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  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War began in 1754 and ended with the Treaty of Paris in 1763. It was a war where the French and Indians sided together against the British for the rule of North America, which was crucial. The war ended and the French lost all French possessions in North America except for some Caribbean islands.The British acquired Canada, while the Spanish gained Louisiana in compensation for its loss of Florida to the British. The French and Indian War put the British into a large debt.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Royal Proclamation of 1763 was issued October 7, 1763, by King George III. It followed Great Britain's acquisition of French territory in North America after the end of the French and Indian War/Seven Years' War, in which it forbade settlers from settling past a line drawn along the Appalachian Mountains. This made settlers mad because they wanted to settle west of the appalachians, but they wanted protection from the British.
  • Stamp Act of 1765

    Stamp Act of 1765
    The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament on March 22, 1765. The new tax was imposed on all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used.
    This upset the colonists and some people even boycotted buying their paper.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a street fight that occurred on March 5, 1770, between a "patriot" mob, throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers. Several colonists were killed and this led to a campaign by speech-writers to rouse the ire of the citizenry. The patriots took this as a chance to use propaganda on the event and say that they were peacefully walking around and that the British shot them out of spite.
  • Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party of December 16, 1773, took place when a group of Massachusetts PATRIOTS (People against the British rule) protesting the monopoly on American tea importation recently granted by Parliament to the East India Company, seized 342 chests of tea in a midnight raid on three tea ships and threw them into the harbor. The Patriots dressed up as Native Americans so the British wouldn't recognize them and to install fear.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts was the Patriot name for a series of strict laws passed by the British Parliament, in 1774 relating to Massachusetts after the Boston Tea party. They were laws that were really punishments that King George III put on the colonies to punish them for The Boston Tea Party. In Great Britain, these laws were referred to as the Coercive Acts.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The First Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from twelve colonies (Georgia was not present) that met on September 5, 1774, at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, early in the American Revolution. It was called in response to the passage of the Intolerable Acts. The Congress also made more Americans join the patriots side because they had many influential speakers, including John Adams, Samuel Adams, and Patrick Henry
  • Second Continental congress

    Second Continental congress
    The Second Continental Congress was a meeting, or convention, of delegates from the 13 colonies that began meeting in the late summer of 1775. They met everyday in Philidelphia, Pennsylvania, soon after the Revolutionary War had started. They managed the Revolutionary War effort, The CONTINENTAL ARMY who was the army fighting for freedom under the command of GEORGE WASHINGTON, a vey brave and smart man, and got the colonies closer and closer towards independence.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence is a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. The OLIVE BRANCH PETITION was a peace treaty from the colonists to Britain to try to avoid war. THOMAS PAINE wrote common Sense which explained why America should split off from Great Britain. King George III was (continued in 2
  • Declaration of Independence 2

    Declaration of Independence 2
    III was the ruler of Britain. He was the one that suggested the intolerable acts to pay for the French and Indian war. JOHN LOCKE, widely known as the Father of Classical Liberalism, was an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers. THOMAS JEFFERSON was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and the President of the United States of America.
  • Revolutionary War

    Revolutionary War
    The Revolutionary War was the result of the American Revolution. It was a war between the Brithish and the Colonists. (Although some LOYALISTS, people who were for the British rule, did not fight in or support the war.) The Revolutionary war spanned from 1779-1783 and resulted in the victory of the colonists, giving them independence.
  • Articles of Confederation

    The Articles of Confederation served as the written document that established the functions of the national government of the United States after it declared independence from Great Britain. It established a weak central government that mostly, but not entirely, prevented the individual states from conducting their own foreign diplomacy.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris, which was signed on September 3, 1783, ended the American Revolutionary War. The war was between Great Britain on one side and the United States of America and it's allies on the other. The Treaty of Paris was agreed on by both sides of the war and it recognized American independence.
  • Shays Rebllion

    Shays' Rebellion was an armed uprising that took place in central and western Massachusetts in 1786 and 1787. The rebellion was named after Daniel Shays, a veteran of the American Revolutionary War and one of the rebel leaders. The rebellion started on August 29, 1786.
  • Constitutional Convention

    The Constitutional Convention (also known as the Philadelphia Convention, the Federal Convention) took place from May 25 to September 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to address issues in the governing and leading of the United States of America. They also discussed THE GREAT COMPROMISE, which defined the representation and legislative structure that each new state would have. Along with that they discussed the THREE-FIFTHS COMPROMISE which stated that each slave would count (Continued)
  • Constitutional Convention 2

    as 3/5 of a person in state population counts.Another matter that they discussed was the ELECTORAL COLLEGE. The electoral college is the institution that officially elects the president and vice president to take office for the four year term.
  • Northwest Ordinance

    The Northwest Ordinance (formally An Ordinance for the Government of the Territory of the United States, North-West of the River Ohio, and also known as the Freedom Ordinance or The Ordinance of 1787) was an act of the Congress of the Confederation of the United States, passed July 13, 1787.
  • Constitution

    The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America.[1] The Constitution originally consisted of seven Articles. The first three Articles embody the doctrine of the separation of powers, whereby the federal government is divided into three branches. The FEDERALIST PAPERS promoted the ratification of the constitution. (continued on Constitution 2)
  • Constitution 2

    (continued) ANTI-FEDERALISM refers to a movement that opposed the creation of a stronger U.S. federal government and which later opposed the ratification of the Constitution of 1788. The previous constitution, called the Articles of Confederation, gave state governments more authority. The PREAMBLE is a brief introductory statement of the constitutions purposes and guidelines. By doing this, the founding fathers replaced the Articles of Confederation. (continued on constitution 3)
  • Constitution 3

    (continued from constitution 2) ALEXANDER HAMILTON was a Founding Father of the United States, chief of staff to General Washington, one of the most influential interpreters and promoters of the Constitution.
    After the constitution had been drafted, JAMES MADISON became one of the leaders in the movement to ratify it. His collaboration with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay produced the Federalist Papers (1788). He was very important to the constitution.
  • Bill Of Rights

    The Bill of Rights is the name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. Proposed to set aside the fears of Anti-Federalists who had opposed Constitutional ratification, these amendments guarantee a number of personal freedoms, limit the government's power in judicial and other branches, and reserve some powers to the states and the public. The bill of rights is similar to MAGNA CARTA, political rights given to rebellious English barons by King John. (Continued)
  • Bill of Rights 2

    The Bill of Rights was ratified on December 15, 1791. RATIFICATION is validating or confirming something, like a blill or law. In this case, the BIll of Rights had to be ratified by 10 of the 14 states to pass the majority of state ratification.