Seven years war!

HHuerta APUSH Timeline

By hayna7
  • Zenger Trial

    Zenger Trial
    • printer who published New York Weekly Journal
    • arrested and imprisoned for printing "false, malicious" libels against the governor (November 17, 1734)
    • highlighted Governor Cosby's abuse of power
    • in jail for nine months
    • was set free because Zenger's attorney believed free press should be given to colonists & twelve jurors agreed
    • after trial, colonial press became more open and free
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    Seven Years War

    • colonial rivialries between Britain, France, and Spain
    • fighting over control of Ohio Valley
    • Britain established as greatest colonial power
  • Albany Congress

    Albany Congress
    • attended by representatives of seven British colonies in North America
    • CT, RI, NY, MD, MA, PA, NH
    • met to prepare for their defense for what they thought was war
    • made an attempt to improve their relationship with Indians -focused more on the weaking colonial resistance
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    Pontiac's Rebellion

    • plotted to fight the British
    • wanted to take over Fort Detroit
    • Ottawa chieftain Pontiac
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    • passed by the British parliament
    • called for a tax of sixpence per gallon on non-British sugar and molasses imported into the North American colonies
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    • required American colonists to pay tax for on every printer paper they used
    • ex: legal docs, newspapers, playing cards
    • money collected was used to help protect the American frontier
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    • declared British authority to makeand pass any laaws for colonies
  • Repeal of Stamp Act

    Repeal of Stamp Act
    • could not give up on the decision to uphold the tax and give in to mobs in the colonies
    • ended up being successful because Britain realized the distinction between internal and external taxes
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    • street fight between a "patriot mob" and British soldiers
    • several colonists were killed
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    • designed to prop up the East India Company
    • launched the final spark to Boston's revolutionary movement
    • sold at a bargain place & shipped directly to the colonies
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    • political protest in the British colony, Massachusetts against the tax policy of Britsh gov that controlled all the tea imported the colonies
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    • series of laws in response to the Boston Tea Party *Impartial Administration of Justice Act:allowed the royal governor of the colony to move trials to other colonies *Massachusetts Bay Regulating Act:banned all town meetings *Boston Port Act: closed Boston's port; moved the capital of Massachusetts to Salem; made Marblehead its official port *Quartering Act: allowed royal troops to stay in houses if barracks weren't available *Quebec Act:granted religious freedom to all Catholics
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    • delegates of the thirteen colonies that met in Philadelphia to talk about Britain's increased oppression
    • convention declared that the colonists should be equal to the Englishmen
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    • first battles fought of the American Revolutionary War in Lexington
    • 700 soldiers were sent to destroy ammuniton the colonists had stored in Concord
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    • met at the State House in Philadelphia
    • established the militia as the Continental Army to represent the thirteen colonies
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    Fort Ticonderoga
    • capture of the Fort was during the Amercian Revolutionary War
    • first American victory
    • surprised and captured the sleeping British garrison
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    • part of the American Revolution
    • British faced an assmeblage of militia
    • British victory
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    • drafted by John Dickinson
    • adopted by the Second Continental Congress
    • attempt to assert the rights of the colonists while maintaining their loyalty to the British crown
  • Virginia Declaration of Rights

    Virginia Declaration of Rights
    • largely the work of George Mason
    • served as a model for the bills of rights in many other state consitutuions
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    • nation's most cherished symbol of liberty
    • expressed the convictions in the minds of American people
  • Battle of Long Island

    Battle of Long Island
    • first major battle in the American Revolutionary War
    • first battle where an army of US fought in
    • Washington and his Continental Army driven out of New YOrk after many defeats
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    • Thomas Paine
    • argued for independence from Great Britain
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    • located in Pennsylvania
    • site of the military camp
    • American Continental Army
    • winter of 1777-1778 during the American Revolutionary War
  • Bills for Establishing Religious Freedom

    Bills for Establishing Religious Freedom
    • written summary of inalienable rights and liberties
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    • American's biggest victory until Yorktown
    • proved to everyone that America had a chance to win the war
    • major turning point
    • convinced France to enter the war as an ally of the US
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    • first written consitiution
    • set up the confederation of states
    • first national gov of US
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    • General George Washington learned that Cornwallis' army was near Yorktown
    • troops moved away from NY and set up a blockade
    • commanders let their forces, Americans on the right & French on the left
    • surrounded the British and defeated them
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    • signing of treaty between Great Britain and America
    • ended the American Revolution
    • recoginized the united States as an independent nation
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    • ended the Revolutionary War
    • treaty between Great Britian, USA, France & Spain
    • recognized America as an independent nation
  • Land Ordinance of 1785

    Land Ordinance of 1785
    • passed by Congress under the Articles of Confederation
    • created the system of surveys by which all public land was made available for sale
  • Northwest Ordinance of 1787

    Northwest Ordinance of 1787
    • one of the most significant achievements of the Congress Confederation
    • the land north of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi would be settled and eventually become part of the US
  • George Washingotn Inauguration

    George Washingotn Inauguration
    • marked the first four-year-term of George Washington's presidency
    • first president of the United States