U.S History

  • Proclamation of 1763

    This Proclamation did not allow colonists to settle west of the Appalachian Mountains. The Brititsh 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 Warl.
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    Road to Revolution

  • Stamp Act

    This act required all commercial documents to carry an official stamp. The stamp shows that a tax has been paid. It applied to all colonists, which angered them. The colonial leaders called for resistance.
  • Quartering Act

    This act required colonists to house British soldiers and provide them with supplies. They had to do this because Britain needed more revenue for the war debt they were in.
  • Townshend Act

    This act is passed to raise revenue. It's to place duties or import taxes on glass, paint, led, tea, and other goods. The British used writs of assistance (search warrants) to enforce acts.
  • The Tea Act/ Boston Tea Party

    The Tea Act gave Britain control over American tea trade and still had to pay a tax on tea. This angered colonial shippers and merchants which caused the Boston Tea Party. The Boston Tea Party is when colonists dressed up as Indians and dumped all of Britain's tea in the harbor.
  • The Battles of Lexington and Concord

    British troops reach Lexington and are met by 70 militiamen. Someone shoots and eight militamen die during the fight. British troops march to Concord and destroy supplies. It was the first battles of the Revolutionary War.
  • The Olive Branch Petition

    It was the last attempt at peace. The Americans send it to the British king. The king rejects it and blocks their ships from leaving their ports.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence was originally written by Thomas Jefferson. It proclaims the independence of the colonies.