U.S. History

  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    This act prohibited British American colonists from settling on lands acquired from the French following the French-Indian War because the gov wanted to avoid wars and protect fur trade, and keep the Western land under their control. The colonists rebelled against this law because they felt like they were under strict control of England.
  • Sugar Act of 1764

    Sugar Act of 1764
    This act taxed sugar. The colonist would protest because of taxation without representation and could lose their businesses.
  • Currency Act of 1764

    Currency Act of 1764
    It prohibited (regulated) the printing of paper money because the colonial currency had been high and to protect the merchants. The colonists protested because they thought this act was unjust.
  • Stamp Act of 1765

    Stamp Act of 1765
    This act imposed a tax on all papers and official documents in the American Colonies not in England though because they needed help paying for the war and the British troops stationed in the colonies. The colonists argued that there should be no taxation without representation because they were forced to pay a tax (taxation without representation)
  • Quartering act of 1765

    Quartering act of 1765
    This act stated that Great Britain would house its soldiers in American barracks and public houses because they were in debt from the war and to greatly increase the empires defense cost. The colonists resented and opposed this act because they saw it as taxation without representation.
  • Declaratory Act 1766

    Declaratory Act 1766
    Declaration by the British Parliament that accompanied by the repeal of the Stamp Act because the British government needed to assert their authority to tax people in North America. The colonists were outraged because this act hinted more acts were coming.
  • Townshend Act of 1767

    Townshend Act of 1767
    This act initiated taxes on glass, lead, paint, paper and tea because they needed help paying the expenses involved in governing the colonies. The colonist had riotous protests because of taxation without representation.
  • Boston Massacre 1770

    Boston Massacre 1770
    The Boston Massacre was the British troops vs the colonists . The cause was the angry colonists about all the acts but manly the Quartering act. The effect was colonists threw snowballs (ice) at the soldiers, called them names, and taunted them. Shots were fired by the British troops and 5 colonists were killed and 6 were injured.
  • Tea Act of 1773

    Tea Act of 1773
    This act granted the British East India Company Tea a monopoly on tea sales in the American colonies. This saved the East India Company from bankruptcy. The colonists never accepted the constitutionality of the duty on tea because they believed that the tea act was a way to gain colonial support for the already in forced tax.
  • The Boston Tea Party 1773

    The Boston Tea Party 1773
    The Boston Tea party's cause was the colonists didn't want taxed tea. The effect was the Sons of Liberty dressed up as Native Americans and dumped all the tea from three ships when they brought a new supply to the colonists. The loyalist were very angry.
  • Intolerable Acts of 1774

    Intolerable Acts of 1774
    A series of four acts that were the Boston Port Act, the Massachusetts Government Act, the Administration of Justice Act, and the Quartering Act and these act were made to punish the colony of Massachusetts Bay for the Boston Tea Party. The colonists protested and organized because it was a violation of their constitutional rights, their natural rights, and their colonial charters.
  • The Battles of Lexington and Concord 1775

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord 1775
    The purpose for these wars for the colonists was to gain their independence and to stop the British and the British's purpose was to suppress the possibility of rebellion by seizing weapons from the colonists. The effect for the British was they lost (both battles), more dead men, ambushed (harassed) for 12 miles and the effect for the colonists was they got 20,000 more men to fight with them and made the Continental Army, they won both.
  • Bunker Hill (Breed's Hill) 1775

    Bunker Hill (Breed's Hill) 1775
    The colonist purpose was to help delay British operations to take Charlestown and Dorchester Heights and the British's purpose was to claim hills and land. The colonists got to the better hill (bunker hill, taller, Cambridge road) while the British went to the wrong hill (Breed's hill that is smaller, further away). The effect was the British lost more men but overran the Colonists, while the colonists were trying to assemble more soldiers. British won (got the hill). Was the bloodiest Battle.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    It is a document approved by the the continental congress for the US to gain their independence and to unite all 13 colonies together. Which also announced the creation of a new country.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    The British leader was Colonel Johann Rall and the American leader was General George Washington. Johann got wounded and surrendered. The casualties were: 5 American and 905 British. The significance was Washington learned battle tactics and gave hope to Americans to make them less scared of the British.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The leader for the British was John Burgoyne and the American leader was Horatio Gates. The Americans won and ended the British's plan to invade Albany from Canada, damaged British's finances. The significance was that the French noticed them and signed a peace treaty with the Americans.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    The American leader was George Washington and the French leader was Gerhard Augustin von Steuben. Washington Army had 12,000 soldiers and 400 woman settle and called it Valley Forge and 2,000 colonists died from the extreme winter. The significance was having soldiers together and to fight together.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The British leader was General Charles Cornwallis and the Franco-American leaders were General George Washington and Admiral Francios de Grasse. British reinforcements were cut off by Admiral Grasse who drove them out of Chesapeake bay and Cornwallis surrendered after losing hope. The significance was this was the last battle of the American Revolution and was the start of a new Country.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    John Addams, Benjamin Franklin, and John Joy were the three men that signed this treaty to make it official. This meant that the Americans won and the British Lost. The significance was they gained more land for colonies, Growth to make America wealthy, gave power, and ended American Revolution.