Period 3 1754-1800

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George Washington

  • General of the Continental Army
  • 1st president of the constitutional U.S.A.
  • Warned of the dangers against party systems
  • Created judicial appointment by the presidency

Neutrality Act 1793

  • Established the United States as a neutral country in the conflict between Great Britain and France
  • First proclamation of neutrality of the United States
  • Threatened legal proceedings against any American who broke the law

Stamp Act

  • Raised in order to fund british troops in the colonies
  • Required a revenue stamp to be placed on most printed paper in the colonies
  • first direct tax paid by the people in the colonies
  • was received poorly
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Proclamation of 1763

  • this prohibited colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains
  • enacted in hopes of reducing conflict between the colonists and the Native Americans
  • Colonists were outraged, wanted to expand westward
  • Proclamation was ignored by the colonists
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Whiskey Rebellion 1794

  • In response to the excise tax enforced on whiskey
  • Western Pennsylvania farmers rebelled and refused to pay the tax
  • show of federal military force crushed the rebellion
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American and National Identity (NAT)

  • America became its own sovereign country during this period
  • The Constitution and Bill of Rights, as well as the Declaration of Independence were established, forming what is the backbone of how America operates.
  • America created its national identity during this time period, and the people in it developed a sense of unity and nationalism from the victorious revolution

America in the World (WOR)

  • the seven years war set in motion the events that led to the colonists seeking and gaining their independence
  • The split from Great Britain was the event/war that led to America becoming a sovereign nation