    March 24: The Quartering Act required American colonists to house British troops and supply them with food.
  • stamp act enforce

    stamp act enforce
    1766 March 18. Stamp Act repealed - Ben Franklin argued for repeal and warned of a possible revolution in the American colonies if the Stamp Act was enforced by the British military
    March 18: Declaratory Act passed asserting the British right to make laws binding on the colonies.
  • enforce law

    enforce law
    October: Boston reinstates boycott of English luxury goods 1768 The Treaty of Fort Stanwix, the Treaty of Hard Labor (both 1768) and the Treaty of Lochaber (1770) opened much of what is now West Virginia and Kentucky to British settlement.
    October. British troops arrive in Boston to enforce customs laws.
  • the Coercive acts

    the Coercive acts
    September 5 - October 26: The First Continental Congress meets and declares its opposition to the Coercive Acts. The rights to "life, liberty and property" are asserted and delegates agree to a boycott English imports, place an embargo of exports to Britain and discontinue the slave trade.
  • boston tea party

    boston tea party
    December 16: The Boston Tea Party occurs when activists disguise themselves as Mohawk Indians then board the ships and dump all 342 containers of tea into the harbor. The Colonial activists were believed to be organized by Samuel Adams and the "Sons of Liberty" group. Samuel Adams then began to make his case for independence to John Adams, his second cousin, and a wealthy merchant named John Hancock.
    1774 March: The Coercive Acts (called Intolerable Acts by Americans) in response to the rebel
  • boxer rebellion

    boxer rebellion
    July 12 A huge British force under the command of General William Howe arrives in New York harbor to crush the rebellion.
  • American revolution ends

    American revolution ends
    January 14: The Treaty of Paris is ratified by Congress and the American Revolutionary War officially ends.