Unit 1 Background info

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    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    The first document that limited a kings power.
    We used it to limit our government.
  • French and Indian war

    French and Indian war
    The British and French fought for control of North America the British won.
    The colonist came up with no taxation without representation
  • Lexington & Concord

    Lexington & Concord
    This was the first battle of the American revolution and they won.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    It started goals for American as they fought for their freedom.
    It promised a system of government that gives
    liberty equality and protection of individual rights
  • Saratoga

    The battle brought the French on to americas side after the victory
  • Treaty of pairs

    Treaty of pairs
    It was signed in pairs to end the American revolution.
  • Yorktown

    The continental army forced the British to surrender and the war was over. Then America was born
  • Continental Congress

    Continental Congress
    Wrote the U.S constitution which established basic structure of our government. Which allowed us to have the slogan “The people have the power”.
  • Checks and balances

    Checks and balances
    Prevents branches from becoming to powerful.
  • Bill of rights

    Bill of rights
    The Bill of rights is 10 amendments that protect our individual freedoms and liberties.
    This makes everyone equal and doesn’t allow authority to abuse their power.
  • First amendment

    First amendment
    It’s protection from individual freedoms.
  • Civil war

    Civil war
    The southern states wanted to say no to tariffs and other laws they disliked. This war led Abraham Lincoln to free slaves.
  • 13 amendment

    13 amendment
    This amendment with the help of Abraham Lincoln abolished slavery. Many southerners were mad about this rule.
  • 14 amendment

    14 amendment
    Gave citizens equal rights because the southerners tried to get the slaves this gave them protection
  • 15 amendment

    15 amendment
    Let African Americans and all races be allowed to vote