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US History up to the Revolutionary war

United States Historybeginning with C Columbus
Exploration-spanish After C Columbus in 1492 other spanish explorers and conquistadors followed looking for GOLD and GLORY
Exploration-others Henry Hudson , ie=England- claimed land in the northern sections of North America Louis Joliet, ie=France- claimed land in the ohio River Valley , along the Mississippi up to modern day Canada
Colonization-1607 Jamestown Virginia- a farming community and imported African slave labor- Gold Glory
Colonization-1620 Pilgrims- Massachusetts Bay colony- God
Colonization-later 1600's Rhode Island- Roger Williams took land from Native Americans and banished them from the area-God
Colonization-later 1600's penn Pennsylvania- William Penn- Quakers were very liberal in their views, practicing true religious toleration, opposed war and opposed slavery.- God
French and Indian War fight between English and the French and their native american allies. Main conflict was over the Ohio River Valley. 1754-1763. Quebec still speaks French even though France lost their settlements east of the Mississippi river
French and Indian War-results The results of the ward led directly to the issues surrounding the American Revolutionary war. British tried to restrict colonists so that conflicts with Native Americans would be minimized. They also increased taxes to pay off the war debt
Mercantilism Under Mercantilism, Colonies simply existed to provide resources to the mother country and to provide a market for goods of the mother country. Colonists not allowed to trade with other countries. Economic war with other colonies to be most profitable
Growth of Representative Democracy =3 1) Mayflower Compact-signed prior to landing 2)Fundamental Order of Connecticut-first written constitution in Americas 3)Virginia House of Burgesses-was the representative body of colonial Virginia, began tradition of elected representatives
Towards the American Revolution British tried to control the Colonies with what called the Navigation Acts(series of laws and taxes that are normally called grievances
Towards the American Revolution-Proclamation of 1763 The colonists could not move west of the Appalachian mountains
Towards the American Revolution-Sugar Act 1764-taxed molasses suspended, jury trials and could only buy sugar from British providers
Towards the American Revolution-Stamp Act 1765-required a tax on all written documents
Towards the American Revolution-Mutiny Act 1765-required colonists to quarter soldiers
Towards the American Revolution-Townshend Acts 1767- taxed paper, tea and other items
Towards the American Revolution-Tea Act of 1773 forbid colonists from buying tea non-British tea and colonists boycotted English Tea. This led to the Boston Tea party
Towards the American Revolution-Representation No taxation without Representation. Colonists could not elect members to Parliament
The Shot heard round the world 1775 colonists fired upon British troops at Lexington and Concord. Signaled the beginning of the Revolutionary war.
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