U.S. History

By TPham
  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    *The Great Awakening helped rededicate people to their religion and talk about politics.
    *Church leaders feared the colonist's connection to their religion was fading.
    *Church sermons and meetings were held by ministers and people became enthusiastic in religion
    *Colonists agreed with the events occurring and supported the British ministers.
    *This event led to many people becoming more religious and helped people realize the British rights were unfair.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    *The French and Indian War changed the balance of power in North America
    *Britain and France began to fight over possession of the Ohio Valley
    *The British and French fought in a war against each other for land
    *British colonies fought the French with an advantage to fight against their lack of unity
    *The war ended to stop bloodshed and the British won the fight
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    *The Proclamation divided the Indian and colonial lands to ban British colonial settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains
    *Leaders feared the more fighting would take place on the frontier if fight continued to move onto Indian lands and to avoid the loss of life
    *People were being told to move out of the Ohio River Valley and were banned to settle any further
    *Many colonists hated this Proclamation and ignored it most of the time to expand the colonies
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    *The Sugar Act was the first law passed by Parliaments to raise money in the colonies
    *The Parliament has to pay for damages made and supplies lost for the French and Indian War and needed a way to make the money
    *Imported items such as molasses and sugars were given an extra tax
    *The colonists believed that the taxes were unfair and began to boycott
    *It ended because the boycotting damaged the British economy and led it to its downfall
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    *The Sugar Act was dismissed and substituted by the Stamp Act
    *Prime Minister Grenville saw the complaining of the colonists, he decided to find another way to pay for expenses
    *There was a seal on all papers, stamps, and parchments of all kinds that made colonists pay extra taxes
    *The British rebelled and formed the Sons of Liberty that used violence to scare away tax collectors
    *It ended when the Prime Minister passed the Declatory Law that allowed colonies to make their own laws
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    *This act helped lead to the formation of a group of women who helped boycott against British goods
    *The Parliament still had to pay for the War and had to tax people more to get money
    *The Parliament placed a tax for glass, lead, paper, paints, and tea, and they used writs of assistance
    *The colonies responded with a large boycott with help form the Daughters of Liberty
    *The British soldiers were sent to handle angry mobs in which one occurred and led to the Boston Massacre
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    *This event led to more tension between the Bostonians and soldiers
    *A soldier sentry was not welcome by a civilian and when the civilian was struck, tension exploded
    *Soldiers shot at and angry mob killing 5 people
    *The Bostonians had a trial and charged the soldiers for murder
    *Tension became less tense and resulted in fewer violent outbreaks and quieting the determined protesters
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    *It was important because tea was one of the most purchased imported good and a tax was being put on it
    *The parliament thought that if they repealed the Townshend Act and just keeping the extra tea tax, it would reduce tension
    *Tea was still being given a tax to pay for the French and Indian War
    *The colonies opposed the tax and thought it would threaten the colonial business
    *It led to the Boston Tea Party
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    *This event made clear to the Parliaments that the colonists did not want these extra taxes
    *The Parliament did not do anything on the tax on tea which made the Bostonians angry. A ship came in with imported tea and was left on the dock for weeks.
    *90,000 pounds of tea was dumped into the Boston Harbor by Indian-disguised colonists on December 16th
    *The British were satisfied and happy that a lot of tea was dumped
    *It lead up to making the Parliament mad and the Intolerable Acts
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    *The acts were made as a punishment for the Boston Tea Party
    *The New British Prim Minister was angered at the amount of tea wasted
    *4 things followed- 1:The Boston Harbor was shutdown 2:The Massachusetts Charter was cancelled 3:Trials of royal colonial officials were moved to Britain 4:People were forced to house British soldiers and supply them
    *Colonists were angered and wrote pamphlet, and they gathered together to find a way to respond
    *This resulted in the Battle of Lexington/Concord
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    *It was a moral victory for the colonists despite the superior British firepower, they could withstand a frontal assault from the British army
    *After the Battle of Concord, the British withdrew to Boston, where minutemen surrounded the city. Once reinforcements arrived, the colonial forces held Boston under a siege
    *The colonists fought and surround the British but were still outnumbered
    *They were low on gunpowder but still tried
    *The colonists lost but it led to the Porchester Heights
  • Battle of Lexington/Concord

    Battle of Lexington/Concord
    *It was the result of the Intolerable Acts when the colonists found a way to respond and stand up for their rights
    *Colonists were sick of the treatment they were receiving and wanted to be treated right so they took action
    *Minutemen fought the British to protect their weapons that were being confiscated
    *The colonists decided to shoot after the other group shot but did not know who shot the shot "heard around the world"
    *It ended in a few minutes and led to many more casualties
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    *This event was an argument to break away from the Great Britain
    *Thomas Paine, a writer, was angry at Britain and started to rebel against them
    *The Common Sense talks about Independence and how colonists should make their own decisions
    *Colonists began to agree and changed their attitudes to Britain
    *This event led to the Declaration of Independence
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    *It was important because it declared independence for our country and justice to the unjust
    *The colonists wanted to explain that they were fighting to become and independent country
    *56 men, some war leaders, gathered to sign a document written by Thomas Jefferson and declare independence
    *The colonists felt they should do something about their rights and wanted to secure their rights through government
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    *It was a win for the Patriots because they won at an advantage
    *Burgoyne was outnumbered by many of the patriots so it was seen as an advantage to attack them
    *It was a battle between Burgoyne and the Patriots who won in Saratoga
    *The Patriots were excited to hear that they won and one individual writing in his diary said it was "the most brilliant page in American History!"
    *This battle led to the foreign countries help to the Patriots
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    *This battle was one of the major last battles fought between the British and Patriots
    *They saw a chance to fight when they could prevent British ships for coming in to help the British army
    *16,000 patriot soldiers fought a large British army and won
    *The British won and were free from the grasp of Britain
    *This event ended after the British surrendered and led to the Treaty of Paris
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    *Citizens of America were acknowledged to possess absolute freedom and independence
    *The Battle of Yorktown led to the British's loss who wanted to make peace after
    *The Continental Congress made a negotiation with the British and make a treaty
    *The British colonies were excited to be free from the British's hold
    *The event led to freedom and independence of the colonies