U.S. History

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  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    Why Was It Important?
    -It was a widespread movement of evangelical christian sermons and church meetings
    What Led Up To It? What Caused It?
    -Church leaders feared that many colonists dedication to their religion was declining
    What Happened?
    -Individual ministers tried to renew enthusiasm for religion
    -Public gatherings called revivals were held
    How Did Colonists Respond?
    -Colonists came closer together
    What Did This Lead To?
    -French and Indian War 1754
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    Why Was It Important?
    -Seven Year Battle
    -George Washington was involved
    What Led To It? What Caused It?
    -Forts in the Ohio valley
    -Profitable Fur Trade
    -Want of land and Trade
    What Happened?
    -George Washington and his troops were involved
    -He set up a fort called Fort Necessity
    -George Washington surrendered on July 4, 1754
  • French and Indian War (continued)

    French and Indian War (continued)
    How Did Colonists Respond?
    -Colonists did not want the Albany Plan that was created to share certain parts of trade and land with the French and Indian lands
    -They did not want to give up their individual authority
    What Did This Lead To?
    -Led to the Proclamation of 1763
  • The Proclamation of 1763

    The Proclamation of 1763
    Why Was It Important?
    -It banned colonial settlement west of Appalachian Mountains
    What Led Up To It? What Caused It?
    -Pontiac's Rebellion
    What Happened?
    -Banned British Colonial settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains
    -Created a divivding line between colonial and indian lands
    -Colonists had to remove themselves from the upper Ohio valley
    -Colonial settlement expanded
    -Daniel Boone led people west of the Appalachian Mountains
  • The Proclamation of 1763 (continued)

    The Proclamation of 1763 (continued)
    How Did Colonists Respond?
    -Many hated the Proclamation
    -Some felt need of expansion for colonies
    -Colonists and British officials had different ideas of what was best for the colonies
    What Did It Lead To?
    -Led to the Sugar Act 1764
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Why Was It Important?
    -Pay for army, taxes of sugar and molasses inported by colonists
    What Led Up To It?
    -French and Indian War soldiers needed to be paid
    -Needed to maintain soldiers by paying them
    What Happened?
    -Set taxes for sugar and molasses
    -First Law passed by Paraliament designed specifically to raise money
    How Did Colonists Respond?
    -Colonists protested the act
    What Did It Lead To?
    -Stamp Act 1765
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Why Was It Important?
    -First Time the British Government tried the act
    What Led Up To It? What Caused It?
    -Complaints about the sugar act?
    What Happened?
    -The Government required them to pay for an official stamp whenever they bought a paper item
    -Newspapers, pamplets, licenses, legal documents, and playing cards were required to have a stamp
    -Tax collectors sold the stamps
  • Stamp Act 1765 (continued)

    Stamp Act 1765 (continued)
    How Did Colonists Respond?
    -Colonists did not like the act
    -They used violence to scare the tax collectors
    What Did This Lead To?
    Led to the Townshend Acts 1767
  • Townshed Acts

    Townshed Acts
    Why Was It Important?
    -Placed duties, or taxes, on glass, lead paints, paper, and tea
    What Led Up To It? What Caused It?
    -Stamp Act didn't resolve the strong disagreements
    -Disagreements between Paraliament and Colonies
    What Happened?
    -Placed taxes on glass, lead paints, paper, and tea
    -Used these taxes to pay the military expenses
    -Made it easier for tax collectors to get writs or assistance
  • Townshend Acts 1767 (continued)

    Townshend Acts 1767 (continued)
    How Did ColonistsRespond?
    -Colonists circulated a letter protesting the act
    -Sons of Liberty attacked homes of the tax collectors
    What Did It Lead To?
    -Led to the Boston Massacre 5 March, 1770
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Why Was It Important?
    -Killing of Peasants for no reason
    -A huge riot between the soldiers and peasants
    What Led Up To It?
    -Many Bostonians saw the presence of British a threat
    What Happened?
    -Started from an argument between a soldier and a civilian
    -Huge riot after someone yelled "Fire"
    -Shot peasants killing several
    How Did Colonists Respond?
    -Peasants protested against trhe killers
    What Did It Lead To?
    -Led to The Tea Act 1773
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    Why Was It Important?
    -Taxes on imported tea?
    What Led Up ToIt? What Caused It?
    -So much tea was sold so it was one way to get taxes
    What Happened?
    -There were taxes put on imported tea
    -It allowed the East India company to export directly
    How Did Colonists Respond?
    -They started boycotts
    -Destroyed tea shipments in some colonies
    -Colonists held the Boston Tea Party
    What Did It Lead To?
    -Led to the Boston Tea Party December 16, 1773
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Why Was It Importanat?
    -Dumping of 90,000 lbs of tea in the Boston Harbor
    What Led Up To It? What Caused It?
    -Colonists did not want taxes on teas
    -They wanted the ships to leave with their cargoes of tea
    What Happened?
    -Three ships arrived with tea
    -Colonists dressed up as indians and dumped 90,000 lbs of tea into the Boston Harbor
    -Colonists started shouting, "Boston Harbor [is] a teapot tonight!"
    How Did Colonists Respond?
    -Colonists were very happy
  • Boston Tea Party (continued)

    Boston Tea Party (continued)
    What Did It Lead To?
    Led to Intolerable Acts 1774
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Why Was It Important?
    -Boston Harbor was closed until tea was paid for after the Boston Tea Party
    What Led To It? What Caused It?
    -Boston Tea Party December 16, 1773
    What Happened?
    -Boston Harbor was closed until the tea was paid for
    -Quartering Act which stated that Colonists had to house British Soldiers
    -Quebac Act which gave Canada control of the Ohio region
    How Did Colonists Respond?
    -Colonists called for large-scale boycotts
    -Convened the First Continental Congress
  • Intolerable Acts 1774 (continued)

    Intolerable Acts 1774 (continued)
    What Did It Lead To?
    -Led to the Battle of Lexington 18 April, 1775
  • Battle of Lexington/Concord

    Battle of Lexington/Concord
    Why Was It Important?
    -Battle between the British and the Americans
    What Led Up To It? What Caused It?
    -British soldiers came to Lexington and killed 8 minute men and injured 10 others
    What Happened?
    -After the war between the British and the minutemen the British retreated and the Minutemen kept fighting
    -73 British wounded
    -174 British wounded
    -49 Patriots killed
    -39 Patriots were wounded
    How Did Colonists Respond?
    -They were happy that the Patriots beat the British
  • Battle of Lexington/Concord 1775 (continued)

    Battle of Lexington/Concord 1775 (continued)
    What Did It Lead To?
    -Battle of Bunker Hill
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Why Was It Important?
    -Pamphlet reated by Thomas Paine that showed disagreement from breaking away from Great Britain
    What Led To It? What Caused It?
    -Breaking away from Great Britain
    What Happened?
    -47 page pamphlet about arguing for breaking away from Great Britain
    -Stated countries were to be ruled by laws created by the people
    How Did Colonists Respond?
    -Colonists supported this pamphlet
    What Did This Lead To?
    -Led to the Declaration of Independence July, 1776
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Why Was It Important?
    -A contract stating to be free from colonies
    What Led Up To It? What Caused It?
    -King George III rules and laws
    What Happened?
    -Defined what colonists believed to be their rights
    -Spelled out their complaints against Britain
    -Declared that colonies were free and independent
    -Criticized King George III depriving colonists of trial by jury
    -Stated in the document, "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness"
  • Declaration of Independence July 1776 (continued)

    Declaration of Independence July 1776 (continued)
    How Did Colonists Respond?
    -Full-Scale rebellion revolution against Britain
    -Supporters considered as traitors to mother country
    -Patriots were fighters
    -Loyalists were nonfighters
    What Did It Lead To?
    -Led to the Battle of Saratoga 17 October, 1777
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    Why Was This Important?
    -Major defeat to Patriot troops
    What Led Up To It? What Caused It?
    -Howe bogged down in Pennsylvania
    -Force from Western Canada was delayed
    -Outnumbered troops clashed with the Patriots
    What Happened?
    -Marked the greatest victory up to that point for the American Forces
    -Boosted foreign countries' support for patriots
    How Did Colonists Respond?
    -France had declared their support for Patriots