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  • Grea Awakening and Enlightment

    two religious movemen and unreligius helped the colonies became like them selves not like england
  • second continental congress

    than Allen and Benedict Arnold lead a successful attack on Fort Ticonderoga in upstate New York, while the Second Continental Congress assembles in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • french and indian wa who won

    the war erupted into the seven Years' War it was world wide went on for nine years it was with franch and great britain and the franch lost
  • treaty of paris

    was documents that ended the franch and indian war
  • proclamation 1763

    the British issued a proclamation intended to conciliate the Indians by checking the encroachment of settlers on their lands
  • sugar act

    the british were trying to sto the smuggling of sugar by increaseing funds
  • stamp act

    was the first internal tax levied directly on American colonists by the British government.
  • townshend act

    series of four acts passed by the British Parliament in an attempt to assert what it considered to be its historic right to exert authority over the colonies
  • boston massacre

    when British soldiers opened fire on colonists heckling a British sentry.
  • boston tea party

    In Boston Harbor, a group of Massachusetts colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians board three British tea ships and dump 342 chests of tea into the harbor
  • intolerable act

    in U.S. colonial history, four punitive measures enacted by the British Parliament in retaliation for acts of colonial defiance, together with the Quebec Act establishing a new administration for the territory ceded to Britain after t the war
  • American Revolution

    During the American Revolution, Great Britain's 13 American colonies rose up in insurrection and won their independence.
  • battles of lexington and concord

    British troops and American colonists faced off in initial skirmishes near the Massachusetts towns of Lexington and Concord, marking the beginning of the American Revolution
  • common sense

    On this day in 1776, writer Thomas Paine publishes his pamphlet "Common Sense," setting forth his arguments in favor of American independence
  • Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence announced the intention of the 13 American colonies to separate from Great Britain.
  • battle of trenton

    General George Washington’s victories at Trenton and Princeton helped turn the tide of the American Revolutio
  • battle of saratoga

    Fought eighteen days apart in the fall of 1777, the two Battles of Saratoga were a turning point in the American Revolution.
  • George Washington

    served two terms as the first U.S. president, from 1789 to 1797.