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  • Sons of Liberty

    Sons of Liberty
    It was a patriot paramilitary political organization shrouded in secrecy. Then, it was also established to undermine British rule in colonial America and was influential in organizing and carrying out the Boston Tea Party.
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  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    it was the first internal tax levied directly on American colonists by the British Parliament. The act, which imposed a tax on all paper documents in the colonies, came at a time when the British Empire was deep in debt from the Seven Years' War (1756-63) and looking to its North American colonies as a revenue source.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a political and mercantile protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, Massachusetts, on December 16, 1773.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The laws were meant to punish the Massachusetts colonists for their defiance in the Tea Party protest in reaction to changes in taxation by the British to the detriment of colonial goods.
  • declaration of independence

    declaration of independence
    it was the first formal statement by a nation’s people asserting their right to choose their own government. declaration of independence
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord, fought on April 19, 1775, kicked off the American Revolutionary War (1775-83). Tensions had been building for many years between residents of the 13 American colonies and the British authorities, particularly in Massachusetts.
  • The Second Continental Congress

    The Second Continental Congress
    it was a convention of delegates from the 13 colonies that started meeting on May 10, 1775, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, soon after the American Revolutionary War had begun.
  • The Olive Branch Petition

    The Olive Branch Petition
    which was adopted by the Second Continental Congress on July 5 and submitted to King George on July 8, 1775. It was an attempt to assert the rights of the colonists while maintaining their loyalty to the British crown.
  • thomas paine's common sense

    thomas paine's common sense
    It was published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution, and became an immediate sensation.
  • articles of confederation

    articles of confederation
    It established a weak central government that mostly, but not entirely, prevented the individual states from conducting their own foreign diplomacy.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    It was one of several treaties concluding the American Revolutionary War and signed by representatives of Great Britain on one side and the United States, France, and Spain on the other. Treaty of Paris
  • 3/5 Compromise

    3/5 Compromise
    It was an agreement between the northern and southern states. They agreed to count every 5 slaves as 3 free persons for both representation and taxation.
  • constitution is ratified

    constitution is ratified
    The document is an endorsed ratification of the federal Constitution by the Delaware convention.
  • Bill of Rights

     Bill of Rights
    It is the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, confirming the fundamental rights of American citizens. The new United States of America adopted them on December 15, 1791.
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    French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War pitted the colonies of British America against those of New France, each side supported by military units from the parent country and by American Indian allies
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    The United States Constitutional Convention

    It took place in the old Pennsylvania State House. The members were called "delegates".