U.S. History 7th Grade

  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    It prohibited colonists from settling west of the Appalachian mountains. The government did this to make peace with the Indians, but the colonists violated it because they were scared they would overpopulate.
  • Sugar Act (Revenue Act)

    Sugar Act (Revenue Act)
    The act made more taxes on Molasses, sugar, and other goods from outside the colonies. It also regulated the export of iron and lumber. The government did this to make up debt from the 7 years war and the colonists protested it because they needed molasses to make rum and rum was a very big part of their economy.
  • Currency Act

    Currency Act
    The act prohibited colonies from using their own currencies. The government did this to protect merchands from deprecated colonial currencies, but the colonists refused to pay and protested because it took away their rights to regulate their banking systems.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    It taxed items that were being sold inside the colonies.The government did this to help pay off debt from the 7 years war. The colonists protested "No taxation without representation" because they were losing their well-deserved money.
  • The Quartering act

    The Quartering act
    It required colonists to provide housing, feeding, and supplies for the British troops in North America, and the government did it as a punishment for the Boston tea party, but also because they couldn't afford to pay for the housing because they were already in debt. Some colonists refused to do so because they had to pay taxes and provide for the soldiers and let them live on their own private property.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    The act stated that parliament could make laws for the American Colonies in any situation, and the government did this to show colonists that parliament had a right to tax them. The colonists didn't really get mad about this and ignored it because they were busy celebrating the repeal of the stamp act.
  • Townshend Revenue Act

    Townshend Revenue Act
    The act taxed paper, paint, lead, glass, tea, and other goods. The government did this to make up for debt from the 7 Years War. The colonists boycotted this act because it was taking their rightfully earned money.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    In the town center of Boston, a group of colonists and soldiers got into a conflict that resulted in 5 colonist casualties. There are different accounts of who's to blame, so no one knows the truth, but according to sources, the colonists threw something at British soldiers, who then fired into the crowd. The event caused a lot of tension between the colonists and the British.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    Battle led by General George Washington against the British and Hessians. The Americans won which was good because they needed a victory. This united the armies.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    The tea act gave all control of trade and delivery of tea to the East India Tea Company, it also added taxes on tea. This happened to keep the company from going bankrupt. The colonists had the Boston Tea Party in result of this. The colonists did this because they wanted to stop the taxes on tea- they were REALLY mad.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    After the tea act, and other acts taxing goods angered colonists seized hold of multiple ships and started throwing crates of tea into the water. This bothered parliament, and as punishment, they passed the Quartering act.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts
    4 acts, the Boston Port, Massachusetts government, Administration of Justice, and Quartering acts. These were punishments for having the Boston Tea Party. The colonists boycotted this and went on strike and they did it because they ere mad that the British were abusing the colonist's rights.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    This battle was fought between the British and the Minute men. The Colonists fought because they wanted to protect the colonies, while the British fought because they wanted to get their supplies back. In the end, the Americans won with less than a third of the British casualties and gained a great amount of confidence.
  • Bunker Hill (Breed's Hill)

    Bunker Hill (Breed's Hill)
    A battle fought between the British and the colonists over Bunker hill. Both sides wanted to control the hill because then they were also able to control what entered and left Boston Harbor. In the end, the Britsh win, but the colonists are still motivated because they were able to put up a good fight against the trained English soldiers.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The founding document of the United States of America. This was the final point when the colonies officially decided to separate from England. It states the founding beliefs that America lives on. This was written to the king, the colonists, and other countries.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    Americans were led by Peter Gansevourt. The Americans won because the British surrendered. The French joined the colonists in battle. And since another battle was happening in Albany at the same time, the win motivated more people to help and join the fight in Albany.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    Led by George Washington and Baron von Steuben led the Americans to victory. Even though the Americans won, they lost more than 2000 to malnutrition and disease. Still, this helped the colonists regain confidence.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    Led by George Washington. Washington finds out the Brits plan to go to Yorktown for reinforcements. Wahington, American troops, and french allies go there and beat the British.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    A treaty established America's Independence and its boundaries. And was negotiated on the Mississippi River.Americans sent John Jay, John Adams, Henry Lawrence, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin to negotiate with the British.
  • The Whiskey Rebellion

    Because there was debt from the revolutionary war, Washington decided to tax Whiskey. This bothered citizens of Pennsylvania because their economy relied mainly on Whiskey and goods like that. Because they felt this tax was unfair, they decided to rebel and not pay their taxes. Soon, violence broke out and.....
  • McCulloch vs Maryland

    McCulloch vs Maryland
    A case about whether the federal government had the right to create a national bank. It didn't explicitly say that they could, but it didn't say that they couldn't. Maryland tried to close the Baltimore branch. Maryland passed a law requiring all banks other than the state one would have to pay a heavy tax. McCulloch, the manager of the Baltimore one refused to pay & Maryland sued, causing them to bring this to court. McCulloch lost the case, but appealed until it got to the supreme court.