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  • Zenger Trial

    Zenger Trial
    SOURCEThe trial of New York Editor John Peter Zenger who was accused of seditious libel for printing anti-government articles but by the efforts of his appointed lawyer Andrew Hamilton the charges were dropped.
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    Albany Congress

    SourceAlso known as the Albany Conference was an early effort of the British colonies to prepare for the inevtability of The French and Indian War.
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    Seven Years War

    SOURCEAlso known as the French and Indian War in America it was a conflict fought over in the colonies for the Ohio territory which contained important trade routes and land.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    SOURCEA treaty signed by the French,English,and the Spanish in order to put an end to the Seven Years War.
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    Pontiacs Rebellion

    SOURCEAlso known as Pontiacs War Ottowa Chief Pontiac leads the simultaneous Indian confederacy attack on all the British forts in the west.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    SOURCEParliament law passed that put a duty(tax) on sugar and increased restrictions on colonial trade and commerce.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    SOURCELaw passed by parliament to raise revenue in America and it placed taxes on stamped paper which was used very often by the colonists so naturally the tax was inconvenent.
  • Repeal Of Stamp Act

    Repeal Of Stamp Act
    SOURCEAfter various colonial riots and unrest the British Parliament repeals their Stamp Act of 1765.
  • The Delcaratory Act

    The Delcaratory Act
    SOURCEBritish Parliament declares their taxing authority is the same in America as it is in Britain this act was alo accompanied by the repeal of the stamp act.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    SOURCEA riot that had formed due to the increasing unrest and resentment of British presence in America.The colonists assailed and assualted the british guards until they were ordered to fire upon them.Allm the guards involved were then sent back to Britian to be tried and charged.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    SOURCEAn act passed by parliament to assist the financially moribund East India Trading Company but, instead only kindled the flames of revolution.
  • Botston Tea Party

    Botston Tea Party
    SOURCEOne night colonist radicals disguised as mowhawk indians boarded ship's in Boston Harbor and dumped 342 chests of tea in the ocean.
  • Boston Port Act

    Boston Port Act
    SOURCEOne of the Intolerable Acts,this act prohibited the entry and leaving of ships in the Boston Harbor until the town fully paid the East India Company its dues incurred by THe Boston Tea Party.
  • The Massachusetts Government Act

    The Massachusetts Government Act
    SOURCEApart of the intolerable acts this act required delegates to be personally chosen by the king instead of being formaly voted upon.
  • The Administration of Justice Act

    The Administration of Justice Act
    SOURCEPart of the intolerable acts this act gave immunity to British officials in colonial courts , thus allowing them to subdue the colonists without interuption
  • The Quartering Act

    The Quartering Act
    SOURCEOne of the intolerable acts this act requried that newly stationed british military be given quarters(in both public and private establishments) and sustance.Not only did this encroach upon the privacy of the colonists , it was an overall burden to everyone.
  • The Quebec Act

    The Quebec Act
    SOURCEOne of the intolerable acts , it established a permanent government in the new territory taken form France,the government was royal and had an appointed council , it also gave the Cathlic Church privileges over state.This along with other changes made the government authoritarian and anti-republican and it showed the full power of British parliament.
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    First Continental Congress

    SOURCEA meeting of delegates form most of the colonies in response to th Intolerable Acts,the Declaration and resolves gave the congress its course and it began its opposition of british rule.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    SOURCEOne of the first fights of the American Revolution, it occured due to the marching of British troops into Concord for a reported arms cache.They were met by colonial militiamen , eventually the British fled under heavy fire.
  • The Second Continental Congress

    The Second Continental Congress
    SOURCEGathered in Philedelphia,Penneslyvania the congress is tasked with making an offical organized domestic army from the loosely knit colonial militia factions.
  • Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

    Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
    SOURCEBenedict Arnold and Ethan Allen seize the British Fortification , one of the first American victories in The Revolutionary War and it provided much needed artillery for the Americans.
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill

    The Battle of Bunker Hill
    SOURCE British General William Howe eventually overwhelms American forces after two attacks thwarted by Patriot General William Prescott.The result Britian's firm control over Breeds Hill and the Charlestown Peninsula.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    SOURCEThe last attempt of America to make ammends with England,around this time much of America was still dependent and familiar with Britian in the case of ecnomic stability.Which was the primary reason they did not wish to cut off ties with Britian.
  • Declaration Of Independence

    Declaration Of Independence
    SOURCEAmerica officialy declares its independence from Britian , written by Thomas Jefferson , voted upon and signed by Delegates from 12 states the exlcuded being New York.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    SOURCECommon Sense By Thomas Paine is published , he was noted for using simple fact , plain arguement , and common sense in his arguements.