Jasmine Williams- American Revolution

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In History
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    Separate the British colonies on the coast of the American Indian lands west of the Appalachian Mountains. England wanted to claim Indian hostilities.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    "No taxation without representation". Reduced the rate of tax on molasses and sugar, troops were stationed by colonists, also had new taxes placed on wine and coffee.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a terrible brawl that happened on king street. 5 were killed and 6 were wounded, at the time it started the soldiers were guarding a custom house at the time. They also removed troops from Boston.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    Political protest of 1773, 150 colonists dumped 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbour. American colonists were angry at Britain for saying taxation without representation, tea was cheaper then before.
  • The Intolerable/Coercive Act

    The Intolerable/Coercive Act
    A series of acts passed by Parliament to punish Massachusetts colonists for the Boston tea party, and to end colonial challenges to British authority. A law closed the port of Boston until the colonists paid for the tea they destroyed.
  • Don't tread on me

    Don't tread on me
    Named after americans general and politician Christopher Gadsen, used as marines as an early motto flag. "If you put your foot on me I will strike."
  • Battle of Lexington & Concord

    Battle of Lexington & Concord
    The start of the American Revolution. British troops were sent to seize arms at militia supply to defeat at Concord Massachusetts. Paul Revere and William Dawes were sent to spread the alarm that colonists were on their way.
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill

    The Battle of Bunker Hill
    The British defeated the americans at the Battle of Bunker Hill in Massachusetts. The battle is named after Bunker Hill in Charlestown MA.The battle provided them with an important confidence boost because of their lost.
  • Thomas Paine "Common Sense"

    Thomas Paine "Common Sense"
    Focused on appealing to common people. Common sense was the best/instant seller,Thomas's main arguments were Independence from England and the creation of a democratic republic.
  • Declaration Of Independence

    Declaration Of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence is a document that was approved by the Continental Congress and was the beginning of the separation of the 13 colonies from Great Britian.
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    Battle of Saratoga

    Took place the second year of the American revolution, also known as the turning point of the war. 2 battles that fought 18 days apart and was a victory for the Army.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    Declared Independence from Britain, established a weak central government, limited the rights of the states to conduct their own diplomacy and foreign policy.
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    Valley Forge

    Major turning point in the Revolutionary War. Stands between Philadelphia and the iron one of Pennsylvania, over looks Philadelphia. It was Winter so they built huts for bedding.
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    Battle of Yorktown

    Yorktown was a victory by a combined force of American Continental Army led troops led by George Washington and French Army troops.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris was signed in 1783 which was the end of the American Revolution, they letter agreed to give the United States independence.
  • Land of Ordinance

    Land of Ordinance
    Written by Thomas Jefferson,hopes that the land would be divided into ten states, set land aside for public schools, passed to survey the Northwest territory, adopted by the United States congress.
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    Shays Rebellion

    War in Western Massachusetts, Daniel Shays is a leader during shays rebellion, small farmers got mad for crushing debts and taxes, try to prevent trial for citizens.
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    Constitutional Convention

    Designed a government with separate Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches. Decided how america was going to be governed, 34 states called for the Constitutional Convention.
  • Northwest Ordinance of 1787

    Northwest Ordinance of 1787
    Came from the Continental Congress, used for admitting new states to the Union from the territory, 3-5 new states were created, when the population was high enough the residents could elect their own assembly.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    Written by James Madison, first 10 Amendments on the Constitution, civil rights and liberties to the freedom of speech and religion. Without the Bill of Rights the constitution would fall apart.