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  1. 1763
    turning point in relations with Britain; previously had salutary neglect with colonies, don't interfere with US; end of French and indian war;end of 70 yrs war;peace treaty began;-britian had conquered many territories of the French
  2. Proclamation act 1763
    The purpose of the proclamation was to organize Great Britain's new North American empire and to stabilize relations with Native North Americans through regulation of trade, settlement, and land purchases on the western frontier. Could not go to the western frontier, or west of the mountains of the US because there was much conflict because Indians resisted colonial expansion, thus causing much fighting btwn them and the british did not want to pay for any british soldiers to defend from indian attacks . Problems: people were interested in expansion, manifest destiny (to spread from east to west; the british do not enforce it; it angered a lot of land speculators because it was a way of making money
  3. 1776
    declaration of independence is adopted.
  4. Quartering Act
    1765 The British further angered American colonists with the Quartering Act, which required the colonies to provide barracks and supplies to British troops.
  5. Boston massacre
    On March 5, 1770, a crowd led by sailor Crispus Attucks formed to demonstrate against the customs agents. When a British officer tried to disperse the crowd, he and his men were bombarded with rocks and dared to shoot by the unruly mob. After being knocked to the ground, one soldier finally did shoot, and others followed. Five people were killed, including Attucks, who is often considered the first casualty of the Revolutionary War
  6. Boston tea party
    1773, was a direct action by colonists in Boston, a town in the British colony of Massachusetts, against the British government and the monopolistic East India Company that controlled all the tea imported into the colonies. On December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor. The incident remains an iconic event of American history, and other political protests often refer to it.
  7. Patrick henry
    A radical colonist famous for his "Give me liberty or give me death" speech. Henry openly advocated rebellion against the Crown in the years prior to the Revolutionary War.
  8. Benjamin franklin
    A Philadelphia printer, inventor, and patriot. Franklin drew the famous "Join or Die" political cartoon for the Albany Congress. He was also a delegate for theSecond Continental Congress and a member of the committee responsible for helping to draft the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
  9. William pitt
    British statesman who provided crucial leadership during the latter half of the French and Indian War. Pitt focused British war efforts so that Britain could defeat the French in Canada. Many have argued that without his leadership, Britain would have lost the war to the French and their allies.
  10. Wealth of nations
    adam smith, 1776, wealth is not measured by gold and silver, measured instead by trade and commerce-economics should be left to govern itself
  11. Intolerable acts
    January 1774 Parliament passed the Coercive Acts, also known as the Intolerable Acts, which shut down Boston Harbor until the British East India Company had been fully reimbursed for the tea destroyed in the Boston Tea Party. Americans throughout the colonies sent food and supplies to Boston via land to prevent death from hunger and cold in the bitter New England winter
  12. Continental congress
    1774;came together to decide how to deal with british policy; A meeting convened in late 1774 that brought together delegates from twelve of the thirteen colonies (Georgia abstained) in order to protest the Intolerable Acts. Colonial leaders stood united against these and other British acts and implored Parliament and King George III to repeal them. The Congress also created an association to organize and supervise a boycott on all British goods. Although the delegates did not request home rule or desire independence, they believed that the colonies should be given more power to legislate themselves.
  13. 1775
    in the colonies, struggle to decide who governs the colonies; when the rev takes place. American forces win Battle of Lexington and Concord Second Continental Congress convenes in Philadelphia Second Continental Congress extends Olive Branch Petition King George III declares colonies in state of rebellion. Existing colonial government changes, people of the colonies now decide who runs the colonies rather than the crown.
  14. Second Continental Congress
    was convened a few weeks after the Battle of Lexington and Concord to decide just how to handle the situation. Delegates from all thirteen colonies gathered once again in Philadelphia and discussed options. The desire to avoid a war was still strong, and in July 1775, delegate John Dickinson from Pennsylvania penned the Olive Branch Petition to send to Britain. All the delegates signed the petition, which professed loyalty to King George III and beseeched him to call off the troops in Boston so that peace between the colonies and Britain could be restored. George III eventually rejected the petition. This is the one where they decide on the revolution and independence.
  15. 1775
    army raised by General Montgomery to invade Canada, after invading Canada, it fails. George Washington is chosen as the general of the army.
  16. Battle of Saratoga
    1777,center is NY, b/c it is like a pin that holds the north and south together. upstate NY;british army comes from eastern Canada, west Canada, nyc, and would meet in the center of the state.
  17. Thomas Jefferson
    one of the delegates of the constitutional convention, comes from western virginis, slave owner, very much involved in learning and education, plays violin very well, interest in philosophy and history, and is also a politician; A plantation owner and a lawyer, Thomas Jefferson was a delegate from Virginia to the Second Continental Congress. After Richard Henry Lee called for independence in June of 1776, Thomas Jefferson was appointed to a committee to draft the Declaration of Independence.Thomas Jefferson is known as the author of the Declaration of Independence, although his draft was heavily edited by the delegates of the Second Continental Congress. Thomas Jefferson continued as an important figure in early American politics by serving as diplomat to France, Secretary of State, and as the third President of the United States. The leader of the Republican Party, Jefferson was president from 1801 to 1809, during which time he organized the national government by Republican ideals, doubled the size of the nation, and struggled to maintain American neutrality.
  18. John adams
    A prominent Boston lawyer who first became famous for defending the British soldiers accused of murdering five civilians in the Boston Massacre. Adams was a delegate from Massachusetts in the Continental Congresses, where he rejected proposals for reconciliation with Britain. He served as vice president to George Washington and was president of the United States from1797 to 1801.
  19. John Hancock
    was a merchant, statesman, and prominent Patriotof the American Revolution. He served as president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first and third Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  20. Robert Sherman
    signs articles of confederation, signed constitution
  21. Constitutional convention
    A 1787 meeting in Philadelphia in which delegates from twelve states convened to revise the Articles of Confederation. The Convention quickly decided that the Articles should be scrapped and replaced with an entirely new document to create a stronger central government binding the states. The result was the Constitution.
  22. Declaration of independence
    tells people what they are fighting for, political motivator, attack against the king, long list of grievances against the king, even though they should have blamed parliament, divides US as separate from England, creates document in order to defend life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness {pursuit of happiness instead of property because not everyone had property, so this gave the opportunity for everyone to become involved in independence movement}
  23. John Locke
    was an English Philosopher who influenced the thoughts and actions of American leaders in the revolutionary era. The author of Two Treatises of Government (1690), Locke attacked the theory of divine right of kings, arguing that the power of the state rested on the power of the people. Locke believed that governments were formed to protect the natural rights of men, and that overthrowing a government that did not protect these rights was not only a right, but also an obligation. His thoughts influenced many revolutionary pamphlets and documents, including the Virginia Constitution of 1776, and the Declaration of Independence. Additionally, his ideas about checks and balances and the division of church and state were later embodied in the U.S. Constitution.
  24. The Federalist Papers
    A series of eighty-five articles written by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay in 1787 to 1788 to convince New Yorkers to ratify theConstitution. The Federalist Papers are now regarded as some of the finest essays on the Constitution, American government, and republicanism.
  25. 1783
    treaty of paris is signed; This treaty, negotiated on behalf of the U.S. by Benjamin Franklin, John Jay and Samuel Adams, formally acknowledged the independence of the thirteen American colonies, and set the boundaries of the new nation at the Atlantic Ocean in the east, the Mississippi River in the west, Florida in the south, and Canada in the north.
  26. Land Ordinance of 1784
    Proposed by Thomas Jefferson just a month after Virginia officially handed over western lands to congress, this ordinance established the process by which new lands would be divided into states, the process for surveying and sale, and the qualifications of new states to enter into Congress. This ordinance set the precedent to prohibit any attempts to colonize newly ceded lands.
  27. Northwest Ordinance
    1785 A revision of the earlier Land Ordinance of 1784, the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 refined some of the earlier qualifications for statehood. It further provided that a certain amount of land had to be reserved for public education, and that slavery was to be prohibited in this territory north of the Ohio River.
  28. Shays' Rebellion
    Daniel Shays organized farmers throughout New England to protest legislation that increased taxes and demanded immediate debt-repayment. When the state legislature refused to respond, Shays and his armed followers closed the courts in western Massachusetts in protest of foreclosed properties. The rebellion came to a head when Shays was defeated while trying to seize a federal arsenal of weapons in Springfield, Massachusetts, on January 25, 1787. This rebellion demonstrated the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, and convinced many states of the need for a stronger central government.
  29. The Alien and Sedition Acts
    1798 consisted of four acts dealing with the protection of national security, the Alien Enemies Act, the Alien Friends Act, the Naturalization Act, and the Sedition Act. While Federalists claimed these acts were essential for national security, Republicans countered that they were politically motivated and served only to deny Americans of their guaranteed rights to fair trial and free speech. The Alien and Sedition Acts were the undoing of the Federalist Party, as Thomas Jefferson won the presidency in 1800 based largely on popular dissatisfaction with the acts.
  30. John Marshall
    was the chief Justice of the Supreme Court during Jefferson's presidency. His most notable decision during this time came in Marbury v. Madison, in which he asserted the principle of judicial review, which stated that the Supreme Court could deem an act of Congress unconstitutional.
  31. Marbury v. Madison
    John Adams made a number of appointments to federal justice positions on his way out of office. One of those, the appointment of William Marbury as justice of the peace in the District of Columbia, was not delivered by midnight of his last night in office. Secretary of state James Madison refused to deliver the commission to Marbury, who asked the Supreme Court to issue a writ of mandamus ordering Madison to do so. Chief Justice John Marshall denied Marbury the writ, ruling that the Judiciary Act of 1789 was unconstitutional in granting the Supreme Court the power to issue such a writ. This established the principle of judicial review. It formed the basis for the exercise of judicial review in the United States under Article III of theConstitution. It was also the first time in Western history a court invalidated a law by declaring it "unconstitutional", a process called judicial review. The landmark decision helped define the "checks and balances" of theAmerican form of government.
  32. Midnight Appointments
    Between December 12, 1800, when it became clear that he would not win reelection, and the day of Jefferson's inauguration, March 4, 1801, Adams appointed a significant number of federal judges. These midnight appointments consisted exclusively of Federalists, most of who had previous political or familial ties to prominent party members. Though Jefferson originally declared that he would not dismiss any Federalist appointees, he later revised this statement to protect only the appointees who did not fall into this category of midnight appointments
  33. Chseapeake leopard affair
    The peak of British disrespect for American neutrality at sea, on June 22, 1807, The British naval frigate HMS Leopardfollowed the American naval frigate USS Chesapeake out of Norfolk harbor in Virginia, and opened fire upon it after a request to board had been denied. The Chesapeake, not prepared for battle, lost three men and had twenty wounded, and permitted the British to board. The British naval officers boarded, seized four men who had deserted the royal navy, hanged them from a yardarm, and sailed away. Jefferson responded with the Embargo Act.
  34. Embargo Act
    In response to the Chesapeake Leopard Affair, Jefferson endorsed the Embargo Act, passed on December 22, 1807, which shut America off from the world economically by forbidding ships from leaving American ports to trade with other nations. He hoped the embargo would put economic pressure on the French, and especially the British. It did, but America suffered far more due to its economic isolation, and the Embargo Act was repealed on March 3, 1809.
  35. John jay
    New York lawyer; coauthor of the Federalist Papers; first chief justice of the Supreme Court; john Jay helped Alexander Hamilton write the Federalist Papers to convince the American people to ratify the new Constitution. In 1794, Jay traveled to Great Britain to represent the United States in settling several disputes between the two nations. Jay was also involved in the XYZ Affair when he went to Paris in 1797 to discuss terms of peace with France. He later became the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
  36. Thomas payne
    author of common sense, was a radical, after revolution began and went to france, was elected to national assembly as a delegate, was arrested, was almost executed, but ended up coming back to the US; Thomas Paine was a political theorist, best known for his work Common Sense, which furthered momentum behind the Revolutionary War movement in America. He later took an active role in the French Revolution and opposed the growth of the Federalist Party in the United States. In his later years, Paine was severely ostracized, and died an impecunious outcast from society.
  37. Jay treaty
    1795 settled English and torrie claims, meaning it allowed them to be repaid after taking their land, remove soldiers from US territory, and set boundary btwn us and Canada. Could not get british to respect US boundaries. Public anger towards English
  38. Standardization of parts
    witney standardized parts, broke down making of the gun into parts, by having each person make only one part, they would be given a government contract
  39. 1796
    adams to office
  40. Matthew lyon
    was sent to prison for libel, but was elected to congress while in prison
  41. 1797 to 99
    navy is created, federalists want declaration of war with france, but no declaration occurs
  42. Electoral college
    a presidential voting system whereby a special body of electors in each state casts a fixed number of votes for the president according to the combined number of seats the state has in the House and the Senate. For example, if a state had ten seats in the House and two seats in the Senate, it would cast twelve electoral votes in the Electoral College. Electors can chose whether to vote according to the wishes of the people in their state.
  43. Henry knox
    Washington appointed Henry Knox his first Secretary of War. Knox played a valuable role in the development of the executive branch. His most notable actions came in relation to the struggle with the Native Americans on the frontier, where he declared the Indian title to the land officially recognized by the US in the early 1790s.
  44. Chisholm vs. Georgia
    the property of loyalists after should be given to them, property taken b4. Lead to 11th amendment of the constitution-individuals representing foreign interest cannot bring suit to a state; In 1792 in South Carolina, Alexander Chisholm, the executor of the estate of Robert Farquhar, attempted to sue the state ofGeorgia in the Supreme Court over payments due him for goods that Farquhar had supplied Georgia during the American Revolutionary War. United States Attorney General Edmund Randolph argued the case for the plaintiff before the Court.
  45. Hylton vs. US
    was an early United States Supreme Court case in which the Court held that a tax on carriages did not violate the Article I, Section 9 requirement for the apportioning of direct taxes. It found the carriage tax was an "excise" instead of a "direct tax" requiring apportionment among the states by population. The Court noted that a tax on land was an example of a direct tax contemplated by the Constitution. Resulted from claim that a federal tax imposed upon private carriages violated the Constitution's requirement that direct taxes be imposed in proportion to the populations of each state.
  46. 1800
    election, democrat vs. federalist, adams for reelection, and jefferson. Southern states for jefferson, northern states for adams, but middle states are in the middle, and jefferson needs someone to help him get those votes, goes for new vp, aaron burr
  47. June of 1812
    madison went to congress and asks for declaration of war
  48. The Seven Years War
    was fought between 1755 and 1763, and involved a complicated web of alliances and adversaries in European and American theaters. The fighting that occurred in the American theater is often referred to as the French and Indian War. The big winners in the event were the British and the Prussians, who increased their claims in North America and Northern Europe, respectively. As a result of the 1763 Treaty of Paris that ended the war, the Floridas passed from Spanish to British control. As compensation, the French transferred control of the Louisiana Territory to Spain.
  49. 1796
    tennesse enters US as 16th state
  50. Hartford convention
    as an event spanning from December 15, 1814-January 4, 1815 in the United Statesduring the War of 1812 in which New England's opposition to the war reached the point where secession from the United States was discussed.
  51. Zebulon Pike
    Pike earned the nickname "the lost pathfinder" due to his misadventures in exploring the headwaters of the Mississippi, and later the Arkansas River. It is suspected by many that his true mission in exploring the Arkansas may have been to investigate Spanish positions south of the American territory. Pike's maps of the southern portion of the Louisiana Territory proved invaluable to future explorers and settlers.
  52. Henry clay
    was a lawyer, politician and skilled orator who represented Kentucky separately in both the Senate and in theHouse of Representatives. He served three different terms asSpeaker of the United States House of Representatives and was also Secretary of State from 1825 to 1829.
  53. War hawks
    Young group of politicians, representing mostly southern and western frontier states, coming to power in Congress in the 1810s. The War Hawks were tired of their fathers' stories about "whipping the British" in theRevolution and were anxious for war themselves. Henry Clay, elected Speaker of the House, was the most visible leader of the War Hawks.
  54. 1813
    age of Jackson,age of common man
  55. Nat turner rebellion
    Also called the Southampton Insurrection, this slave insurrection was led by a Virginia slave named Nat Turner in 1831. Turner, who believed himself meant by God to lead the rebellion, planned a revolt along with about sixty other slaves. The group killed Turner's owner's family and then went on to kill fifty-five other whites. It led to a tightening of the existing slave laws in the South and ended any hope of success for the burgeoning abolitionist movement there.
  56. Monroe doctrine
    Monroe is most famous for the foreign policy doctrine that bears his name. Devised by John Quincy Adams, the 1823 Monroe Doctrine warned European powers to stay out of the New World and stated that the region was closed to further colonization. In return, the United States would not interfere with Europe's affairs and would recognize all existing European colonies in the New World. The doctrine also pledged Monroe's support for the growth of democracy throughout the western hemisphere. he Monroe Doctrine, undoubtedly Monroe's greatest contribution as president, has become one of the defining features of American foreign policy. Ironically, it was the British who first proposed the doctrine to John Quincy Adams, for they wanted to protect their West Indian colonies from other European powers´┐Żand, secretly, to curb U.S. expansion in the Caribbean. Sensing Britain's motives, Adams encouraged Monroe to issue the doctrine on his own, which would give the United States more freedom than a joint U.S.-British declaration would. Ultimately, however, the British supported the Monroe Doctrine as issued, and much of the Doctrine's authority came from the Royal Navy's vigorous enforcement of it.
  57. Simon bolivar
    led independence movements in Venezuela and Colombia
  58. jenet affair
    1792 edmond genet; public Anger towards French; was the French ambassador to the United States in the 1790s. Genet attempted to recruit American soldiers to fight for France in their wars in Europe and used American ports to launch French naval attacks against the British. Hamilton eventually convinced George Washington to expel Genet, but Genet feared reprisals in his own country and requested to remain in the United States.
  59. Horace mann
    Public education advocate; pushed for education reforms in Massachusetts
  60. mcCulloch vs. Maryland
    was a landmark decision by the Supreme Court of the United States. The state ofMaryland had attempted to impede operation of a branch of the Second Bank of the United States by imposing a tax on allnotes of banks not chartered in Maryland. The bank of the US had the power to create the bank, and the states cannot control how the banks are run because they are national banks.
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