The Stamp Act was passed by Britain to regain profit from the American colonies by imposing a stamp duty on newspapers and legal and commercial documents. The act was repealed in 1766 due to colonial opposition, but this only encouraged the growing revolutionary spirit
The Townshend Acts were a series of measures, passed by the British Parliament in 1767, that taxed goods imported to the American colonies. British troops were also sent to the Colonies to enforce these unwanted laws but it only angered the colonist further, since they didn't want to pay tax without having any representation in the government.
The Boston Massacre began with a small argument between British soldiers and few colonists in Boston. The argument soon escalated and as more colonists began to harass and crowed around the soldiers. This soon led to the British soldiers firing at the mob, killing five men and leading to intense public protests.
Boston Tea Party
In the 1960s, Britain was heavily in debt so they decided to impose heavy taxes on the 13 Colonies. After many acts like the Townshend and Stamp acts were passed, many Colonists were angry since they were being taxed even though they didn't have any voice in their government. The Boston Tea Party was a political protest that occurred on December 16, 1773. The Colonist dumped hundreds of boxes of tea in the Boston harbor to show their defiance against these tax.
American Revolutionary War
1775 - 1783
The American Revolutionary War was the war that gave the Thirteen Colonies their independence. As tension between Thirteen North American colonies and Great Britain drastically rose, the war of Lexington and Concord triggered the start of the war. France also allied with the colonies, turning the civil war into a global one.
Treaty of Paris
The Treaty of Paris ends the American Revolutionary War and Britain is forced to acknowledge the United States as a free, sovereign and independent country.
The Constitutional convention was held to revise the Article of Confederation, but many delegates aimed to create a new government instead of revising the old one. The main result of the constitutional convention was the United States Constitution.
Presidency of George Washington
1789 - 1797
In 1789 at the nation's first election, Washington was unanimously elected to be president. Since he was the commander in chief of the Continental army during the revolution and one of the founding fathers, he was liked by everyone.
Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights was the first 10 amendments of the US Constitution. It ensured the public about the rights they had (speech, trial, protest, bear arms, etc.) and how the new governments were going to protect them.
The invention of the Cotton Gin revolutionized the production of cotton since the machine efficiently removed seeds from the cotton. As the production and demand for cotton grew, so did the demand for workers and most of these workers were slaves from Africa.