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    Founding of America

  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian vs. British
    Fought over Canada and expanding west
  • Revolutionary War Ends

    vs. British
    Fought over Canada and expanding west.
  • Sugar Act

    -Tax on sugar, molassas and other commodieties
  • Stamp Act

    -Seale required on documents to make them legal
    -Playing cards, patent medicines, cheques, mortgages, contracts and newspapers all required seales
  • Townshend Act

    -Included: the Revenue Act of 1767, the Indemnity Act, the Commissioners of Customs Act, the Vice Admiralty Court Act, and the New York Restraining Act
    -Purpose: to raise revenue in the colonies to pay the salaries of governors and judges so that they would be independent of colonial rule
  • Boston Massacre

    British redcoats were occupying Boston to enforce the Townshend Act when a riot began and ended with the redcoats killing and injuring colonists.
  • Boston Tea Party

    A group of colonists boarded ships owned by the East India Company and threw all the tea overboard in resistance to the Tea Act imposed upon them by Britian
  • Intolerable Acts

    Boston Port Act
    Massachusetts Government Act
    Administration of Justice Act
    Quartering Act
    Quebec Act
  • First Continental Congress

    -List of grievances made toward king
    -Assembly of delages from all parts of the country called for a complete boycott of British goods
  • Lexington and Concord

    First battles of the Revolutionary War
  • Revolutionary War

    The thirteen British colonies in North America fought against Great Britian for independence
  • Second Continental Congress

    Articles of Confederation and Declaration of Independence are drawn up
  • End of Revolutionary War

  • Shays's Rebellion

    -Daniel Shays led a mob of small farmers in rebellion against the government of Massachusetts
    -Showed flaws in the Articles of Confederation and called for a new constitution
  • Annapolis Convention

    -12 delegates from five states met to call for a constitutional convention
    -First step towards the second founding and creation of the Constitution
  • End of Annapolis Convention

  • Constitutional Convention

    -Delegates abandoned plan to revise Articles of Confederation
    -Chose to make a new constitution
  • End of Constitutional Convention