U.S. History

  • Battles of Lexington and Conqure

    At April 19,1755, 700 british troops reached Lexington and are met by 70 militiamen.The fight began and 8 militiamen were dead and the british troops marched to the concord to destroy supplies. On the way British troops fight minutmen(who are trained to act at a minutes) at the concord and are forced to retreat. 4000 minutemen and militiamen arrive and lined roads. Lexington and Concord was the first battle of the revolutionary war.
  • Battles of Legxington and Conqure

    The 700 British troops reach Lexington and are met by 70 militiamens.The fight started when a bullet shot which no one knows who shoot it first and 8 militiamen were dead. The shot was named "shot heard around the world". Main point of the British troops to come was to destroy supplies of the colonies. Luckily 4000 minutemen and militiamen arrive and line roads.Minutmen are men trained to act at a minute. Lexington and concord are the first battles of the revolutionary war.
  • 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 affored to pay British troops to defend the western lands. Colonists were enraged by this proclamation because the felt they had won the right to settle in the Ohio River Vally after winning the French and Indian War.
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    Road to Revolution

  • Quartering Act

    The British passes the Quartering Act that requires the colonists to let the British soilders come into any colonists house. Then the colonists must provide them with the supplies that is needed to the soilders. But the British still want more from the clonists and makes them pay part of war debt.
  • Stamp Act

    Parliament passedanother law the stamp act. Stamp act must have all commercial documents to carry an official stamp. This required to all of the colonists not just the merchants. So the colonists merchants boycotted British goods.The secret societies like the Sons of Liberty protested British goods too.
  • Townshend Act

    The townshend act places duties or import taxes on glass, paint, lead, tea and other goods. But the British cant back away now so they use the writes of assistance to enforce acts. Because of the writs of assistance the coloines felt it violate their natrual rights-life, liberty, and property. Sons of Liberty inclued Samual Adams the leader of the boston Sons of Liberty organized boycott of British goods. The custom officials tryed to seize an American ship and protesters which caused a riot.
  • Tea Act and Boston Tea Party

    The parliament repeals the Townshend acts except tax on tea which becomes the Tea act. The tea act gives Britain control over American tea trade and still had to pay tax on tea. This angered colonial shippers and merchants.Protests against the Tea act take place throuout the coonies. The Sons of Liberty organize a protest known as the Boston Tea Party. At December 16,1773 men disguisedas Native Americans boarded 3 ships and destroyed 342 chests of tea, many colonists rejoiced at the news.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    An Olive Branch Petition is made. Richard Henry Lee makes the Olive Branch Petition. The colonists wanted to make peace to stop the war from happening so they gave a final letter to king George the 3. But, sadly king George does not acsept this offer. This changed everything.
  • Declaration of Independance

    Finally the Continental congress adopts the declaration of Independace. It calims that people have rights that government cannot take away and if government disregards these rights to govern fine parts. The tyranical acts of the britih king and affects of the coloines are declared free!