APUSH Period 3

  • End of the French and Indian War

    End of the French and Indian War
    Britain gained enormous territorial gains in North America.
  • Pontiac's Rebellion

    Pontiac's Rebellion
    Led to the Proclamation line of 1763.
  • Paxton Boys attack Pennsylvania Indians

    Paxton Boys attack Pennsylvania Indians
    Highlighted the tension between frontiersman and Indians. Emphasized the need for westward expansion.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    Prohibited American colonists from settling west of the Appalachians.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Put a tax on sugar, molasses, coffee and other products. Prompted outrage in America.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    American colonists were required to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used. Led to further tension between Parliament and the colonists.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    Infuriated colonists and furthered the need for American Independence.
  • Treaty of Fort Stanwix

    Treaty of Fort Stanwix
    Peace treaty between the Americans and the Iroquois Indians. Americans gained some Indian territory.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    United the colonists against Britain -- precipitated the American Revolutionary War.
  • Somerset Decision

    Somerset Decision
    Helped launched abolitionism.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Furthered ill-will towards Britain. Led to the Intolerable Acts.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    Was designed to bail the British East India Company and to bring profit to Britain.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Was established to boycott British goods.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Led to the American Revolution because colonists felt that it violated their rights.
  • Battle at Bunker Hill

    Battle at Bunker Hill
    Although Britain beat the Americans, the colonial forces put a dent in the British Army.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    First battles of the Revolutionary War. Gave Americans confidence going into the war.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Managed the Colonial war effort.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Persuaded Americans into seeking American Independence.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Set forth principles of how life should be for American citizens. It also list the grievances against Britain and why Americans should be devoid British rule.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    Was a turning point in the war. Thousands of Hessians, British reinforcements, were captured.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    First written constitution in the U.S. Restricted federal power.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    Was a turning point in the American Revolutionary War. Showed that with foreign assistance (France), America could defeat Britain.
  • Treaty of Alliance

    Treaty of Alliance
    America and France formed an alliance against Britain in the American Revolutionary War. Caused mutual military assistance on both sides.
  • Lord Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington

    Lord Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington
    Ended the last major campaign of the American Revolutionary War.
  • Treaty of Paris (American Revolution)

    Treaty of Paris (American Revolution)
    Ended the American Revolutionary War.
  • Newburgh Conspiracy

    Newburgh Conspiracy
    Continental army officers challenged the authority of the Confederation Congress.
  • Annapolis Convention

    Annapolis Convention
    Colonies discussed the commercial problems under the Articles of Confederation.
  • Shays' Rebellion

    Shays' Rebellion
    Led to the writing of the Articles of Confederation.
  • The Federalist Papers published

    The Federalist Papers published
    Interpreted the intent of the U.S. Constitution.
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    Confronted the weak central government under the Articles of Confederation.
  • Northwest Ordinance

    Northwest Ordinance
    Led the basis of the government of the Northwest Territory.
  • Election (Inauguration) of George Washington

    Election (Inauguration) of George Washington
    George Washington took oath as the first President of the U.S.
  • Beginning of the French Revolution

    Beginning of the French Revolution
    Ended the French monarchy and led to the French Republic.
  • Hamilton's first Report on Public Credit

    Hamilton's first Report on Public Credit
    Called for payment in full of all government debt.
  • Bill of Rights ratified

    Bill of Rights ratified
    Defined citizens' rights under the newly established government under the Constitution.
  • First Bank of the United States Chartered

    First Bank of the United States Chartered
    Established to handle the large war debt.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    Federal government's first opportunity to establish authority by the military.
  • Hamilton's Report on Manufactures

    Hamilton's Report on Manufactures
    Promoted manufacturing to make America more independent.
  • Citizen Genet Affair

    Citizen Genet Affair
    Caused tension between colonists and Great Britain because France was seeking colonial help from the colonists to fight off Great Britain.
  • Battle of Fallen Timbers

    Battle of Fallen Timbers
    Led many Native tribal leaders into signing the Treaty of Greenville. A lot of Natives were forced to relinquish their land to the federal government and relocate to northwestern Ohio.
  • Jay's Treaty

    Jay's Treaty
    Britain removed troops from America's western frontiers and they examined debt owed to the U.S.
  • Pinckney's Treaty

    Pinckney's Treaty
    Established a diplomacy between the U.S. and Spain.
  • Treaty of Greenville

    Treaty of Greenville
    Ended the Northwest Indian War in the Ohio County.
  • Election of John Adams

    Election of John Adams
    First contested American presidential election. Only election that involved electing Vice President and President from opposing parties.
  • Quasi-War with France

    Quasi-War with France
    Grew out of the XYZ Affair and ended with Napoleon coming to power.
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    Alien and Sedition Acts
    Created new power to deport foreigners and made it harder for immigrants to vote.
  • XYZ Affair

    XYZ Affair
    Led to an undeclared war called the Quasi-War.
  • Election of Thomas Jefferson

    Election of Thomas Jefferson
    First time that power passed from one party to another -- Federalists to the Republican Thomas Jefferson.
  • Washington D.C. chosen as the capital

    Washington D.C. chosen as the capital
    Permanent center of government.
  • Judiciary Act of 1801

    Judiciary Act of 1801
    Reduced the size of Supreme Court justices from six to five.