US History

  • Proclamation of 1763

    This proclamation did not allow colonists to settle west of the Appalachain 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 after winning the French and Indian War.
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  • Qaurtering Act of 1765

    This act was to save money for the military, and the colonists had to house the Red Coats. They needed to give them shelter and food and house them for as long as the Red Coats need to. The colonists didn't think it was fair at all and the Red Coats weren't behaving. They were acting like pigs and didn't care for the family's home.
  • Townshend Acts of 1767

    The Townshend Acts was a way to raise revenue in the colonies. The first of the acts was that it suspended New York's assembly until they agreed to house the troops. Lots of the colonists were not happy about this.
  • The Boston Tea Party and The Tea Act of 1773

    The Boston Tea Party was when the colonists dressed up as Native Americans and sneaked onto a British tea ship amd destroyed 342 chests of tea. The Tea Act was when the colonists could only buy tea from the company called the British East India Company. Both of these acts were in the year of 1773
  • The Intolerable Acts of 1774

    The parliament passed some laws that were not fair to the colonists to consequence the Massachusetts colony and as a warning to other colonies. The British called these the Coercive Acts. The laws that the British passed were very harsh and the colonists named it the Intolerable acts
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord of 1775

    The battle of Lexington and Concord of 1775 were the very first battles of the Revolutionary war. When they were ready to fight, someone shot with a gun, but nobody knew who it was, so the writers wrote it as "The Shot Heard Around the World. " Many people were still wondering who shot during the battle. After the newspaper was published the phrase " The Shot Heard Around the World. " left many colonists wondering.
  • The Olive Branch Petition of 1775

    The Olive Branch petition was a document that the colonists had sent to the king of London. The document contained an asking for peace between the colonies and the British Red Coats. Instead of generously excepting the petition, the king punished them by closing all the docks so ships couldn't get in or out.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson because he was a very good writer. They had Virginia's help with the Declaration of Independece. It was only about two weeks Jefferson had been writing and he was mostly done. Two days later the Congress agreed with the Declaration of Independence and from July 4, 1776 the colonists considered themselves independent.