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AP US History Colonial and Revolutionary Era

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    Colonial Era and Revolutionary Era

  • Founding Of Jamestown

    Founding Of Jamestown
    Jamestown was a settlement in the Colony of Virgina; also the first permenant English settlemement in the Americas. Jamestown was esablished by the Virgina Company of London.
  • Founding of Virgina House of Burgesses

    Founding of Virgina House of Burgesses
    Virgina House of Burgesses was the first legislative assembly of elected representatives in North America. The House was established by the Virginia Company.
  • Massachusetts Bay Founding

    Massachusetts Bay Founding
    Massachusetts Bay was an English settlement on the east coast of North America. It was founded by the owners of the Massachusetts Bay Company.
  • Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

    Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
    The Fundamental Orders were adopted by the Connecticut Colony council. The orders describe the government set up by the Connecticut River towns, setting its structure and powers.
  • Maryland Act Of Toleration

    Maryland Act Of Toleration
    Maryland Act of Toleration was a law mandating religious tolerance for Christians.
  • Halfway Covenant

    Halfway Covenant
    Halfway Covenant was a forn of partial membership created in New England; saying the children could either the could be full members or halfway members because the children couldn't have a say in their religon. It was promoted by a reverend who felt that people of the English colonies were drifting away from their original religous purpose.
  • King Phillip's War

    King Phillip's War
    King Phillip's War was a war between Native American inhabitants of present-day New England and English colonists and their Native American allies. The war is named after the main leader of the Native American side, Metacomet, known to the English as "King Philip"
  • Lieser's Rebellion

    Lieser's Rebellion
    Lieser's rebellion was an uprising in colonial New York, in which German American merchant and militia captain Jacob Leisler seized control of the colony's south.
  • Salem Witchcraft Trials

    Salem Witchcraft Trials
    A series of hearings and prosecutions of people who were accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts.
  • First Great Awakening

    First Great Awakening
    A Christian movement that swept the protesant religon and the american colonies. It left a permanent impact on American religon.
  • First Peter Zenger Trial

    First Peter Zenger Trial
    The Peter Zenger Trial was a trial in which established that truth is a defense against charges of libel. In late 1733, Zenger began printing The New York Weekly Journal to voice his opinions critical of the colonial governor William Cosby.
  • Stono Rebellion

    Stono Rebellion
    Stono Rebellion was a slave rebellion that happened in the colony of South Carolina. It was the largest slave uprising in the British mainland colonies prior to the American Revolution.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The war was fought between the colonies of Britian and France, with both sides supported by military goods from their parent countries of Great Britain and France.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The royal proclamation stated and forbade settlers from settling past a line drawn along the Appalachian Mountains
  • March of the Paxton Boys

    March of the Paxton Boys
    250 Paxton Boys marched to Philadelphia to present their grievances to the legislature.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was a direct tax by the British Parliament specifically on the colonies of British America, and it required that printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper produced in London, carrying a revenue.These printed materials were legal documents, magazines, newspapers and many other types of paper used throughout the colonies.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was where the British Army fired and killed 5 men and injured 6 others. British troops were sent into Massachusetts Bay. Ongoing tensons between the population and the troops a mob occured and the british fired into the crowd.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    After officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War.The battles marked the outbreak of open fire between Britain and its thirteen colonies.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    The Olive Branch Petition was adopted by the Continental Congress in a attempt to avoid a full-blown war between the Thirteen Colonies that the Congress represented, and Britain.
  • Comon Sense

    Comon Sense
    Common Sense was a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine;that inspired people in the Thirteen Colonies to declare and fight for independence from Great Britain.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Declaration of Independence is a statement adopted by the Continental Congress, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire.
  • Writing the AOC

    Writing the AOC
    The AOC was an agreement among the 13 founding states that established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution.
  • Writing of the Constitution

    Writing of the Constitution
    The constitution was written in 1787 during the Philadelphia Convention. After ratification in eleven states, its elected officers of government assembled in New York City, replacing the earlier Articles of Confederation government.
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Bacon's Rebellion
    Bacon's rebellion was an armed rebellion in 1676 by Virginia settlers led by young Nathaniel Bacon against the rule of Governor William Berkeley.