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  • Great Awakening and Enlightenment

    Great Awakening and Enlightenment
    URLThe period of enlightenment, which started in Europe focused on education, science and literature. This movement had an effect on how people felt about god and their ability to choose their lifes
    Great Awakening Lead to common religious views between the North and the South. This gave the people direction. There were also some that decided to create their own religious beliefs.
  • Goerge Washington George Washington – February 22, 1732

    Goerge Washington George Washington – February 22, 1732
    Goerge Washington was born February 22 in Westmoreland County, Virginia.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    VideoURLWar was fought between Great Britain and the French. The Indians of North America joined the war because they were afraid that they would lose their land to the British. George Washington fought with the British in this war, which lasted from 1754 to 1763. The British won the war.

    Because the war was so long and cost a lot of money British decided to put tax on everything for the colonist to make up for the war. The colonist could not vote so they could not say much.
  • George Washington

    George Washington
    George Washington was with General Edward Braddock when ambushed by the French and Indians.
  • American Revolution

    American Revolution
    videoURLOne of the most significant events in American history was the American Revolutions (or Revolutionary War). This was a war that started between Great Britain and the 13 British colonies that were established in North America.
  • Marquis de Lafayette

    Marquis de Lafayette
    videoURLMarquis de Lafayette was born on September 6, 1757. Orphaned at age 13 and raised by his grandmother. Marquis could work for the king but choose not to. Instead he went into the army. He sneaked away to America and became really good friends with Goerge Washington were he fought beside him. Leading to the declaration of Independants.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    VideoURLThe proclamation closed off land for the Indians. It was once thought that it was to keep a close eye on the Indians and also so that they would not go to war with them again. The were pertect under their army too. Any colonist that were on the land had to leave and that did not sit well with the colonists.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    URLVideoThe idea behind the Sugar Act was entice colonists to sell their goods to Britain instead of other countries. This was essentially a tax on sugar, wine and other important things. The British wanted the money which paid for the high costs of security from fighting the Indians and foreign armies.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    URLVideoThe British taxed all sugar bought from the French or Spanish. The British then created the Stamp Act, requiring all newspapers and legal documents to carry a stamp purchased from the British.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    VideoURLAnother one of Britian’s tax acts. The Townshend Act was to tax glass, paper, tea, paints and other goods shipped to America from Britain. The money would be used to pay for wars on behalf of the colonies and salaries for government officials. The colonists were not happy with this.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    URLVideo The Boston Massacre happened in Boston. It Started out as the colonist throwing snowballs sticks and stones at the British Soldiers. One soldier took fire on the colonists. There was 5 deaths of the colonist. And 2 of the soldiers were charged with the deaths.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    URLVideo Colonists dressed up as Indians and threw the tea into the harbor.
  • George Washington

    George Washington
    George Washington got elected to delegate to the First Continental Congress.
  • Intolerable Act

    Intolerable Act
    videoURLThe parliment passed the Intolerable Acts for the results to the "Boston Tea Party" There was 4 acts:Impartial Administration of Justice Act,Massachusetts Bay Regulating Act,Boston Port Act,Quartering Act,Quebec Act.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    URLVideo British General sent 700 troops to destroy ammunition and weapons that were stored in Concord.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    video Description – Several delegates such as John Hancock, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin.
    Location – Philadelphia
  • George Washington

    George Washington
    Elected to delegate the Second Continental Congress. They also elected George Washington to be Commander in Chief of the Continental Army.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Common Sense is a pamphlet that was written by Thomas Paine. It was read by millions and opened people’s minds to believe and want more independents.
  • Declaration of Independents

    Declaration of Independents
    videoURLThomas Jefferson, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin made a draft for their independents. Thomas Jefferson was responsible for majority of the writing. It was to get their independents back from the King.
  • Lord Cornwallis

    Lord Cornwallis
    VideoURLIn August of 1776, Lord Charles Cornwallis joined the British army in Yorkton. He fought in most major battles from Trenton to Princeton to Brandywine.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    [video](Battle of TrentonDONE December 25, 1776 George Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River to defeat the British in the Battle of Trenton.Trenton, New JerseyThe British were defeated by George Washington and his troops when they crossed the Delaware River at the Battle of Trenton which took place in Trenton, New Jersey. British were defeated by George Washington and his troops when they crossed the Delaware River at the Battle of Trenton which took place in Trenton, New Jersey.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    VideoA major turning point in the war was attributed to the victory over General Burgoyne at the Battle of Saratoga which took place in September 1777. There were several battles here that went from June to October 1777.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    URLvideoValley Forge, Pennsylvania was the location in which George Washington and his troops camped during the winter of 1777-1778. Most men did not have proper clothing and were staying in tents till huts with fireplaces where built. It was so cold that the troops struggled to survive.
  • Friedrich Von Steuben

    Friedrich Von Steuben
    videoURL In 1778 Friedrich Von Steuben who was a military officer from Prussia helped train Washington’s troops. He created a manual in which showed troops how to perform drills. This manual helped the solders become more skilled army.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    URLThe Articles of Confederation was the first official document created by the Second Continental Congress that created governing rules on commerce, foreign policy and defense for the new United States of America.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    VideoURLThe last major battle was in Yorktown Virginia near the Chesapeake Bay. Where in the summer of 1771 America troops and the French fleet fought Cornwallis’ army. Cornwallis was trapped between the American army and French navy.
  • Treaty Of Paris

    Treaty Of Paris
    videoURLAnother name know as "Peace of Paris" When the British heard of the surrender at Yorktown, the House of Commons was in an uproar. They were concerned of losing the war. The British prime minister North resigned and was replace by Lord Shelborne. Lord Shelborne wanted to negotiate an end to the war. He sent Richard Oswald to Paris to meet with the American representatives Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and John Jay
  • Shays Rebellion

    Shays Rebellion
    VideoURLShay’s Rebellion was named after an American Revolutionary War veteran named Daniel Shays. This rebellion was a private army of people from central and western Massachusetts. Thousands of Americans were arrested and 5 were killed in the attack at the Springfield Armory.
  • George Washington

    George Washington
    George Washington was elected President of the Constitutional Convention.
  • Great Compromise (Roger Sherman)

    Great Compromise (Roger Sherman)
    videoURLRoger Sherman and Oliver Ellsworth were the delegates from Connecticut to merge the large-state and small-state legislative structure of the Great Compromise. This took several attempts on Sherman’s end and most large states disliked it but ultimately agreed to the compromise.
  • Constitution

    URLVideoThe Constitution is the highest form of law in the United States of America. The US Constitution which can and has been amended from in the past provides guidance for almost all other laws at some point and also describes the Presidency, Congress and the Supreme Court.
  • George Washington

    George Washington
    George Washington was the very first elected first President of the United States. "As the first of every thing, in our situation will serve to establish a Precedent,"
  • Federalists and Antifederalists

    Federalists and Antifederalists
    URLvideoThe Federalists and Antiferderalists represented the two parties that helped create the Constitution of the United States. These two parties didn’t see eye to eye on certain issues even back then. Both parties severed in the American Revolution however antifederalists were mostly farmers and workers, and federalists were prominent business owners. Antifederalists were also opposed to a strong nationalistic government.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    videoURLThe “Bill of Rights” is a list of 10 amendments that were set to protect rights, liberty and property of the people of the the United States of America. 1. Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion and Petition 2. Right to keep and bear arms 3. Conditions for quarters of soldiers 4. Right of search and seizure regulated 5. Provisons concerning prosecution 6. Right to a speedy trial, witnesses, etc. 7. Right to a trial by jury 8. Excessive bail, cruel punishment 9. Rule of construction of Constitution 1
  • James Madison

    James Madison
    VideoURLJames Madison, Jr was the 4th president of the United States. Mr Madison played a key role in drafting the United States Constitution and was known by some as the “Father of the Constitution”. He also was an author of the United States Bill of Rights.