Revolution to Constitution

  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Brtish wrote the Proclamation of 1763. It stated that the colonists could not settle on any land west of the Appalachian Mountains. The Bristish didn't want to have anymore conflict with the Native Americans. The colonists were outraged.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    There is controversy about how this started, but we do know that British soldiers fired into a mob of colonists and five were killed. Some of the other colonists were injured. The colonists called it a massacre because they wanted it to sound worse than what it was.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party consisted of rich colonists dressing up like Native Americans and dumping tea overboard. These colonists were the tea merchants, and they were mad that the British were selling tea so cheap because they were losing money.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The British passed these acts in response to The Boston Tea Party. They passed a total of five acts, which were to punish the colonists. They wanted to reverse the trend of colonial resistence against them.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    It was held at Carpenter's Hall in Philadelphhis, Pennsylvania. There were 56 delegates from all of the colonies except for Georgia. They discussed boycotts, and wrote the Olive Branch Petition, which asked the King of Britain (George III) to take away the Intolerable Acts and taxes and such.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    This was the first battle of the American Revolution. It occurred before the colonists even delcared independence.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    It was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The purpose of this meeting was to move toward independence. They wanted to talk about adopting the Declaration of Independence.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Thomas Paine wrote this in order to persuade the colonists to want their own independence. He stated numerous resaons of why it would be common sense for them to want independence. He persuaded many colonists to believe what he did.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    This was the colonists reasoning for wanting independence. Thomas Jefferson wrote it, and it was written before the American Revolutionary War.
  • Philadelphia Convention

    Philadelphia Convention
    The Constitution was written at this meeting in place of the Articles of Confederation. It consisted of 55 men from the different colonies. The metting lasted about three months, until the Constitution was finally finished.