American Revolution

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  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Parliament passed the Stamp Act to raise money from the colonies. The tax was put on almost all printed materials.
  • Sons of Liberty

    Sons of Liberty
    The people were not happy with the Stamp Act, so they created a protest against it. They damaged the properties of the stamp tax collectors, and in the end, there were no tax collectors anymore.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Click Here! The colonists protested that the British were trying to trick them into paying the taxes for tea. The Patriots boarded British ships with tea and dumped all the tea into the harbor.
  • First Continental Congress Meets

    First Continental Congress Meets
    This was a meeting of delegates from twelve of thirteen states. It was for their response to the Passage of Coercive Acts by British Parliaments.
  • Battles of Lexington & Concord

    Battles of Lexington & Concord
    Click Here! The Redcoats marched into town at dawn. Hundreds of minutemen fired at the British and the British ended up fleeing to Boston.
  • Second Continental Congress Meets

    Second Continental Congress Meets
    In this meeting, they gave George Washington command of the Continental Army. Some members of Congress wanted to declare independence from Britain at this time, but they were not ready.
  • Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" Published

    Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" Published
    Click Here! This book was written in the colonies favor of independence. Similar ideas to the ones in this book, were later written into the declaration of independence.
  • Declaration of Indepedence Adopted

    Declaration of Indepedence Adopted
    The Declaration of Independence was mainly inspired by what Thomas Paine had written in "Common Sense." It was agreed by Congress that all are born with natural rights.
  • Articles of Confederation Created

    Articles of Confederation Created
    This was the first of the Constitution and was made after the Revolutionary War. It was created to avoid the monarchy that the states had dealt with when Britain was in control.
  • Treaty of Paris Signed

    Treaty of Paris Signed
    The Treaty of Paris ended the war victoriously for the British. They kept Canada, Florida, the Ohio River Valley, and the Great Lakes region.
  • Bill of Rights Adopted

    Bill of Rights Adopted
    The Bill of Rights was created for the Constitution to proclaim that people are free and have equal rights. Some members of the Congress did disagree, but apparently their opinions did not matter in the long run.
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    Townshend Act of 1767

    These are four different Acts passed by the British to exert authorities over the colonies. It was created to raise a revenue for an army in North America.
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    Constitutional Convention

    The purpose of the Constitutional Convention was to address the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation. It also designed a government with separate legislative, judicial, and executive branches.
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    Great Compromise

    The Great Compromise was brought about to explain how every state, big or small, would be treated the same. Every state was declared two senators each.
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    3/5 Compromise

    Slaves were a very common thing in this time, and not everyone believed that they should have any rights. This compromise eventually took place, and counted each vote from a slave as 3/5 of a vote; they were basically viewed as 3/5 of a person.