was a war that was launched in 1763 by a loose confederation of elements of Native American tribes primarily from the Great Lakes region, the Illinois Country, and Ohio Country who were dissatisfied with British post war policies in the Great Lakes region after the British victory in the French and Indian War.
Proclamation of 1763
issued October 7, 1763, by King George III following Great Britain's acquisition of French territory in North America after the end of the French and Indian War/Seven Years' War.
the ideology of governing a nation as a republic, where the head of state is appointed by means other than heredity, often elections.
a direct tax imposed by the British Parliament specifically on the colonies of British America.
a series of five laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 relating to Britain's colonies in North America.
Stamp Act Congress
a meeting on October 19, 1765 in New York City of representatives from among the Thirteen Colonies.
1st Continental Congress
a convention of delegates from twelve of the thirteen North American colonies that met on September 5, 1774, at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, early in the American Revolution.
2nd Continental Congress
a convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that met beginning on May 10, 1775, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, soon after warfare in the American Revolutionary War had begun.
an act of the Second Continental Congress declaring the United Colonies to be independent of the British Empire.
Olive Branch Petition
was adopted by the Continental Congress in July 1775 in an attempt to avoid a full-blown war with Great Britain.
a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine
Northwest Ordinance of 1787
an act of the Congress of the Confederation of the United States. The primary effect of the ordinance was the creation of the Northwest Territory as the first organized territory of the United States out of the region south of the Great Lakes, north and west of the Ohio River, and east of the Mississippi River.
an armed uprising in central and western Massachusetts (mainly Springfield) from 1786 to 1787.
took place from May 25 to September 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to address problems in governing the United States of America, which had been operating under the Articles of Confederation following independence from Great Britain.
Large State Plan
a proposal by Virginia delegates, drafted by James Madison while he waited for a quorum to assemble at the Constitutional Convention of 1787.
Small State Plan
a proposal for the structure of the United States Government proposed by William Paterson at the Constitutional Convention on June 15, 1787.
an agreement between large and small states reached during the Constitutional Convention of 1787 that in part defined the legislative structure and representation that each state would have under the United States Constitution.
a compromise between Southern and Northern states reached during the Philadelphia Convention of 1787 in which three-fifths of the population of slaves would be counted for enumeration purposes regarding both the distribution of taxes and the apportionment of the members of the United States House of Representatives.
Judiciary Act of 1790
a landmark statute adopted on September 24, 1789 in the first session of the First United States Congress establishing the U.S. federal judiciary.
a tax protest in Pennsylvania in the 1790s, during the presidency of George Washington.
American political party in the period 1792 to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s.
an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.
an American politician, statesman, revolutionary, diplomat, a Founding Father of the United States, and the first Chief Justice of the United States (1789 - 95).
a diplomatic event that strained relations between France and the United States, and led to an undeclared naval war called the Quasi-War.