Sebastians TimeLine 7th period

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  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act of 1765 was a tax to help the British pay for the French and Indian War. The British felt they were well justified in charging this tax because the colonies were receiving the benefit of the British troops and needed to help pay for the expense. The colonists didn't feel the same. The reason why it is important because now we have taxes and even tho they might not be the best it is very important that we have them.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    The taxes that were imposed by the Townshend Acts of 1767 were important to me because they helped to reignite anger in the colonies against England. Just the year before, Parliament had repealed the Stamp Tax after heated protests from the colonies. In 1767, however, Charles Townshend decided to impose new taxes.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party gave the colonists the motivation to stand up for their rights and to ultimately risk their lives by going to war for their independence. The Boston Tea Party is also important for its inspiration, not only to Americans but to other rebels against injustice around the world. This is important because it is important to have people standing up for there rights.
  • Continental Congress

    Continental Congress
    this is import to me because the Continental Congress had passed three important resolutions endorsing the Suffolk Resolves, approving an economic boycott against Great Britain, and adopting a petition to the king detailing colonial rights and grievances. The Suffolk Resolves stated that the Intolerable Acts were unconstitutional so they should not be obeyed.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    The significance and importance of these battles is that they were the first battles of the Revolutionary War. These battles happened in April of 1775. They happened because the British commander in Boston had heard of supplies of powder and weapons being kept by Patriots in the towns of Lexington and Concord.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence is an important part of American democracy because first it contains the ideals or goals of our nation. Second it contains the complaints of the colonists against the British king.
  • Writing the us Constitution

    Writing the us Constitution
    “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution for the United States of America.”
  • The Bill of Rights

    The Bill of Rights
    The First Amendment is perhaps the most important part to me of the Bill of Rights. It protects five of the most basic liberties. They are freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and freedom to petition the government to right wrongs.
  • Battle of Fort Sumter

    Battle of Fort Sumter
    Originally constructed in 1829 as a coastal garrison, Fort Sumter is most famous for being the site of the first shots of the Civil War (1861-65). ... Beauregard bombarded Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861. After a 34-hour exchange of artillery fire, Anderson and 86 soldiers surrendered the fort on April 13
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    This is import to me because the American Civil War was the most deadly and arguably the most important event in the nation's history. Sectional tensions enshrined in the Constitution erupted into a brutal war that cost over 600,000 lives and cleaved a nation in two. ... In fact, they were in for the bloodiest war in history to date.
  • homestead act

    homestead act
    The Homestead Act of 1862 was one of the most significant and important and enduring events in the westward expansion of the United States. By granting 160 acres of free land to claimants, it allowed nearly any man or woman a "fair chance."
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    French and Indian War

    This is import to me because The French and Indian War began in 1754 and ended with the Treaty of Paris in 1763. The war provided Great Britain enormous territorial gains in North America, but disputes over subsequent frontier policy and paying the war's expenses led to colonial discontent, and ultimately to the American Revolution.
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    U.S Constitution

    This is import to me because the Constitution provides a system of checks and balances designed to avoid the tyranny of any one branch. Most important actions require the participation of more than once branch of government. ... Another important function of the Constitution is to divide power between the national government and the state governments.
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    Manifest Destiny

    This is import to me because the phrase "manifest destiny" is most often associated with the territorial expansion of the United States from 1812 to 1860. This era, from the end of the War of 1812 to the beginning of the American Civil War, has been called the "age of manifest destiny".
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    Civil Rights

    This is import to me because one of the greatest achievements of the civil rights movement, the Civil Rights Act led to greater social and economic mobility for African-Americans across the nation and banned racial discrimination, providing greater access to resources for women, religious minorities, African-Americans and low-income families.