Also known as the French Indian War. This came about as the English pushed territorial expansion into the Mississippi Valley claimed by France. The French were aided by many Native American tribes, but ultimately fell at Montreal to the British Red Coats.
The Seven-Years War
Attempted unsuccessfully to restrain americans from moving onto Indian lands west of the Appalachian Mountains.
Proclamation of 1763
Also known as the Revenue Act of 1764, drafted by George Grenville, placed new burdens on the Navigation Acts, in an attempt to creat more revenue for England.
The Sugar Act
Required printed documents (newspapers, legal contracts, marriage licenses, etc.) to bear revenue stamps. It sparked the Virginal Resolves by Patrick Henry and the formation of the Stamp Act Congress.
A grab bag of duties placed on American imports of paper, glass, paint, and tea. Created by Charles Townshend.
Passed after the stamp act was repealed - these stated that Parliament was the power and authority in all matters of American law.
Also known as the Intolerable Acts. They were punitive measures in reaction to the Boston Tea Party. They closed the port of Boston, made most government positions appointed by the king, quartered troops on private residences, and limited town meetings.
This Act allowed the East India company to sell directly to the American colonies. It was meant to be a favorable concession, but due to the Townshend tea tax was not viewed positively and led to the Boston Tea Party.
Part of the Intolerable Acts this legislation enlarged the boundaries of the French/Catholic province.
The Sons of Liberty was a secret organization of American patriots which originated in the Thirteen Colonies during the American Revolution.
The Sons of Liberty
A violent confrontation between British troops and a Boston mob on March 5th 1770. Five citizens were killed when the troops fired into the crowd. The incident inflamed anti-British sentiment.
The English Navigation Acts were a series of laws which restricted the use of foreign shipping for trade between England (after 1707 Great Britain) and its colonies.