road to revolution

  • Jan 1, 1215

    magna carta

    magna carta
    magna carta is one of the earliest acesters of the constitution, its translation is latin. in 1225 charter opened a passage marked with an asterisk, this translation says the sence rather then precie wording.
  • french and indian war

    french and indian war
    The French and Indian war isn’t exactly what you might think. This war was not between the French and the Indians, but the Indians allied with the British and the French.This war was also known as the “seven year war” this war lasted from 1754 to 1763.
  • suger act

    suger act
    The Sugar Act was an act which placed taxes on sugar, molasses, and other goods shipped to the colonies. It also called for strict enforcement of the act and harsh punishment of smugglers.Another name for the suger act is the amarican revanue act.
  • stamp act

    stamp act
    The stamp act was an act which required all commercial and legal documents to carry an official stamp showing that tax had been paid. These taxes were direcly aide at the colonies.The brittish were low on money because of the french and indian war.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    In March 1765, Parliament passed the Quartering Act to address the practical concerns of such a troop deployment. Under the terms of this legislation, each colonial assembly was directed to provide for the basic needs of soldiers stationed within its borders. Specified items included bedding, cooking utensils, firewood, beer or cider and candles.
  • sons of liberty

    sons of liberty
    this was a orginized patriot political orginization.this was adebate in parlement over the stamp act.the colonist motto was no taxation without representation.
  • declatory act

    declatory act
    This act is often confused with the stamp act, but this is different.This act made the colonist buy stamps with every thing the bought even letters.The brittish were hoping to inforce revanue by directy taxing the colonist.
  • repeal stamp act

    repeal stamp act
    The stamp act was an act which required all commercial and legal documents to carry an official stamp showing that tax had been paid.After a few months of protest, the British repeals the stamp act. This act was passed on march 22 1765.
  • townshed act

    townshed act
    British wanted to buy tea and Indian Tea Company. They bought many crates of tea so the tea company would stay in business.This took place in Boston where the laws where pasted.
  • tea act

    tea act
    An act of the british parlement that created a monopoly that was unfair to tea merchants.this was suppose to convince the colonist to buy tea from the company.
  • bosten tea party

    bosten tea party
    On December 16, 1773 a group of Boston patriots boarded three English Ships, the Bedford, Beaver and Dartmouth, and threw the tea aboard into Boston Harbour. These patriots were disguised as Mohawk Indians and, in order to gain access to the ships, armed themselves with hatchets and axes.
  • coercive act

    coercive act
    After the Boston Tea Party, the British felt they needed to punish the people of Boston to demonstrate their power to legislate on the colonies, as asserted by the Declaratory Act.
  • closing bosten harbor

    closing bosten harbor
    To punish the colonists for the ruined tea, Parliament passed the Intolerable acts, which ended town meetings and closed Boston Harbor until the colonists paid for the tea.
  • 1st Continental Congress

    1st Continental Congress
    The meeting was advanced by benjerman frankling but failed to gain much support, until bosten port was closed. In responce to the bosten tea party.
  • Massachusetts Charter cancelled

    Massachusetts Charter cancelled
    because of the Boston tea party, it made the king very mad, the charter cancelled was apart of the intolerable acts.
  • Governor Gage’s seizing of colonist’s stockpile of weapons

    Governor Gage’s seizing of colonist’s stockpile of weapons
    Within months of new arrival as the royal governor, General Gage seized the arsenal of weapons Massachusetts had communicated in Charleston. As tension grew between the crown and the colonist the first continental congress gathered in Philadelphia.
  • Patrick Henry’s speech

    Patrick Henry’s speech
    It is known as a brilliant speech, in Virginia Sir Patrick Henry gave a speech in a church in front of a Virginian audiences. Primarily sought the freedom of the state he governed.
  • Paul Revere’s Ride

    Paul Revere’s Ride
    Paul Revere never finished that ride that come to be named after him. Paul Revere was stopped by a British patrol on his way to Concord. He never made it!
  • 1st Battle at Lexington and Concord

    1st Battle at Lexington and Concord
    The first shots starting the revolution were fired at Lexington, Massachusetts. On April 18, 1775, British General Thomas Gage sent 700 soldiers to destroy guns and ammunition the colonists had stored in the town of Concord, just outside of Boston. They also planned to arrest Samuel Adams and John Hancock, two of the leaders of the patriot movement
  • 2nd Continental Congress

    2nd Continental Congress
    The Second Continental Congress meeting started with the battle of Lexington and ConcordThe Second Continental Congress established the military as the Continental Army to represent the thirteen states. They also elected George Washington as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army.
  • Benedict Arnold’s Ticonderoga Fort seizure

    Benedict Arnold’s Ticonderoga Fort seizure
    Fort Ticonderoga was a small, dilapidated British fort maintained by the British at the southern tip of Lake Champlain in upstate New York. It was a strategically important fort in the French and Indian War, and was known then known as Fort Carillon
  • Named George Washington Commander of Continental Army

    Named George Washington Commander of Continental Army
    After a series of setbacks in 1776, George Washington's leadership of the Continental Army helped America turn the tide of the war in three pivotal locations, prompting France to recognize the United States as a nation and an ally.On April 30, 1789, George Washington, standing on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York, took his oath of office as the first President of the United States.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    took place in Charlestown Peninsula on north side of bosten harbor. brittish army fought amarican continetal army. it was 2400 brittish troops against 1500 amarican troops.The British soldiers, light infantry and battalion company men wore red coats, the headgear of the companies, bearskin fronted mitre caps, tricorne hats and caps, and were armed with muskets and bayonets. The British had light guns and were supported by the heavy guns of the fleet. The Americans were armed with muskets or wh
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    There was a small group of delegates, including John Adams, who were ready to declare independence at this time, but the more moderate voices prevailed. The moderate faction was led by John Dickinson of Pennsylvania, probably the most conservative and loyal member of Congress. The radical faction decided it was wiser at this time to let the moderates have their way because they believed war with Britain was inevitable.
  • Thomas Paine’s Common Sense

    Thomas Paine’s Common Sense
    In Common Sense, Thomas Paine argues for American independence. His argument begins with more general, theoretical reflections about government and religion, then progresses onto the specifics of the colonial situation
  • Forming the Continental Army

    Forming the Continental Army
    The delegates unanimously elected George Washington to be genral of all forces then raised, or to be raised, for the defense of American liberty. To Washington fell the undeniable task of trying to whip up enthusiasm for reenlistment among the New England troops whose terms of service expired at the close of that year. From this nucleus he built the Continental Army, but the unpatriotic attitudes he encountered discouraged him.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    the first atempt to have a written document for our dovorment. this document was reapleaced by the constution because it was not detailed enough and left the us with to waek of a govorment
  • Dorchester Heights

    Dorchester Heights
    Dorchester Heights is a historical landmark south of Boston, Massachusetts. Here is where one of the greatest battles in history occurred. This battle took place on March 4, 1776. This land is where George Washington had won his very first battle. This battle eventually strengthened Dorchester Heights into what it is today.
  • Declaration of Rights Draft

    Declaration of Rights Draft
    The Virginia convention held a meeting in Williamsburg. Days later they passed a resolution calling for Virginia delegates at continental congress to move for independence.
  • E pluribus Unum

    E pluribus Unum
    E pluribus unum is the suggested by the committee Congress appointed on July 4, 1776 to design "a seal for the United States of America." The below sketch of their design accompanied a detailed description of their idea for the new nation's official emblem.
  • Signing of the Declaration of Independence

    Signing of the Declaration of Independence
    our contries founding fathers came to gether to sing the most important document in amarican history.The Declaration of Independence is ripe with history and is the founding document of the United States of America. There are many known facts about the Declaration of Independence and there many facts that are not so well known to us.
  • the constitutional convertion

    the constitutional convertion
    this adopted the articles of conferderation, the first constitution of the united staes. but the ratification of the articles of confederation by all thirteen states did not occur march 1781
  • land ordience

    land ordience
    The first line, running north and south as aforesaid, shall begin on the river Ohio, at a point that shall be found to be due north from the western termination of a line, which has been run as the southern boundary of the state of Pennsylvania; and the first line, running east and west, shall begin at the same point, and shall extend throughout the whole territory
  • shays rebellion

    shays rebellion
    it was a clash between new englasnd famers and merchants that tested the precarious institutions of the new republic, threatened to plunge the the states into a civil war.
  • Northwest Ordinance of 1787

    Northwest Ordinance of 1787
    The Northwest Ordinance was important because it provided the foundation for the creation of later territories within the Union and established the process by which territories became states.
  • constituion ratification

    constituion ratification
    a majority of the delagates tot the constitutional convention apoved the documentsover which had led labored since May. After a farewell banquet, delegates swiftly returned to their homes to organize support, most for but some against the proposed charter