U.S history

  • Proclamationof 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 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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    Road to Revolution

  • Quartering Act

    The Quartering Act was passed by Parliament in 1765. This Act told that people living in the colonies were required to house British soldiers as well as providing them with needed supplies, whenever the British felt like it. General Thomas Gage placed the majority of the troops in New York.
  • Stamp Act

    During the year of 1765, Parliament passed the Stamp Act. This act required all comerial and legal documents to have a stamp that showed that a tax had been paid for it. The Stamp Act angered the colonists soo deeply, that they even protested against it. But this act was repealed a year later.
  • Townshend Acts

    The Townshend Acts were a series of laws that were passed by Parliament. These acts stated that esablished taxes on goods were to be suspended, along with the assembly in New York. British officers used the writs of assistance to search for goods that could have been smuggled.
  • The Tea Act and the Boston Tea Party

    The Tea Act was an act that was passed by Parliament in 1773. Since tea was very popular, the British began to put taxes on the tea. On top of that, the British only allowed colonists to buy tea through their company. In result of the Tea Act, angered colonists decided to do something about it. So on the night of December 16, a bunch of men disguised as Native Americans, boarded some tea ships located in Boston Harbor. Then they threw all of the crates of tea they could find overboard.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    The battles of Lexington and Concord were the first battles from the Revolutionary War. The first shot heard in this war became known as the "shot around the world." People who supported the British were known as Loyalists, and the people who were on the side with the rebels , were called Patriots.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    The Olive Branch Petition is a document asking the king to restore peace between Britain and the colonies. However, the king rejected this petition, and decided to punish the colonies instead. He then would block the American ships from leaving the docks. The king would also send Hessians to fight against Americans.
  • Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence is a document that was written in 1776 by Thomas Jefferson. However, Benjamin Frankin, John Adams, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston were a part of the committee to draft this document. The Declaration of Independence stated that the colonies declared independence from Britain.