US History

  • The Proclamation Of 1763

    The Proclamation Of 1763
    An act created in October of 1763. The act was to prevent the colonies from settling west of the Appalachian mountains. This caused the colonists to be upset.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    This was an act made in April of 1764. It severely taxed sugar imports to the colonies. This was so the colonies would have to buy molasses from England. This caused the colonists to buy less sugar.
  • The Currency Act

    The Currency Act
    This was an act made in September of 1764. This act was to prevent colonies from printing their own money. This was so that there was one currency used for trade in the Atlantic. This caused the colonists to depend on England for their money.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    This act was created in March of 1765. It was taxing some of the various items of the colonies. This led to the colonists buying and selling illegal goods.
  • The Quartering Act

    The Quartering Act
    This was an act made in May of 1765. This was taxing the colonists so that the army would be better paid. This caused the colonists to be annoyed with all of the taxation.
  • The Declaratory Act

    The Declaratory Act
    This act was made in March of 1766. This act increased the domestic taxes in the colonies. This led to the colonists being upset.
  • The Townshend Revenue Ac

    The Townshend Revenue Ac
    This was an act that was created in June of 1767. This act put a tax on glass, led, paint, and paper in the colonies. This caused the colonists to be angry.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    On March 5th 1770 British soldiers fired upon a crowd of colonists in Boston, killing multiple colonists. This caused the colonists to be very upset with the British.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    This act was made in May of 1773. This act was to regulate the imports of tea in the colonies. This led to the Boston Tea Party.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A group of colonists dressed as Native Americans and destroyed a British tea ship. They threw about 342 chests of tea into the harbor.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts
    These acts were made in January of 1774. These acts were created because of the Boston Tea Party to regain control and punish the colonists. These caused the colonists to start rebelling against the crown.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    The British tried to get the guns and weapons away from the colonists but ended up losing. This helped the colonists regain hope and confidence.
  • Battle of Bunker (Breed's) Hill

    Battle of Bunker (Breed's) Hill
    The British soldiers and the rebelling colonists fought to seize the hill. The British won but lost the majority of their men. It led to the British having the high ground but their army got depleted.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The colonies wrote a document to declare that they were separating from England. It stated some reasons why and they released it to the world.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    In December of 1776, George Washington, Charles Lee, John Sullivan and James Ewing attacked Trenton. The Americans won and took 900 prisoners, as well as killing and wounding 114 Germans. This led to New Jersey being free of British rule and the Americans gaining morale.
  • The Battle Of Saratoga

    The Battle Of Saratoga
    A battle where the British one the first and the American won the second. Resulted in Americans gaining French and Spanish allies.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    It was not a battle. 2000 soldiers died from disease and starvation and froze to death.
  • The Battle of Yorktown

    The Battle of Yorktown
    A battle in Yorktown harbor, won by the Americans. The final battle of the war.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Articles of Peace were created. It gained the rights of America. US won and gained freedom from the British and made peace with their enemies.
  • Whisky Rebellion

    Whisky Rebellion
    A protest on the tax of whisky that ended up having George Washington send troops to get the violent protesters to stop.
  • Alien & Sedition Acts

    Alien & Sedition Acts
    The acts allowed the president to deport anyone who was not a citizen. It also allowed him to arrest anyone who said or published anything that lied about the government. Congress let the acts expire.
  • Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions

    Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions
    The DRs thought the Alien and Sedition Acts were unconstitutional because it interfered with their Constitutional rights. The Kentucky Resolution said the states could resist the laws that were considered unconstitutional. This showed that the states could challenge the federal government because the government did not stop them from arguing against the laws.
  • Embargo Act

    Embargo Act
    An act created in December of 1807 that closed the US ports. There were no exports allowed unless the president accepted them. It was made so Britain and France would stop attacking US ships.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    The US fought a war against Britain because they were going onto American ships and taking people off of the ships. The US won the war and stopped Britain from invading their ships.
  • McCulloch v. Maryland

    McCulloch v. Maryland
    The Court decided that the Second Bank of the US government should not be taxed by Maryland.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    The Monroe Doctrine told the Europeans to not try and claim the Western Hemisphere. It said that colonization of the Wester Hemisphere would be seen as an attack against the US.
  • XYZ Affair

    XYZ Affair
    When the French were attacking American ships the Americans sent three people to negotiate with the French so they would stop. The French said they would have to pay ten million dollars if they wanted them to stop.