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"From Empire to independence"

  • Zenger Trial

    Zenger Trial
    Zenger was a printer, the publisher of the New York Weekly Journal,but one day he got accused of printing comments that were critical of the British governor of New York.Zenger established an ongoing central tenet to defamation law: that truth is an absolute defense.He went to court, because he didn't think it was right to throw hem in jail.
  • Albany Congress

    Albany Congress
    The Albany Congress had been called by trade to deal with two pressing issues: grievances of the Iroquois against the colonies and the presence of hostile French forces and their Indian allies to the west of the English colonies.
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    Albany Congress

    It was held in a place where the settlers, officials, and native peoples had and would continue to come together to consider items of mutual concern. The plan was to plan to replace provincial Indian Commissioners with a Royal Superintendant of Indian Affairs. The meeting opened the inland community to the out side world.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
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    American forces under Greene and Commander-in-Chief George Washington pursued Cornwallis by land while French ships surrounded the bay of Yorktown. Faced with the prospect of no reinforcements, Cornwallis stood and fought. But the Americans won the battle and the war.
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    seven years war

    The Seven Years War has been described as the first global conflict in history. It engulfed the Euro-Atlantic world from 1756 to 1763, and engaged the energies of European cabinets as never before. More than previous conflicts, the Seven Years War involved a variety of approaches to war, and taxed the military, material and moral resources of the powers involved
  • pontiac's rebellion

    pontiac's rebellion
    The chief of the (pontiac's) and his warriors would gain access to the British fort at Detroit under the peace treaty, giving them an opportunity to seize forcibly the arsenal there. However, British Major Henry Gladwin learned the plot that the natives were planing to attak, so th pontiac's failed.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The act only affected merchants, because thy were the omly ones buying it.The tax increased taxes on coffee, indigo, and certain kinds of wine. It also banned importation of rum and French wines.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    All of these materials were required to have a stamp placed on them, in order to show that the tax had been paid. The stamp act affected every one in the colony, because the poorer got poor and the richer got richer; which caused a mod of poor people fighting over taxation law.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    English Puritans founded Boston in 1630.The colony had a Townsend act that would tax people on paper, glass, tea, ect.It affected everyone in the colony, because the people argued that the parliament had no right to tax heavly on goods that they had to import.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    The Declaratory Act asserted Britain's exclusive right to legislate on and tax its colonies.The Act was passed to regulate the behavior of the colonies.
  • Repeal of stamp Act

    Repeal of stamp Act
    The colonists didn't think they should have to pay for something they had been doing for free for many years, and they responded in force, with demonstrations.The Stamp Act Congress also gave the colonists a model for the Continental Congress.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The East Indian Company wasn't doing so well, and the British wanted to give it some more business, so they created a Tea Act that would only benefited the East India Company,by making American colonists buy no tea unless it came from that company.But the American colonists saw this law as yet another means of "taxation without representation" because it meant that they couldn't buy tea from anyone else.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was an example of how far Americans were willing to go to speak out for their freedom. People were angry and frustrated at a new tax on tea, American colonists calling themselves the Sons of Liberty and disguised as Mohawk Native Americans
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Intolerable Acts Series of laws sponsored by British Prime Minister Lord North and enacted in 1774 in response to the Boston Tea Party. The laws were these:
    Impartial Administration of Justice Act
    Massachusetts Bay Regulating Act
    Boston Port Act
    Quartering Act
    Quebec Act
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    The first Continental Congress

    The first Continental Congress met in Carpenter's Hall in Philadelphia, from September 5, to October 26, 1774.All of the colonies except Georgia sent delegates. These were elected by the people, by the colonial legislatures, or by the committees of correspondence of the respective colonies
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    The first shots starting the revolution were fired at Lexington, Massachusetts. On April 18, 1775, British General Thomas Gage sent 700 soldiers to destroy guns and ammunition the colonists had stored in the town of Concord, just outside of Boston. They also planned to arrest Samuel Adams and John Hancock, two of the key leaders of the patriot movement.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    In May 1775, with Redcoats once again storming Boston, the Second Continental Congress convened in Philadelphia.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill took place on June 17, 1775, mostly on and around Breed's Hill, during the Siege of Boston early in the American Revolutionary War. The battle is named after the adjacent Bunker Hill, which was peripherally involved in the battle and was the original objective of both colonial and British troops, and is occasionally referred to as the "Battle of Breed's Hill." <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bunker_Hill#Prelude_to_battle' >http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki
  • The Olive Branch PetitionJuly 5, 1775

    The Olive Branch PetitionJuly 5, 1775
    John Dickinson drafted the Olive Branch Petition, which was adopted by the Second Continental Congress on July 5 and submitted to King George on July 8, 1775. It was an attempt to assert the rights of the colonists while maintaining their loyalty to the British crown. King George refused to read the petition and on August 23 proclaimed that the colonists had "proceeded to open and avowed rebellion."
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    Fort Ticonderoga
    Fort Ticonderoga, formerly Fort Carillon, is a large 18th-century fort built by the Canadians and the French at a narrows near the south end of Lake Champlain in upstate New York in the United States. It was constructed by Canadien Michel Chartier de Lotbinière, Marquis de Lotbinière between 1754 and 1757 during the Seven Years' War, often referred to as the French and Indian War in the USA.
  • Common Sense by Thomas Paine

    Common Sense by Thomas Paine
    Published in 1776, Common Sense challenged the authority of the British government and the royal monarchy. The plain language that Paine used spoke to the common people of America and was the first work to openly ask for independence from Great Britain.
  • Virginia Declaration of Rights

    Virginia Declaration of Rights
    As passed, the Virginia Declaration was largely the work of George Mason; the committee and the Convention made some verbal changes and added Sections 10 and 14.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. John Adams had put forth a resolution earlier in the year,
  • Battle of long island

    Battle of long island
    Washington had built batteries on Manhattan and Long Island to prevent the British fleet penetrating past New York. Of his troops Washington had positioned facing the sea and inland, to defend the approach to Manhattan. This force was commanded by Major General Israel Putnam. Part of the American force held the fortified area along the coast while the main body had taken up positions along the high ground inland.The British drove the Americans from Brooklyn and forced them to evacuate New York.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    It was a Revorlutionary war,General John Burgoyne came up with a brilliant plan to take all of New York away from the Americans.It was a Revolutionary War, the General John Burgoyne came up with a brilliant plan to take all of New York away from the Americans.
  • Ratification of ARTICLES of confederation

    Ratification of ARTICLES of confederation
    <ahref='http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Articles_of_the_Confederacy' >Articles</a>Ratification was accompanied by a letter from Congress urging that the document be candidly reviewed under a sense of the difficulty of combining in one general system the various sentiments and interests of a continent divided into so many sovereign and independent communities, under a conviction of the absolute necessity of uniting all our councils and all our strength, to maintain and defend the common liberties.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    The site was a winter encampent of the Continental Army and The park commemorates the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation and honors the ability of citizens to pull together and overcome adversity during extraordinary times.
  • the paris peace traety

    the paris peace traety
    The treaty made the Brisish agreed to remove all of its troops from the new nation and set new borders for the United States, such as the Mississippi River and ect. The U.S. agreed to allow British troops still in America to leave and also agreed to pay all existing debts owed to Great Britain.
  • Treaty of Paris (1783)

    Treaty of Paris (1783)
    Treaty of Paris 1783The Treaty of Paris, signed on September 3, 1783, ended the American Revolutionary War between Great Britain on one side and the United States of America and its allies on the other.
  • Land Ordinance of 1785

    The Land Ordinance of 1785 was adopted by the United States Congress on May 20, 1785.
  • Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom

    Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom
    The Act for Establishing Religious Freedom, commonly known as the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, which the Virginia General Assembly passed on January 16, 1786, is one of the most important laws that the assembly ever adopted.
  • Northwest Ordinance of 1787

    Northwest Ordinance of 1787
    The Northwest Ordinance (formally An Ordinance for the Government of the Territory of the United States, North-West of the River Ohio, and also known as the Freedom Ordinance or "The Ordinance of 1787") was an act of the Congress of the Confederation of the United States, passed July 13, 1787.
  • Battle of YORKT

  • George Washington Inauguration

    George Washington Inauguration
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    George Washington took the oath as the first president of the United States. The oath was administered by Robert R. Livingston, the Chancellor of New York, on a second floor balcony of Federal Hall, above a crowd assembled in the streets to witness this historic event. President Washington and the members of Congress then retired to the Senate Chamber, where Washington delivered the first inaugural address to a