U.S History

  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    This limited western expansion of the colonies into the Native American territories. This was made so it could protect the Native's land and hoped to keep tribes as allies against the French. The Colonist were not greatly affected but they were unhappy because they could not go past even if they wanted to.
  • Sugar Act of 1764

    Sugar Act of 1764
    This act cut duties on molasses and prohibited importation on all foreign rum. It also banned direct shipping of important things to Europe. This act raised revenue, and was reducing colonist to evade duties. The colonist were upset because the balance of trade for merchants in Northern seaports was not fair, and they could not get all supplies they needed.
  • Currency Act of 1764

    Currency Act of 1764
    This act prohibited the issue of any new bills and the reissue of existing currency because colonies suffered a constant shortage of currency with which to conduct trade. The colonist protested against this and argued because they could not make their own currency.
  • The Stamp Act of 1765

    The Stamp Act of 1765
    This act said that American colonies needed to offset the sums necessary for their maintenance. The reason for this was it was intended to use for additional tax money to pay for war expenses. The colonist were angry and refused to pay because they thought the British parliament didn't have the authority to impose an internal tax.
  • The Quartering Act of 1765

    The Quartering Act of 1765
    This act regulated British soldiers to be quartered into private homes of colonist because the British soldiers did not get along with the civilians. The colonist resented and opposed to the act because they were being taxed to pay for army when they thought it was unnecessary.
  • Declaratory Act of 1766

    Declaratory Act of 1766
    This act stated that the gov. had full power/authority to make laws and statues of sufficient force and validity to bind the colonies and people of America. They made this because they didn't want the colonist to have power that would go against the crown/parliament. The colonist were angry because they had a feeling that there would be more laws and they thought that only the colonies had the right to put taxes on them
  • Townshend Revenue Act of 1767

    Townshend Revenue Act of 1767
    This act made taxes on lead, glass/paint/paper/and tea so that the taxes would help pay expenses involved in governing the American colonies. The colonist decided to discourage the purchase of British imports because they did not like the taxes that were being put on them.
  • Boston Massacre of 1770

    Boston Massacre of 1770
    The Boston Massacre of 1770 was when the British soldiers and the colonist were fighting against each other because the colonist were not happy with the laws and taxes that were being put on them. They were not content and refused to pay which led to this massacre. The soldiers had an advantage because they have skills that most colonist do not have.
  • The Tea Act of 1773

    The Tea Act of 1773
    This act allowed tea to be sold directly to the North American colonies because there was such a high demand for tea which was met by smuggling tea from the Dutch. Some of the colonists were happy, some objected because smugglers/merchants who weren't given tea contracts saw their livelihood jeopardized.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party happened in 1773. It happened because the colonist were not content about the taxes that they had to pay. The phrase "no taxation without representation" became a phrase that many were using. 3 ships came to Boston filled with tea but the colonist wanted nothing to do with it. No matter how cheap the was, if it had a tax on it, they did not want it. The colonist decided to go on the boats and dump all of the tea out into the water. The Sons of Liberty were very angry.
  • The Intolerable Acts of 1774

    The Intolerable Acts of 1774
    There were 3 acts in the intolerable acts which were, The Boston Port act, which closed all the ports in Boston. The Massachusetts Government Act which stopped all the colonist from meeting together. And the Administration of Justice Act which said that British criminal trials would be held in England. The colonist were anxious and angry because they did not like the rules and were not agreeing to them.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    The purpose of this battle was because the colonist thought the laws that were put on them were unfair. There was a lot of tension between each other. The British also saw that the colonist had a lot of weapons and thought that they were a threat. The British were worried and questioned why the colonist had so many weapons. The colonist were very prepared and they beat the British. The colonist were bragging and many soldiers were killed. The British soldiers were suffering.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill (Breed's Hill)

    Battle of Bunker Hill (Breed's Hill)
    The purpose of this battle was to race the British to capture Bunker Hill. Both the Americans and British wanted to claim Breed's hill because it was very tall and a great place to fight because you can hide on the other side and it is hard for people to get up it. Many British soldiers died but the British still won. Americans chose the wrong hill for the battle (Bunker Hill) and the British attacked them from boats because the hill was facing the water. Americans were suffering in this battle.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    This was a document that all the colonist agreed on and all worked together to make it. It was written by Thomas Jefferson. They wanted freedom from their king because he has made them angry and broken many promises. They listed everything he did. They wanted to announce the new country. They were declaring separation from the king. This gave the colonists the freedom they have been wanting. The king committed many crimes and these were all listed.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    This was a war between American and Britain. The Americans were led my George Washington and the British were led by Col. Johann Rall. The Americans won this battle with 0 killed and 5 wounded. Britain on the other hand ended with 22 killed, 92 wounded, and over 800 troops missing. Washington was preparing all night for his battle and they were very behind on schedule. Washington catches the British by surprise. Johann Rall got injured but before he perished, he surrendered to Washington.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    In this war, the Americans were led by Horatio Gates. The British were led by John Burgoyne. The British were trying to capture the Hudson River. The British began to be surrounded by the Americans at Freeman Farm. The Americans won which ended Burgoyne's plan to invade. This was was one of the most decisive in the revolution. This war made France recognize the Americans. France then signed a peace treaty with the Americans.
  • Battle of Valley Forge

    Battle of Valley Forge
    This battle in the American Revolution, the Americans were led by George Washington. The British were led by Gen. Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf & Gerhard Augustin Von Steven. There were 2,000 total deaths which came from the harsh winter and the colonists did not have the right supplies. It was so cold and things only got worse. The significance was that having the soldiers all together and fighting together made them stronger which helped them learn to fight off the British very well.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    In the battle of Yorktown, the Americans were led by George Washington and Alexander Hamilton. The French were led by Comte de Grasse and Comte Francois. The British were led by Charles Cornwallis. The Americans and the French teamed up against Britain. There were 389 American deaths and 8,589 British. Franco American destroyed the British and forced the British to surrender. This was the last war of the American revolution. The colonists were free.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The main people who were involved with the treaty were John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and John Jay. The Americans ended this revolution with a strong win. The significance of this treaty was that the Americans colonies gained more land which helped their economy. This separated America and Britain. The treaty also made growth to make the US more wealthy. The balance of power was permanently changed, and this ended the American revolution.