Andrinah Sweet - The American Revolution

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    The french and Indian war (The Seven Years war)

    The French and Indian war was fought in the new world as well was the wold. Great Britain sent soldiers to the new world to protect the colonist during the war. However, This later become the reason Great Britain taxes the colonies. To get out debt from the war, their solution was t tax the colonies because in Great Britains eyes they sent the soldiers to protect them.
  • The procloamation of 1763

    The procloamation of 1763
    The proclamation of 1763 was when King George III would not allow the colonists to settle past the Appalachian mountains after winning the land in the French and Indian war. This was an attempt to stop spending as much defining the colonies and to avoid conflict with the native Americans.
  • The stamp act

    The stamp act
    The stamp act was the first tax Great Britain put on the colonies after the French and Indian war, or the seven years year. The stamp act was a tax on all official documents, dice, pamphlets, playing cards, etc.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    The Boston massacre was a very widely known altercation between the British colonists ad British soldiers and was used as propaganda in the civil war as well as during the American revolution. The colonist was throwing rocks and daring the soldiers to fire, eventually, a shot was fired and the soldiers shot at the colonist, thus, killing five(colonists).
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party occurred after the tea act in order to protest taxation in the colonies, as the tea act had been repealed prior to the event, but the colonist knew that Great Britain would replace the tax with a new one. the Sons of Liberty dressed up as Native Americans and threw millions of dollars of tea overboard.
  • The Midnight ride

    The Midnight ride
    Paul revere along the side of Samuel Prescot and William Dawes Jr. warned Adams and Handcock that the British were coming. Revere was caught and his horse was taken from him, however, by the time the British reached the arsenal in concord it had been mostly cleaned out.
  • The battle of Lexington and Concord

    The battle of Lexington and Concord
    "the shot heard around the world" had been fired, it was unclear who shot it but the war had begun. The battles took place when the British soldiers were going to get rid of the weapons arsenal in concord and receive one of the founding fathers from Lexington, which were mostly a failure. The Founding father escaped and there were only but a canon and some musket balls.
  • The Second Continental Congress

    The Second Continental Congress
    The Continental Congress was a meeting of delegates from all thirteen colonies that acted as the de facto government. These delegates did things like, issuing the Olive Branch petition that we did not want a war, however, we did want our rights observed
  • The battle of Bunker hill

    The battle of Bunker hill
    The battle of bunker hill or breed's hill gave the colonist a huge boost in winning the war. By standards back then they didn't win the battle however, the British soldier had a 40% death rate at this battle and the American colonist only lost because they ran out of ammunition and had to retreat. At one point the American colonist started shooting rocks and glass at the British soldiers.
  • The signing of the Declaration of Independence

    The signing of the Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was a document that listed American rights and grievances. This document was created at the second Centennial Congress and the three main authors are, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Benjamin Franklin. This also wanted to give more reasons for France and Spain to join the American colonist side of the war.
  • The battle of Saratoga

    The battle of Saratoga
    The battle was a major win for the American colonist. they defended General Burgoyne of the British army in New York. That lead to the French officially siding with the colonist to fight Great Britain.
  • The Articles of Confederation

    The Articles of Confederation
    The Articles of Confederation was the first Constustaion within America. It focused on a very weak central government and more powerful state governments. However, it was soon proven in shay's rebellion that the Articles f Confederation were too weak to be the main form of government in America.
  • The battle of Kings Mountain

    The battle of Kings Mountain
    This battle was fought between Major Ferguson's force and William Campbell's force. On king's mountain located in between the North and South Carolina. This battle was yet another turning point for the southern patriots when Ferguson's forces were made to retreat. When they were retreating 157 men were killed including Ferguson himself.
  • The battle of Yorktwon

    The battle of Yorktwon
    This battle served as the last major turning point in the American revolution. Cornwallis became trapped from Washington's while the french navy blocked off British ships from reaching him. This lead to his surrender to General Washington.
  • The Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris officially ended the American revolution. The signing of this treaty made Great Bristianrealize that the colonies were independent and they ceded the land west of the Appalachian to the American colonist.
  • The Land Ordinance of 1785

    The Land Ordinance of 1785
    The Land Ordinance of 1785 established how the land would be, measured and distributed after the American revolution The land gained was located in the North and West parts of the Ohio River Valley.
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    Shay rebellion

    Shay's rebellion was a series of violent attacks on government properties in Massachusetts. The attackers were small farmers who were outraged by crashing taxes. This rebellion showed that the Articles of Confederation were weak and the united stated needed a strong government,
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    After realizing how weak the Articles of Confederation were the Constitutional Convention met in PA to fix all issues that the government was experiencing . Thus ending with the constitution we know today with three branches, the Executive, Judicial, and Legislative. There are three different branches of government so that no branch grows too strong this is known as checks and balances.
  • Constitution Ratified

    Constitution Ratified
    Some states lie Rhode Island and North Carolina were hesitant to ratify the construction in fear that the government would have too much power. But, In 1788 New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the constitution, thus making it the government of the united states.
  • George Washington Elected First President

    George Washington Elected First President
    Goerge Washington was elected unanimously in the first presidential election of the United States of America. He remains to be the only present in the history of the united stated of American to be voted on unanimously with all electoral votes. Washington set standards for all USA presidents to uphold in the future.