Columbus tried to go to Asia but landed in the Caribbean instead. He found new land so people could colonize.
Jamestown was founded
The British King James I to the New World and he found Jamestown so people could live in the New World. This became one of the first colonies in the New World.
Pilgrims in Plymouth
Pilgrims came from England and landed in America, far from their settling point. The pilgrims founded the colony so people could escape the religious persecution of the Anglican Church.
French and Indian War
The French and indian war was a war between the British/colonists and the French/natives. They fought over the Ohio River Valley
Albany Plan of Union
Benjamin Franklin offered a JOIN OR DIE plan for all 13 colonies to join together so they could win the war. All of them rejected the plan.
Treaty of Paris 1763
The Treaty of Paris 1763 was the treaty signing all the land from after the 7 year war to the British. It was important because it showed what land was who's so no one from the French side comes onto the land of the British side.
Proclamation of 1763
The Proclamation of 1763 was when the King said that the colonists couldn't go on the west side of the appalachians. this made the colonists very mad about how the king ignored them then told them that couldn't go somewhere after fighting a whole war for that land.
The Quartering Act was an act that was made so that the colonists payed to house the british soldiers and supply them with necessities. It was important because the soldiers were reporting to the King and the colonists didn't want people who were loyal to the king staying in their houses.
The American Revolution was the series of battles and fights between Britain and the 13 colonies. It helped give our country independence from Britain.
An act that imposed taxes on every piece of paper the colonists bought. It was important because it helped pay for the debt after the seven years war that Britain had.
The Townshend act was an act that taxed everything that the colonists bought from the colonies. Thi was important because it was supposed to help the british out of debt but it made them go more into debt.
This was a fight between the colonists and the British officials. It was important because it sparked a bigger hatred between the two groups.
Tea Act of 1773
This was a "tax break" which made it cheaper than the Dutch smugglers but it angered the colonists. It made them mad because the tea was supposed to help the East india companies make lots of money it still didn't help.
Boston Tea Party
The Boston Tea Party was basically a "party" that included destroying and throwing the crates of tea off the ship. It was important because it showed the British that the colonists could fight back.
Intolerable (Coercive) Acts
The Intolerable (Coercive) Acts were 4 laws passed from the Parliament. It was important because they were set to break the destructive behavior but made the colonist more mad and angry.
1st Continental Congress
The 1st Continental Congress is a meeting that helped plan for the future boycott.
Battle of Lexington
The Battle of Lexington was a battle that turned into a fight for freedom. This war was important because it marked the beginning of American War of Independence.
Battle of Concord
This battle was when the British were trying to collect all the weapons in Concord. It was important because it built strength between colonies.
Olive Branch Petition
The Olive Branch Petition was a final warning before war. It was like holding a olive branch in one hand and a sword in the other.
Common Sense by Thomas Paine
Common Sense by Thomas Paine was a 47-page phamplet which described why the colonist fought back at the British. It was important because it made a clear sense of independence.
2nd Continental Congress
The 2nd Continental Congress was another meeting. It helped make the Declaration of Independence which led to the independence of United States of America.
Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence was a treaty/contract that stated the United States of America's independence from Britain. It was important because this summarized the colonist chapter with Britain and started their chapter as an independent nation.
Treaty of Paris (1783)
The Treaty of Paris (1783) was a document that helped officially the American Revolution.
This rebellion was a attack on the government because the government wasn't paying the farmers enough money. It was important because it exposed the weakness of the government. In other words, it made the government weak.
Congress ratifies the U.S. Constitution
This was when Congress introduced the Constitution the people of the U.S. It was important so the people of the U.S because they needed some structure in their country and the Constitution gave that structure.
The Whiskey Rebellion was when there was a tax on whiskey because farmers used whiskey to keep the corn from rotting while on the way to the market to sell. This was important because it was the first test of the U.S. to see how strong this new government was.
XYZ Affair was when we (the U.S.) sent diplomats to negotiate with France because we negotiated with Great Britain, but they rejected it. This was important because we were trying to ensure our new country didn't crumble from the beginning.