French and indian war

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    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    Magba Carta
    Magna Carta is one of the most famous documents in the world.
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    French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    Was the North American theater of the worldwide Seven Years' War. The war was fought between the colonies of British America and New France, with both sides supported by military units from their parent countries of Great Britain and France, as well as Native American allies.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
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    The end of the French and Indian War in 1763 was a cause for great celebration in the colonies, for it removed several ominous barriers and opened up a host of new opportunities for the colonists. The French had effectively hemmed in the British settlers and had, from the perspective of the settlers, played the "Indians" against them.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
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    Under the Molasses Act colonial merchants had been required to pay a tax of six pence per gallon on the importation of foreign molasses. But because of corruption, they mostly evaded the taxes and undercut the intention of the tax — that the English product would be cheaper than that from the French West Indies.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Stamp Act The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament on March 22, 1765. The new tax was imposed on all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    Quartering Act Parliament passes the Quartering Act, outlining the locations and conditions in which British soldiers are to find room and board in the American colonies.
  • Formation of the Son of Liberty

    Formation of the Son of Liberty
    Sons of Liberty The Sons of Liberty was a secret organization that had its start in 1765 to protest and nullify the Stamp Act.
  • Declaration Act

    Declaration Act
    <ahref='' >Declaration Act</a> An act for the better securing the dependency of his Majesty's dominions in America upon the crown and parliament of Great Britain.
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    Townshend Act

    Townshend Acts
    Were a series of acts passed, beginning in 1767, by the Parliament of Great Britain relating to the British colonies in North America. The acts are named after Charles Townshend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who proposed the programme.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Boston Massacre
    The first British troops arrived in Boston in October 1768 and from then onwards there was continuous antagonism between the people of Boston and the those trying to enforce the King's rule.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    Tea Act
    Would launch the final spark to the revolutionary movement in Boston
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Boston Tes Party
    Was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, on December 16, 1773.
  • Coervice Act

    Coervice Act
    Coercive The Coercive Acts were a series of four acts established by the British government. The aim of the legislation was to restore order in Massachusetts and punish Bostonians for their Tea Party, in which members of the revolutionary-minded Sons of Liberty boarded three British tea ships in Boston Harbor and dumped 342 crates of tea nearly $1 million worth in today’s money into the water to protest the Tea Act.
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    1st Continental

    1st ContinentalThe first Continental Congress met in Carpenter's Hall in Philadelphia, from September 5, to October 26, 1774. Carpenter's Hall was also the seat of the Pennsylvania Congress. All of the colonies except Georgia sent delegates
  • Shot Heard Around World

    Shot Heard Around World
    Shot Heard Around the World The phrase is originally from the opening stanza of Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Concord Hymn" (1837), and referred to the first shot of the American Revolutionary War. According to Emerson's poem, this pivotal shot occurred at the North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts, where the first British soldiers killed in the battles of Lexington and Concord fell.
  • 2nd Continental Congress

    2nd Continental Congress
    2nd Continental Congress Was presided over by John Hancock, who replaced the ailing Peyton Randolph, and included some of the same delegates as the first, but with such notable additions as Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson.
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    Battle of Bunker Hill During the Siege of Boston in the early stages of the American Revolutionary War.
  • Publication of Common Sense

    Publication of Common Sense
    Publication of Common Sense Inspired people in the Thirteen Colonies to declare and fight for independence from Great Britain in the summer of 1776.
  • Independence Day

    Independence Day
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    It is the anniversary of the publication of the declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1776.
  • Battle Saratoga

    Battle Saratoga
    Battle SaratogaHere in the autumn of 1777 American forces met, defeated and forced a major British army to surrender
  • Artical of Conferderation

    Artical of Conferderation
    <ahref='' >Articles of Confederation</a> The Articles created a loose confederation of sovereign states and a weak central government, leaving most of the power with the state governments.
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    Valley Forge

    Valley Forge Was the military camp in southeastern Pennsylvania, approximately 20 miles (30 km) northwest of Philadelphia, where the American Continental Army spent the winter of 1777–1778 during the American Revolutionary War. Starvation, disease, malnutrition, and exposure killed over 2,500 American soldiers by the end of February 1778.
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    Shay Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    Was an armed uprising in Massachusetts during 1786 and 1787. Revolutionary War veteran Daniel Shays led four thousand rebels in rising up against perceived economic injustices by Massachusetts, and in a later attempt to capture the United States' national weapons arsenal at the U.S. Armory at Springfield
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    Constitutional Convention

    took place from May 25 to September 17, 1787 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to address problems in governing the United States of America, which had been operating under the Articles of Confederation following independence from Great Britain.
  • Great Compromise

    Great Compromise
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    According to Resolutions 3, 4, and 5, the general government shall have a bicameral legislative structure with neither branch elected by the states and with neither representing the states.
  • Constitution

    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
  • Federalist Paper

    Federalist Paper
    Federalist Papers
    Is a collection of 85 articles and essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay promoting the ratification of the United States Constitution.
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    Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    Was a tax protest in the United States beginning in 1791, during the presidency of George Washington. The so-called whiskey tax was the first tax imposed on a domestic product by the newly formed federal government. It became law in 1791, and was intended to generate revenue to help reduce the national debt