US History

  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    This act was created by the British that closed the western lands beyond the Appachilcan Mountains which was seen by the American colonists as a violation of their land rights.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    This act increased the duties of sugar and molasses and prohibited the importation of all foreign rum so Great Britain could make more money. The colonists also protested this act.
  • Currency Act

    Currency Act
    This act prohibited the issuing and printing of currency among the American colonies. This act was passed to protect British merchants from depicted colonial currency, all of which angered the colonists.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    This act allowed British governors to house British soldiers in American Barracks. The reason for this was that the British soldiers needed homes and resources to live in. The colonists were angered but not by having to house the soldiers, but to have to pay for provisions and barracks for the army.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    This act taxed all papers and official documents on the colonists, but not in England, which mad the colonists protest by not paying the unfair tax.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    This act made the tax equal in Britain and in America. The British passed this act because of all the protest over the Stamp and Sugar Act. Unlike many of the other acts, the colonists weren't too upset about this one.
  • Townshend Revenue Act

    Townshend Revenue Act
    This act raised the tax of items like glass, tea, lead, and paint that were imported to the American colonies, which greatly upsetted them. Britain passed this act because they need money to pay off their debts from the war.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    A tragic event that took place in Boston where the colonists threw snowballs and taunted a soldier. This led to several British officials arriving and eventually shot several bullets into a crowd of colonists, killing five and wounding six.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    This act gave all control over tea trade to East India and added more tax on them. This sparked one the biggest moments in history; The Boston Tea Party, in which large amounts of tea were thrown into the ocean.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    This was a huge historical protest against the unfair tax on tea where the colonists threw crates of tea into the ocean to show Britain that they need a voice in government.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts
    All of these acts were passed as punishment for the Boston Tea Party. These acts included the Boston Port Act, which closed the port to the sea in Boston until all tea had been paid for, the Massachusetts Government Act, which gave the British-elected governor more power and the colonists less, the Murder Act, which gave huge protection to British officials, an expansion of the Quartering Act, and finally, the Quebec Act, which expanded British-Canadian territory.
  • The Battle of Lexington and Concord

    The Battle of Lexington and Concord
    The British marched over to Lexington in hopes of taking away all of the colonists' weapons and ammunition. This was because the British wanted to prevent the colonists from attacking. These actions resulted in several shots being fired between the British and the colonists.
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    This battle occurred because both the colonists and the British wanted control over the hills which gave great advantage in battle. The colonists first arrived and built a fort over night to fight the British. The colonists won the first two pushed by the British, but fell on the third attack.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    This was a document written by Thomas Jefferson and was sent to the king detailing him about the colonists disliking of his unfair actions, as well as informing him of their new independence and destroyed their political relationship with Britain in order to form their own government as society.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    This battle was led by George Washington and took place in Long island where hundreds of British soldiers were imprisoned. The purpose for this battle was for the Americans to stun the British and take their supplies.
  • The Battles of Saratoga

    The Battles of Saratoga
    These were a collection of battles between the Americans and the British. The British hoped to close all off New England off from the Americans. The Americans won which gave them needed confidence as well as foreign allies such as France and Spain.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    This was not a battle, but was a military encampment set by the Americans that went wildly wrong, leaving many soldiers without food and disease.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    This battle, led by George Washington, lasted three weeks that was between the Americans and the British for a harbor in Yorktown. The Americans won the battle and secured their harbor.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    These were a collection of articles that gave peace to the Americans and ended the war with the British.