ap us history colonial and revolutionary era.

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  • founding of jamestown

    Jamestown was a settlement in the Colony of Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. Established by the Virginia Company of London as "James Fort" on May 24, 1607. it followed several earlier failed attempts.
  • massachusetts bay founded

    john winthrop founded mass bay along with non separatist puritains, they sought freedom of religion. the economy of mass bay was based largely on fishing, and ship building.
  • fundamental orders of connecticut

    This document called for an assembly of elected representatives from each town to make laws. It also called for the popular election of a governor and judges. it was the first written constitution
  • founding of the virginia house of burgesses

    The House of Burgesses was an assembly of elected representatives from Virginia that met from 1643 to 1776
  • maryland act of toleration

    This was a law mandating religious tolerance against all Christians.Passed in 1649 by the local representative government of Maryland.Lord Baltimore wanted to purchase toleration for his worshippers. The Protestants were opposed to this and they threatened to overpower the Catholics and place severe restrictions on them. (England). Because of this, the Catholics of Maryland threw their support behind the famed Act of Toleration.
  • halfway covenant

    a form of partial church membership created by New England Puritans in 1662. It was promoted in particular by the Reverend Solomon Stoddard, who felt that the people of the English colonies were drifting away from their original religious purpose. First-generation settlers were beginning to die out, while their children and grandchildren often expressed less religious piety, and more desire for material wealth. provided a partial church membership for the children and grandchildren of church mem
  • bacon's rebellion

    In 1676, Nathaniel Bacon, a Virginia planter, led a group of 300 settlers in a war against the local Native Americans. When Virginia's royal governor questioned Bacon's actions, Bacon and his men looted and burned Jamestown. Bacon's Rebellion manifested the increasing hostility between the poor and wealthy in the Chesapeake region.
    it led to the use of african american slaves instead of indentured servitude.
  • king philip's war

    1675 - A series of battles in New Hampshire between the colonists and the Wompanoags, led by Metacom, a chief also known as King Philip. The war was started when the Massachusetts government tried to assert court jurisdiction over the local Indians. The colonists won with the help of the Mohawks, and this victory opened up additional Indian lands for expansion.
  • leisler's rebellion

    the period from 1689-1691 named for New Yorker Jacob Leisler, an ardent Protestant who revolted against the colonial authority of English King James II after learning of the 1688 Glorious Revolution across the Atlantic. Leisler had expected good will from the new king, William of Orange, but instead found himself accused of unlawfully usurping power and was executed once the newly appointed governor arrived.
  • salem witch trials

    series of hearings before local magistrates followed by county court trials to prosecute people accused of witchcraft in Essex, Suffolk, and Middlesex Counties of colonial Massachusetts, between February 1692 and May 1693. Over 150 people were arrested and imprisoned, with even more accused who were not formally pursued by the authorities. The two courts convicted twenty-nine people of the capital felony of witchcraft. Nineteen of the accused, fourteen women and five men, were hanged.
  • first great awakening

    The First Great Awakening was a time of religious fervor during the 1730s and 1740s. The movement arose in reaction to the rise of skepticism and the waning of religious faith brought about by the Enlightenment. Protestant ministers held revivals throughout the English colonies in America, stressing the need for individuals to repent and urging a personal understanding of truth.
  • stono rebellion

    Early on the morning of Sunday, September 9, 1739, 20 black slaves met in secret near the Stono River in South Carolina to plan their escape to freedom. Minutes later, they burst into Hutcheson's store at Stono's bridge, killed the two storekeepers, and stole the guns and powder inside.
    The group of slaves grew in number as they headed south. Stono's Rebellion, the largest slave uprising in the Colonies prior to the American Revolution, was under way.
  • john peter zenger trial

    First freedom of Speech proceedings, Zenger gets off the hook for writing unflattering things about the royal governor, William Crosby.
  • french and indian war

    (1754-1763) was the North American chapter of the Seven Years War. The name refers to the two main enemies of the British: the royal French forces and the various American Indian forces allied with them.
  • proclimation of 1763

    issued October 7, 1763 by King George III following Great Britain's acquisition of French territory in North America after the end of the French and Indian War/Seven Years' War. The purpose of the proclamation was to establish Britain's vast new North American empire, and to stabilize relations with Native Americans through regulation of trade, settlement, and land purchases on the western frontier. The Proclamation in essence forbade colonists of the thirteen colonies from settling or buying la
  • march of paxton boys

  • stamp act

    first direct tax on the colonies imposed by britain, it taxed all paper and led to non importation agreements among the colonies.
  • boston massacre

    In March 1770, a crowd of colonists protested against British customs agents and the presence of British troops in Boston. Violence flared and five colonists were killed.
  • boston tea party

    Boston patriots organized the Boston Tea Party to protest the 1773 Tea Act. In December 1773, Samuel Adams warned Boston residents of the consequences of the Tea Act. Boston was boycotting the tea in protest of the Tea Act and would not let the ships bring the tea ashore. Finally, on the night of December 16, 1773, colonials disguised as Indians boarded the ships and threw the tea overboard.
  • lexington and concord

    The battles of Lexington and Concord initiated the Revolutionary War between the American colonists and the British. British governor Thomas Gage sent troops to Concord to stop the colonists who were loading arms. The next day, on April 19, 1775, the first shots were fired in Lexington, starting the war. The battles resulted in a British retreat to Boston
  • olive branch petition

  • declarltion of independence

  • publishing of common sense

  • writing of the AOC

    Adopted in 1777 during the Revolutionary War, the Articles established the United States of America. The Articles granted limited powers to the central government, reserving most powers for the states. The result was a poorly defined national state that couldn't govern the country's finances or maintain stability. The Constitution replaced them in 1789
  • writing of the constitution

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