US History

  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 stated that colonists cannot settle west of the Appalachian Mountains. The British wanted to make peace with the Natives living there. Even though they declared this act, colonists still moved west since they didn't like the idea of Parliament putting laws on the from so far away.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act regulated that colonists had to pay 6 pence per gallon on all the molasses they imported. The British government did this to pay debt from the war. The colonists reacted badly to sugar act and began smuggling molasses and not buying British exports because they felt that it was an infringement of their rights.
  • Currency Act

    Currency Act
    The Currency Act prohibited colonists to print their own money and their own currency. Parliament passed this act because they wanted to stop inflation and protect financial creditors from financial ruin. The colonies believed that it was infringement on their self governing policy and shouldn't have orders from other places.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act put taxes on all paper and documents because the government needed more money to even out for the maintenance they pay to the colonies. The colonists reacted violently and did not want to pay the taxes because they felt that Parliament shouldn't be ordering them around.
  • The Quartering Act of 1765

    The Quartering Act of 1765
    The Quartering Act regulated that the colonial governments must feed, supply and house British troops so that the military has more money and that the colonies don't abandon Britain. The colonists were enraged because they wondered what punishments they would get for other things they didn't do.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    The Declaratory Act said that Parliament can bind the colonies to the laws they make and legally make them all subjects of the king. The colonists were not too bothered because they believed that they had the British succumbed to their will.
  • Townshend Revenue Act

    Townshend Revenue Act
    The Townshend Act put taxes on glass, lead, painter's colors, paper and tea that was imported. This act raised around £40,000 which was used to pay royal government officials to make them independent of colonial governments. The colonists were unsure how to respond and some thought that Parliament acted within their bounds even if they were raising money.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was when British soldiers killed 5 colonists. The fight started as colonists throwing snowballs at a soldier but escalated when more people joined in and began threatening the soldiers until 100s of people were present. When that happened, British soldiers thought they heard someone yell fire and shot 5 people
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act regulates that the British East India Company can sell their tea directly to the colonies. Parliament wanted to aid the British East India Company since they were going bankrupt. Some colonists objected to this act like smugglers and merchants who weren't given tea and got their jobs taken away. During the Tea Act, colonists poured the East India tea into the Boston harbor.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea party was when the colonists poured 342 boxes of tea into the Boston Harbor. The act limited colonists to only buy tea from the East India Co. A revised Tea Act was passed where there was a lowered cost on the tea, but colonists still felt they shouldn't support something they don't believe in so they tossed the tea into the harbor. This act was led by the Sons of Liberty who were violent patriots. They dressed as Indians and threw the tea overboard.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts were 4 acts called the Boston Port Act, The Massachusetts Government Act, the Quartering Act, & Administration of Justice Act. These acts were about closing off the Boston Harbor until all the money is payed back to the East India Co, having a royal governor who could hold more power and ban town meetings, British soldiers could live in people's homes, & British officials crimes were judged by Parliament. Colonists were angry because it felt like invasive laws on them.
  • The Battle of Lexington and Concord

    The Battle of Lexington and Concord
    The Battle of Lexington and Concord was when the colonists in Boston had a large amount of gunpowder and weapons and 700 British soldiers were sent to check on them. When the soldiers arrived, there were around 70 patriots waiting for them. 8 minute men died. Then the fight came to Concord where more Americans joined and the Americans won. 93 Americans died and 300 British soldiers died during this battle.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill (Breed's Hill)

    Battle of Bunker Hill (Breed's Hill)
    The Battle of Bunker Hill (Breed's Hill) was when colonists learned the British planned to seize land in Boston to gain control of the Boston Harbor. When colonists heard this plan, they fought back on the hill called Breed's Hill where they had hastily constructed a fort. Even though the colonists had the upper hill, the British ended up winning though they lost around 900 soldiers and it proved the colonists were stronger than expected.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was written July 4th, 1776 and said the colonists were no longer affiliated with the British and they were now free and independent.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    The Battle of Trenton was when the Americans attacked the British and Germans. The Americans won and it was located in Long Island. It was a surprise attack that they weren't ready for since it was the day after Christmas. The Americans destroyed a British Town Center and gained morale and took control of Trenton.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The Battle of Saratoga was the Americans vs the British and the British won. It was located in Saratoga, NY and some leaders there were Horatio Gates, Benedict Arnold, and John Burgoyne. It was an important since it gave the Americans allies with Spain and France. Arnold was big part of the success.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    Valley Forge was not a battle but instead was an encampment led by George Washington in the winter of 1777/78. During the winter, it was EXTREMELY cold and there was food shortages. 2,000 out of 11,000 men died at that camp. Valley Forge helped bond the soldiers in the continental army.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The Battle of Yorktown was France and America vs the British. The Americans won this 3 week long battle. During this final battle, the British finally surrender and Americans won. This was of the decisive battle of the revolutionary war and gave America a good relationship with France and proved they are strong.
  • Treaty of Paris 1783

    Treaty of Paris 1783
    The Treaty of Paris was the peace treaty between the British and Americans. People were sent to design the treaty. It stated that the British had to respect the Americans and the Americans had to respect the British and made America free to start their new country. This was the end of the American Revolution.