Causes of American revolution

By paige06
  • Enlightenment

    Also known as the "Age of Reason" its know as the period of scientific, political and philosophical discourse that characterised European society. This was a time of huge in the way the people thought.
  • French & Indian War

    It was a fight that lasted for 7 years between Britain and France over New World territory. it ended in Britain's favor.
  • Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre was a deadly riot that occurred on March 5, 1770, on King Street in Boston. This conflict inspired anti-British sentiment and they decided to pave the way for the American Revolution.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a political protest. American colonists were frustrated and angry at Britain for imposing "taxation without representation" and dumped 342 chests of tea, imported by the British east India company.
  • Sons of Liberty

    The Sons of Liberty were a well-organized Patriot paramilitary political organization it was established to undermine British rule in colonial America and was influential in organizing and carrying out the Boston Tea Party.
  • Intolerable Acts (Coercive Acts)

    These were a series of 4 laws passed by the British Parliament to punish the colony of Massachusetts bay just for the Boston tea party.
  • Battles of Lexington & Concord

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord fought on April 19, 1775, kicked off the American Revolutionary War. The British attacked the patriots.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    The Battle of Yorktown had proved to be a decisive engagement of the American Revolution. The British surrendered in the end and because of that, the British ruled in the colonies and then started the beginning of a new nation, the United States of America.
  • Treaty of Paris signed

    This treaty was signed on September 3, 1783, between the American colonies and Great Britain it ended the American Revolution and formally recognized the United States as an independent nation.
  • 3/5 Compromise

    the compromise agreement between delegates from the Northern and the Southern states at the United States Constitutional Convention. That 3/5 would be counted for determining direct taxation and representation in the House of Representatives.
  • Constitutional Convention

    The point of the event was decide how America was going to be governed. Men like James Madison and Alexander Hamilton wanted to create a new government rather than fix the existing one. The delegates elected George Washington to preside over the Convention.
  • Constitution is ratified

    The Constitution became the official framework of the government of the United States of America when New Hampshire became the ninth of 13 states to sign it.
  • Bill of Rights adopted

    Bill of Rights adopted
    James Madison and other supporters of the Consitution thought that a part of the bill of rights wasn't necessary. "Government can only exert the powers specified by the Constitution." So the people agreed to add amendments.
  • Great Compromise

    The so-called Great Compromise provided a dual system of congressional representation. In the House of Representatives, each of the states would be assigned a number of seats according to each population.