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Hannagan Am. Revolution time line
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March 22 1765 - Stamp Act
Parliament (British Government) imposes a tax on all newspapers, legal documents, playing cards, dice, almanacs, and pamphlets, raising the issue of TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENDATION.
March 24, 1765 - Quartering Act
Requires the colonies to provide housing and food for British troops stationed in the colonies- Goes into effect.
May 29, 1765 - "If this be treason, make the most of it" Who said that and where?
Patrick Henry accused of treason for denouncing the Stamp Act in the Virginia House of Burgesses. He says, "If this be treason, make the most of it."
October 7-25th 1765 - Stamp Act Congress
This consisted of delegates from nine colonies, met in NY to organize united resistance to the Stamp Act. Calls upon the colonies to protest the act by REFUSING to IMPORT GOODS that require PURCHASE of a STAMP!
1766 - What does the phrase "Sons of Liberty" mean?
This phrase refers to the opponents of the Stamp Act.
March 17, 1766 - Repeal of Stamp Act
Under pressure for London merchant, Parliament was forced to end the Stamp Act.
March 18, 1766 - Parliament passes the Declaratory Act
Britain asserting its power to pass laws affecting the colonies. Britain still trying to keep power over colonies.
June 29, 1767 - Townsend Acts
This Act requires the colonists to pay an import duty (tax) on tea, glass, oil, lead, paper, and paint.
June 9 1768 - John Hancock's in trouble for smuggling (fake charge)
Customs officials in Boston seize John Hancock's sloop Liberty on the (probably false) charge that it was used for smuggling.
October 1, 1768 Two regiments of British troops land where?
1770 - population of colonies
March 5, 1770 - Boston Massacre-
9pm, British troops fire on a crowd of men and boys who are throwing snowballs and chunks of ice at them. Clkrispus Attucks, James Caldwell, and Samuel Gray (crowd members) died and two others Patrick Carr and Samuel Maverick died later of wounds. John Adams and Josiah Quincy defended the British soldiers, saying the crowd taunted them. Two soldiers found guilty of manslaughter were branded on the thumb and dismissed from the army.
April 12, 1770 - Parliament repeals all Townsend duties except one.
The tax on tea remained.
June 10, 1772 Providence R.I.
Colonists burn the British customs schooner (ship) Gaspee after it runs aground.
May 10, 1773 Tea Act
To save the East Indian Company from bankruptcy, the British Parliament authorizes it to sell a huge tea surplus without payment of duty directly to the public, out raging established tea merchants, since the East India Co. would undersell them. Basically the merchants lost out on all the tax money that they should have gotten. The British took that from them.
December 16, 1773 - Boston Tea Party
Disguised as Mohawk Indians, a group of approx 150 protesters boarded 3 tea ships in Boston harbor and emptied 342 chest of tea worth 18,000 pounds sterling into the water.
March 31, 1774 - Intolerable Acts
In reprisal for the Boston Tea Party, The British Parliament enacts the first of the "Intolerable Acts", closing Boston harbor to all shipping until payment for the destroyed tea was made.
May 20, 1774 - More Intolerable Acts
British forbid public meeting in Massachusetts unless sanctioned by the royal governor and transferred any trial of a British official accused of a capital offense to England or another colony. Brits taking care of their own.
June 2, 1774 - Quartering Act
Another Intolerable Act, requiring Massachusetts residents to house and feed British troops in private homes.
September 5, 1774- Suffolk Resolves starts
The First Continental Congress approves the Suffolk Resolves, calling for organized opposition to the British Intolerable Acts.
March 3, 1775 "is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slaver? Forbit it, Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH."
Patrick Henry said this at a convention held in Richmond, VA's St. John's Episcopal Church to denounce. British rule.
April 14 - Anti slavery
First anti slavery society in the colonies is organized in Philadelphia
April 19 - Battles of Lexington and Concord
73 British troops are killed and 200 wounded or MIA. The patriot losses were f49 dead and 46 wounded or MIA.
May -2nd Continental Congress meets
June 15 George Washington
Congress selects G. Washington to be commander in chief of the Continental Army.
June 17 - Battle of Bunker Hill
British forces attacked Patriots on Breed's Hill, which overlooks the sea approach to Boston Harbor. Almost half of the British troops 1,054 out of 2,400 are killed or wounded. American colonel William Prescott is credited with telling his troops: "Don't fire till you see the whites of their eyes!"
June 22 -Second Continental Congress does something with money
It issues its first paper money.
January 1776 - Thomas Paine gets a letter of recommendation from Ben Franklin about what pamplet?
"Common Sense" Thomas Paine wrote it - Sold over 100,000 copies in 3 months. Thomas Paine was a patriot.
June 6 - Second Continental Congress Richar Henry Lee of Virginia introduced what resolution?
He said, "These colonies are, and of right out to be, free and independent states."
July 2 -New Jersey gives "all inhabitants" of adult age with a net worth of 50 pounds the right to what? Women property holders do not have the right just yet.
"All inhabitants" of adult age with a net worth of 50 pounds refers to men and they earned the right to vote. Women property holders have the vote until 1807, when the state limited the vot to "free, white males".
July 4 - Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence.
Virginia Richar d Henry Lee formally moved for Independence on June 6. On June 11, a five member committee- John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Robert Livingston, and Roger Sherman produced a draft of a declaration.
Sumpter 22 - Before being executed by the British for spying, who said, "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."
Capt. Nathan Hale
December 19 - To bolster the patriots' morale, who published "The Crisis", which begins: "These are the times that try men's souls."
June 1777- The continental Congress authorizes a flag with how may Stars and Stripes?
13 red and white stripes and 13 white stars on a field of blue
July 2 - What state becomes the first political unit in the world to abolish slavery?
February 6 - On this day, what country signed a treaty with the U.S.
December 29- Where did the British invade on this day?
The Deep South, capturing Savannah, Ga.
June 1779- Who declares war on England?
1780 What is the population of U.S.?
September 21 - On this day, who offered to exchange West Point for 20,000 pounds and a commission as a major general in the British army?
1781 Basing his plea on the State constitution's declaration that "All men are born free and equal", who successfully petitioned for his freedom?
The slave, Quork Walker
January 30 - What are adopted on this day?
The Articles of Confederation are adopted.
October 19 - Who surrendered at Yorktown, Va.?
General Cornwallis's encircled 8000-man army
1783 - 100,000 Loyalists of Britain flee the U.S. Where do they go?
September 3 What are the terms of the Paris Peace Treaty?
The Paris Peace Treaty gives the United States all land east of the MIssissippi River, south of Canada, and north of the Floridas.
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