U.S. History

  • Proclamation Of 1763

    This proclamation did not allow colonists to settle west of the Appalachian Mountians. The British government feared the colflict between the colonists and Native Americans would lead to another war. They also could not aford to pay the British troops to defend the Western lands. Colonists were enraged by thjis proclamation because they felt that they had won the right to settle in the Ohio River Valley after winning the French and Indian War.
  • Quartering Act

    The Quartering Act was a way to save money that required the colonists to house British soldiers. It also required the Colonists to supply the soldiers with anything they needed. The money that was saved was used to pay off past war debt. The colonists were very upset, and did not want to go along with this act.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act made sure that all of the commercial documents were taxed. These included newspapers or any other documents. The colonial leaders called for resistance to tax. To show that these documents were already taxed and paid off, they put a stamp on the piece of paper.
  • Townshend Act

    Parliament passed the Townshend act to raise revenue. It places duties. imports taxes on glass, paint, lead, tea, and other goods. The colonists thought that this sct voilated their natural rights.
  • Tea Act; Boston Tea Party

    Parliament passed the Tea Act which gave taxes on tea and let Britain have control over the American tea trade. They passed this act because of the boston Tea Party, where the Sons Of Liberty dressed as Indians and dumped tea into the Boston Harbor. This mainly affected the merchantsand shippers, but everyone was mad.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Parliament passed the Intolerable Acts, which closed the port of Boston until colonists payed for the the destoryed tea. the original name for this act was "The Coercive Act" but the colonists nicknamed it the intolerable acts because they hated them. This also allowed the Bitish troops wherever necessary to make someone give them supplies, and house them.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Seven Hundered British troops and seventy Militiamen met, and fought. what started the battle was "the Shot Heard Around the World," which was the first shot fired. Eight Militiamen were killed. Lexington and Concord battles were important because they were the starting fights of the Revolutionary war. In Lexington, the British won. In Concord, the Militia men won.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Moderates in congress established this petition. They asked (in this documnet) for the king to establish peace between Britain and The Colonies. some people were not in favor of this peteition but signed anyway, because they had nothing else to do for the matter.
  • Declaration of Independance

    This document proclaimed the indepencdance of the colonies. It also claims the people have rights that the government cannot take away. If the government had disregarded these rights, it would have lost its rihgt to govern. the colopnists had the right to abolish a government that did not let them have their rights. After abolishing the government (if need be) they would establish a new one that would protect their rights.