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  • End of the French and Indian War

    End of the French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War ended with the Treaty of Paris signed by Britain, France and Spain that created conflict that lead France to side with the Colonists during the Revolution.
  • Pontiac's Rebellion

    Pontiac's Rebellion
    A rebellion of remaining, unhappy Native Americans after their loss in the French and Indian war. Primarily around the Great Lakes, Illinois, and Ohio.
  • Paxton Boys attack Pennsylvania Indians

    Paxton Boys attack Pennsylvania Indians
    Attack lead by Pennsylvania settlers came with the Pontiac Rebellion and further grew tensions between the Natives and the Colonists.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    Contains laws passed after the French and Indian War so Britain could maintain hold on the Colonies as their resistance.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Passed by British government to raise revenue coming from the Colonies and created more resentment among the colonists toward Britain.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act imposed the first tax by British government of the Colonies and began the general distrust of Britain that lead to revolution
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    A series of laws passed by the British government that further grew the tensions between the Colonies and Britain.
  • Treaty of Fort Stanwix

    Treaty of Fort Stanwix
    The Treaty of Fort Stanwix was a treaty between Native Americans and Great Britain, signed in 1768 at Fort Stanwix, in present-day Rome, New York. It was negotiated between Sir William Johnson, his deputy George Croghan, and representatives of the Six Nations
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre negatively effected the Colonists relationship with Britain, making them wary of unfair taxation and British rule.
  • Somerset Decision

    Somerset Decision
    Trial that declared that chattel slavery was unsupported by the British government.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Protest cause by the Tea Act were colonist dumped chests of tea into the Boston Harbor to stand against the tea tax.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    This tax enacted by Britain was the last straw for the Colonists and drove them into protests and eventually a full blown revolution.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    This was the first assembly of congress members from the Colonies that lead to the drafting of the Declaration of Independence.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    These were a series of laws passed by the British government after the Boston Tea Party that punished all participants in the protest punishable by law.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    Though the Americans losing strategic positions, the battle was a morale booster for the Colonies and a wake-up call for the British, showing them that the upcoming war wouldn't be easily won.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    The battles were the first of the American Revolution and gave the Colonies the ability to prove that they could hold their own against the British.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    This was a meeting between delegates of the 13 colonies where the agreed to create a Continental Army to fight the Revolution.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    A pamphlet written by Thomas Paine advocating for the Independence of the Colonies that brought may people in to support the Revolution.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence created the ideal of the United States and democracy in the Colonies, giving them motivation to fight in the Revolution.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    Though the battle was small, it was an important victory for the Colonies, giving them the ability to take prisoners and get a leg up in the next battle.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    This battle was a turning point in the Revolutionary War where the Colonies became more offensive and the British became more defensive.
  • Treaty of Alliance

    Treaty of Alliance
    The treaty brought France into the Revolution, siding with the Colonies, to help fight for freedom.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    This was an agreement among the 13 original colonies and served as the first constitution.
  • Lord Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington

    Lord Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington
    This ended the Revolutionary War and began the process of independence for the Colonies.
  • Treaty of Paris (American Revolution)

    Treaty of Paris (American Revolution)
    The treaty ended the war between the Colonies and Britain, but tensions remained over other unresolved issues.
  • Newburgh Conspiracy

    Newburgh Conspiracy
    Said to be a planned military coup formed by the Continental Congress toward the end of the Revolutionary War that gave the colonies and advantage.
  • Annapolis Convention

    Annapolis Convention
    A conference with representatives from 5 states where they decided a better solution to the Colonies issues would be better solved by a meeting of all representatives, creating the idea for the Constitution.
  • Shays' Rebellion

    Shays' Rebellion
    An armed uprising in Massachusetts lead by a Revolutionary War veteran to protest against civil and economic injustices.
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    Leader discussed the weak points in the Articles of Confederation and created the Constitution
  • Northwest Ordinance

    Northwest Ordinance
    Adopted by the Second Continental Congress with the adoption of the Northwest Territory, which provided a method of admitting new states to the Union
  • Federalist Papers published

    Federalist Papers published
    A collection of 85 articles and essays written to support and promote the ratification of the US Constitution.
  • Beginning of the French Revolution

    Beginning of the French Revolution
    This created a hot topic of debate in the United States on if they should provide help to the French after they helped us in the Revolutionary War.
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    Alien and Sedition Acts
    A series of laws known collectively as the Alien and Sedition Acts were passed by the Federalist Congress in 1798 and signed into law by President Adams. These laws included new powers to deport foreigners as well as making it harder for new immigrants to vote
  • Election (Inauguration) of George Washington

    Election (Inauguration) of George Washington
    This event put the first president of the United States into power and set the newly free nation into its new government and leadership
  • Hamilton's First Report of Public Credit

    Hamilton's First Report of Public Credit
    This report called for payment in full on all government debts as the foundation for establishing government credit.
  • Washington D.C. chosen as the capital

    Washington D.C. chosen as the capital
    With a capital chose, the government was able to organize itself even further and created a new symbol of the American people and its government.
  • The First Bank of the United States Chartered

    The First Bank of the United States Chartered
    This set up the new banking system and currency methods for the new nation and acted as the first central bank in the United States
  • Hamilton's Report on Manufacturers

    Hamilton's Report on Manufacturers
    The Report on the Subject of Manufactures, generally referred to by its shortened title Report on Manufactures, is the third major report, and magnum opus, of American founding father and first U.S. Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    This was a protest against the taxes enacted after the Revolutionary War under George Washington's presidency.
  • Bill of Rights ratified

    Bill of Rights ratified
    The first 12 amendments that set the foundation and guaranteed new rights to the American people.
  • Citizen Genet Affair

    Citizen Genet Affair
    This incident precipitated by the military adventurism of Citizen Edmond-Charles Genêt, a minister to the United States dispatched by the revolutionary Girondist regime of the new French Republic, which at the time was at war with Great Britain and Spain.
  • Battle of Fallen Timbers

    Battle of Fallen Timbers
    This was the final battle of the Northwest Indian War, a struggle between Native American tribes affiliated with the Western Confederacy against the United States for control of the Northwest Territory
  • Jay's Treaty

    Jay's Treaty
    The Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation, Between His Britannic Majesty and the United States of America, commonly known as the Jay Treaty, and also as Jay's Treaty, was a 1795 treaty between the United States and Great Britain that averted war, resolved issues remaining since the Treaty of Paris of 1783
  • Pinckney's Treaty

    Pinckney's Treaty
    This agreement between the United States and Spain established the southern boarder of the U.S and gave tax-free deposit in New Orleans.
  • Treaty of Greenville

    Treaty of Greenville
    The Treaty of Greenville was signed in 1795 after the Battle of Fallen Timbers and ended the Northwest Indian War. The Native Americans lost land in the present day Ohio area to the American settlers.
  • Election of John Adams

    Election of John Adams
    This election ultimately led to the undeclared Quasi-War with France due to Adams' disagreement with their government when Napoleon came to power.
  • XYZ Affair

    XYZ Affair
    This was a political and diplomatic disagreement between the United States and Republican France that led to the undeclared Quasi- War
  • Quasi War with France

    Quasi War with France
    This was an undeclared naval war between the United States and France which grew from political disagreements and led to distrust in the president at the time, John Adams.
  • Election of John Adams

    Election of John Adams
    This election created the first political upset among parties, with a democratic-republican defeating a federalist.
  • Judiciary Act of 1800

    Judiciary Act of 1800
    This act shaped the Supreme Court system and helped build the new judiciary system in the United States.