U.S. History

By AK5256
  • Proclamation of 1763

    This proclamation did not allow colonies to settle west of the Appalachian Mounains. 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 enranged by this proclamation becaudse 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 Acts / Stamp Acts

    King George III wanted to enforce the procamation and also keep peace with Britian Native Americans allies. And in 1767 Parliament passed the Quartering Act. That was a cost-saving measure that required the cobinies to quarter, or house, British soldiers and provide them with supplies. In 1767 Parliament passed the Stamp Act. This law required all legal and commercial document to carry an official stamp showing that a tax had been paid.
  • Townshend Acts

    King's finance minister, Charles Townshend, told Parliament that he had a way to raise revenue in the colonies. In 1767, Parliament passed his plan, known as the Townshend Acts.
  • Boston Tea Party / Tea Acts

    It started when people protested the Tea Act. The Sons of Liberty oganised what came to be known as the Boston Tea Party. In December 16, 1773 a group of men attacked as Native Americans boarded three tea shipss docked in Boston Harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

    In 1774, the British called these laws the Coercive Acts, but they wee so harsh that the colonists called the the Introlerable Acts. One of the acts would close he part of Boston until colonists paid for the destroyed tea.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    In 1775, Lexington and Concord were the first batles of the Revolutionary War. Colonial troops had fired the shot heard round the world.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    In July 1775, moderates in Congress drafted the Olive Branch Petition and sent it to London. This doument asked the King to restore harmany between Britan and the colonies.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Congress debated the resolution, but not all the delegates were ready to vote on it. They did, however, appoint a committee to draft a Declaration of Independence.