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French and Indian War This war between Britain and France ended with the victorious British deeply in debt and demanding more revenue from the colonies. With the defeat of the French, the colonies became less dependent on Britain for protection.
Proclamation of 1763 This prohibited settlement beyond the Appalachian Mountains. While Britain did not intend to harm the colonists, many colonists took offense at this order.
Sugar Act. Lowered the taxes on molasses from six pence to three per gallon. There was also a problem with the colonies and the Act said the Americans could freely export many of their products but only if they passed through the English ports first.
the boston tea party
revolutionary war The American Revolutionary War began in 1775, and was the final factor for America's independence from Britain. The war started as a dispute between the thirteen American colonies and the oppressive British Parliament for America's independence, but soon many major world powers joined each side, including France and Spain, who helped the colonies by providing men and weapons, as well as naval support.
The Virginia Declaration of RightsThe Virginia Declaration of Rights was drafted in 1776 to proclaim the inherent rights of man, especially the right to rebel against an unjust or “inadequate government.”
The Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787, by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and ratified by conventions in each U.S. state in the name of "The People". The Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. The Constitution is the framework for the organization of the United States government and for the relationship of the federal government with the states, citizens, and all people within the United States.
Bill of Rights came into effect
1794,1795, and 1807: Publication of The Age of Reason in three parts
February 18, 1815: War of 1812
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