• Zenger Trial

    Zenger Trial The Zenger trial is a remarkable story of a divided Colony, the beginnings of a free press, and the stubborn independence of American jurors.
  • Seven Years War

    Seven Years War
    Coroporation among leaders of British Colonies. Reps from New England, NY, Penn, MD allied to fight against the French and Indians. The struggle of control for North America. All ended with France being kicked out of North America. Austria, Spain vs. Prussia and Britan
  • Abany Congress

    Abany Congress
    Purpose- official delegation from Iroquios Confederacy. Took place in Albany, New York
    Benjamin Franklin's Plan of Union- proposed that Indian Affairs, Western Settlements be under "one central govt." British were suspicious that it would turn uncontrollable.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Was signed by Great Britan, Spain, and France. Ended the French and Indian War. British gained control of the west area of the 13 colonies. The French did not support the 13 colonies anymore.
  • Pontiacs Rebellion

    Begins when a Native American Confederacy under Ottowa attacks British at Detroit.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The British tried to raise revenue in the colonies from the loss of the French and Indian War. It increased restrictions on colonial commerce. Placed an Act on Sugar. taxable items expanded beyond sugar — specified wines and cloth, coffee, tropical foods and silk.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    it was a law passed by Parliament to revenue in America by requireing taxed, stamping paper for legal documents, publications, and playing cards.
  • Declatory Act

    Declatory Act
    AKA: American Colonies Act of 1766. It accompanied the repeal of the Stamp Act. Parliament repealed the Stamp Act because boycotts were hurting British trade. Allowed them to tax the colonies.
  • Repeal of the Stamp Act

    Repeal of the Stamp Act
    An Act for granting and applying certain Stamp Duties, and other Duties. The repeal of the Stamp Act did little therefore to calm the heated opposition in the colonies.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was the killing of five colonists by British regulars on March 5, 1770. It was the culmination of tensions in the American colonies that had been growing since Royal troops first appeared in Massachusetts in October 1768 to enforce the heavy tax burden imposed by the Townshend Acts.
  • Tea Act

    Objective to reduce the surplus of tea held by financial troubled Brit East COmpany in London to help it survive. Permitted East India COmpany to sell through agents in America without paying the duty collected.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Colonists thought that the taxes were unconstitutional, so they dressed as Indians and dumped the tea into the Harbor. It was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, Massachusetts, against the tax policy of the British government and the East India Company that controlled all the tea imported into the colonies.
  • Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts were five acts passed by Parliament in 1774 to break popular resistance in Massachusetts after the Boston Tea Party. It changed most Mass govt postions into royal ones.
  • Period: to

    First Continental Congress

    Met in Carpenter's Hall in Philadelphia. All colonies were sent except for GA. Presented that they were united towards authority of GBritain. To iompose a set if sanctions againist Brit. they organized a militia.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Led to attack: attempt towards countries independence- self govern
    Gage ordered 700 men to capture Americans in concord and they burned the city.
  • Second continental Congress

    Philadelphia, Penn. Managed the colonial War effort and moved towards independence (DOI)
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Boston knew about the attack, so they occupied Bunker Hill. British ships fired at the american positions, and Gage decided on a frontal assault to dislodge them.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    adopted by the continental Congress. It affirmed American loyalty to GBritain to prevent any more conflict between the two countries.
  • Common Sense

    challenged the authority of the British government and the royal monarchy.First work to openly ask GBritain for independence.
  • Virginia Declaration of Rights

    proclaims the rights of men, including the right to rebel against "inadequate" government. It influenced many of later documents, like the DOI
  • Declaration of Independence

    Drafted by Thomas Jefferson. It is the nation's symbol of liberty. The ideas of individualality came from John Locke/ other philosiphers. Independence from GBritain.
  • Battle of Long Island

    Led by General William Howe (British General) with an army of 20000 and Colonists' was Washington.
  • Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom

    It promoted religious freedom for the state of Virginia.
  • Period: to

    Fort Ticonderoga

    General Burgoynes 8000 men surrounded the defences. There was gunfire and some casualties but no formal siege and nopitched battle. this caused an uprar in the American public.
  • Battle fo Saratoga.

    Both sides fought for a draw. There were two battles within 19 days of each other. Led by Burgoyne and eventually surrendered. When news of the American victory reached Europe, France entered the war on the side of the patriots. Money and supplies flowed to the American cause, providing Washington's Continental Army with the support necessary to continue its fight against Great Britain.
  • Period: to

    Valley Forge

    George Washington was the General. Congress refused to pay for thier supplies so they had trouble recieving them. 2500 died. They learned to fight as a unit.
  • Ratification of Articles of Confederation

    Finally ratified on March 1, 1781 after 16month debate + 4 moore years due to VA and MD delayed final ratification.
  • Period: to

    Battle of Yorktown

    Americans and French against the British. Took place in Virginia. General George Washington's resounding defeat of Lord Cornwallis's British army; causing the British to surrender and effectively ending the American Revolutionary War.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Ended the American Revolutionary War between Great Britan and The USA. It reconizes the US' independence and western boundry of Missisippi and gave the United States rights to Newfoundland fisheries. Read more:
  • Land Ordinance of 1785

    Under the AOC, Congress did not have the power to raise revenue by taxing the United States. Immediate goal was to raise money through the sale of land in the largely unmapped territory west of the original states after the end of the Revolutionary War.
  • Northwest Ordinance of 1787

    provided a method for admitting new states to the Union from the territory, and listed a bill of rights guaranteed in the territory. it was outlined by Thomas Jefferson.
  • George Washington Inauguration Washington became the first President of the United States following the ratification of the Constitution. It marked a 4 year term of Gwashington as president.