U.S. History

By h.evans
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Act showed that colonists could not settle or claim land west of the app mtns.This law was enforced because companies in London wanted to gain wealth from the land where the colonists wanted to settle. The colonists ignored the act because they wanted to claim and explore this land so eagerly.
  • Sugar Act

    The king wanted to improve taxes and they increases it among sugar in the Americas because they ran out of money because of so much spending during the war. Colonists resented it because it had bad effects on trade and it violated colonial rights.
  • Currency Act

    Colonies were not able to print money anymore because the British empire felt like the colonists were cheating on their taxes with fake money. The colonists thought this was unfair because they thought they were paying too much money to the British gov.
  • Stamp Act

    British empire imposed a tax on all papers and documents in the Americas because money was needed to pay for war expenses in Great Britain struggles with France and Spain. Colonists refused to pay the Stamp Act tax because they were angered and frustrated by it so they quickly acted to oppose it.
  • Quartering Act

    Colonists were not allowed to possess as many coins because the gov wanted to better pay the army. The colonists also thought this was unfair because they were losing their money and did not like that. Colonists were also required to take care of British soldiers and they thought this was not right.
  • Declaratory Act

    This act gave the crown the exclusive right to impose all duties and finding an attempt to do so illegal because he wanted to better secure the dependency of the king's dominions in America upon the crown. Colonials attacked parliamentary acts because they argued the tradition rights their forefathers had fought for were killed by London.
  • Townshend Revenue Act

    This act placed taxes on a lot of goods imported from Britain because they wanted to raise money for the military. Colonies abandoned their ban on imported English goods because the colonists did not want to pay these taxes so they decided they didn't have to.
  • Boston Massacre

    Soldiers were frustrated by angry and annoying colonists and they got so annoyed that a soldier shot a colonist which elevated to a deadly event where several colonists were assasinated.
  • Tea Act

    East India Company could bypass American whole sellers and send tea directly to American distributors because it made English tea cheaper. The colonists dumped nearly 350 chests of tea into the water which was called the Boston Tea Party because the colonists never accepted the constitutionality of the duty on tea.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The colonists are frustrated at the king for all the taxes and laws he had been enforcing, especially the tea act. The colonists wanted to get their revenge on the East India Co and the king. So they decided to dress up at natives and dump chests of tea off of an East India Co tea ship. Th eking was furious at the colonists for doing this.
  • Intolerable Acts

    These acts punished the colony of Massachusetts for leading the Boston Tea Party by closing ports to everything except food and fuel. The colonists protested and gathered together because they were mad they were being punished in such a fierce way.
  • Lexington And Concord

    Lexington And Concord
    The colonists wanted to show England that they were strong and were able to sustain a fight. They wanted to show this because they were mad at King George because he had mistreated his people in the Americas.
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    The patriots wanted to capture and control Breed's hill, but on accident they ended up on Bunker Hill. The patriots started on the top of the hill and were attacked by British troops. The British ended up winning the war and capturing Bunker Hill. This marked the very beginning of the American Revolution.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The king had hurt and injured the colonists so much that the colonists wanted freedom and independence from England. They decided to write a letter to the king declaring their independence and they also stated in the letter why they wanted the freedom. The colonists made it for the king, the colonists, and the world.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    General George Washington lead the battle of the British against the Patriots. America won the battle and it freed New Jersey of British rule. The colonists gained more confidence and took control of Trenton.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    Haratio Gates, Benedict Arnold, and John Burgoyne were important people in this battle. British won this battle which took place in New England territory. The United States gained allies with Spain and France.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    George Washington, Nathaniel Greene, and Friedrich Von Steuben were main leaders of the camp. Valley Forge was the first winter encampment which is where colonists or soldiers could stay during the winter because there was shelter. The colonists and soldiers experienced extreme food shortages and major hunger issues.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    George Washington, Jean Baptise, and Charles Cornwallis were leaders of the battle. Patriots won the battle and ended the American Revolution by winning independence from England and the crown.
  • 1783 Treaty of Paris

    1783 Treaty of Paris
    Britain had just lost the Battle of Yorktown and they decided to stop fighting in the American Revolution and give America the freedom and Independence they desperately wanted. The second committes of Correspondence selected five peace commissioners to meet and discuss Americas rights. They were articles.