From Empire to Independence

By hodgec4
  • Zenger Trial

    was a German-American printer, publisher, editor and journalist in New York City. He was a defendant in a landmark legal case in American jurisprudence that determined that truth was a defense against charges of libel and "laid the foundation for American press freedom."
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    Seven year war

    Called the French and indian war. Battle starts at Fort Necessity, but isn't fought thier all seven years.
  • Albany Congress

    Albany Congress
    Was a meeting of representatives from seven of the thirteen colonies. They met daily from june 19- july 11. In order to discuss better relations with the indian tribes and defense against thr french.
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    Fort Ticonderoga
    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.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    It ended the Seven Years' War, known as the French and Indian War. The Treaty was made possible by the British victory over France and Spain, and marked the beginning of an era of British dominance outside Europe.[
  • Pontiac's Rebellion

    Pontiac's Rebellion
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Was a revenue-raising act passed by the Parliament of Great Britain. It made molasses cheaper but the price of sugar was increased.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    An act that placed taxes on all paper products that required a royal seal.
  • Repeal of Stamp Act

    Repeal of Stamp Act
    Parliment got rid of the stamp act due to the colonist reaction of boycotting, violence and riots.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The declaration opens with a preamble explaining why they have chose to overthrown thier ruler and become thier own and seperate nation. (written by Thomas Jefferson)
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British Army soldiers killed five civilian men and injured six others. The British army was their to protect tax collectors and other royal officals.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    A tax placed on all tea products from Britain. The colonist werent allowed to buy from any other country but Great Britain.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A group of boston colonist dressed as indians and threw a ship load of tea into the boston harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    A series of laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774. The acts triggered outrage and resistance in the Thirteen Colonies that later became the United States, and were important developments in the growth of the American Revolution.
  • First Continental Congress

    The First Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from twelve British North American colonies. It was called in response to the passage of the Coercive Acts by the British Parliament. The Intolerable Acts had punished Boston for the Boston Tea Party.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    First battle in American Revolutionary War. The battles marked the outbreak of open armed conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and its thirteen colonies in the mainland of British North America.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The Second Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies. The second Congress managed the colonial war effort, and moved incrementally towards independence, adopting the United States Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    A war that was fought on Bunker and Breeds Hill. The british tried to surrond boston but the colonist found out lightly fortifed around the hills.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    An attempt to avoid a full-blown war with Great Britain. The petition affirmed American loyalty to Great Britain and entreated the king to prevent further conflict.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    In Common Sense, Thomas Paine argues for American independence. His argument begins with more general, theoretical reflections about government and religion, then progresses onto the specifics of the colonial situation.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    An Act for the better securing the Dependency of His Majesty's Dominions in America upon the Crown and Parliament of Great Britain.
  • Repeal of Stamp Act

    Repeal of Stamp Act
    Parliement got rid of the stamp act in hopes to calm the colonist and bring peace between the colonies and Britain.
  • Virgina Declaration of Rights

    Proclaims the inherent rights of men, including the right to rebel against "inadequate" government. It influenced a number of later documents, including the United States Declaration of Independence, the United States Bill of Rights, and the French Revolution's Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
  • Battle of Long island

    Battle of Long island
    Was the first major battle in the American Revolutionary War following the United States Declaration of Independence, the largest battle of the entire conflict, and the first battle in which an army of the United States engaged, having declared itself a nation only the month before.
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    Valley Forge

    Valley Forge in Pennsylvania was the site of the military camp of the American Continental Army over the winter of 1777–1778 during the American Revolutionary War.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    Conclusively decided the fate of British General John Burgoyne's army in the American War of Independence and are generally regarded as a turning point in the war.
  • Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom

    Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom
    Drafted by Thomas Jefferson and gives americans religous freedom.
  • Ratification of Articles of Confederation

    Ratification of Articles of Confederation
    Got rid of the articles because it was to weak by giving the states most of the power.
  • Battle of yorktown

    Battle of yorktown
    Was a decisive victory by a combined force of American Continental Army troops led by General George Washington and French Army troops led by the Comte de Rochambeau over a British Army commanded by Lieutenant General Lord Cornwallis
  • Treaty of paris (1783)

    Treaty of paris (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

    Land Ordinance of 1785
    Congress couldnt do taxes. So they sold land in order to raise money.
  • Northwest Ordinance of 1787

    Northwest Ordinance of 1787
    The primary effect of the ordinance was the creation of the Northwest Territory as the first organized territory of the United States out of the region south of the Great Lakes, north and west of the Ohio River, and east of the Mississippi River.