Nationalism during colonial america

British colonial America and The American reovolution

By joman
  • Founding of Jamestown

    Founding of Jamestown
    Founded by a group of British colonists in Virginia, this was the first permanent britsh settlment in the new world. Unfortunatly, the colonists were unprepared for the harsh climate and new diseases. the death rate was very high in the early years.
    Luckily, they found tobacco growing as a weed there, and this became a abundant cash crop. this is pretty much entirly what they based their colony and economy around. as they expanded their farms, slave labour came into play.
  • Plymouth landing

    Plymouth landing
    Colonists landed, and made a small Village, which was almost as successful as Virginan Jamestown. this was located just north of MA bay.
  • Massachusetts bay Colony formed

    Massachusetts bay Colony formed
    Led by John Wintrop, this colony was made up of Puritans seeking land and escaping religious criticism, as well as aplace to do gods bidding. It was very successful, and was a balance society.
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    Navigation Acts

    The British started to controll the colonial trade, and they also started to tax the colonists. The colonies were nto competing for profit, and the Brits started to slack off; this started Salutary Neglect.
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Bacon's Rebellion
    Bacon's Rebellin was a revolt of slaves that had been in Indentured servitude, and were not getting payed back. After rebelling for many a month, they finally rioted and burned Jamestown to the ground.
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    "7 Years war" or French and Indian War.

    This was a war between the Colonists and the French. The Iriquois conferderation joined the frech because they were in their territory for trade, not land.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    This was a document that ended the war. By this time, the french were pretty much out of the picture of North america. THIS WAS ALSO THE END OF SALUTARY NEGLECT.
  • Proclamation Line of 1763

    Proclamation Line of 1763
    This was a border along the edge of the 13 colonies that prohibited settlement in the Ohio territory. It was reinforced by 10,000 british soldiers. this made the Colonists unhappy, because they wantd that land!
  • Sugar Act of 1764

    Sugar Act of 1764
    This was an update of the Navigation acts, which reduced taxes on sugar and wine. But it was enforced this time
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    This was an act that the british put into play that forced Colonists to house Soldiers as an Indirect tax. this made colonists unhappy, because thay lost most of their privacy in the home.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    This was a British tax that was mainly to pay for soldiers. the act taxed most printed material, such as newspaper, cards, Magazines, etc. Colonists had to buy valid paper to make things. People didn't like it at all, and claimed they wanted representation if there was taxation.
  • Declaratory acts

    this declared the right of Parliament to legislate in all cases
  • Townshend Duties

    Townshend Duties
    This was a tax on colonial imports such as glass, paint, oil, lead, paper, and tea. It resulted in the colonists boycoting such goods. finally, the British repealed the tax, EXCEPT on tea, just to show they still had controll over the colonists.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    This was a casew where some colonists were taunting acouple british soldiers who were stationed in Boston by throwing snowballs. the Soldiers shot back, and soon a couple people were dead. the Colonists blew this out of proportion as propoganda.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    The British had started selling Tea for very cheap, but they put a 3 cent tax on it. The Colonists saw throuh this scheme, and revolted by boarding a ship in boston and dumping 2 million dollars worth of tea into the harbor. this was bad.
  • Coercive or "Intolerable" acts

    Coercive or "Intolerable" acts
    This was the Consequence of The Tea party. The Britsh dissolved the local government in boston, closed the harbor with a Naval blocade, and sent in more troops
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    This was a meeting of all of the colonies to form a continental congress. they met to talk about important issues of the day,as well as the idea of forming a government.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    These were the battles that started the American revolutionary war. British soldiers were sent to investigate stashed ammo, and the colonists were there to meet them.
  • Declaration of Independance signed

    Declaration of Independance signed
    The Declaration of Independance was written and signed by the continetal congress. The document stated the Independance of the 13 colonies from Britan. It was signed at the 2nd meeting of the continetal congress.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    On Christmas Day, General washington Crossed the Delaware and attacked a group of Un-prepared Hessians, (Hired german soldiers). The Colonial army won, which was a morale booster. they killed about 80 germans, and captured a larger bunch. this also showed the French and other people funding the war that they were still in it!
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    Continental army captured a buch of british soldiers. this help sway the french into giveing the colonies $.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The articles of confederation were ratified then. The document stated that it "gave legitimacy to the Continental Congress to direct the American Revolutionary War, conduct diplomacy with Europe and deal with territorial issues and Indian claims. " (wikipedia) it served as a prelimenary constitution.
  • US constitution

    US constitution
    Written by Thomas Jefferson. "It is the framework for the organization of the United States government and for the relationship of the federal government with the states, citizens, and all people within the United States"