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  • The Great Awakening

    The Great Awakening
    The Great Awakening began in New England and was caused by a time in which the church's religion was losing people who had faith in them. So the church's leaders did dramatic sermons (lectures) about their religion to increase the popularity of their religion. This led to more religious colonists, the bridging of religions, starting ideas to spread, and all different races started to be treated as equals. After all this the Great Awakening soon ended in 1740's due to a decrease in sermons.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War was a war caused by a struggle for control over North America. The war broke the American Colonist's with the British and they vs. the French and the Native American allies. This war is also referred to as the Seven Years War. The battle was long and fierce, and when it ended the Indian's and Britain’s won, so the French were forced to give up their large colonial holdings in North America and Canada to the Indians. This war was expensive to the British because
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    they used army units to direct the war which cost 30 billon dollars. This caused the colonists to lose jobs, and unemployment and even when they taxed the people this still wasn’t enough. So to pay off the dept they developed a trade relationship with colonists, which resulted in trading tools, weapons, fur, and much more. This soon led them to depend on each other for supplies. This also led to the Proclamation of 1763!
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 was a pamphlet adopted by King George the third, that prohibited colonist's from going across the Allegheny Mountains and whoever who was in the frontier West of the Alleghenies to return from where they came. This pamphlet was put in place, due to the fact that Native Americans were resentful about settlers moving into their land. This also caused a boundary between colonists and the Indians. The colonist's hated this rule and even some people continued to travel in
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    the mountains. This led to the sugar act.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act was the first law for taxes and it taxed molasses, and sugar imports to pay for standing armies in North America. The tax imposed a three-cent charge for each gallon of sugar, but the act also collected additional taxes on coffee, wine, silk, and other fabrics. This act angered the colonists, who believed they were being taxed unfairly. This soon led to another tax called the stamp act.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    First thought of by George Grenville, it was another tax that taxed the people on all paper products such as legal documents, business records, and playing cards that said they had to pay in "hard money". The colonists were starting to get even angrier with the British taxes on American products and they also saw this as the first law of parliament that directly taxed the colonists, not just the goods. So in response the colonists banned together to work aganist the taxes called the Sons of
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    Liberty that were composed of printers, shopkeepers, publishers, and other people. At the end of 1765 they had members in all thirteen colonies. This led to another tax called the Townshend Act.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    The Townshend Acts added customs duties on imported goods such as paper, oil, glass, paint, lead, and tea. English men in America didn't have the same rights as men in New England. This angered the colonists even more so they started to protest and the taxes were lifted, but they left the tax on tea just to show they still have power over them. This soon led to the Boston Massacre.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre is when the government sent four thousand British troops to Boston, where colonists weren't particularly happy, and on the evening of March 5, 1770 some boys playing outside the customs house began to taunt a British guard with snowballs, other soldiers came to aid but a large crowd started to form outnumbering the British soldiers, so the soldiers requested they break up but they didn't so the British fired into the crowd killing three colonists such as Crispus Attucks a
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    black seaman who has been a slave, and five others were wounded. This gave a flame to the Sons of Liberty and others who used this claim as a reason to separate from Great Britain. Paul Revere painted this act much more inaccurate and exaggerated to make the colonists even more frustrated and is referred to as Patriot propaganda. Also because of this event British troops were removed from Boston as a result. This led to another tax to pay for the troops called the Tea Act.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act is when the British taxes the colonists on tea even more and repels the Townshend Acts. Smuggled tea was a chose for many colonists who didn't want to buy from the British. The Tea Act was also made so Great Britain’s East India Tea company didn't go bankrupt. Although this act added a tax on the tea' it actually made British tea less expensive than smuggled tea, but colonists still refused to buy British tea. The colonists opposed the act because they feared that it would make a
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    monoploy. The angry colonists soon led to the Boston Tea Party.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party is when a ship called the Dartmouth, loaded with tea sailed into Boston Harbor on November 28, 1773 colonists led by Samuel Adams called for it to sail back to New England, then two other ships joined the Dartmouth, the crowds started to threaten violence if the ships were unloaded so the captain of the ship agreed to leave, but British authorities in Boston refused it from leaving. So on the night of December 16, 1773 a group of about fifty colonists dressed as Mohawk
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    Indians raid the three ships, split open the crates of tea and poured it into the harbor, and other "tea parties" were done in New York, Maryland, and New Jersey. Also people started to say Boston Harbor is a teapot tonight. This then led to the Intolerable acts.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts were the British government reacting to the protests by the colonists by passing even more stern legislation that was compose of four laws which included closing Boston Harbor until they pay for the tea, cancelled the Massachusetts Charter and gave the colony a legislation that meet only when and when the governor commanded, move the trials royal colonial officials to Britain where they would get more sympathetic judge and jury and lastly they added the Quartering Act.
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    The Quartering Act is when the colonists were forced to house and supply British soldiers. The British hoped this will restore royal authority in the colonies. Instead colonists responded by plays, pamphlets, and editorials to critic the British’s government actions. This soon led to the battle of Lexington/Concord.
  • Battle of Lexington/Concord

    Battle of Lexington/Concord
    The battle of Lexington/Concord was a battle caused by tensions in the Massachusetts towns of Lexington and Concord, where British troops and American Millitiamen fought. At the time the British troops marched back to Charlestown and were ferried across the harbor to Boston, while the patriots' militia decided not to follow. News then spread throughout the colonies, so other towns and colonies, anxious to help sent their own troops to the Boston area. When the Americans heard that British troops
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    were positioned on two high points outside of Boston, so the Americans quickly claimed Breed's Hill and Bunker's Hill. The Americans ended up winning even though there water reserve was out and no reinforcements. The colonists were very cheerful that they have won. This led/connected to the Battle of Bunker Hill.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill Is when the Americans defeat the British due to the advantage of 2 hills called Bunker Hill, and Breed's Hill. They also dug earthen dugouts called redoubts used for protection. Even though this is called the Battle of Bunker Hill, most of the battle took place on Breed's Hill. The battle ended in Americans favor with a victory of 1600 vs. 2000 men with little gunpowder. The colonists were very thrilled that they won and this soon led to the print age of Common Sense.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Thomas Paine the author of Common Sense, was allowed to immigrate to the US by Benjamin Franklin, and started to write a pamphlet about people's rights and benefits. The pamphlet was 47 pages long, that was published in January 1776 that urged separation from Great Britain that argued that citizens, not kings or queens should make laws. This changed colonists’ view of king and queens and they cried out in tyranny. This soon led to the creation of the Declaration of Independence
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence is document signed by 56 people that formally states that the colonies have separated from their mother country of Britian. This expresses 3 main ideas that includes : that all men pocess unalieable rights (rights that can't be taken away), the basic rights includes life, liberty and the persuit of happiness. Another reason they separated is they no longer wanted to ruled by King eroge III, The colonists responded cheerful that they are finally seperating from
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    Great Britian. This soon led to the battle of Saratoga.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The Battle of Saratoga is when the British enter America from Canada hoping to divide the colonies in half so the forces of the New England states would be cut off from mid Atlantic states. Their goal was to take over the Hudson River. On July 5th and 6th of 1777, 10,000 British troops force 3,000 American troops to abandon Fort Ticonderoga and to retreat south. The British chase the Americans south and the Americans continue to fight back. On August 11th, 1777 in Saratoga,
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    of 1,200 soldiers where sent to attack the American forces and they were all defeated. At Saratoga, the Americans replenished their troops. At Bemis Heights is a heavily wooded plateau that rose above the Hudson River. Two battles 18 days apart fought at Bemis Heights. The American won the battle which made the British no longer a threat to the Hudson River or to New England. Colonists were happy that they had once again had a victory. This eventually led to the Battle of Yorktown.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The Battle of Yorktown is when British generals decided to put an end to the rebellion once and for all, by attacking Saratoga, but George Washington joined forces with French commanders and decided to attack the British. So with their combined force of 16000 men they easily took over the British and on October 18, 1781 the British surrendered. The colonists were once again happy with winning, but they felt like they didn't trust the British anymore. This finally leads to the Treaty of Paris
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris is when the British have lost more than one-third of their army, there is no way for the British to continue, this is the ending of the American Revolution. The official terms of the war's end were worked out in Paris at a special series of meetings and on September 3, 1783, the Treaty of Paris was signed. This made the British troops and Loyalists to evacuate the American shore, leaving the new nation on its own. The colonists responded by the fact that they don't have any
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    wars with them now.