• French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War was between the French and Indians and the British, and was over Manifest Destiny. Preventing the colonists from migrating West. This war lasted for seven years, being paid by the King of Britain by taxing the Colonists.
  • Pre-Colonial Life

    In order to pay for the costs of the French and Indian War the King of Britain needed to tax all of the colonists. Some of the acts were the Sugar Act, which taxed all sugar causing the colonists to be upset because it was the main ingrediant in Rum. The Stamp Act, which taxed all paper goods, everything had to have a special seal on it. The Townshend Act, and the tea Act.
  • The Boston Massacure

    One day in the streets of Boston the colonists rebelled to the Acts by harassing the doezon soldiers. The colonists began to throw snowballs at the soldiers, the soldiers were ordered not to fire but they reacted to the situation and eneded up with five casualties.
  • Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party was a rebellion led by Samuel Adams in order to interfere with Englands comercial intrests as the east india trading company. Samuel Adams created the " Sons Of Liberty". They dressed up as Indians and dumped tea into the Boston Harbor.
  • First Continental Congress

    An assembly of delegates from all parts of the country that wanted to boycatt the British goods, created a list of grievences.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    During this time period nothing in the colonists life were private, the government was involved with everything. The Colonists had no say in anything they did, they had to do whatever they were told. One of the Intolerable Acts was "Quartering of the Soldiers." Colonists were forced to house and feed the soldiers.
  • Lexington and Concord

    "The shot that was heard around the world," otherwise known as the start of the Revolutionary War.
  • The Second Continental Congress

    The Second Continental Congress wrote a draft of a statement of American Independence from Britain. Thomas Jefferson wrote The Declaration of Independenc and the Second Continental Congress adopted it.
  • Articles of Confederation

    In order to establish an early form of government the Continental congress adopted the Articles of Confederation, which was the the first written constitution for the United States.