Revolution of 'Merica

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  • Sons of Liberty

    Sons of Liberty
    A secret organization that created the 13 American Colonies. The main reason for them was to fight taxation by the British government.
  • The Townshend Act of 1767

    The Townshend Act of 1767
    The Townshend Acts were a series of measures, passed by the British Parliament in 1767. It taxed goods imported to the American colonies.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    American colonists rebelled against the taxes they found crappy, protesting with the phrase, “No taxation without representation.” Reports differ of exactly what happened next, but after someone supposedly said the word “fire,” a soldier fired his gun, although it’s unclear if the discharge was intentional. Five colonists were left dead or dying, and three more citizens were injured.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    American colonist were angry with the British taxation. So they dumped 342 chests of tea imported by the British.
  • Olive Branch Petition sent to England

    Olive Branch Petition sent to England
    This event is when King George tried to assert the rights of the colonists while staying loyal to the British crown.The main idea was to appease the minds of the colonists
  • The Battles of Lexington and Concord

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord, started the American Revolutionary War. Hundreds of British troops marched from Boston to nearby Concord in order to seize an arms cache. Paul Revere and other riders sounded the alarm, and colonial militiamen began mobilizing to intercept the Redcoat column.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    When news of the Declaration of Independence reached New York City, it started a riot. Did I you know that more then one copy of this declaration exists.Only 26 copies survived
  • Great Compromise

    Great Compromise
    States with bigger populations wanted congressional representation based on population and smaller states demanded the same representation. The founding fathers came up with the Great Compromise to stop the arguments.For more info click here
  • Constitution is ratified

    Constitution is ratified
    "The Constitutional Convention approved the documents over which they had labored since May. After a farewell banquet, delegates swiftly returned to their homes to organize support, most for but some against the proposed charter." -click here to learn more
  • Bill of Rights adopted

    Bill of Rights adopted
    James Madison proposed the U.S. Bill of Rights. He was influenced by Virginia's Declaration of Rights. The 1689 English Bill of Rights, works of the Age of Enlightenment pertaining to natural rights, and earlier English political things.
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    The delegates to the Constitutional Convention created a model of government that relied upon a series of checks and balances .By dividing federal authority between the Legislative, the Judicial, and the Executive branches of government.
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    Enlightenment

    The French Revolution of 1789 was the High Enlightenment vision of throwing out the old authorities to remake society.Sadly, it ended up turning into a bloody massacre.learn more here
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    French and Indian War

    This was between Great Britain and France , this is also known as the seven years war. This war was mainly over the land and the territories were not well defined.
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    Battle of Yorktown

    The Patriot victory at Yorktown ended fighting in the American colonies. Peace negotiations began in 1782,