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French and Indian War. 1750’s British and French claim the Ohio River Valley Albany Plan of Union War breaks out in 1754 Spreads to Europe by 1756 British capture Quebec in 1759 Treaty of Paris, 1763 France loses most of its colonial empire in North America . Proclamation Line of 1763.

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French and indian war

French and Indian War

  • 1750’s British and French claim the Ohio River Valley

  • Albany Plan of Union

  • War breaks out in 1754

  • Spreads to Europe by 1756

  • British capture Quebec in 1759

  • Treaty of Paris, 1763

    • France loses most of its colonial empire in North America


Proclamation line of 1763

Proclamation Line of 1763

  • British trying to maintain peace with the Indians.

  • Pontiac’s Rebellion


Issue of taxation

Issue of Taxation

  • Enlightenment Thinkers

    • John Locke

      • “social contract”

    • William Blackstone

      • Rights of the individual

  • Samuel Adams and others argue that the British government should not tax the colonists without their consent.


Colonial reaction to the stamp act

Colonial Reaction to the Stamp Act

  • Boycotted British goods

  • Attacked British officials

  • Resolutions against the Stamp Act in colonial legislatures

  • “Stamp Act Congress”

  • British repeal the Stamp Act.

  • Townshend Acts introduced

  • Sam Adams and others form the Sons of Liberty


Boston massacre

Boston Massacre


Committee of correspondence

Committee of Correspondence

  • Formed in 1772 by Sam Adams with James Warren and his wife Mercy Otis Warren.

  • Mercy Otis Warren wrote satires against the British.


Boston tea party

BOSTON TEA PARTY


French and indian war

Met in Philadelphia

Decided to continue protesting British Taxes

Each colony should form a militia


French and indian war

Lexington and Concord, April 1775-

British soldiers and Minutemen clash


French and indian war

Appoint George Washington as Commander of the Continental Army

Second Continental Congress


Thomas paine s common sense

Thomas Paine’s Common Sense

  • Pamphlet published early in 1776

    • America should not be governed by a small, distant island.

    • Colonists derived no benefit from British rule

  • Many patriots began to demand independence


Declaration of independence

Declaration of Independence

  • Second Continental Congress

  • Richard Henry Lee proposed

  • Committee:

    • Thomas Jefferson

    • Ben Franklin

    • John Adams

    • Roger Sherman

    • Robert Livingston


Declaration of independence1

Declaration of Independence

  • Issued on July 4, 1776

    • Explained the reasons the colonists sought independence

    • Jefferson used Locke’s ideas that government’s purpose is to protect citizen’s unalienable rights

    • Grievances against the King


Battle of long island

Battle of Long Island


Battle of trenton

Battle of Trenton


Battle of saratoga

Battle of Saratoga


Valley forge

Valley Forge


Bernardo de galvez

Bernardo de Galvez

  • Commanded Spanish troops in Louisiana.

  • Shipped supplies to the Americans

  • Defeated British troops in Florida


Haym solomon

Haym Solomon

  • Jewish merchant and banker-emigrated from Poland

  • Financed the Continental Army

  • Loaned money to the U.S.


James armistead

James Armistead

  • African-American slave who acted as a spy

  • Posed as an escaped slave which allowed him to travel freely between armies

  • Reported back to Lafayette


John paul jones

John Paul Jones

  • America’s first naval hero

  • Bonhomme Richard

  • “I’ve not yet begun to fight!”


Battle of yorktown

BATTLE OF YORKTOWN


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