Jamestown was the first successful English settlement on the North America. Named after the King James of England.
The House of Burgesses was created to encourage English craftsmen to settle in North America and to make the conditions in the colonies more agreeable for people.
The Mayflower Compact was the first governing document of the Plymouth Colony. It was written by the Separatists.
Plymouth Rock is the traditional site of disembarkation of the Mayflower Pilgrims who founded the Plymouth Colony in 1620.
The Saltuary Neglect was meant to keep the American colonies obedient to England.
Bacon's Rebellion was an armed rebellion in 1676 by the Virginia settlers led by Nathaniel Bacon against William Berkeley.
The Glorious Revolution was the overthrow of King James II in 1688 that established the power of Parliament over the monarch
A restatement in statutory form that invited William and Mary to become joint sovereigns of England.
Series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in the colonies of Massachusetts.
He said that judges were arbitrarily displaced, and new courts were erected, without the consent of the legislature.
A proposal to create a unified government for the Thirteen Colonies.
1756 - 1763
Fought between the colonies of British America and New France. Both sides were supported by military units from other countries.
Proclamation by Britain at the end of the French and Indian War that prohibited settlement of whites on Indian territory.
Parliament forced them to order local governments of the American colonies to provide the British soldiers with anything they needed.
A law passed in the British Parliament in 1765 introducing a tax on legal documents, commercial contracts, licenses, publications, and playing cards in the North American colonies.
Parliament repealed the Sugar Act because boycotts were hurting British trade and used the declaration to justify the repeal.
A series of acts passed in 1767 by the Parliament of Great Britain relating to the British colonies in North America.
Incident on March 5, 1770, were British Army soldiers killed five civilian men and injured six others.
A protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, against the tax policy of the British government and the East India Company that controlled all the tea imports.
The goal was to reduce the massive amount of tea held by the financially troubled British East India Company.
Convention of delegates from twelve colonies that met on September 5, 1774, at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
A name used to describe a series of laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 having to do with Britain's colonies in North America.
A convention of delegates from the twelve colonies that started meeting on May 10, 1775, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War.
An attempt to avoid a war between the Thirteen Colonies and Great Britain.
He was political activist, author, political theorist and revolutionary.
Written so create indepence of the states.
An agreement among the 13 states that established the US as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution.
Ended the American Revolutionary War.