US history

  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    This act was made to control the colonies. Obviously the colonies did not like that and were against this because they felt like it took there freedom away as a British citizen.
  • Sugar Act (Revenue Act) (1764)

    Sugar Act (Revenue Act) (1764)
    The purpose of this act was to shrink the molasses from 6 to 3 pence per gallon, and to raise raise revenue from the American Colonies. Colonists did not like this so they protested.
  • Currency Act (1764)

    Currency Act (1764)
    The purpose of this act was to regulate the issue of any new bills and the reissue of existing currency. Colonists protested this because. It prohibited American colonies from issuing their own currency.
  • The Quartering Act (1765)

    The Quartering Act (1765)
    This act required the colonies to house British soldiers in barracks provided by the colonies. This made it so the government had less work. The colonists did not like this because they had to tax and pay for the soldiers.
  • Stamp Act (1765)

    Stamp Act (1765)
    imposed a tax on all papers and official documents in the American colonies, though not in England. This was to raise money to pay for this army. Colonists objected because they lost rights as a english citizen.
  • Declaratory Act (1766)

    Declaratory Act (1766)
    This was made so Parliament could make laws binding the American colonies "in all cases whatsoever."to assert the authority of the British government to tax its subjects in North America. Colonists were outraged because the Declaratory Act hinted that more acts would be coming.
  • Townshend Revenue Act (1767)

    Townshend Revenue Act (1767)
    This act was made to help pay the expenses involved in governing the American colonies. Colonists protested Townshend Acts in the colonies often invoked the phrase no taxation without representation.
  • Boston Masacre

    Boston Masacre
    The Boston Massacre was a confrontation in Boston on March 5, 1770, in which a group of nine British soldiers shot five people out of a crowd of three or four hundred who were harassing them verbally and throwing various projectiles
  • The Tea Act (1773)

    The Tea Act (1773)
    This was made to save the faltering East India Company from bankruptcy. Colonists never approved or accepted this. Their resistance culminated in the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773, in which colonists boarded East India Company ships and dumped their loads of tea overboard.
  • Tea Party

    Tea Party
    Boston Tea Party, whose principal aim was to protest taxation without representation. Tea Party protests evoked images, slogans and themes from the American Revolution, such as hats and yellow Gadsden "Don't Tread on Me" flags.
  • The Intolerable Acts (1774)

    The Intolerable Acts (1774)
    This was made to punish the colony of Massachusetts Bay for the Boston Tea Party. Of course the colonists protested and did not like this act. They acted this way because everyone of Boston had to suffer for the mistakes of others.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    Persuaded many Americans to take up arms and support the cause of independence. This marked the start of America
  • Bunker Hill (Breeds Hill)

    Bunker Hill (Breeds Hill)
    Proved they could hold their own ground against the British Army. Any reconnection between England and her American colonies was no longer possible
  • Declaration of independence

    Declaration of independence
    The United States Declaration of Independence, formally The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America. This was written by Thomas Jefferson.
  • The Whiskey Rebellion

    The Whiskey Rebellion
    The Whiskey Rebellion was a violent tax protest in the United States beginning in 1791 and ending in 1794 during the presidency of George Washington. The so-called "whiskey tax" was the first tax imposed on a domestic product by the newly formed federal government.
  • XYZ Affair

    XYZ Affair
    The XYZ Affair was a political and diplomatic episode in 1797 and 1798, early in the presidency of John Adams, involving a confrontation between the United States and Republican France that led to the Quasi-War
  • Alien and sedation acts

    Alien and sedation acts
    As a result, a Federalist-controlled Congress passed four laws, known collectively as the Alien and Sedition Acts. These laws raised the residency requirements for citizenship from 5 to 14 years, authorized the president to deport "aliens," and permitted their arrest, imprisonment, and deportation during wartime.
  • Virginia and Kentucky resolutions

    Virginia and Kentucky resolutions
    Drafted in secret by future Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, the resolutions condemned the Alien and Sedition Acts as unconstitutional and claimed that because these acts overstepped federal authority under the Constitution, they were null and void.
  • embargo act

    embargo act
    Embargo Act, Legislation by the U.S. Congress in December 1807 that closed U.S. ports to all exports and restricted imports from Britain. The act was Pres. Thomas Jefferson's response to British and French interference with neutral U.S. merchant ships during the Napoleonic Wars.
  • McCulloch v. Maryland

    McCulloch v. Maryland
    The court decided that the Federal Government had the right and power to set up a Federal bank and that states did not have the power to tax the Federal Government.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
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    The European powers, according to Monroe, were obligated to respect the Western Hemisphere as the United States' sphere of interest. President James Monroe's 1823 annual message to Congress contained the Monroe Doctrine, which warned European powers not to interfere in the affairs of the Western Hemisphere.