1754~1789: American Revolution

Events

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

7-yrs war

Proclamation of 1763

1763

Appalachian Mountain

Treaty of Paris

1763

BR colonies doubled
FR out of America

Sugar Act

April 5, 1764

end of salutary neglect

Stamp Act

February 6, 1765

set the precedent of internal taxation

Quatering Act

March 24, 1765

Sons of Liberty

August 1765

Stamp Act Congress

October 7, 1765

James Otis: No taxation without representation

Declaratory Act

March 18, 1766

repealed Stamp Act

Townshend Acts

June 29, 1767

Boston Massacre

March 5, 1770

Tea Act

May 10, 1773

Boston Tea Party

December 16, 1773

Coercive/Intolerable Acts

May 28, 1774

Quebec Act

June 22, 1774

First Continental Congress

September 5, 1774

still loyal to the BR crown

Battle of Lexington and Concord

April 19, 1775

Second Continental Congress

May 10, 1775

Declaration of Independence
Articles of Confederation

Battle of Bunker Hill

June 17, 1775

We are fighting for independence

Common Sense

January 10, 1776

Thomas Paine

Declaration of Independence

July 4, 1776

Federalist Papers

October 1777

Battle of Saratoga

October 7, 1777

turning point: France and Spain

Articles of Confederation

november 11, 1777

Battle of Yorktown

October 19, 1781

last battle

Treaty of Paris

September 3, 1783

Ordinance of 1784/1785

1784

the United States is one country. each states sacrifices something for our unity

Shay's Rebellion

August 31, 1786

shows the weakness of the Articles of Confederation and the central government

Constitutional Convention

September 1786

Great Compromise
Constitution

Northwest Ordinance

July 13, 1787

no slavery in the new states

Constitution

September 17, 1787

checks and balances
separations of powers
veto power
3/5 rule
Great Compromise

Bill of Rights

September 1789