US History

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  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Although it reduced the tax on molasses, the Sugar Act was strictly enforced, so colonist ended up paying more taxes.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was the tax on printed items was the first direct tax on the colonists. It added a fee to printed materials such as legal documents and newspapers
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    Following the French and Indian War, Britain maintained a standing army in the colonies. The Quartering Act required colonial assemblies to house and provision soldiers
  • "Sam Adams for Leader!"

    "Sam Adams for Leader!"
    Those who opposed the British taxes called themselves “Patriots” and the Sons of Liberty was born with Sam Adams as its leader.
  • Mob in Boston

    Mob in Boston
    A Mob led by the Sons of Liberty tore down the office and damaged the house of the stamp collector.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    The Declaratory Act repealed the Stamp Act but asserted Parliament’s right to rule the colonies as saw fit.
  • More Taxes

    Import taxes on a variety of goods were collected to support royal officials in the colonies, removing the responsibility from the colonial assemblies. The Townsend Acts were so unpopular that all the taxes were repealed, except the one on tea.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    A group of colonist hurled snowballs and rocks at British soldiers guarding the Customs House. The soldiers fired into the crowd, killing five colonists.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act was created to save the East India Tea Company. Although it lowered the price of tea, it
    gave the company a monopoly and threatened the business of colonial importers
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Boston Patriots dressed as Indians, boarded three British ships laden with tea and Dumped the tea into the harbor. The event became known as the Boston Tea Party.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Act officially called the Coercive Acts, these laws were meant to force Massachusetts to pay for the tea destroyed in the Boston Tea Party. The laws closed Boston Harbor and forced colonists to house British soldiers in their homes.
  • First Continental Congress Meeting

    First Continental Congress Meeting
    The First Continental Congress meets. Agree to boycott British goods.
  • Famous Words

    Famous Words
    Patrick Henry, gives his most famous speech, in the House of Burgesses. “Give me Liberty or give me Death”
  • More Battles!

    More Battles!
    Battles of Lexington and Concord.
  • Second Continental Congress Meeting

    Second Continental Congress Meeting
    Second Continental Congress meets. Congress names George Washington commander of Continental Army
  • Olive Branches

    Olive Branches
    Congress sends an “Olive Branch” to King George III. He rejected the petition and sent more troops to Boston.
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    Battle of Bunker Hill
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense
  • Declaration Approved!

    Declaration Approved!
    Drafted by Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration of Independence was approved.
  • Saratoga Win

    Saratoga Win
    Patriots win in Saratoga
  • France Forms an Alliance with America

    France Forms an Alliance with America
    France signs an alliance with the United States.
  • General Clinton's Victory

    General Clinton's Victory
    General Clinton captures 3000 Patriot soldiers as he takes Charlestown, South Carolina.
  • Huge Win

    Huge Win
    General Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Treaty of Paris signed.
  • Period: to


    Baron Von Steuben trains the Continental Army at Valley Forge, Penn.