Honors Ss

  • Navigation acts

    These acts regulate colonial trade and manufacturing.
  • French and Indian War end

    The British are declared the winners after the signing of the 1763 Treaty of Paris.
  • Stamp act

    Things like newspapers and pamphlets got taxed. The colonists got upset because they wanted “No Taxation without Representation”
  • Boston Massacre

    The British opened fire of a crowd of people throwing rocks and snowballs at them. 5 men were declared dead after the smoke settled.
  • Tea act

    This act puts control of trade and delivery of tea in the East India Tea Companies hands.
  • Boston Tea party

    Colonists were frustrated because “No taxation without representation”. 342 chests of tea were dumped into the harbor at Griffin’s Whart.
  • Coercive/Intolerable acts

    Four different acts were passed by the British after the Boston Tea Party. These acts were the Boston Port act, Massachusetts Government act, Administration of Justice act, and the Quartering act.
  • First Continental Congress

    Representatives from 12 of the colonies gathered in Philadelphia the talk about the recent boycott of British goods. Among these people were John Adams, George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin.
  • Lexington and Concord

    “Shot heard ‘round the world”
    First battle of the American Revolution.
    American victory.
  • Second Continental Congress

    This meeting gathered to discuss and set up the Continental Army. They appointed George Washington as Commander.
  • Declaration of Independence adopted

    Thomas Jefferson was the main author and wrote this to summarize the motivations for independence.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    September 19- October 7 1777
    Marked the turning point in the war because this battle lead to international recognition.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    11,000 soldiers were stationed here when the winter hit. During this time of disease and extreme cold, the colonists were fully taught how to fight effectively and efficiently.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    September 28- October 17 1781
    After 3 weeks of constant bombardement, the British surrendered to George Washington.
  • U.S. Constitution written

    James Madison wrote this to protect the citizens and their beliefs. He is considered the father of the Constitution.
  • U.S. Constitution adopted

    Now the colonists have some form of government and will be able to function as a society. U.S. Constitution is the longest surviving written government.