Taxation and Mercantilism

Govt control foreign trade for safety purposes

Main

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1750

Albany plan for the union

1754

proposal to create unified govt for 13 colony's

French and Indian War

1754

between British and France. British one. Cost a lot so Brits started taxing Americans

Proclamation of 1763

1763

forbade settlers from settling past line drawn along the Appalachian Mountains. Purpose of proclamation to stabilize relations w/ Native North Americans

Stamp act

1765

printed material had 2 be printed on paper made in London. Made 4 colony's. direct tax. Money made to help troops in us

Quartering Act

1765

Americans had 2 provide British soldiers w/ accommodations and food

Townsend acts

1767

raise profit in colonies 2 pay salaries of governors and judges so they would be independent of colonial rule, 2 create better means of enforcing compliance w/ trade regulations, 2 punish NY 4 failing 2 comply w/ Quartering Act, 2 establish precedent that British Parliament had right 2 tax colonies.

Boston Massacre

1770

street fight between civilians and soldiers (British)

Boston tea party

1773

political protest by sons of liberty. Boarded ships and destroyed tea

Tea act

1773

British sent extra tea to us at cheap price to keep east India company alive. Us sent the tea back

Intolerable acts

1774

series of laws passed by British that effected 13 colony's

1st continental congress

1774

convention of delegates from 12 colony's

Olive branch petition

1775

petition made 2 avoid war between 13 colony's

Battles of Lexington and concord

1775

first battles of revolutionary war. Paul revere warned US troops

2nd continental congress

1775

convention of delegates of 12 colony's

Declaratory act

1776

declaration by British saying tax in US is same in Britain

Declaration of Independence

1776

declares freedom of colony's from Britain, list kings wrongdoings

Thomas Paine writes Common Sense

1776

presented argument for freedom from British. Had largest sale/circulation in American history

Articles of confederation

1781

first US written constitution

Treaty of Paris

1783

ended Revolutionary war

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1800