19 women are accused of witchcraft, tried, and executed. Often used as an example of mass hysteria and it's effect on society.
First Great Awakening
A Christian revitalization movement that went across the Protestant countries of Europe and America. This left a permanent impact on American religion. Basically reintroduced the idea of asking for salvation from Jesus Christ.
French and Indian War
The war between Great Britain and France in North America. Began as a land dispute between Britain and France.
Albany Plan of Union
Proposed by Benjamin Franklin in order to form a union between the colonies under one government. This wasn't the only plan proposed however.
Launched by Ottawa Indian chief pontiac due to dissatisfaction with the British postwar policies (French and Indian War). Indians attacked and destroyed 8 British forts. Peace was made when the British sent an expedition to negotiate.
Proclamation Line of 1763
Used to organize the British empire in North America and to stabilize relations with Natives. Issued after the end of the French and Indian War when Great Britain gained French land.
Sugar/Revenue Act of 1764
Passed by Parliament to help compensate for the money lost during the French and Indian War. Another log on the fire for the colonists to plan revolution with.
A series of resolutions passed by the General Assembly of Virginia after the issue of the Stamp Act. Brought about the phrase "No taxation without representation".
Initiated in direct responce to the Boston Tea Party in hopes that it would reverse the colonial resistance to submissiveness in the American Colonies.
First Continental Congress
The First Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from the British colonies in North America. This was the first meeting of congress.
Edenton Tea Party
A political protest that was held in Edenton, North Carolina. Organized by Penelope Barker in direct response to the Tea Act.
Second Continental Congress
A convention of delegates representing the thirteen colonies that began to meet soon after the start of the American Revolution.
Also known as the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. Proclaimed all laws enacted by the British government were null and void.
Helped to promote the idea of a declaration of independence from the British. Proposed at the Fourth Provincial Congress in Halifax, NC.
Declaration of Independence
A statement adopted by the Continental Congress on the 4th of July, 1776 stating the will of the American Colonies to be freed from British rule. We celebrate the 4th of July because of this.
Articles of Confederation
An agreement among the 13 founding states that established America as a confederation of sovereign states. Basically America's first constitution.
Treaty of Paris
Document that officialy ended the Revolutinary War between the American colonies and Great Britain. Most famous for being "extremely generous" to the United States.
Land Ordinanceof 1785
Congress' idea to raise money by selling land in the territory gained by the US after the French and Indian War.
An uprising led by Daniel Shay in order to take control of the Springfield Armory. Resulted in the death of five rebels and caused the founding fathers to rewrite the Articles of Confederation to make the Constitution.
Took place to adress the problems in governing the US because of a poorly written constitution. This helped to in the making of the Constitution of the United States.
Land Ordinance of 1787
An act of Congress that organized the Northwest Territory. This was the first organized territory in the US.
A series of 85 articles that prometed the ratification of the US Constitution. Written by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay.
A tax protest that was organized by farmers who sold grain as whiskey who had to pay a new tax. The rebellion resulted in the death of 4 insurgents.