French and indian war

French and Indian War

  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
  • Treaty of Paris 1763

    Treaty of Paris 1763
    -Britain won the French and Indian War, this treaty officially ended the war.
    - Britain clamied all land east of the Mississippi river.
    - This war was very costly for the British.
    - British colonist began to settle in the Ohio river valley, were the Native americans lived.
    - The Native Americans responded by attacking to British forts.
  • Proclamation of 1763 (Britain Prohibits Move)

    Proclamation of 1763 (Britain Prohibits Move)
    • Britsih did not allow colonist to settle west of the appalation mountains. -British sent troops out to prevent settlers from crossing the mountains, so they did not upset the indians. -The British goverment goverment was angry that the colonist did not want to pay for protection.
    • This was the first time that the colonist had felt hostility towards the British goverment.
  • Suger Act

    Suger Act
    -This act taxed suger and mollassus, any thing else sweet.
    -This slowly became a problem to the colonalist.
    -King Goerge set this law, to pay off the war.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    -Britain needed money to pay off the war so they made the stamp act.
    -This act taxed letters and what not, to have a stamp that had the tax they had payed.
    -This slowy became a problem because the coins they had to pay with, werent so common.
    -The colonist began organizing boycotts.
  • Writs of Assitance

    Writs of Assitance
    • The goverment got into peoples bussnies, because they passed Writs of Asitance.
    • This lead customs officers could search ships at will, looking for any smugled goods.
    • This lead only few affected, but it slowly lead into a problem for the colonist.
  • Townsheds Act

    Townsheds Act
    • Britain needed money for the war, It lead to the townsheds act.
    • This act taxed various household items.
    • The colonist boycotted.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    • Britain wanted to save money.
    • So they passed this act in which colonist had to provide food, and housing for the british soldiers.
    • The colonist hated it, but little could be done.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    • Colonist would always taunt the british soliders, which one day got out of hand.
    • A roit between the colonist and British soliders, had broke out.
    • Sam Adams used this opportunity to whip up anti-british feelins.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    • The colonist did not like the Tea act.
    • So they dumped 90,000 pnds. of tea into the boston harbor.
    • The goverment was angry so they created the intolerbole act.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    -British king needed money so they could pay of war,so they stopped the tea trade.
    -Samuel Adams started a drive to form committees of correspondence.
    -The result was the Boston Tea Party.
  • Inteolerble Act

    Inteolerble Act
    -This act ment the colonist could not hold town meetings, so the Port of Boston was closed.
    - This lead to the the first Continental Congress.
    - This made the colonies begin to unify.
  • First Coninental Congress Meets

    First Coninental Congress Meets
    • The first Continental Congress meetss in Philadelphia, all except Gorgea.
    • They decited to ban all trade with England, until Acts were repealed. -So each colony was called to began training troops.
  • Ft. Ticonderoga

    Ft. Ticonderoga
    -Benedict Arnold, led a portion of his militia across the half-mile width of Lake Champlain to the base of the fort.
    -the next morning his men rushed into the fort demanding its surrender.
    -Taken by surprise, the British surrendered.
  • Battles of Lexington

    Battles of Lexington
    • This battle were one of the first battles of the Revolution War.
    • April 19, 1775, 700 british troops march into Lexington, this is were the first shot of the war was shot. -"SHOT HEARD AROUND THE WORLD!" -This lead to battle of Concord.
  • 2nd Continental Congress

    2nd Continental Congress
    -Americans battled Britain in New york.
    - They all agreeded to form Continental Armyand Goerge Washington was chosen to be the leader.
    -This lead to Ft.Ticonderoga.
  • Battle of Concord

    Battle of Concord
    • British marched to Concord and destroyed milita supplies.
    • This battle was 4,000 mulita men vs. 700 troops.
    • This lead to the 2nd Continental of Congress.
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    -British drove the Americans from Charlestown peninsula it was with hard loss.
    - 2,400 British troops against 1,500 Americans.
    - This made the king extend the blockade, the mulita was able to push the British out of Boston.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    -Thomas Jeffeson was chosen to compose this document.
    - This document was written in 2 weeks,on 4th of July.
    -This document was based on the philosophyof John Adams, unalienable rights.
  • Battle of New York

    Battle of New York
    • All the fighting had shifted to the middle colonies, the British wanted to capture New York. -British attacked Washingtons army on long island and inflincted heavy causalities, Washington avoided capture and retreated into Pennsilvana.
    • The British occuped New York for the rest of the war.
  • Common Sence

    Common Sence
    -Thomas Paine wrote Common Sence. He was a englishman, he said to cut england trade off, others will trade.
    -Common Sence increased support for aerican independence.
    - This lead to the declaration of independence.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    -Goerge Washington launched a surprise attack, crossing the deleware river.
    -He captured over 800 hesian prisoners with-out losing one man.
    -This lead to the battle of Princeton.
  • Battle of Princeton

    Battle of Princeton
    -Washington captures another 300 british soliders at princeton, New Jersey.
    -This was only a month after the battle of trenton.
    -But soon after Washington lost a battle at Brandywine and Germantown.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    • British genral Burgoyne planned to cut off new england from the rest of the colonies. -Danial Mogan and the colonist had other ideas. -American genral Horatio Gates surrounded Burgoynes remaining forcesat saratoga. -Burgoyne surrendered his entire army to the americans. -Benjamin F. helped negotiate the Treaty of Alliance with France and Spain.
    • This battle was a major turning point.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    -Washington and his men spent long cold winters through 1777-1778 in valley forge pennsylvania.
    -The american troops were despate need of food and wam clothing.
    - French Volenteer Marquis d lafayette, hlpd donate mony and train the continental army.
    -Spanish Bernardo de galvez helped colonist by defeating the british in several battle in louisianna and flordia.
    -John Paul Jones steered his burning ship into british warship Serapis, shoughting "I have not yet begun to fight!"
  • Yorktown

    • Genral Lord Cornwallice moved his men to virgina and waited. -The time was right Washington to set the ultimate trap. Jame Armisead (a alave) was a double spy and gave Washington infromation. -Washington would lead a three week attack on the British.
    • He traped Cornwallice, they surrendered, and the americans won there Independence.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    • Great Britain reconized the United States as an independent nation. -United States gained all land east o Mississippi river.
    • U.S agreed to return all property taken from the loyalist.