American Revolution

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  • Sons of Liberty

    Sons of Liberty
    The Sons of liberty played a major role in most colonies in battling the Stamp Act in 1765. [Click here if you wanna learn more] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sons_of_Liberty
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    Passed by the British Parliament, made it so that valuables brought into America had a tax on them
  • Boston Massacre

    British Army soldiers shot and killed several people while under harassment by a mob
  • Battles of Lexington & Concord

    Battles of Lexington & Concord
    the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. The battle was provoked by Gage who sent people to arrest Hancock & Adams & to steal the Patriots weapons.
  • Olive Branch Petition sent to England

    Olive Branch Petition sent to England
    Olive Branch Petition was appeased King George the third and prevent the conflict between the British government from escalating into a full blown war.
    [click here for more] https://historyofmassachusetts.org/what-was-the-olive-branch-petition/
  • Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" Published

    Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" Published
    A book that was written in plain English that demanded the British give America independence and judged the British Government & Royal Monarchy.
  • The Great Compromise

    The Great Compromise
    The Great Compromise was an agreement made between large states and small states populations that defined the structure of Congress and the number of representatives each state would have to Congress according to the United States Consitution.
    [click here for more] https://www.thoughtco.com/great-compromise-of-1787-3322289
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    The conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its power, that further declaratory and restrictive cloauses should be added.
    [Click here for more] https://www.aclu.org/united-states-bill-rights-first-10-amendments-constitution
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    Enlightenment

    a movement in Britain that caused the British to become smarter and have a better grasp on education.
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    French & Indian War

    The British suffered a series of defeats at the hands of the French and their broad network of Native American alliances.
    [Click here to learn more] https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-french-and-indian-war-ends
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    The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party happened because the American colonists believed Britain was unfairly taxing them to pay for expenses incurred during the French and Indian War. [Click here to learn more] https://www.bostonteapartyship.com/boston-tea-party-facts
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    First Continental Congress Meets

    after the intolerable acts of the British, colonists decided it was a good idea to have the state representatives meet up to talk about their issues and decide what to do.
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    Article of Confederation created

    The articles of Confederation created a national government composed of a congress, which had the power to declare war,appoint military officers, sign treaties, make alliances, appoint foreign ambassadors, and manage retaliations with Indians.
    [Click here for more] http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/disp_textbook.cfm?smtID=2&psid=3225
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    Battle of Yorktown

    British Troops had control over New York & the Americans wanted it back. The French & Americans won because the other side surrendered.