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  • Zenger Trial

    Zenger Trial
    http://www.ushistory.org/us/7c.aspHe was a man accused of libel in the New York colony after opposing the government. He was put to trial and this was one of the first tests pf free speech in the colony and his lawyer, Alexander Hamilton, fought hard to defend him. In the end he was found not guilty and free speech was upheld.
  • Albany Congress

    Albany Congress
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albany_CongressThis was a meeting between 7 of the 13 colonies to discuss how they could better communicate with the Natives. Benjamin Franklin proposed the Plan of Union that created one government that looked after the needs of both groups along with partial control by Britian.
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    Seven Years War

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Years'_WarThere was a growing tension between the British and the French & indians over land and trade. They both wanted control over land esecially the Ohio river valley. Many small battles ensued with both sides gaining alliances but in the end the French surrender and have to give up vast amouts of land and so do the spanish. This in turn increases the British empire.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/443764/Treaty-of-ParisThis is the original Treaty of Paris which the name will be used over and over again in history. This treaty signified the end of the French and Indian war, with the French and Indians giving up much land to the British and expanding the already booming British empire in the Americas.
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    Pontiac's Rebellion

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontiac's_WarThis was a rebellion against British rule by a group of dissatisfied indian tribes. These tribes were very viloent in their attacks and much blood was shead. In 1763 a royal proclamation was given by the Briish King that divided the land between the Natives and the colonists, but later on this line will be crossed by the colonists.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_ActThis was one of the many revenue acts put into place in the colonies to tax the colonists unfairly. This tax was on sugar and molasses specifically but was resisted by the colonists.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stamp_Act_1765This was another direct tax placed on the colonists by the British. Once again this anger the colonists because it was taxation without representation. It was repealed within a year of beginning.
  • Repeal of the Stamp Act

    Repeal of the Stamp Act
    Because of the great protests in the colonies, the British repealed this act. This repealing would then be followed by the declatory act.
  • Declatory Act

    Declatory Act
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stamp_Act_1765This was an act from Britian that followed the repeal of the stamp act. This act declared that Britans power was equal in both Britan and the colonies, allowin britain to pass laws in the colonies.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    This was the result of the discontent of the colonists and the british standing army in the colonies. There was much discontent and eventually after a small argument between soldiers escalated until 5 innocent bystanders were shot and killed. The soldiers wer there to enforce the Townshend acts but after this discontent in the colonies just continued to grow.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_ActThis was yet another royal proclamation givin by the British to the colonies to add to the taxation without representation. The tea act gave control of the entire tea market of the colonies to the East India Company to try and save it from bankrupsy, yet even though the tea was cheaper the colonists did not agree with the taxation on the tea that did not go to help the colonists at all.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    This was one of the main political protests by the Sons of Liberty. During the night they gathered up some dressed as indians and boarded a british tea ship & dumped all of the tea out into the Boston harbour. This was one of the first big and most often refered to political protests in America. Their was many consequences for Boston after from Birtish but that spark of rebellion kept going
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Direct responce to the Boston tea party to punish Boston.
    1 Boston Port act- Closed the port of boston untill all of the tea was paid for
    2 Massachussets Govt act- Altered the government of the colony and put it under the control of the British king.
    3Admin of Justice act- This allowed accused royal officers trials to be held in Britian instead of in colony
    4 Quartering act- house soldiers
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    First Continental Congress

    http://www.usfca.edu/fac_staff/conwell/revolution/congress.htmRepresantitives from all colonies but GA attended and congress voted to cut off trade with Great Britain unless Parliament got rid of the Intolerable Acts. It approved resolutions advising the colonies to begin training their citizens for war.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    http://www.kidport.com/reflib/usahistory/americanrevolution/lexingtonbattle.htmThe first shots starting the revolution were fired at Lexington, Massachusetts. British General Thomas Gage sent 700 soldiers to destroy guns and ammunition the colonists had stored in the town of Concord. They also planned to arrest Samuel Adams and John Hancock, two of the key leaders of resistance. John Revere went and warned people nad minutemen came out ready to fight.
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    Fort Ticonderoga
    Less than one month after the American Revolutionary War was ignited with the battles of Lexington and Concord, the British garrison of 48 soldiers was surprised by a small force of Green Mountain Boys, along with militia volunteers from Massachusetts and Connecticut, led by Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold.
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    Second Continental Congress

    Convention of all delagates from all 13 coloniess meeting soon after warfare in revolution had begun. The second Congress managed the colonial war effort incrementally towards independence, adopting the United States Declaration of Independence. They also carried out many of the tasks of what an organized federal govt might do without taxing.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    This battle occured early on in the revolutionary war. Colonial forces were sent out to a fort to defend the city after they heard of the British hiding in the hills. The British then attached and the result was British victory but not without heavy losses.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition

    Congress drafted the Olive Branch Petition. It outlined their issues and asked th
    e British government to respond and deal with them. King George III of England refused to accept the petition. He believed the Americans to be in rebellion, and believed he could quickly end it with his military force, but he was soon to be proven wrong.
  • Common Sense By: TP

    Common Sense By: TP
    This book challenged thehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Sense_(pamphlet)Great Britain. It gave a reason for the people to want to fight back against the British.
  • Virginia Declaration of Rights

    Virginia Declaration of Rights
    It is a document drafted to proclaim the inherent rights of men, including the right to rebel against "inadequate" government. It influenced a number of later documents, including the United States Declaration of Independence and the US Bill of Rights.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    It announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. Some of the key writers included Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, and Sherman.
  • Battle of Long Island

    Battle of Long Island
    This was the first major battle in the American Revolutionary War after the United States Declaration of Independence. It was the largest battle of the entire conflict. General Washington in charge led yet they were being brutally attacked and were driven out of Ny, retreating to NJ and PN.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saratoga_campaignAfter NYC was captured, British chased washington through NJ untill both stopped at winter headquarters. The Brithish planned to attack from 3 different sides to overrun the colonists. THe timing was not right and the troops did not arrive at the same time making the plan inneffective and the british/loyalists lost this battle.
  • Valley of Forge

    Valley of Forge
    No battle was fought at Valley Forge. Yet, it was the turning point of the Revolutionary War. It was here that the Continental army was desperately against the ropes and ready to quit. Exactly six months after they Americans arrived, a new army anxious to fight the British streamed out of Valley Forge toward New Jersey. They had been transformed from Rebel into a Mature Army.
  • Ratification of the Articles of Confederation

    Ratification of the Articles of Confederation
    This was an agreement between the 13 founding states that established the USA as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution. Drafted by the Continental Congress in 1776, and an approved version was sent to the states for ratification in late 1777. Took longer to ratift because of problems with agreements about land between states.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    This was a decisive victory by a combined force of American Continental Army troops led by General George Washington and French Army troops over British Army commanded by Cornwallis. This proved to be the last major land battle of the American Revolutionary War in North America, as the surrender by Cornwallis caused the British government to negotiate a treaty with the colonies.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
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    The treaty between the American colonies and Great Britain, ended the American Revolution and formally recognized the United States as an independent nation. This was a huge step foward in American history as it created the actual county of America after much fighting between the two.
  • Land Ordianance of 1785

    Land Ordianance of 1785
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    This was a law passed by Congress that allowed for sales of land in the Northwest Territory. It also set up standards for land sale that became precedents. Among them was the idea of selling mile-square sections of land.
  • Bill for Establishing Religious Freedoms

    Bill for Establishing Religious Freedoms
    It promoted religious freedom for the state of Virginia. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison promoted the bill for years before it was finally passed by the Virginia legislature. The Anglican Church was officially recognized as the state religion and got rid of that. Sets the precednet for the 1st amendment freedom of religion.
  • Northwest Ordinance of 1787

    Northwest Ordinance of 1787
    This ordinance provided land in the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley regions for settlement. (It eventually broke into five states: Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Illinois).
  • George Washington Inauguration

    George Washington Inauguration
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    The inauguration marked the commencement of the first four-year term of George Washington as President. Adams had already beenVp since April 21. Sworn in by Chancellor of New York Robert Livingston during this first presidential inauguration, Washington became the first President of the United States following the ratification of theConstitution