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  • Zenger Trial

    Zenger Trial
    Zenger was tried for libel. Libel meant that someone published an article or work that went against the government. Andrew Hamilton convinced the jury that Zenger was inncoent even though there was not much information.
  • Albany Congress

    Albany Congress
    Representatives from seven colonies met with 150 Iroquois Chiefs to try to make an alliance with the Indians for fightinf the French. The idea passed but the legislatures did not pass it.
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    Seven Years War

    http://www.histori.ca/peace/page.do?pageID=335The seven years war was a conflict between Britain and France that took place in both Europe and North America. The fighting in North America is known as the french-Indian war. It was called this because the French and Indians allied together to fight the British. the British prevailed and the French lost a lot of territory in North America.
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    Fort Ticonderoga
    This fort was built during the seven years war. The fort controlled the La Chute river. It was built by the French. It was also used in the Revolutionary War.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    France, britain, and Spain signed the treaty to end the Seven Years War. Teh treaty acknowledged that Britain won and Britain extended its power outside of Europe.
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    Pontiac's Rebellion (War)

    Cheif pontiac led a rebellion of many Indian tribes againt the British colonies in the Ohio RIver Valley. The dispute over land was the main reason the war was started.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The tea act was imposed on the colonists to reduce the amount of smuggling going on in the colonies. The act put a tax on tea from everyone except the East Inda Company giving thema monopoly on tea in the colonies.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Taxed sugar and molasses in the colonies because of the debt Britainwas in after the Seven Years War.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    A tax was imposed on all colonists that required them to pay every time they used printed paper. The money was used to fund protecting and defending the American Frontier near the Appalachain Mountains.
  • Repeal of Stamp Act

    Repeal of Stamp Act
    The boycott of British goods by the Americans proved to be costly to the British manufacturers. Parliment had no choice but to repeal the Stamp Act.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    This act was passed in the result of the Stamp Act. Colonists started to boycott printed goods. Tjis act said that Parliament has just as much power in Britain as it does in America.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was when armed British troops fired into an unarmed crowd. It is also known as the Bloody Massacre. Men were killed and this event was the spark of the American Revolution because it gave the colonists a reason to fight the British.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a planned attack onthe britsih supply of tea to the colonies. The Sons of Liberty organized it to protest the tax on tea. After this the Boston Harbor was closed.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts consisted of the Boston Port Act, Adminstrationof Justice Act, Massachusetts Government Act, Quartering Act, and the Quebec Act. These series of laws were passed after the Boston Tea Party.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Teh First Continental Congress met in Philidelpia to protest the Intolerable Acts. All of the colonies were represented except for Georgia. They voted to cut off trade wit Britain.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    This was the first battle between the Vritish and the colonists in the Revolutionary War. The British greatly outnumbered the colonists. They pushed the colonists back. The first shot fired was known as the "shot heard around the world."
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    This meeting of delegates from the 13 colonies was based on the colonial war effort and the need for independence. This was when the declaration of Independence was written.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    This battle was between the british and the colonists. The british were considere to have won but the colonists gained a lot of moral fromt eh battle since they pushed the British back.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    The Olive Branch Petition was a petition written at the Second Continental Congress. Ite stated that the colonists were still loyal to Britain, but it listed a series f complaints and greviences.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    This book written by Thomas Paine was the first writing that directly asked for independence from Britain. The book used common language which means it connected with many of the poor and middle class colonists.
  • Virginia Declaration of Rights

    Virginia Declaration of Rights
    This document was made to protect the inherent rights of men. This document helped influence many other documents in the Revolution such as the Declaration of Independence.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration ofIndependence was a written odocument stating the colonies independence from Britain. This document did not officially set the colonies free, but it did make it clear to Britain that the colonies were planning to secede.
  • Battle of Long Island

    Battle of Long Island
    This was the first major battle of the Revolutionary War after the Declaration of Independence. GeorgeWashington fought the British troops over New York's important port city. The British prevail and Washington and his troops were pushed back into New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
  • Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom

    Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom
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    This bill was made for the colony of Virginia. It proposed religious freedom for all residents. Many people say that it was the precursor for the Bill of Rights. Written by Thomas Jefferson.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    This battle was the turning point of the Revolutionary War. The win for the colonists gave them confidence for the remainder of the war. Also, the French now had faith in the American Revolution which caused them to ally with the colonists.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    Valley Forge was a military base where the Continental Army stayed over the winter of 1777-1778. This time period was characterized by awful living cinditions and not many resources needed to survive. The army that was left gained confidence that they could withstand anything since they had been through so much.
  • Ratification of Articles of Confederation

    Ratification of Articles of Confederation
    The Articles of Confederation took over 4 years to ratify. It had to be ratified by each and every colony to be put into effect. After Maryland ratified it on March 1, 1781, the Articles of Confederation became the official constitution of the colonies.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    This battle was between American and French troops led by George Washington against British troops led by General Cornwallis. With the American Vistory, the British finally surrendered to the American Revolution.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    This treaty officially ended the Revolutionary War between Britain and the U.S. The treaty gave a lot of land to the U.S. and it was considered to be very generous.
  • Land Ordinance of 1785

    Land Ordinance of 1785
    Simply, this law that was passed by the U.S. government, provided a way to divide up the new land that was west of the Appalachain Mountains.
  • Northwest Ordinance of 1787

    Northwest Ordinance of 1787
    The act created a system of government for the Northwest Territory. It also specified how the various parts of the Northwest Territory could become states. It was a more complex plan when compared to the Land ordinance of 1785.
  • Inauguration of George Washington

    Inauguration of George Washington
    Washington made his journey to New York city, hich was the capitol of the U.S. at the time, to receive the inaugural address making him the first president of the United States of America.