APUSH Period 3

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  • End of the French and Indian War

    End of the French and Indian War
    The Seven Years' War ended with signing the treaties of Hubertusburg and Paris. France lost all claims to Canada, Spain gained Louisiana, and Britain recieved Florida, Upper Canada.
  • Pontiac's Rebellion

    Pontiac's Rebellion
    Native American tribes from Ohio Country, Great Lakes, and Illinois Country who were dissatisfied with the results of the French and Indian War.
  • Paxton Boys attack Pennsylvania Indians

    Paxton Boys attack Pennsylvania Indians
    57 drunken settlers attacked and slaughtered a group of 20 defenseless Susquehannock Indians that they suspected of pillaging and scalping.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    After the French and Indian War, the colonists issued a proclamation to concilate the Native Americans and prohibite settlers from encroaching on their land (moving west and above the Appalachian Mts.) to reduce colonial-native tensions.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    To renew the Molasses Act of 1733 (which expired in 1763), the Britsh renewed the tax, to create a monopoly on sugar grown in the West Indies. It was the first tax created by the crown to raise revenue for the colonists.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The British Parliament ruled all printed materials must have a tax revenue stamp, which would be paid for from American revenue.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    Passed in 1767 and 1768, the Townshend Act (named after Charles Townshend), were laws and taxes placed on tea, glass, paper, lead, paint, and oil.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Early in 1770, colonists fought and rebelled against British taxation laws. One morning, British soldiers shot and killed five people after the eruption of a mob on King Street.
  • Somerset Decision

    Somerset Decision
    When James Somerset was forcibly taken from England to the colonies, a decison ruled that slavery was contrary to natural law and principles of the English constituion.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A political protest in Boston, MA in which angry colonists angered by taxes imposed by Britain dumped 342 chests of British tea into the harbor.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act granted the dying British East India Company a monopoly on tea sales in the American Colonies.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    12/13 colonies sent delegates in reaction to British laws created because of colonial resistance to new taxes (Coercive Acts). All but Georgia were present (who still relied on British military supplies due to a NA uprising).
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Laws placed after the Boston Tea Party that were meant to punish the Massachusetts colonists for their acts of defiance.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    At The Battle of Bunker Hill, the British defeated the Americans, however, there were many British casualties causing a morale boost for the Americans.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military battles of the Revolutionary War.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    In Philadelphia, Penn., in May 1775, delegates from the 13 colonies met to manage and finance the colonial war efforts.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    A pamphlet written by Thomas Paine advocating for independence from Britain.
  • Decleration of Independence

    Decleration of Independence
    A document adopted by the Continental Congress that severed the 13 colonies' political connections to Great Britain.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    On Christmas Day 1776, the Hessian army was crushed by Washington's men as they came across the Delaware River, giving the Americans a victory.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    On Sept. 17, British General John Burgoyne achieved a small victory over Americans. On Oct. 7, Burgoyne was defeated and forced to retreat. This battle encouraged France to join the colonists as allies.
  • Treaty of Alliance

    Treaty of Alliance
    The Treaty of Alliance was signed by the American colonies and France to pledge alliance against Britain amidst the American Revolution.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    An agreement between the 13 colonies which described the role of government that was later replaced by the U.S. constitution.
  • Lord Cornwallis Surrenders to George Washington

    Lord Cornwallis Surrenders to George Washington
    British General Charles Cornwallis surrender 8,000 troops to French and American troops in Yorktown, ending the revolution in the American colonies.
  • Treaty of Paris (American Revolution)

    Treaty of Paris (American Revolution)
    The offical peace treaty that ended the American Revolutionary War. It was signed by America and Britian and recognized America as an independent nation, requiring all British troops to leave the territory.
  • Newburgh Conspiracy

    Newburgh Conspiracy
    The Newburgh Conspiracy was a plan created by the Continental Army officers to challenge the authority of the Confederation Congress, due to congress not financing their war efforts.
  • Treaty of Fort Stanwix

    Treaty of Fort Stanwix
    The Treaty of Fort Stanwix was signed between Native Americans of Iroquis tribes and Great Britain.
  • Annapolis Convention

    Annapolis Convention
    12 delegates from 5 states (NY, NJ, PA, DE, and VA), met to discuss the inadequacies of the Articles of Confederation.
  • Shays' Rebellion

    Shays' Rebellion
    An uprising in Massachusetts led by Daniel Shays, the goal was to prevent the trial and imprisonment of debt ridden citizen.
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    The point was to decide how America was to be governed and to revise the existing Articles of Confederation.
  • Northwest Ordinance

    Northwest Ordinance
    Adopted by Continental Congress, it was written to charter a gov't for the Northwest Territory, to admit new states to the Union from the territory, and listed a bill of rights guaranteed in the territory.
  • The Federalist Papers published

    The Federalist Papers published
    A collection of 85 essays to promote the ratification of the United States Constitution written by John Jay (5), James Madison (29), and Alexander Hamilton (51).
  • Election (inauguration) of George Washington

    Election (inauguration) of George Washington
    The nation's first inauguration came on April 30, 1789 for Gen. George Washington. Held in New York, this inaugurated Washington for his first of his two presidential terms. He was elected unanimously under the US constitution by 69 electoral votes.
  • Beginning of the French Revolution

    Beginning of the French Revolution
    The revolution ended feuds in Western and Eastern Europe and inspired the Enlightenment period.
  • Washington DC chosen as the capital

    Washington DC chosen as the capital
    Washington DC was est. by the Constitution. Many different reasons why it was chosen.
  • Hamilton's First Report on Public Credit

    Hamilton's First Report on Public Credit
    Showed a fight for the entire government to have credit.
  • Bill of Rights ratified

    Bill of Rights ratified
    After being ratified by Virginia, the first 10 amendments of the US Constitution became the law of the land.
  • The first bank of the US chartered

    The first bank of the US chartered
    There was lots of debt following the Revolutionary War and every state had different types of money. To combat this, the first bank was chartered.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    A tax protest following a tax on whiskey and all distilled spirits, placed by President George Washington to pay for the war's debt. It was the first tax post-war.
  • Hamilton's Report on Manufactures

    Hamilton's Report on Manufactures
    Hamilton wanted the British to stop clutching manufacturing conflicts on the US.
  • Citizen Genet Affair

    Citizen Genet Affair
    This deepened the divide in American administration and led to the creation of parties.
  • Battle of Fallen Timbers

    Battle of Fallen Timbers
    US gained most of OH, IN, and MI from Native American tribes
  • Jay's Treaty

    Jay's Treaty
    The treaty solved unresolved issues between the US and Great Britain following the Rev. War.
  • Pinckney;s Treaty

    Pinckney;s Treaty
    The treaty pushed back Americans from expanding westward.
  • Election of John Adams

    Election of John Adams
    Influenced the Treaty of Paris, which ended the Rev. War, and acted as the first VP of the United States and second president.
  • Treaty of Greenville

    Treaty of Greenville
    It seperated land between Natives and other settlements making more room for settlers.
  • XYZ Affair

    XYZ Affair
    People turned against the French because of a bribe, this crosses with the Quasi War.
  • Quasi War with France

    Quasi War with France
    US and France have an alliance, but France attacks an American ship causing a dispute. Crosses with XYZ Affair
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    Alien and Sedition Acts
    The laws made it possible to remove foreigners, and made it harder for immigrants to vote.
  • Judiciary Act of 1800

    Judiciary Act of 1800
    One of the last important laws passed by the expiring Federalist Congress. It created 16 new federal judgeships and other judicial offices. This was Adams's last attempt to keep Federalists power in the new Republican Congress
  • Election of Thomas Jefferson

    Election of Thomas Jefferson
    Served as the second VP and third president of the US. He believed men should own land was the Founding Father who penned the Declaration of Independence.