From Empire to Independence

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    Zenger Trial

    www.wikipedia.comhe was a defendant in a lanmark legal case,"laid the foundation for American press freedom
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    Fort Ticonderoga

    www.wikipedia.comLarge fort built by the Canadians and French during the Seven Years War. It was a strategic asset during the early American Revolutionary War.
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    Albany Congress

    www.wikipedia.comAmerican colonist recognized the common enemy and tryed to unify the colonist against french
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    seven years war

    www.wikipedia.comthe seven years war was a global military war, involving most of the great powers at the time,
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    Pontiac’s Rebellion

    www.wikipedia.comwar betweek british and indians, Native Americans were offended by the policies of British general Jeffrey Amherst
  • Sugar Act

    an act passed by Parliament of GreatBritain it was a revenue-raising act
  • Stamp Act

    www.wikipedia.commany legal documents had to be produced on special paper from london and the paper was taxed
  • Repeal of Stamp Act

    www.wikipedia.comthe colonist werent happy they didnt believe that GB should be able to tax them without proper representation
  • Declaratory Act

    www.wikipedia.coman act that gave parliament absolute power to make laws and taxes over the american colonies
  • Boston Massacre

    www.wikipedia.comBritish soldiers killed 5 civilians and angered the colonists in massachusetts
  • Tea Act

    Designed to reduce the surplus of tea from the East India Company. Also it attempted to undercut the price of smuggled tea.
  • Boston Tea Party

    www.wikipedia.comDestruction of tea by throwing over a million dollars worth into Massachutets Bay by the Sons of Liberty in rebellion of the Tea Act.
  • First Continental Congress Convention of delegates from 12 colonial colonies. Established in response to the Intolerable Acts. Called to consider resistance options against Britan.
  • Intolerable Acts

    In response to the Boston Tea Party in order to try and reverse the trend of colonial resistance. Important factor contributing to the American Revolution.
  • Lexington and Concord

    First battle of the American Revolution. It was a colonial victory that marked the start of the war. Fought by minutemen against british militia. Shot Heard Round the World.
  • Second Continental Congress

    www.wikipedia.comSucceded the first contintntal congress. Had delegates from all of the 13 colonies. Met to manage the colonial war effort against Britan and began to adopt a declaration of Independence.
  • Battle of bunker Hill

    www.wikipedia.comImportant battle in the American Revolution between the colonies and the British. The colonists learned of a British plan to occupy some hills. The colonists beat them to it and battle soon erupted.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    www.wikipedia.comAdopted by the continental congress. They tryed to avoid full blown war with Great Britan. It sought to confirm America loyal to Great Britan. It failed.
  • Common Sense

    www.wikipedia.compamphlet by Thomas Paine. Presented the Colonists with a suitable reason for their independence. Helped fuel the American Revolutionary desire. Enlightenment style philosophy.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Document signed and delivered to King George declaring their intentions for independence from Great Britan. 56 delegates signed the document. Considered to be a major statement about human rights.
  • Battle of Long Island

    First real major battle of the American Revolution. After a defeat of the British at the Siege of Boston G. Washington lead a defensive stand at the Harbor where he figured the British would seek to garisson.
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    Battle of Saratoga

    Decided the fate of British general John Burgoyne's Army in the American Revolution. Turning point in the war. Important in bringing France into the combat.
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    Valley Forge

    Site of a military camp during the American Revolutionary War. Was occupied by the American Contintental Amry. It was located in Pennsilvania.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Decisive victory lead by George Washington and some French troops. Resulted in the surrender of British general Cornwallis who was a very important British leader. Resulted in the slow decline in conflict between the contries by means of negotiation.
  • Treaty of Paris

    the treaty ended the American revolutionary war
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    George Washington

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    John Adams

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    Thomas Jefferson

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    James Madison

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    James Monroe

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    John Quincy Adams

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    Andrew Jackson

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    Martin Van buren

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    William Henry Harrison

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    John Tyler

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    James K. Polk