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American Revolution

  • The End of The French and Indian War (The Seven Years War)

    The End of The French and Indian War  (The Seven Years War)
    The French and Indian War was a war that took place in North America from 1756 to 1763, but spread to Europe two years later. The war started because of imperial struggle, a fight between the French & English over colonial territory and money. The British & French wanted to have more land and more war broke out. But finally the war ended on 02/10/1763 with the Treaty of Paris. Picture Source-
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act was an act that the British wanted to mercantilism to put taxes on wine, sugar, indigo, and so much more. The British did this because they wanted more money so they could protect their colonies. But many people were very upset with this and decided to boycott, hoping they would lower the prices. Picture Source-
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    In 1765 every newspaper, pamphlet, and other public and legal document had to have a stamp, or British seal on it. And stamps cost money. Many people thought that they did not have to pay for something that they have been doing for years and they started to fight back. After a long good fight, the British decided to stop the Stamp Act in March of 1766. Picture Source-
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    The Townshend Act was named after Charles Townshend, the British Chancellor of Exchequer (Treasurer). This act placed taxes on glass, paint, lead, paper, and tea. The reaction to this event where exactly the same as the Sugar and Stamp Act. Eventually the British took away the taxes on everything but tea. Picture Source-
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    On March 5, 1770, five American Colonists were killed by the British. Both the British and American colonists have different sides to the story that don't match each others. For example, the British say they were attacked with rocks, but really the British came an attacked the Americans. Picture Source-
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    With the new tea act in place, American colonist named The Sons of Liberty and disguised as Mohawk Native Americans went on three ships (The Dartmouth, The Eleanor, and The Beaver) and dumped 342 full crates of tea into the Boston Harbor on December 16, 1773. Later on many other colonies such as Maryland, New York, and New Jersey did the same thing and eventually tea was boycotted. Picture Source-
  • The Battle of Lexington and Concord

    The Battle of Lexington and Concord
    The Battle of Lexington and Concord was given the nickname "Shot Heard 'Round the World." Paul Revere alerted everybody that "The British is coming!" The British is coming!" But the American colonist won and the British retreated. Picture Source-
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill

    The Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill was a battle that the American colonists would get their own independence. The Battle was actually on the Breed's Hill. William Prescott told his men "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes." The first to marches up the hill for the British did not work, but the third time did and the British won. Picture Source-
  • George Washington was named Commander in Chief

    George Washington was named Commander in Chief
    George Washington fought for the British in the French and Indian War and a commanding officer in the Revolutionary War. But the Continental Congress decided to give the Commander in Chief role to George Washington. Everybody, and John Hancock thought that Washington could bring the colonines together as a whole. So for eight long years of war, Washington resigned Commander in Chieft on December 23, 1783.
  • Benedict Arnold's failed attack on Quebec

    Benedict Arnold's failed attack on Quebec
    Benedict Arnold and Richard Montgomery led a army of 1,200 American men and Canadian militia in a multi-pronged attack on the city. But when they went there was bad weather and it was bad timing. So Montgomery died and Arnold was wounded, and over 400 men were captured. So the attack was a not a big success. Picture Source-
  • Thomas Paine's, "Common Sense"

    Thomas Paine's, "Common Sense"
    In 1776, Thomas Paine published Common Sense. Common Sense challenged the law of the British government and royal monarchy. The way that Paine wrote Common Sense spoke to the people of America. Common Sense was the first piece of work that asked for the independence from Great Britain. Picture Source-
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was a document that stated the 13 American colonies were joined away from Great Britain. The document was written by Thomas Jefferson on July 4, 1776. Many colonist signed the document, like John Hancock, John Adams, and Samuel Adams. Great Britain did not take this too well and wanted to start a war. Picture Source-