Wars and Acts

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    Wars And Acts

  • albany congress

    the albany conferance known as the albany congress started june 19 and ended july 11. representitives from seven of the thirteen british north america colonies discussed relations in the indian tribes
  • french and indian war

    The French Indian War was one of a series of wars between the British and French starting as early as the 1600s. The French Indian War took place from 1754 to 1763.
  • capture of fort necessity by the french

    The Battle of Fort Necessity, or the Battle of the Great Meadows took place on July 3, 1754 in what is now the mountaintop hamlet of Farmington in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. The engagement was one of the first battles of the French and Indian War and George Washington's only military surrender. The battle, along with the May 28 Battle of Jumonville Glen, contributed to a series of military escalations that resulted in the global Seven Years' War.
  • general bardocks defeat at fort nescesity

    Braddock's expedition was just one part of a massive British offensive against the French in North America that summer. As commander-in-chief of the British Army in America, General Braddock led the main thrust against the Ohio Country with a column some 2,100 strong. Braddock's command consisted of two regular line regiments, the 44th and 48th with about 1,350 men with about 500 regular soldiers and militiamen from several British American colonies and artillery and other support troops.
  • recapture of fort duquesne and battle of quebec

    1758 attack on Fort Duquesne. The forts built to ‘protect’ the Cherokee homeland proved to be a Trojan horse, and when a group of returning warriors clashed with scalp-hunting frontiersmen, simmering discontent erupted
  • pontiac's rebellion

    orts built to ‘protect’ the Cherokee homeland proved to be a Trojan horse, and when a group of returning warriors clashed with scalp-hunting frontiersmen, simmering discontent erupted into an uprising which took four years and two armies to subdue. The Treaty of Paris in February 1763 formally ended French participation in the war, but within months Pontiac's rebellion was to give renewed significance to the Indian par
  • currency act and the sugar act

    On April 5, 1764, Parliament passed a modified version of the Sugar and Molasses Act (1733), which was about to expire. Under the Molasses Act colonial merchants had been required to pay a tax of six pence per gallon on the importation of foreign molasses. But because of corruption, they mostly evaded the taxes and undercut the intention of the tax — that the English product would be cheaper than that from the French West Indies.
  • stamp act and the quartering act

    The members of this Congress, sincerely devoted, with the warmest sentiments of affection and duty to His Majesty's Person and Government, inviolably attached to the present happy establishment of the Protestant succession, and with minds deeply impressed by a sense of the present and impending misfortunes of the British colonies on this continent; having considered as maturely as time will permit the circumstances of the said colonies, esteem it our indispensable duty to make the following decl
  • boston massacre

    The Boston Massacre was a street fight that occurred on March 5, 1770, between a "patriot" mob, throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers. Several colonists were killed and this led to a campaign by speech-writers to rouse the ire of the citizenry.
  • tea act

    The Tea Act, passed by Parliament on May 10, 1773, would launch the final spark to the revolutionary movement in Boston. The act was not intended to raise revenue in the American colonies, and in fact imposed no new taxes. It was designed to prop up the East India Company which was floundering financially and burdened with eighteen million pounds of unsold tea.
  • boston tea party coercive (intolerable) acts first continental congress

    On Monday night, the 29th of November, 1773, a handbill was posted all over Boston, containing the following words: "Friends! Brethren! Countrymen!--That worst of plagues, the detested tea, shipped for this port by the East India Company, is now arrived in the harbor. and they duped the tea in the boston river