History

American Revolutionary - Anderson

  • End of the French and Indian War

    End of the French and Indian War
    The Treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian War. The
    French received all land from the Mississippi River west, while the British received all land from the Mississippi River east
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    Raising duties on foreign refined sugar imported by the colonies so as to give British sugar growers in the West Indies
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    was imposed on all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used
  • The Townshend Act

    The Townshend Act
    The Townshend Act was to tax imported goods, before they came to the colonies and they placed new taxes and took away some freedoms from the colonists
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a street fight between a "patriot" mob, throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    Imposed no new taxes on the American colonies. The tax on tea had existed since the passing of the 1767 Townshend Revenue Act
  • The Intolerable Act

    The Intolerable Act
    Designed to punish the Massachusetts colonists for the Boston Tea Party
  • The battle of Bunker Hill

    The battle of Bunker Hill
    William Prescott set up posts on Bunker Hill and Breed’s Hill across from the harbor from Boston to have battle with the British
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    This document stated that the American colonies would no longer be a part of Great Britain and that they would form their own country.
  • Battle of Trent

    Battle of Trent
    The surprise victory at Trenton was important to the American cause for several reasons, for the first time, Washington's forces had defeated a regular army in the field.
  • Manumission

    Manumission is to release somebody from slavery
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The Battle of Saratoga was a turning point in the American Revolution. It gave the Patriots a major morale boost and persuaded the French, Spanish and Dutch to join their cause against a mutual rival.
  • State Constitutions

    the biggest part of the state constitutions is devoted to powers of the number of the general powers of the State government
  • Howe Captures Philadelphia

    Howe Captures Philadelphia
    The British won Philadelphia because George Washington and the Loyalist was forced to retreat because they had no more army defending Philadelphia
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    Articles of Confederation was an agreement among the 13 original states of the United States of America that served as its first constitution.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    The severe winter of 1778 proved to be a great trial for the American army, and of the 11,000 soldiers stationed at Valley Forge, hundreds died from disease. The suffering troops were held together by loyalty to the Patriots cause and to General Washington, who stayed with his men.
  • Congress prohibits enslaved people imported to the US

    Congress prohibits enslaved people imported to the US
    This was done for a variety of economic, political, and moral reasons depending on the state. The slave trade was later reopened in South Carolina and Georgia.
  • Spain Declares war on Great Britain

     Spain Declares war on Great Britain
    Spain declares war on Great Britain, creating a de facto alliance with the Americans. Spain's King Charles III would not consent to a treaty of alliance with the United States
  • John Paul Jones & Serapis

    John Paul Jones & Serapis
    When the American Revolution broke out, Jones sided with the colonists and joined the Continental Navy, with his greatest victory coming from his against-all-odds defeat of the British warship Serapis in 1779. After the Continental Navy disbanded, Jones found his way to Paris where he died in 1792
  • British forces capture Charles Town

    British forces capture Charles Town
    The 1780 siege of Charleston was a decisive success for the British during the War of the American Revolution as they shifted their strategy.
  • British surrender at Yorktown

    British surrender at Yorktown
    British was lacking the financial resources to raise a new army, the British government appealed to the Americans for peace.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris was the official peace treaty between the United States and Britain that ended the American Revolutionary War.
  • Spain closes lower Mississippi River to American Western Settlers

     Spain closes lower Mississippi River to American Western Settlers
    The treaty provided that the Mississippi River was the western boundary of the United States and also guaranteed Americans the right of free navigation. In June 1784 Spain closed the navigation of the Mississippi to Americans. Westerners were outraged and threatened war against Spain.
  • The Ordinance of 1785

    The Ordinance of 1785
    The Land Ordinance of 1785 was adopted by the United States Congress of the Confederation on May 20, 1785. The Ordinance laid the foundations of land policy until passage of the Homestead Act of 1862.
  • The NorthWest Ordinance

    The NorthWest Ordinance
    The Northwest Ordinance enacted July 13, 1787, was an organic act of the Congress of the Confederation of the United States.
  • Convention

    Convention is an agreement between countries covering particular matters, especially one less formal than a treaty
  • Shays Rebellion

    Shays Rebellion
    The fight took place mostly in and around Springfield during 1786 and 1787. The state government's increased efforts to collect taxes both on individuals and their trades.
  • Signing of the Constitution

    The Constitution was signed at the Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when 39 delegates to the Constitution Convention, representing 12 states, endorsed the Constitution created during the four month long convention.
  • Delaware first state to approve Constitution

    Delaware was the first to ratify the Constitution because it was small lacked population, land, and a major economic hub.they also had a large coastline, but they did not have enough military power to protect themselves from a naval attack on their shores.
  • New Hampshire ratifies Constitution

    New Hampshire was the ninth state to ratify and when they ratified it then the constitution was officially in effect that is why it was important for New Hampshire approving the constitution.
  • Plans for first Fed. Tax

    Plans for first Fed. Tax
  • Land Act of 1800

    Land Act of 1800
    Under this law, people had the opportunity to buy land in the Northwest Territory directly from the federal government. Land Act stated that people had to purchase at least 320 acres of land for a minimum of two dollars per acre.