Unit 4 - The Road to the Revolution

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    King William's War

    British wars fought in the Americas to unsuccessfully retreat French from American territories.
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    Queen Anne's War

    War fought in the Americas by the British army agaisnt the Spanish, also called the War of Spanish Succession.
  • First edition of Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanack

    Believed to be one of the first American Renaissance persons, Benjamin Franklin invented an useful almanack that brought Europe's enlightened thinkers to the New World.
  • Jonathan Edwards begins Great Awakening

    Edwards, one of the greatest figures in the Great Awakening, was a pious preacher that enhanced the ideology of revivalism through emotion for all the churches of New England.
  • George Whitefield spreads Great Awakening

    The greatest exponent of this religious period in America, Whitefield drove thousands of believers to the humanitarian causes of helping those in need and believing in the fact that we are all saved through Jesus Christ's death.
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    Seven Year's War

    In North America, known as the French-Indian War, gave complete defeat to French involvement or colonization in N. America, leaving only Great Britain and Spain as the potential European nations in the New World.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    A law enforced by the British government to restrict the migration of American colonists to lands beyond the Appalachian Mountains. It became one of the issues that angered the colonists the most, who felt that war was unnecessary if these lands were given to the Indians.
  • Paxton Boys march on Philadelphia

    This fervorous Scott-Irish found all opportunity to fight against the Indians, leaving it clear to them that they had no business in the affairs of colonial Britain.
  • Sugar Act

    British law that enforced the payment of taxes to all the imports of non-English countries of sugar and molasses into the American colonies of the British crown.
  • Stamp Act; Quartering Act

    Set of taxes on stamps of everyday paper such as playing cards, letters, documents, boxes, etc. The Quartering Act forced people to pay a quarter to the British army to recover the wealth of the royal economy.
  • Townshend Act

    British laws that put taxes on everyday things. Turning point on American history provoking for revolution.
  • Boston Massacre

  • Intolerable Acts

  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    First wars of the American revolution fought at the Northeast colony of Massachusetts, greatest "hater" of the British government.