North America Part 6

United States of America

English Bill of Rights

1689

Sugar Act

1764

Quartering Act

1765

had to house British troops

Stamp Act

1765

Townsend Act

1767

Tea Act

1773

The American Revolution

1775 - 1783

caused by taxes, colonists protested them, said that the British Bill of Rights
"no taxation without representation"
rebelled with the Boston Tea Party and Continental Congress
'75: skirmish at Lexington
20% of whites were loyalists/Tories
majority of people were patriots but didn't want violent war

America formerly recognized

1783

in Paris

Constitution drafted

1787

Mexico

Miguel Hidalgo

1753 - 1811

allied Iberians and mestizos against colonial rule
killed by conservative creoles

Revolt against Napoleon

1810

caused by Napoleon's invasion of Iberian Peninsula

Mexican Independence Day

September 16, 1810

started because of Hidalgo rebellion