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  • American Revolution: Passage of the Stamp Act

    This one was the first direct tax that British Parliament passed on the colonies, and the colonies didn't agree to the tax. The goal of the tax was to pay for the debt after the French and Indian Wars and the colonists were angry that they had no say in which taxes were passed.
  • American Revolution: Boston Massacre

    British soldiers confronted a crowd of colonists in Boston, Massachusetts adn they opened fire on them killing five men and wounding another six. The soldiers were arrested but a series of pamplets came out showing the British shooting peaceful colonists.
  • American Revolution: Boston Tea Party

    A group of men from the colonies boarded three British ships in the Boston harbor and thew tea into the sea. By destroying the tea it was to show a protest against the Tea Act and ended up leading the war.
  • American Revolution: Adoption of the Declaration of Independence

    The Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence which basically said that the thirteen colonies were independent fro the British. The British still fought because the didn't want to give up the colonies without a fight.
  • American Revolution: Surrender of Yorktown

    The French army joined forces with the American army because they didn't have a navy that could match the British, so after a successful land and sea battle the British were trapped on the Yourktown peninsula. When they weren't able to escape, British Lieutenant General Lord Cornwallis accpeted surrender which in turn meant the American Revolution was won and basically over.
  • Haitian Revolution: What caused the Haitian Revolution

    The French Revolution in France caused the Haitian Revolution of 1791. Many people were dissatified with the French which in caused many alliances with friends and enemies.
  • French Revolution: The Tennis Court Oath

    Members from the third estate refuse to vote on a law that won't pass making the higher estaes pay taxes. This ultimately starts the French Revolution when the third estate revels and refuses to vote.
  • French Revolution: Storming of the Bastille

    The first big rebellion of the commoners on France. They break into the bastille and steal all of the weapons in the prison and bring terror to all of France. this leads to the Reign of Terror on all of France.
  • French Revolution: Declaration of Rights of Man

    The assembly issues their version of the Declaration of Independence to France. This is their first real form of a Constitution in France. It ultimately fails, but gives some hope to the people of France.
  • Haitian Revolution: "all the proprietors ought to be active citizens" amendment

    On March 28, 1790 the General Assembly in Pars passed an amendment that stated "all the proprietors.. ought to be active citizens". Which excluded the petit blancs because most of them did not own property, causing anger against the free persons of color but most of them owned property.
  • Haitian Revolution: Creole and African slave pact

    Slaves in the North Province created a big conspiracy where the Creole slaves made a pact with new African slaves and the Voodoo priest and Boukman led the conspiracy.
  • Haitian Revolution: Slaves attack caucasians by Cape Francois

    Maroons and slaves assaulted on the whites on the evening of August 21st because Oge and Chavannes had tried to get hte General Assembly to persuade that citizenship included the free persons of color but Oge and Chavannes forces were badly beaten, many of their tiny band of 300 captured were murdered. The whole northern area by Cape Francois was in flames, however then on September 20, 1791 the Colonial Assembly recognized the citizenship of all free people of color.
  • French Revolution: Reign of Terror

    The Reign of Terror officially begins. Thousands of people are killed during this time. The king and queen try to escape France, but are caught and killed.
  • French Revolution: Napolean defeats Directory

    This is when Napolean officially takes over France and ends the Fremch Revolution. Napolean ruled with a strong dictatorship, but kept Frace stable. The first time in France in ten years that the nation is stable.
  • Haitian Revolution: Declaring independence of Haiti

    In 1803 Facne had surrendered on third of the island to the Haitians and in 1804 Dessalines hwo led the indegous army, and his generals had proclaimed that Saint-Domingue was now an independent nation and was now called Haiti. When Haiti finally signed a treaty with France in 1825, the major plantations were no longer in use. The Haitian society was divided into which were the ex-slave had now become peasants and administrive, commercial and military elites who lived in coastal cities.
  • Latin Revolution: Dissenters in Venezuela, Mexico, and Bolivia overthrow Spanish colonial officials

    After Napolean's invasion of Portugal and Spain in 1807 and 1808 led dissenters in Venezuela, MExico, and Bolivia to overthrow Spanish colonial officials in 1808-1809
  • Latin Revolution: Miguel Hidalgo rises up against the Spanish authorities

    A parish priest, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla urged the people to rise up against the Spanish authorities in Mexico. After Hidalgo's capture and execution the rebellion was led under Jose Maria Morelos. Then in 1821, news of military revolt in Spain inspired Colonel Agustin de Iturbide to declare Mexico's independence with himself as emperor. Then in 1823 the army overthrew Iturbide and Mexico became a Republic.
  • Latin Revolution: Creole Revolts

    A creole-led revolutionary junta declrared independence in Venezuela in 1811. Simon Bolivar emerged as the leader of the Venezuelan revolutionaries.
  • Latin Revolution: Personalist Leaders

    Successful military leaders in both the United States adn Latin America were able to use their military reputations as the foundations of political power. Latin America's slow development of stable political institutions made personalist politics much more influential than it was in the U.S.
  • Latin Revolution: Brazil

    King John the Sixth of Portugal reuled his kingdom from Brazil until 1821 when unrest in Spain adn Portugal led him to return to Lisbom. King John's son Pedro remained in Brazil where he ruled as regent until 1822, when he declared Brazil to be an independent constitutional monarchywith himself as king.