US History

By AMagid
  • The Proclamation of 1763

     The Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 was when the settlers got prohibited from expanding west of the Appalachian Mountains. The government didn't want them to settle in the Native American territories so that they can control their colonies better. The colonists go mad because they wanted more land.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act was when England cut the duty on molasses, but increased the taxes on sugar and prohibited rum. The English wanted to stop goods form being smuggled in, The colonists got mad because they had to be taxed more for sugar and had no say in parliament.
  • The Currency Act

    The Currency Act
    The Currency Act was when the colonies were not allowed to print money. The English did this so that they could regulate their own currency, the English pound. This also increased taxes for non-British goods. The colonist were very mad because they could have their own form of currency.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was when the English taxed the colonies for newspaper, dice, cards, stamps, and more. England was in lots of debt from the war and needed to repay it. The colonists got mad because they had to be taxed even more.
  • The Quartering Act

    The Quartering Act
    The Quartering Act was when the colonists had to house the soldiers in their own homes because the soldiers didn't have anywhere else. England was in lots of debt form the war and they couldn't afford to build more barracks. The colonists got mad because they had to pay to feed the troops and let them sleep in their homes.
  • The Declaratory Act

    The Declaratory Act
    The Declaratory Act was when England was taxed just like in the Americas. England was in lots of debt and need lots of money to repay it. Everyone go mad because they would have had freedom after the war, but instead they had to get taxed.
  • The Townshend Revenue Act

    The Townshend Revenue Act
    The Townshend Revenue Act was when the English taxed the colonies for glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea. The English were in debt and needed to repay it. The colonists were mad because they had to pay more taxes and still had no say in parliament.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was when some colonists started to throw snowballs while calling the English soldiers mean names. This angered the soldiers and one of the soldiers heard "fire". All the soldiers started to fire and they killed 5 colonists.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    The Tea act was when the English granted the company to ship goods to America directly. They did this to save the East India Co. The colonists got mad because this meant they were going to get taxed.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was when a group of colonists dressed up as Native Americans and boarded a ship full of tea. They dumped all of the tea in the ocean as a protest.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts was when England punished Massachusetts for the Boston Tea Party. They closed the harbor, changed the government, and more. The colonists got mad because they got the rules changed for the worse.
  • The Battle of Lexington and Concord

    The Battle of Lexington and Concord
    The Battle of Lexington and Concord was when the British were trying to confiscate the patriots ammunition and supplies. The patriots fought against the British and made them retreat. This made the patriots much more confident because they one the battle.
  • The Battle of Bunkers Hill

    The Battle of Bunkers Hill
    The Battle of Bunkers hill was when both the British and patriots were trying to seize Bunkers Hill. The patriots got it first and the British attacked. On the third attack the British drove out the patriots and seized the hill. Even thought the British lost more men they won the battle.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was when a group of delegates from each colony made a document to the king saying that they a getting their independence.
  • The Battle of Yorktown

    The Battle of Yorktown
    The Battle of Yorktown was when the Americans surprise attacked the British and German soldiers in Long Point Island. The Americans to control of Trenton and captured of 900 prisoners.
  • The Battle of Saratoga

    The Battle of Saratoga
    The Battle of Saratoga was actually two battle. The British won the first battle and the Americans won the second. This battle secured foreign allies and boosted morale for the Americans.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    Valley Forge was when soldiers were staying at a camp for the Winter. 2000 soldiers died due to diseases. Soldiers starved and were freezing.
  • The Battle of Yorktown

    The Battle of Yorktown
    The Battle of Yorktown was when George Washington was going against lord Cornwallis. The British made trenches and fought for three weeks against the Americans. The Americans bombarded the British with canons and won the battle.
  • The Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris was an article of peace. This article held new rights for America. This meant they were free from British rule in America. This officially ended the Revolutionary War.
  • The Whiskey Rebellion

    The Whiskey Rebellion
    The Whiskey Rebellion was when the federal government enforced a tax on whiskey. The people did not like this and began to protest. It good bad and five people died. Then Washington sent in the militia to stop the riot.
  • McCulloch vs. Maryland

    McCulloch vs. Maryland
    McCulloch vs. Maryland was when Maryland tried to close the Baltimore branch of the national bank and forced a tax, but McCulloch didn't pay it. Maryland had said that the constitution never said they could make a national bank and Maryland tried to close it, but McCulloch ended up wining in court.