US history

By molly.c
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    This act was to prevent Anglo- American settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains. The British government did this to have control of the colonies. The Americans did not like this because they believed it took away their land rights! They do not want to be told where to settle, and now they couldn't claim any land in the west.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The sugar act was when the British where taxing the American colonists on their sugar. It also cut the tax of foreign molasses from 6 to 3 pence per gallon. It also prohibited the imports of rum. So many colonists objected to the sugar act because they felt powerless against the British government.
  • Currency Act

    Currency Act
    The currency act was basically telling the Americans that they could not make their own money. The government told them it was so British merchants and creditors would be "protected". The Americans did not like this, so they still made their own currency. They did this because they need their currency/ money to trade and buy things. It kept their income and economy strong.
  • The Quartering Act

    The Quartering Act
    The Quartering act basically stated that British soldiers were allowed to come into your home and stay there, and you had to be taxed for it. The American colonists did not like this because they were the ones who had to pay for them to be staying there. Sometimes, the colonists would refuse! They have rights, and they should not have to allow British soldiers into their home at any time.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The stamp act imposed that there were a tax on all papers, paper goods, and official documents in the American Colonies, but not in England (of course). This act was imposed by Britain, because the lost money in the French vs. Indian war. Some colonists refused to pay these taxes, because it was very unfair! The british were using them, to pay for their own war debt.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    The Declaratory act was the American colonies pushing back on the stamp act. They were basically un-doing it. The British government had all authority to tax, and make laws in the American colonies. The colonists didn't like this, so they decided to give Britain a piece of their mind. They were trying to take this taxing away. The colonists had no say what happened in their own colonies, and they wanted that to change.
  • Townshend Revenue Act

    Townshend Revenue Act
    This act was the british again putting taxes on the Americans goods. This time, with some of their most wanted good like tea. The British government said this was for their own good and helped pay the expenses of their government (to help them). These were lies. The British were misusing their power to take control (abusing their power). The American colonists were furious. This eventually led to the Revolutionary war.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a deadly riot. Colonists did not want taxes to occur. It occurred on King street. The british soldiers were trying to enforce tax laws, the American colonists were not happy with that. The british ended up killing the Americans when they fought back. The Americans fought back, because they did not want taxation without representation. They knew the British were doing this only for themselves and not to help the Americans with their colonies or government.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    British focused on only taxing tea. This made the colonists go crazy. Boycotting began. These acts where the last couple of things that made the colonists dump tea into the harbor. The final straws.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was started by the colonists. They did this so that the British would listen to them about their unfair taxing, and would open their eyes to the colonists. They wanted to be taken seriously, and. they had more bravery that the British had realized. They dumped over 1 million dollars worth of tea into the Boston harbor for revenge.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts
    Boston port act, Administration of justice act, Massachusetts government act, and Quartering act. These were all some of the harsh rules that the colonists had to go through because they threw overboard british tea. The Intolerable Acts were a series of punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea Party.
  • Lexington And Concord

    Lexington And Concord
    The battle of Lexington and Concord was rough. This was payback from the Americans for all of Britains unfair taxes. They taxed their goods, and made them to open their homes to all british soldiers, (Quartering Act). The American soldiers came to scare the British, so that maybe they would stop unfairly taxing them. Gunshots went off. People are still unsure who started this battle. The Americans did successfully kill many of the british soldiers though. They were scared and outnumbered.
  • Breed's Hill (Bunker Hill)

    Breed's Hill (Bunker Hill)
    This battle was for land. The Americans and the British wanted higher grounds, the hills. When they were on top of these tall hills, they had better chances of defeating each other. They could hide behind the hills, and take better shots from on top. They could see all of them from on top the hill. They both really wanted these hills. In the end the British won over the hills. Many people were wounded as well. Is result of this, the Americans decided to get a new commander, George Washington.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was a handwritten letter, made by the people stating how they were done with unfair rule by the British. The state how all men are equal, and should all be treated the same. They have rights, that God has given them that should be respected, always! The where announcing the creation of a new, free, country.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    The Americans won the battle of Trenton. George Washington lead this battle. It took place in Long Island, NJ. This battle freed NJ from all British rule, and gained back their rights and independence.
  • Battles of Saratoga

    Battles of Saratoga
    Two battles happened. The French and Spain both became foreign allies with the Americans after they won the battles. The Americans grew confident. bTheir commander "Arnold" was in their eyes a true hero. He rushes in when he heard gunfire started by "Gates", another American commander. Arnold was seriously injured, but rushed in for his men. The british came because they wanted to seal off all of New England from the Americans. The british won the 1st battle, but that did not stop the Americans.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    Valley Forge was a place where George Washington and his soldiers could come to rest, and stay safe when not in battle. It soon became a nightmare. Disease broke out, and many people where left freezing or starved. It was very cold here. Many people died.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The battle of Yorktown were the Franco- American Army VS. The British Army. The british surrendered after 2 long days of battle, leaving the Americans very happy because this was the final battle of the war. This ended conflict and gave the Americans a relationship with France.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris was an article of peace. It showed the rights of the new nation (America). It was 10 articles long. The British wanted peace after the war, so this was the Americans way of giving it to them. It brought all war thoughts to an end. US. claimed victory. The Americans are now free, and independent form British rule.
  • The Whiskey Rebellion

    The Whiskey Rebellion
    The Whiskey Rebellion was a group of angry protestors, causing conflict between the tax makers. The U.S. Government decided to put a tax on all hard liquor, which affected many colonists like farmers. They boycotted this tax, because liquor was now too much to buy and they couldn't work or trade anymore. Washington had to make a tough decision, but decided to send in the troops to calm down the rioters and scare them away. He did this so that the colonists knew he was in charge.
  • XYZ Affair

    XYZ Affair
    The XYZ affairs were when the French began attacking our ships. We thought we were allies with France. They wanted money, and wouldn't stop until it was given to them. XYZ where the 3 french reps, sent for the French King. Federalists wanted to start war with the French, because they clearly had no respect for us. The war never ended up happening.
  • Alien & Sedition Acts

    Alien & Sedition Acts
    The Alien & Sedition Acts were created by the Americans. They worried of immigrants, who may side with the French. Congress then passed these laws. The Alien Act, states that the president could throw anyone in jail or deport them if they seemed dangerous. The Sedition Acts were laws stating it was a crime to spread or speak of any "false" or mean criticism about the U.S. government. They were made so no one could side with the French.
  • Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions

    Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions
    Democrats believed that the Alien and Sedition were abuses of power. They believed that these laws interfered with the Constitution. The Kentucky resolution went so far, that states could pass laws for themselves or choose if they were unconstitutional. Theses resolutions didn't change any laws, it made the states aware of their power and in challenging the Federal government.
  • Embargo Act

    Embargo Act
    The embargo acts where an increase in war tension between the U.S. and British and France. We where blocking trade out of the U.S. They cut off trade from the U.S. to the rest of the world, but this just ended up hurting them. They relied on our goods, and without getting any their economy would decrease. This act however, was largely ineffective and hurt Britain, France, and our economy.
  • War Of 1812

    War Of 1812
    The United States was facing some problems. England and France where attacking their ships. They tried negotiating peace with them, but that was no use. The Americans also tried to cut off all trade with them, which didn't work either. They had to choose their last resort, which was war. The British were violating us and our flag that we fought for! We must take it back, and not allow them to disrespect us.
  • McCulloch V. Maryland

    McCulloch V. Maryland
    These time was when they where arguing due to the making of global banks. Maryland did not want a national bank, and believed the constitution never stated that we could make one. McCulloch though it was necessary for a national bank, so that it could help carry out other powers. They needed ip created an unanimous decision and the Supreme Court ruled in favor of McCulloch.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    This was a policy, issued by president James Monroe. This policy states that the Western Hemisphere was no longer available to European colonization, and would be viewed as an interference in the affairs of the Americans and would be a "hostile" act. It also stated that the Americans wouldn't enter Europes land either.