United States History

  • The Great Awakening - Part 1

    The Great Awakening was an unorganized but widespread movement of Christian Church meetings. One of the people that was involved was Jonathan Edwards, he was one of the most important people in it. George Whitefield was also a big part of the Great Awakening. It took place during the 1730's and 40's and it was from Georgia to New England. It took place because ministers believed that people were losing their faith in god. it impacted the U.S. history because it allowed colonies (cont.)
  • The Great Awakening - Part 2

    It allowed colonies to communicate with each other(equality) they came together to affect British Authority
  • French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War was important because it established power between the French and the British. The English wanted to control the colonies and the trade routes. The British had setup crude camps; The French attacked and the British had lost many people. The British responded with military tactics. This war led to the Proclamation of 1763.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    The Proclamation of 1763 was important because it banned British colonial settlement west of the Appalachian mountains. Colonists continued to move onto Indian lands so the Proclamation was made. During the event the proclamation prevented colonists from settlement to the west. The colonists were not happy about this. The Proclamation ended because it was difficult to enforce and it was ignored by most people.
  • Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act was important because it set taxes on sugar imported by colonists. The Parliament also passed the Sugar act to make money. The Sugar Act replaced the Molases Act and was aimed at raising revenues from the colonies. Colonists protested the act and called for a boycott on items with duties. After asking colonists for a plan to pay millitary expenses and not receiving one, Prime Minister proposed the Stamp Act. Colonial government strictly enforced duties.
  • Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act was when you needed a stamp for every paper. The Stamp Act required colonists to purchase a stamp for newspapers, pamphlets, legal documents, and other items. Colonists formed Sons of Liberty, boycotted goods, and used violence to frighten tax collectors; Stamp Act Congress asked Parliament to repeal the act. Parliament repealed the Stamp Act in March of 1776 and then issued the Declaration Act.
  • Townshend Acts

    The Townshend Acts placed duties on imported glass, led, paints, paper, and tea. The reason the Townshend Acts were created was to raise revenues in the colonies. The Townshend Acts were met with resistance in the colonies, which eventually resulted in the Boston Massacre.
  • Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre happened because it was a threat to the troops from the colonists. What happened during this event was name calling, fights, arguments, and only 5 people were killed. Some people argued and others were against. Some fought and some didn't. It ended because of the 5 people that were hurt and it was starting to get out of control.
  • Tea Act

    The Tea Act was important because it pointed out that they needed to lower taxes. There was tension in the colonists. Colonists were smuggling thousands of tea each year. They smuggled tea instead of having to pay. After that taxes were lowered and people were happy.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea back to Britain. Protesters had prevented the unloading of taxed tea in three other colonies, but in Boston, they refused the tea to be shipped back to Britain.
  • Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts were a series of laws passed by the British Parliament. The Acts triggered outrage in the Thirteen Colonies which later on became the United States. Four of the acts were to the Boston Tea Party.
  • Battle of Lexington/Concord

    This was the first military engagements of the Revolutionary War. The battles marked the outbreak of open armed conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and its thirteen colonies in the mainland of British North America. About 700 British army soldiers were given secret orders to capture and destroy military supplies.
  • Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence was written to dissolve the political bands and to respect the opinions to mankind. These truths are to be self-evident and to have the rights of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness these are unalienable rights. The governments are established because of the happiness and rights of the people. They get the power from the citizens.