On May 14, 1607 a group of roughly 100 members od the Virginia Company founded the first permanent eglish settlement in America. These members left England late Decmeber of 1606 on three ships ( the Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and the Discovery)
Virginia House of Burgesses
Was where elected representatives of English colonist first essemble to debate and solve common problems and pass laws in the new world. It was established by the virginia Company and conducted their first session in Jamestown.
Was signed on November 11, 1620 on the ship "The Mayflower". The mayflower compact was the first govering document of Plymouth Colony to establish a temporary, legally-binding form of self-government.
Bacon's Rebellion was an armed rebellion by viginia settlers led by Nathaniel Bacon going against Governor William Berkeley and his rule. About a thousand Virginians rose and went against the governor and attacked the native americans. They chased away Berkeley from Jamestown and tortched the capital.
The Salem Witch Trails
The Salem Witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people who were accused of witchcraft in Massachusetts. 20 people were executed and were mostly women. This event occured between the year of 1692 and 1693.
Trial of John Peter Zenger
Zenger printed copies of a newspaper where he voiced his disagreement with the colonial govermnent William Cosby's actions. Zenger was charged with Libel. Then Andrew Hamilton stated a defense theory and argued that Zenger's statement was not libel becuase it was true. Zenger was the found innocent.
French and Indian War
The french and indian also known as the seven year's war that was fought between the colonies of British American and France.
The french and Indian war began in 1754 and ended with the treaty of Paris in 1763
Proclamation of 1763
On October 7, 1763, King George enforced a proclamation that forbidded colonial settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains. By doing this he hoped to reconcile with the native americans that went against him in the Seven Year's War.
The stamp act was a law that required the colonist to pay a stmap tax on everyu printed paper, such as legal documents, contracts, wills, and etc. Many colonist thought the tax was unfair and showed their discontent by protests.
Was an act that the Parliament enforced on the american colonies making them opening up their houses to the british soldiers. The colonist were also required to provide food for any soldier in the area.
This act was passed by the British parliament affirming its power to legislate for the colonies in all cases whatso ever. The declaration stated that the Parliament's authority was the same in America as in Britian. The act also allowed the Parliament's authority to pass laws that were binding to the american colonies.
The boston was a fight that occured on March 5, 1770 between a mob of colonist and a group of soldiers. The townsmen were throwing snowballs, stones and sticks angering the soldiers which led to the death of five townsmen.
The tea act was passed by the british parliament. It was designed to save the East India company from bankruptcy by lowering the tea tax it paid to the british government. American colonist could not buy any tea unless it cae from that company.
Boston Tea Party
The Boston Tea party was an incident that occured on December 16,1773. It was a direct protest by colonist in Boston against the Tea Tax that was imposed by the british government. Boston patriots dressed as mohawks indians, raided 3 british ships in the boston harbor and then dumped tea into the harbor.
1st Continental Congress
It was a meetong of delegates from twelve of the thriteen colonies that met at carpenters hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvannia. It was called in responce to the Intolerable Acts by the British Parliament. Georgia did not send delegates because they were seeking aid by the Brtish and didn't want to upset them.
2nd Continental Cogress
It was a convention of delegates from the 13 colonies that started meeting after warfare in the American Revolutionary War. The secon congress managed the colonial war effort and moved towards independence.
Declaration of Independence
The declaration of Independence was a document that stated that the thirteen colonies were now independent from british government. John Adams was a leader in pushing for independence.