U.S. History

  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    This act separated the British colonies on the Atlantic coast from crossing over the Appalachian mountains where the native Americans were located. This needed to happen because it would prevent further conflict between the two. The colonists were not pleased with this rule because the fear of overpopulation was big.
  • Sugar act of 1764

    Sugar act of 1764
    This act made merchants pay a tax of six pence per gallon on import of foreign molasses. This act was issued to allow the crown to make money and enrich the motherland. The colonists were not a fan of this act and decided to start protesting this rule.
  • Currency act of 1764

    Currency act of 1764
    The purpose of this act was to prevent the printing and issuance of paper made by the colonial legislatures. This act was in-forced to protect merchants and creditors for depreciated colonial currency. The colonists did not digest this act well and started to protest.
  • The Stamp act of 1765

    The Stamp act of 1765
    This act was making the colonists pay the British government to help pay for the colonists stationed in the U.S .. This act helped pay for the troops supplies. The colonists held violent protests because the colonists were already sheltering them for the war.
  • Quartering act of 1765

    Quartering act of 1765
    This rule forced the British colonists to hospitalize the troops and feed them. The troops were in America because they were fighting the French and Indian war. This rule was in-forced because the British did not have enough money to cover the cost of food for the troops, let alone having troops led them into debt. The colonist were not pleased because they already had a hard time feeding their own family.
  • Declaratory act of 1766

    Declaratory act of 1766
    This act regulated the British parliament to regulate laws binding American colonists to follow the rules too. This act helped to keep control over the colonies. The colonists were wrathful because they thought more acts like this would come upon the horizon.
  • Townshend Revenue Act of 1767

    Townshend Revenue Act of 1767
    To help pay the expenses involved in governing the American colonies, Parliament passed the Townshend Acts, which initiated taxes on glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea. This helped pay for the expenses involved in governing the American colonies. In return the colonists dumped tea into the harbor.
  • Boston massacre

    Boston massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a street tussle, between a "patriot" crowd and a unit of British soldiers who were both throwing snowballs, stones, and clubs. British soldiers opened fire on the colonists killing seven or eight rioters. Following the deaths of several colonists, speech writers launched an effort to incite public outrage.
  • The tea act of 1773

    The tea act of 1773
    This act authorized east India company to bypass American wholesalers and sell direct to American distributors. This rule let East India company to stay in business because they were losing profit when selling to wholesalers. The colonists were enraged and through tea in the harbor.
  • Boston tea party

    Boston tea party
    Enraged colonists mad about the British imposing "taxation without representation" colonists dumped 342 chests of tea imported by the British East India Company. This was the first major defiance of British rule over the colonists
  • The intolerable acts of 1774

    The intolerable acts of 1774
    The Boston Port Act, Massachusetts Government Act, Administration of Justice Act, and quartering act of 1774. This act was to punish Massachusetts for their government acts. In return the colonists held protests.
  • Battle of Lexington and concord

    Battle of Lexington and concord
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord, fought on April 19, 1775, kicked off the American Revolutionary War (1775-83). Tensions between the Americans and the British had been rising for years. Among the tension are residents of the 13 American colonies and the British authorities, particularly in Massachusetts. Verbally Fighted against each other day and night by communicating through out letters.
  • Battle of breeds hill

    Battle of breeds hill
    There were 2,200 British troops against a smaller number of troops that had volunteered to fight against the Brits. These troops represented America. The troops were led by Colonel William Prescott, it was one of the bloodiest battles of the American Revolution. More than 1,000 British soldiers, officers, and Marines were killed or wounded.
    fought in Charleston, new part of Boston
    first major battle of American revolution
    The British beat the Americans
  • Declaration of independence

    Declaration of independence
    was a document that was approved by the continental congress. Separated the north American British colonies from the British. All 13 states unanimously agreed to this document and agreed that our rights needed to be fixed because under the rule of great Britain there was no fixing .
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    The Battle of Trenton was on December 26, 1776. Freed New Jersey from British rule. Americans gained morale.
    Severe loss in German/British soldiers. General George Washington was leading the battle. The battle took place in Long island, Manhattan, and Trenton.There were 900 prisoners, 22 killed, 92 wounded Germans and British soldiers
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The first battle began on (September 19th, 1777) at around noon. The battle lasted around 4 hours long. The British took the victory of the battle. The second battle began on Oct. 17, 1777. Important people are horatio gates, benedict arnold, john burgoyne. The Americans won
  • Valley forge

    Valley forge
    There were 900 prisoners, 22 killed, 92 wounded Germans and british soldiers. During the winter of 1777–1778, there were food and supply shortages that caused the soldiers to starve to death. Almost 2,000 soldiers perished from illness.
    In June 1778, the soldiers who had been there left with a renewed commitment to the conflict. Wrapped in everything they could find, their feet were freezing. George washington led the Americans.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The Franco American army fought against the British army. The British wanted to posses a harbor and reinforce the harbor so it could be used. After 2 days the British surrendered against the Americans. Final battle of the revolutionary war.