american revolution

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In History
  • Enlightenment

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    Known as the age of reason, it was a philosophical movement that took place primarily in Europe. Historians disagree on precisely when the Enlightenment began.
  • Stamp Act of 1765

    Stamp Act of 1765
    Was a law passed by parliament taxing all paper used printed materials.
  • Boston Masssacre

    Boston Masssacre
    the Boston Massacre was on kings street. the street brawl began between american colonist and and lone British soldier, but was quickly escalated into a chaotic , bloody slaughter.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
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    The colonist were mad because the British added tax to tea. So they threw 92,000 pounds into the Boston Harbor
  • Sons of liberty

    Sons of liberty
    click here The sons of liberty was established to undermine British rule in colonial America and was influential in organizing and carrying out the Boston Tea Party. Nobody knows who actually created and founded it.
  • Treaty of Paris signed

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    During the talks Franklin demanded that Britain hand over Canada to the United States. This did not come to pass, but America did gain enough new territory south of the Canadian border to double its size.
  • The Great Compromise

    The Great Compromise
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    heated debate between larger and smaller states over their representation in the newly proposed Senate. The larger states believed that representation should be based proportionally on the contribution each state made to the nation’s finances and defense.
  • constitution is ratified

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    A majority of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention approved the documents over which they had labored since May. The Constitution had been produced in strictest secrecy during the Philadelphia convention.
  • bill of rights adopted

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    James Madison proposed the U.S. Bill of Rights. United States Bill of Rights plays a central role in American law and government, and remains a fundamental symbol of the freedoms and culture of the nation.
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    French and Indian war

    The war lasted seven years, and ended with a treaty. this war later brought the american revolution.
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    Townshend act of 1767

    were serious laws passed by the british government on the american colonies.
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    Battle of Yorktown

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    George Washington and French General Comte De Rochambeau captured two British defenses and lead them to surrender The British began peace negotiations shortly after the American victory of the Battle of Yorktown.
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    constitutional convention

    was held to address the problems of the weak central government that existed under the articals of confederation.
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    3/5 compromise

    the 3/5 compromise was an agreement to count 3/5s of a states slaves in apportioning representatives ,presidential electors ,and direct taxes .