us history

  • Proclamation of 1763

    This proclamation did not allow colonists to settle west of the Appalachian Mountains. The British government feared the conflict between colonists and Native Americans would lead to another war. They also could not afford to pay British troops to defend the western lands. Colonists were enraged by this proclamation because they felt they had the won right to settle in the Ohio River Valley after winning the French and Indian War.
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    Road to Revolution

  • Quartering Act

    This law required the colonies to house and supply British troops. The Parliament wanted to protect the colonists, so they sent troops to the colonies. The colonists did not have any say in this, so they were mad.
  • Stamp Act

    This act required colonists to have a stamp on all commercial documents. Also, this act showed that taxes were paid if a stamp was on it. This applied to all colonists, so everyone was mad. Colonial leaders later called for a resistance to the taxes. These taxes helped pay for the debt from the war.
  • Townshend Acts

    This act placed taxes on imported goods such as glass, paint, lead, tea, and other goods. The British troops used writs of assistance to enforce these acts. Although
  • Tea Act/ Boston Tea Party

    The Tea Act gave Britain control over the tea trade to the colonies. The Boston Tea Party was the result of the Tea Act. Men disguised as Indians boarded the tea ships and destroyed 342 crates of tea.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    These were the first battles of the Revolutionary War. The militia fought British troops at lexington and concord. The British won at Lexington and the colonists won at Concord. The "shot heard around the world" started these battles.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    This document asked the king to restore harmony between the British and the colonists. The king rejected this. Therefore, the king punished the colonists.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    This was a document that declared the colonies independence from Britain. This helped create our present day government. Also this helped bond the colonies closer together.