United states of america

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  • Zenger Trial

    Zenger Trial
    Zenger was charged with libel which at the time meant that he printed things against the government.
    Lawyer was the later first treasuerer Alexander Hamilton
    Not guilty
    Another reason why the people wanted to be free of Brittish control.
  • Seven Year's War Begins

    Seven Year's War Begins
    Seven Years WarBetween Brittish and French
    Fought over the American colonies
    Leads to explusion of all French in the colonies
    Brittish gained full control of the New World
    George Washington fought a few battles against the French.
  • Albany Congress

    Albany Congress
    Albany Congress People thought war with French was going to happen
    Wanted to better relationshipsw with Indian Tribes
    Iriquois took Brittish side in exchange for weapons and supplies.
  • Pontiac's Rebellion

    Pontiac's Rebellion
    Pontiac's RebellionOccured in The Great Lakes area
    Military stalemate; Native Americans concede British sovereignty but compel British policy changes
    One of the earliest influences of the Revolution.
  • Treaty Of Paris

    Treaty Of Paris
    Treaty Of ParisEnded Seven Year's War
    Brittish was the leading power
    Took Canada from France
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Sugar Act
    Occured during depression
    Brought down port economics a lot.
    Angered the colonist
    Made them want to succeed even more from Brittain
    "No taxation without representation"
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Stamp Act
    Everything that had a certain stamp was taxed on. Infuriated the colonies. Pushed more towards the Revolution,
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    Declaratory Act
    Says the colonies must be independant to the Crown
    must follow everything Brittain says.
  • Repeal Of Stamp Act

    Repeal Of Stamp Act
    Repeal Of Stamp Act
    Protested by Ben Franklin
    Americans boycotted until repealed
    When repealed Parliament passed Decleratory Acts at the same time.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Boston Massacre
    While Brittish troops were marching through Boston, some colonists started throwing rocks at them and thus the troops killed them.
    Colonist demanded removal of Brittish.
    Started to rally a revolution.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    Tea Act
    Final spark to Boston revolution
    Ships would be held with tea.
    Leads to Boston Tea Party
    Took away from merchants.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Boston Tea Party
    Sam Adams and a lof of colonist dressed up like Indians and threw the tea on the Dartmouth into the harbour.
    70% drop in tea sales.
    Angered Brittish. Started sterner actions.
    Spread to other port cities.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Intolerable Acts
    Boston Port Act: Boston ports were closed until the Boston Tea Party was paid off
    Massachussetts Goverment Act: Took away many self government abilities.
    Administration Of Justice Act: Trials would be completed in England so it would be easier for Brittish accused to win the trial
    Quartering Act: Brittish troops could stay in Colonial homes
    Quebec Act: Expanded boundaries of Quebec to Brittish control.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    First Continental Congress
    Delegates from all colonies except Georgia
    first uniting of colonies
    Agreed to meet again if greivences from Brittain were not stopped.
  • Lexington And Concord

    Lexington And Concord
    Lexington And Concord
    Shot heard around the world.
    Start of the Revolutionary War
    When the Brittish marched from Boston to Concord for a weapons cache then to Lexington they were met with American troops at Lexington.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Second Continental Congress
    Started Congressional Army
    Appointed George Washington as supremem commander
    Start of American Government
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    Fort Ticonderoga
    Fort Ticonderoga
    Benedict Arnold and Ethen Allen attacked Brittish troops while they were sleeping resulting in the capture of the fort. Gave the Continental Army much needed artillery in the war.
  • Battle Of Bunker Hill

    Battle Of Bunker Hill
    Battle Of Bunker Hill
    Brittish troops tried to sneak attack the colonists but instead the colonist had been working all night before the battle to be prapred and actually came out beating the Brittish causing a heavy casualties. General Howe was a key person in this battle.
  • Olive Brach Petition

    Olive Brach Petition
    Olive Branch Petition
    Rejected Brittish policies
    Wanted to bring traitors to justice as the Brittish said
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Common Sense
    Challenged authority of Brittain
    Written in plain language to create a call of arms to independence of the common American people
  • Virginia Decleration Of Rights

    Virginia Decleration Of Rights
    Virginia Decleration Of Rights
    Heavily influenced Thomas Jefferson while he wrote the Decleration Of Independence
    Drafted by George Mason
    Also influenced The Bill Of Rights
  • Declaration Of Independence

    Declaration Of Independence
    Declaration Of Independence
    Claimed independence from Brittain for the colonies
    The biggest signer and writer was Thomas Jefferson
  • Battle Of Long Island

    Battle Of Long Island
    Battle Of Long Island
    First Major Battle in the Revolutionary War
    Largest Battle of the war
    After realizing he couldn't hold the city, Washington moved his troops to Manhatten
  • Bill For Establishing Religious Freedom

    Bill For Establishing Religious Freedom
    Religious Freedom Bill
    Thomas Jefferson wrote.
    Precursor to First Amendment
    Took away dominence of Anglican church
    Religious Freedom in the US
  • Battle Of Saratoga

    Battle Of Saratoga
    Battle Of Saratoga
    Turning point in the war.
    When Burgoyne surendered it brought the French into the war as as an American ally.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    Valley Forge
    Valley Forge, located in Pennsylvania, was a military camp site of American Continental Army during the 1777-1778 winter season. The teachings of Baron Friedrich von Steuben helped drill the American soldiers into being better soldiers.
  • Ratification Of The Articles Of Confederation

    Ratification Of The Articles Of Confederation
    Ratification Of The Articles Of Confederation
    First US Constitution
    Later proved not well enough because of Shay's Rebellion
    Give most power to state governments.
  • Battle Of Yorktown

    Battle Of Yorktown
    Battle Of Yorktown
    Last battle of the war.
    Cornwallis surrenders ending the Revolution.
    Accounted as one of the most skillful military actions of history.
  • Treaty Of Paris

    Treaty Of Paris
    Treaty Of Paris
    Ended Revolutionary War
    Signed by John Jay, John Adams and Ben Franklin
    Established borders of the newly independent country
  • Land Ordinance Of 1785

    Land Ordinance Of 1785
    Land Ordinance Of 1785
    Thomas Jefferson wanted to take lands west of the Appalchain mountains.
    Divided the lands into 10 different states.
  • Northwest Ordinance Of 1787

    Northwest Ordinance Of 1787
    Northwest OrdinanceCreated the northwest territory which was the first group of unorganized land who later became Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin
  • George Washington Inauguration

    George Washington Inauguration
    George Washington Inaugaration
    First US president
    John Adams- Vice President
    Administered in the New York Federal Hall