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1763 - 1787
5 Dec 2017
Ending the Seven Years war, also known as the French and Indian war in North America. Britain gained all the territory east of Mississippi River; Spain kept territory west of Mississippi , but exchanged East and West Florida for Cuba.
Wary of the cost of defending the colonies, George lll prohibited all settlement west of the Appalachian mountains without guarantees of security from local Native American nations.
The first attempt to finance the defense of the colonies by the British Government. The Act established a vice Admiralty Court in Halifax, Nova Scotia to hear smuggling cases without jury and with the presumption of guilt.
seeking to defray some of the cost of garrisoning the colonies, Parliament required all legal documents, newspaper and pamphlet
Colonial assemblies required to pay for supplies to British garrisons. The New York assembly argued that it could not be forced to comply.
Stamp act congress
Parliament finalises the repeal of the stamp act, but declares that has the right to tax colonies
Duties on tea, glass, lead, paper and paint to help pay for the administration of the colonies, named after Charles Townshend, the Chancellor of the Exchequere
General Washington broke camp at Trenton to avoid a British advance, attacking the british rearguard and train near princeton and then withdrawing to Morristown
Lacking supplies, 5,700 British, German and loyalist forces under Major General John Burgoyne surrender to Major General Horatio Gates in turning point in the Revolutionary war
France recognises US Independent
US defeat at battle of camden
Ratification of the Articles of confederation
Battle of the capes, denying British reinforcements or evacuation
Surrender of British force under Cornwallis at Yorktown
British Government authorises peace negotiations
Treaty of Paris, formally ending the Revolutionary war
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