Mrs. Brown's American History Class- Buruk Merid

  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    This law was a direct tax that was paid directly to the British government. The act required that stamps were placed on many articles and documents.
    The Stamp act
  • Sons of Liberty

    Sons of Liberty
    Where a group of colonial men organized to keep watch of shopkeepers selling British goods. They also publicly denounced and threatend those that sold or baught British goods. They believed in seperating America from Britain. Sons of Liberty
  • Daughters of Liberty

    Daughters of Liberty
    Where colonial women that organized to boycott British goods, and create propaganda inorder to make colonial people resist Britain. Daughters of Liberty
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    On the night of March 5, 1770, a crowd of men gathered around the Boston Customs House to taunt British soldiers. During the taunting Americans threw rocks and objects at the soldiers which caused them to panic and open fire, killing 5 men. The word got around quickly and was considered the first clash between the British and American settlers. Boston Massacre
  • The Quebec Act

    The act extended the border of the province of Quebec south to the Ohio River. This new law was seen by the American settlers as a way to control them and was considered one of the intolerable acts.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The first continental congress met in Carpenters Hall in Philadelphia, where they met to consider options such as the economic boycott of British trade, and petition against the intolerable acts.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    On the night of April 28, 1775, British troops were sent to capture John Hancock and Samuel Adams in Concord. Both men were warned and waited for the British soldiers to attack their rebelious army known as the Minutemen. During the battle many Americans were killed. The British solfiers went to look for Samuel and John, but ran into a group of Minutemen which forced them to retreat.
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  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The second continental congress met in Philadelphia on May 10, 1775, where they decided that the New England militia was the army of the thirteen colonies, and anounced George Washington as the commander in chief. Second Continental Congress
  • Battle of Buker Hill

    Battle of Buker Hill
    British troops attacked american troops on Breed Hill for the land and suffered many casualties and injuries. The British captured the land on their third attack on the american troops who ossupied the land.
  • Olive Branch petition

    Olive Branch petition
    Congress drafted the Olive Branch Petition, which stated their issues asking the British government to deal with them. The petition was refused by King George III. Olive Branch Petition
  • Common Sense published

    Common Sense published
    On January 10, 1776 Thomas Paine published "Common sense", which attacked the strongest bond tying America and Britain, advising independence. He attacked the idea of monarchy and George III. Common Sense
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Was written by Thomas Jefferson, when congress appointed a comittee to draw a public statement justifying independence of the colonies from Britain Declaration of Independence.
  • Trenton

    George Washington led the American army across frozen water in extreme weather to attack the Haistian army by suprise. The Haistian army was caught off guard and captured by Washingtons army. Trenton
  • Princeton

    On January 3, 1777 British troops were sent to Washington to capture Washington's troops. Although the American soldiers pretended to be trapped, they later sliped away from the British and moved to the highlands of New Jersey. Princeton
  • Saratoga

    On september 19, 1777 Burgoyne and his troop were surounded by American troops. Caught of guard without any food, or a way out Burgoyne and his troop surrendered. Saratoga