French and Indian War 1754-1763The 13 colonies had been left alone.
France was more concerned with trading.
The french also built forts.
In 1750's the colonists moved west over appalachian mountains.
Treaty of ParisThe treaty of paris ended the French and Indian war.
Britan claimed all land east of mississippi except florida.
Native Americans responded by attacking colonists.
Proclamation of 1763British did not allow colonists to set west of the appalachians.
The 1st time the colonists had hostility twoards mother england.
The proclamation was issued by King George the third.
Sugar ActThe British Parliment taxed anything that had sugar in it.
Taxed sugar and molasses.
The sugar tax did not affect many.
Quartering ActColonists had to provide food and housing for the british soldiers.
This was a cheaper way for the British Government to save money.
The colonists hated it but little could be done.
Stamp ActStampact congress organized boycott.
Taxed on every piece of paper used.
They eventually repealed.
Town Shend ActsTaxed on household items like tea, silk, glass, paper, and lead.
They couldnt take the boycott anymore so they repealed.
Writs of AssistanceCustom officers could search ships at will.
Boston MassacreThe Colonists and the British soldiers got into a fight.
5 colonists were killed.
8 colonists were wounded.
Later, two british soldiers were convicted of manslaughter.
Tea ActThe British Government taxed tea.
The company monipolized and controlled the prices.
Many people were furious because this was part of their basic needs.
Boston Tea PartyThe colonists were furious with the unreasonable tea prices.
The colonists put 90,000 pounds of tea into the Boston Harbor.
Intolerable ActsThe port of boston closed down.
Colonists could not hold town meetings.
The First continental Congress meets.
First Continental Congress
Second Continental Congress
Fort Ticonderoga-The British wanted to get to New York and try to separate the New England States but they had to get through Fort Ticonderoga first.
-They made a plan to fire at the Fort with a cannon from the high mountain Sugar Loaf.
-The Americans saw this and evacuated immediatley allowing the British to enter the Fort and get by.
Common SenseCommon Sense increased public support for American independence.
Thomas Paine was the author of common sense.
Thoms paine published a famous pamphlet that persuaded many colonists that the time had come to declare independence.
Declaration of Independence-Thomas Jefferson was chosen to compose the document.
- Thomas Jefferson wrote the decleration in only a few days.
- Ben Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson all helped prepare the document.
The battle of trenton-There was a suprise attack that included George Washington and the continental army.
- The crossed the frozen Deleware river.
- They defeated 800 hessians.
The battle of Princeton-George washington and the continental army have another suprise attack.
- The battle was in New Jersey.
- they had defeated 300 British troops.
The battle of Long island New York
Saratoga-This was considerd the turning point of the war.
-The american victory during 1777 led to the french becoming our ally.
-Burgoyne surrenderd his entire aarmy to the americans.
Valley Forge-George Washington and the continental army winterd during 1777 to 1778.
- Many of washingtons men died of frosbite.
- Washington lost many men by starvation also.
Yorktown-This battle became the major engagment between the british and the american/french forces during the american revolution.
- This gave the americans their victory that ultimatly ends the revolutionary war.
- This battle is the final battle of the revolutionary war.
Treaty of Paris