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The Making of America

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  • Founding of Jamestown

    Founding of Jamestown
    Jamestown was the first permanent English colony in the New World. This first settlement was the first of what soon became many to settle in the New World.
  • House of Burgesses

    House of Burgesses
    The House of Burgesses was the first legislative assembly of elected representatives in the New World. It was the House of Burgesses where they came up and appoved laws.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    The Mayflower Compact was signed onboard of the Mayflower shortly after she came to anchor of Provincetown Harbor. The Mayflower Compact was an attempt to establish a temorary form of self-government. This was important because it was the first time a formal government was being set up in the New World.
  • Founding of Plymouth

    Founding of Plymouth
    Many of the pilgrams who founded Plymouth went to the New World for religious freedom. The people who founded Plymouth were some of the first to set up a self-goverment in the New World.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The war was a product of the struggle between the French and British over land in America. The war provided Great Britain enormous territorial gains in North America, but disputes over frontier policy and paying the war’s expenses led to colonial discontent, and ultimately to the American revolution.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The British government banned colonists from settling west of the Appalachian mountains
  • Sons of Liberty

    Sons of Liberty
    The objective of the Sons of Liberty was to force all of the British stamp agents to resign and also stop many American merchants from ordering British trade goods. They would see to it that this happened even if it took violence.
  • Stamp Act Congress

    Stamp Act Congress
    They meet to talk about the harsh taxation that Parliment was putting their imports. This is where the famous quote of "no taxation without representation" came from.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was the killing of five colonist in Boston by British Army soldiers. This happened a tensions in the American Colonies was growing between the British and the colonist.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    Parliament makes the British East India Company the only company allowed to import tea into the colonies.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    In protest to the taxation on tea people who were part of the Sons of Liberty dressed up like Native Americans and dump the tea coming in on a boat into the see.
  • Boston Port Act

    Boston Port Act
    Parliament closes the port of Boston until all the damage caused by the Tea Party is paid back. This was part of the Intolerable Acts.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The First Continental Congress was comprised of delegates from the colonies. They met in response to the new acts imposed by the British government that were put in place because of the colonies retalliation on the new taxes they were issueing
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The Second Continental Congress meet up after the American Revolutionary War had already begun. It took the large steps of declaring America’s independence from Britain.
  • Thomas Paine's Common Sense

    Thomas Paine's Common Sense
    Common Sense was pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that circled throughout the colonies. Common Sense challenged the authority of the British government and the royal monarchy.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence listed the grievances the colonies had against the king and Parliment and basically declared that the colonies were going to be there own independent country.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    Congress adopted a planof government called the Articles of Confederation. It was the first "Consititution" for the United Sates.
  • Treaty of Paris of 1783

    Treaty of Paris of 1783
    The Revolutionary War officially ends with the Treaty of Paris of 1783. Great Britain recognizes the United States of America as an independent nation.
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    The Constitutional Convention was stimulated by severe economic troubles, which produced radical political movements and urged on by a demand for a stronger central government, the convention met in the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia deciding to amend the Articles of Confederation. The they drew up a new consititution that the United States still uses.
  • Delaware Ratifies

    Delaware Ratifies
    Delaware was the first state to ratify the Consititution, leading the way for other states to do the same.
  • New Hampshire Ratifies

    New Hampshire Ratifies
    New Hampshire was the nineth state to ratify the Consititution, which in turn meant that the Consititution would officially be put into effect.
  • Bill of Rights Ratified

    Bill of Rights Ratified
    Congress passes 10 amendments to the Constitution. The Bill of Rights protects basic freedoms guaranteed to all American citizens.
  • Rhode Island Ratifies

    Rhode Island Ratifies
    Rhode Island was the thirteenth state to ratify the Consitution and the last of the thirteen colonies to ratify the Consititution.