an undocumented, though long standing British policy of avoiding strict enforcement of parliamentary laws
104 English men and boys began a settlement on the banks of Virginia's James River.America's first permanent English colony
the first assembly of elected representatives of English colonists in North America
first governing document of Plymouth Colony written by Separatists, also known as the "Saints", fleeing from religious persecution by King James of Great Britain
traditional site of disembarkation of William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims who founded Plymouth Colony in 1620
has the features of a written constitution, and is considered by some as the first written Constitution in the Western tradition
armed rebellion in 1676 by Virginia settlers led by young Nathaniel Bacon against the rule of William Berkeley.
the overthrow of King James II of England by a union of English Parliamentarians
An Act Declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subject and Settling the Succession of the Crown
a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts, between February 1692 and May 1693
The economic theory that trade generates wealth and is stimulated by the accumulation of profitable balances
a printer, publisher, editor and journalist in New York City, defendant in a landmark legal case in American jurisprudence, known as "The Zenger Trial"
a proposal to create a unified government for the Thirteen Colonies, suggested by Benjamin Franklin, then a senior leader of 48 and a delegate from Pennsylvania
War fought primarily between the colonies of British America and New France, both sides supported by military units from parent countries of Great Britain and France
forbade settlers from settling past a line drawn along the App Mtns organize Great Britains new North American empire and to stabilize relations with Native Americans
address practical concerns of troop deployment Under terms of legislation each colonial assembly directed to provide the basic needs of soldiers stationed within its borders
imposed direct tax by British Parliament specifically on colonies of British America, required that many printed materials in colonies be produced on stamped paper
stated that Parliament's authority was the same in America as in Britain and asserted Parliament's authority to pass laws that were binding on the American colonies
series of acts passed beginning in 1767 by the Parliament of Great Britain relating to the British colonies in North America
an incident on March 5, 1770, in which British Army soldiers killed five civilian men and injured six others
Protest against the tax policy of the British government and the East India Company that controlled all the tea imported into the colonies
Act of Parliament of Great Britain to reduce massive surplus of tea held by financially troubled British East India Company in London & to help struggling company survive.
convention of delegates from twelve colonies that met on September 5 1774 at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania early in the American Revolution
series of laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 relating to Britain's colonies in North America.
first military engagements of American Revolutionary War battles marked the outbreak of open armed conflict between Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen colonies
convention of delegates from the twelve colonies that started meeting on May 10 1775 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania soon after warfare in American Revolutionary War had begun
adopted by Continental Congress in July 1775 in a fortified attempt to avoid full war between the Thirteen Colonies that the Congress represented, and Great Britain
Common Sense presented the American colonists with an argument for freedom from British rule at a time when the question of seeking independence was still undecided.
statement adopted by Continental Congress which announced that the thirteen colonies regarded themselves as independent states & no longer part of British Empire
agreement among the 13 founding states that established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution
ended the American Revolutionary War between Great Britain on one side and the United States of America and its allies on the other.