US History 7

By Nina P
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    During the Proclamation of 1763, the settlers were prohibited from crossing the west of the Appalachian Mountains. The government set a limit on the western expansion of the colonies into Native American territories and provide the British with greater control of their colonies. The colonists were unhappy with the Proclamtion line.
  • Sugar Act of 1764

    Sugar Act of 1764
    The Sugar Act was established to cut the duty on foreign molasses from 6 to 3 pence per gallon and prohibited the importation of all foreign rum. The government entered the Sugar Act because the government wanted to raise revenue from the American colonies to help offset the French and Indian war and raise revenue for the crown. The colonists reacted with a protest because they were being taxed due to sugar, and they had no voice in their town meetings and the parliament.
  • Currency Act of 1764

    Currency Act of 1764
    In the Currency Act, the people were prohibited from printing paper money and issuing their own currency. The colonists were furious, so they protested because they were not happy with the taxes and were not able to print their own currency.
  • Stamp Act of 1765

    Stamp Act of 1765
    The Stamp Act required the colonists to pay a tax, represented by a stamp on papers, documents and playing cards. It was a direct tax imposed by the British government. The colonists refused to pay the taxes.
  • The Quartering Act of 1765

    The Quartering Act of 1765
    The Quartering Act required American colonists to provide British soldiers with living quarters wherever barracks were unavailable. The colonists resented and opposed it because they were being taxed to pay for standing armies, which was unnecessary in their minds during peaceful times with an army.
  • Declaratory Act of 1766

    Declaratory Act of 1766
    The Parliament agreed not to enforce the Stamp Act, but the colonists had to agree to later acts that came. To set authority to the British government, they had to tax their people. The colonists were outraged by this decision, but they had already used their say with the Stamp Act so they couldn't change anything during the Declaratory Act.
  • Townshend Revenue Act of 1767

    Townshend Revenue Act of 1767
    The Townshend Revenue Act taxed glass, paint, oil, paper, and tea. The British government thought the colonists would help pay the cost of the goods, but the colonists did the opposite. They set up a boycott to discourage the purchase of goods.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    During the Boston Massacre, colonists and British soldiers fought out on the streets. The colonists threw sticks and snowballs at the soldiers, which was their self-defense, and the soldiers fired guns. Overall, the soldiers were more prepared and had better weapons to fight, which put them a few steps ahead of the colonists.
  • Tea Act of 1773

    Tea Act of 1773
    The Tea Act allowed the East India Company to ship tea directly to America from England without paying the customs tax. Colonial leaders saw this as a way to make colonists still pay for Townshend Act, which went against their claim that only colonial legislatures could tax the colonies. The colonist legislature did not want to have anything to do with England’s company that imposed taxes on the colonists.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a protest colonists planned to get back at the British because of the taxes on tea.
  • The Intolerable Acts of 1774

    The Intolerable Acts of 1774
    The Quartering Act, the Quebec Act, the Massachusetts Government Act, the Administration of Justice Act, and the Boston Port Act were passed to punish the colonists and force them to follow Britain's rules. The colonists were misbehaving, and these acts were established to punish them. Colonists from other colonies other than Massachusetts were horrified by these actions and began questioning how Britain treated the other colonies.
  • The Battles of Lexington and Concord

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord were to prevent more attacks. The English had to get to the hill first, to claim their side of the hill. Even though the British won, they still lost a lot of men.
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill (Breed's Hill)

    The Battle of Bunker Hill (Breed's Hill)
    The British were trying to take the supplies of the Patriots, so the Patriots started fighting back. Once some of the British got taken down, the Patriots became more confident, so they kept fighting.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was a document written by the colonists to the king. The colonists wrote the Declaration of Independence because they wanted to rally the troops, win foreign allies, and announce the creation of the new world. The king mistreated the colonists, and they had enough
  • The Battle of Trenton

    The Battle of Trenton
    The Battle of Trenton occurred in Long Island, Manhattan, and Trenton. By George Washington led the army that freed New Jersey from British rule. America destroyed the British tower and took control over Trenton. By the end of the war, there were 900 prisoners, 22 people killed, and 92 people wounded. The Americans won, which gave them more confidence.
  • The Battle of Saratoga

    The Battle of Saratoga
    There were two Battles of Saratoga. The British won the first, and the Americans won the second. This war secured foreign allies, such as France and Spain. This was the first major victory for America!
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    You would think Valley Forge would be a battle, but it was actually an encampment. Valley Forge was the first winter encampment for the continental army. Valley Forge was for George Washington and his men to rest and prepare for upcoming battles, but instead, it was a cold and starving period of time. About 2000 people died of disease during Valley Forge.
  • The Battle of Yorktown

    The Battle of Yorktown
    The Battle of Yorktown was a 3 week long war. It was also the last war of the Revolutionary War. The Americans won against the British and the British surrendered. This victory gave America relationships with the French.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris was designed to create peace with enemies. This article put the Revolutionary War to an end. There were 10 articles in the Treaty, and each showed different rights.