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American Revolution

  • French-Indian War (1756-1763)

    French-Indian War (1756-1763)
    War between France and England and because of said war England was in debt and began making the colonists pay taxes.
  • Navigation Acts (1763)

    Navigation Acts (1763)
    a series of laws passed by the British Parliament that placed restrictions on colonial trade
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    tax passed on anything printed on paper
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    A act that was passed that put tax on glass,lead,paper and tea
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was when 9 british soldiers fired shots at 5 unarmed civilians after they had harassed and thrown things at the soldiers
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The boston massacre was a political protest in boston by the sons of liberty,the people threw 342 chests of tea into the harbor
  • Intolerable Acts (aka Coercive Acts)

    Intolerable Acts (aka Coercive Acts)
    A set of four laws that were passed by the British Parliament to punish the colonist for the boston tea party
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    A act that was passed stating that the colonist had to house british soldiers in their homes
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    A letter that was sent to the king as a last resort to prevent war from being declared
  • Battle of Lexington & Concord

    Battle of Lexington & Concord
    These were the first battles of the American Revolution (The shot heard around the world)
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    A meeting from delegates from the 13 colonies that supported the american revolution
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Something Thomas Paine wrote that challenged the authority of the british government and the royal monarchy
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    A declaration that was signed by the 13 colonies that summarizes colonists motivations for seeking independence
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The nations first government
  • Daniel Shays’ Rebellion

    Daniel Shays’ Rebellion
    Shays' Rebellion was an armed uprising in Western Massachusetts and Worcester in response to a debt crisis among the citizens and in opposition to the state government's efforts to collect taxes on both people and their trades
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    A convention that was held to discuss how america was going to be run