American Revolution

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    French & Idian War

    Know as " Seven Year' War". Fought mainly by the American colonies and New france. In 1756 this war escalated into a world wide conflict .
  • Sugar Act and Molasses Act

    Under the Molasses Act colonial merchants had been required to pay a taxt of 6 gold coins per gallon of molasses.But most of the merchants evade the taxes altogeher, but the taxes made English products cheaper than that from the French West Indies.
  • The Quartering Act 1765

    This Act foruced the american colonist to house and feed the british troops. Further inflamed the tenses between the Americans and Great britian.
  • Stamp Act of 1765

    This taxed every piece of paper that the colonies used at the time. Stamps had to be bought an stamped onto many goods. The money from the Act was used to help pay the cost of defending and protect american frontier. This act was mercantilism it took money from the flow of the economy to support the armies.
  • Tea Act of 1773

    This act was the final straw for boston. This act decreased the revenue of the American colonies. In Boston the Royal Governor was stubborn and would not let the ships leave port with all the tea in them also wouldn't allow the american colonies unload then ships.
  • Boston Tea Party

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    The American Revulotionary War

  • "Give me liberty or give me death"

    Patrick Henry made his "Give me liberty or give me death" in Richmond.
  • Olive branch petition

    The Olive Branch Petition was made by the continental congress to attempt to avoid an all out brawl with Great Britain. This petition was to fake out the British into thinking that the Americans were still loyal to them and to prevent the king from pushing any further conflict against the two.
  • "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine

    This work was written in plain language so the lower class americans could have read it. This book ask for independence from Great Britain.
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    Declaration of Independence

  • "The Crisis" By Thomas Paine

    The essays collected here constitute Paine's ongoing support for an independent and self-governing America through the many severe crises of the Revolutionary War. General Washington found the first essay so inspiring, he ordered that it be read to the troops at Valley Forge.
  • The battle of Yorktown

    After the french had help the American rebels force the British to surrender at Yorktown, Virginia, in 1779, the Americans won that battle but did no get their independence untill 1783