Chapter 3, Section 5 The American Revolution

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In History
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    Navigation Acts

    A set of acts that promoted English ships.
  • French and Indian War Ends

    French and Indian War Ends
    The Seven Year War was a war that lasted seven years where natives and the French fought the British. The British won.
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    Stamp Act

    These dates mark the day that this act was created and the day that it was repealed. The Stamp Act required colonists to pay a tax on stamped goods, mainly paper goods, to the British parliament. This Act was made by the British parliament for revenue purposes.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Harassed soldiers shot and killed civilians who were not armed.
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    Coercive/intolerable Acts

    The time it took to create the fully finished coercive acts, since the quartering act was created in 06/02/1774 To coercive acts were made to punish the colony Massachusetts for the Boston tea party, and to warn the other colonies that they could receive similar fates. It was an act of intimidation that only furthered the revolutions popularity.
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    Tea Act

    A tax on tea for the colonies. Surprisingly it was repealed long after the revolution ended due to the Statute Law Revision Act of 1861, which repealed laws that were no longer enforced. This included the tea act because Britain can’t tax a place they don’t own, especially considering that the colonies mentioned in the document don’t exist in 1861, it’s a whole new country. http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/1861/act/101/enacted/en/html
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston tea party was a protest that involved colonists dressing up as Indians and dumping tea into the Boston harbor as a way of fighting the tea tax.
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    First Continental Congress

    A meeting of delegates from 12 of the 13 colonies, Georgia was unavailable.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    The first military engagement of the revolutionary war.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    A convention where representatives of all 13 colonies talked about issues currently facing the colonies.
  • Declaration of Independence Adopted

    Declaration of Independence Adopted
    After sifting through various writings to tell everyone about how they feel and what they plan to do, Congress decided to use the Declaration of Independence to declare their independence to the world.
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    Battle of Saratoga

    2 decisive battles fourteen days apart that helped the colonies win the war.
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    Winter at Valley Forge

    A harsh winter and gunfire, that’s what valley forge was like. A harsh time for the underprepared colonists.
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    Battle of Yorktown

    A victory that helped the colonists win the final battle. This battle brought fame to Washington’s name.
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    The Writing of the Constitution

    A convention was held to write the constitution, for they needed all of the colonies to agree and unite underneath it.