Cynthia Hernandez - American Revolution

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    French and Indian war

    A war fought between France and Britain over control of the Ohio river valley. Britain had the help of colonist and Native Americans and France had the help of many Native Americans. The war was fought in New World territory and was the starting point in history that lead to major revolutionary events.
  • The Proclamation of 1763

    The Proclamation of 1763
    The proclamation of 1763 was a proclamation from the British government that prevented British colonist from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains. Any setters already living west of the mountain had to move back east.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was a tax that was put on the American colonies by the British parliament.The colonies had to pay a tax on printed goods such as newspapers.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Began with a small argument between British soldiers and colonist. The colonist started to harass and throw things at the soldiers that eventually led to them firing at colonist and killing some of them.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Boston colonist disguised themselves as Indians and threw tea into the harbor as a protest against taxes on tea. It was led by Samuel Adams against the tea act.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    The battle occured in Lexington and Concord Massachusetts.Captain John Parker took his men to attack on the red coats but out of know where a shot was fired and that shot is known as ¨the shot heard around the world.¨ The colonist wanted a self government and that was the outcome of the battle.
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill

    The Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill was one of the first battles of the american revolution.Colonial forces captured Bunker Hill with the intention of trapping the British. They withstood two attacks but by the third they ran out of ammunition.
  • Battle of Quebec

    Battle of Quebec
    The Battle of Quebec was a major American defeat, Colonial forces sought to invade and capture Quebec but they were turned back by British and French canadian forces.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson and it was amended by the Continental Congress. It was approved On July 2 and adopted on July 4th. The Declaration stated the grievance of the colonial citizens towards the cruelty of the British government and marked the official separation between America and Great Britain.
  • Battle of Long Island

    Battle of Long Island
    George Washington sought to defend New York from being captured by British forces but lost. The battle of Long Island was the first major defeat following the Declaration of Independence. Washington and his army managed to evacuate from Brooklyn to Manhattan and escape destruction by the British but the battles that were fought in Manhattan ended in defeat for American forces. Washington was forced to withdraw completely from New York City into New Jersey.
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    Battle of Saratoga

    American forces surrounded and defeated the British army. General Hohn Burgoyne had intended to split the new country in half, cutting off New England from the rest of the new country but failed.
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    Valley Forge

    Valley Forge is were George Washington and the Continental army camped. The troops suffered from harsh cold, starvation, and disease. Washington managed to hold the army together and with news that the French would enter the war on the American side, the army was able to recapture Philadelphia.
  • Articles of confederation

    Articles of confederation
    The articles of confederation was the first governing document of the newly created United States. It allowed for Continental congress to run the revolutionary war and make deals necessary to in and end it. It ended up being replaced by the US Constitution in 1789.
  • The Battle of King´s Mountain

    The Battle of King´s Mountain
    The Battle of King´s Mountain was an American victory over Loyalist forces in South Carolina. This battle was important because it came after many defeats in the area and improved moral among American forces.
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    Battle of Yorktown

    A combined French and American army that was led by George Washington defeated and captured General Charles Cornwallis and his army. This was the last major battle of the Revolutionary war.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Great Britain surrendered territory to the new country that included everything between the Appalachian mountains and the Mississippi river, Britain also made peace with France through this treaty.
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    Shay´s rebellion

    Shay´s rebellion was an attempt by western Massachusetts farmers to seize an armoury and overthrow the government. The rebellion started because of massive economic problems and corruption in the region.
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    The constitution

    The constitution of the United States is a document that outlines the structure of the federal government, It is the supreme law of the United states.
  • Compromise of 1790

    Compromise of 1790
    The compromise of 1790 was a deal between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton in which Jefferson agreed to back Hamilton´s plan for the federal government to assume that all the war debt of the individual states while Hamilton agreed to back moving the national capital from New York City to a territory in the south.
  • Bill of rights

    Bill of rights
    The Bill of rights refers to the first ten amendments that deal with personal freedoms and limitations on government powers. It originally applied to the federal government but the fouthteenth amendment allowed for them to be applied to the individual states as well.