United States History

  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    The Great Awakening was a widespread of Christian sermens. this was in the 1730's and 1740's. This changed the lives of many colonists that came to listen. It inspired many people to give sermens. Some people that impacted this event were Geogre Whitefield and Jonathon Edwards. George Whitefield impacted it because he gave a dramatic sermen that brought thousands of colonists to that town. Jonathon Edwards followed George Whitefield's footsteps and began to give dramatic sermens too.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian war is a name commonly used in America for the war between Great Britian and France. This war was from 1754 to 1763. The French and Indian war was a battle that was fought over power. Delegates were sent from seven different countries to fight in this war. The British and the French fought in this war. The French and Indian war was important because in the end they sighned a peace treaty. This war led to the Treaty of Paris.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 was very important because the leaders feared that more wars would start so they asked colonists to leave their settlements and to not settle west of the Appalachian mountains. Some of the colonist strongly hated the Proclamation, but others felt as if they should follow it. The Proclamation of 1763 led many people to move and settle into upper Ohio River valley.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act was an event that put taxes on things such as molasses and sugar. The Parliment still had to pay for the French and Indian War. The colonists were very angey about this so they tried to smuggle their sugar and molasses so they could avoid paying the taxes for these items. This event was important because the colonist demanded that they stop taxing and change their ways. Eventually the government did this and they stopped taxing sugar and started to tax stamps.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act is an event that was created because colonists were angry that the government put taxes on sugar and molasses. The government then began to tax stamps that the colonists had to use to send items. The colonist did not only have to buy stamps to send things, they also had to buy them if they wanted to buy newpapers, liscense, etc. The colonists that refused to buy and follow the Stamp Act could be tried in court.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    The colonists were becoming angry at the government because they had the Stamp Act. Then soon after, they had the Townshend Act. This event is important because the government put taxes on items such as imported glass, lead paints, paper, tea, etc. Colonist were not happy about this either so they tried to smuggle these items. The British had special search warrents that allow them to look for items that the people might try to smuggle. The people felt like this act took too much power away
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    Townshend act....continnued.
    from colonial courts. The Townshend act led to the Boston Massacre in 1770.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    On March 5th 1770, the British redcoats had killed five colonists. The Boston Massacre begun when the redcoats took the first shot at the colonists. This event was between the Bostinians and the British. This started because the colonists were very angry about the Townshend Act. The Boston Massacre led to more taxes such as the tax on tea.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Parliment kept the tax on tea which made the colonists very angry and they want to show that they still had power. People continued to smuggle tea. The Tea act is very important because the colonists were tired of having to pay or smuggle their tea, so they decided to do something about it. This had led to th Boston Tea Party in 1773.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party happened when the colonists were mad about the taxes on tea. This event is important because the colonist dumped all of the tea aboard the boat into the Harbor. The colonists had disguised as Indians and had snuck onto the ship that was delivering the tea. They had began to pour the tea into the sea. the british were highly mad about this. This event led to Intolerable acts.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts are a name used to describe the series of laws passed by the British in 1774. During the Intolerable Acts acts, the British had passed more then four laws. The British did this because of the outcomes of the Boston Tea Party.Because more laws were added. The colonists were very angry at the British. This event led to The Battle of Lexington/Concord.
  • Battle of Lexington/Concord

    Battle of Lexington/Concord
    The Battle of Lexington/Concord was the first battle of many. The Intolerable Acts caused this. The colonists fought against the redcoats in this event. The colonists fought hard and powerful, they were very angry at the British. This Battle led to more battles. Such as the Battle of Bunker Hill.
  • Battle of Bunker Hil

    Battle of Bunker Hil
    The Battle of Bunker Hill was important because it was caused by the Battle of Lexington/ Concord and it was one of the hills that the colonists secrued. This Battle is also called "Battle of Breed's Hill" The British were very shocked by this action and it led to Common Sense. The British had won this battle when they drove the Americans out of Charlestown peninsula where this battle was fought. Even though the Britsh had won, the colonists did not give up.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Common Sense was a very important event because Thomas Paine had written many articles that people had read. Paine had insprierd many people and argued for breaking away from Great Britian. A war broke out because they felt like they need to make their dreams of independence come true. This led to the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    In 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence.On July 2nd 1776, they voted on it. The Document consists of 1400 word in the beginning and end. This talks about why it was written. It was written because people felt like they need to be treated equal and have the same rights. Another reason is becasue they need to be free from slavery and honor the people. The 1000 words in the middle of the Declaration of Independence talk about the abuses of King George. Because of this
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    The Declaration of Independence... continnued
    document, the people now have the freedom and rights that they deserve.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The Battle of Saratoga is important because the pateriots had beaten the British for Independence. The colonists had fought for what they had believed in and they had won. This battle was fought in Saratoga, New York. This event led to the battle of Yorktown.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The Battle of Yorktown was important because it was the last battle that was fought. The Battle of Saratoga caused this. The colonists had won this battle and they had celebrated. The people who fought in his war were the Americans and French against the British. This battle was fought in Virginia, United Startes of America. This event led to the Treaty of Paris.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris was a contract that stated that British recognized the United States as equal. The Battle of Yorktown had caused this. The Americans and French had won that battle and the colonists had rejoined. This event had led to peace and happiness of the United States of America and the British because they have ceased fighting and have freedom within their country.