U.S. HIstory

  • Proclamation of 1763

    This proclamation did not allow colonist 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 won the right to settle in the Ohio River Valley winning the FRench and Indian war.
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    Road to Revolution

  • Quartering Act

    IN 1765, Parliament passed the Quartering Act. THis required colonies to quarter, house, and provide British soldiers with what they need. Most of these troops were located in New York.
  • Stamp Act

    In 1765, Parliament passed the Stamp Act. This required all legal and commercial documents to carry a stamp showing they paid tax. Not pleased with this act, colonists started to protest against this act.
  • Townshend Act

    Loooking to raise revenue, Parliament passed the Townshend Act. Britain needed to pay for their tax, therefore they passed this act. This eventually suspended New York's assembly group.
  • Tea Act, Boston Tea Party

    The Tea Act place a tax on all imported tea controlled by Britain. This ignited the Boston Tea Party. About 342 chests of tea were destoyed,
  • Lexington and Concord

    This was the first battle of the Revolutionary War. A gunshot fired from nowhere ignited the war. Conflicts between Loyalists and Patriots began.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    This petition prevented a full war between Great Britain and America. This held American loyalty to Britain. The Olive Branch Petition played an important role in American Independence.
  • Declaration of Independence

    This declared the thirteen American colonies independent. NO longer under the rule of Great Britain. This is known as Independence Day.