Colonialism to Revolution

By: Ana, Ashleigh, Braxton, Christian, and Pilar

Significant Events

Enlightenment: a period of intellectual growth the American Colonies which led to the American Revolution and the American Republic.

Mayflower Compact: First governing document of the Plymouth Colony.

Boston Massacre: street fight that occurred on March 5, 1770 between a "Patriot" mob and a squad of British Soldiers

Boston Tea Party: a political protest by the Sons of Liberty on December 16, 1773. The participators threw barrels and barrels of tea into the Boston Harbor.

French and Indian War: the war before the colonies and new France

Proclamation of 1763: issued by King George III which forbade all settlement past a line drawn along the Appalachian Mountains

Revolutionary War: war between the 13 colonies and Great Britain which declared them Independent as the United States of America

Declaration of Independence: the written document which separated the colonies from the British Goverenment

Important People

Puritans: a group of English Reformed Protestants who sought to purify the Church of England from all Roman Catholic practices

George Washington: First US president, General of the Colony Armies, and General of the British Armies before the Revolutionary War BORN: February 22, 1732 DIED: December 14, 1799

Quakers: members of a group of religious Christian movements which is known as the Religious Society of Friends

Sir Walter Raleigh :English writer, poet, soldier, politician, spy, and explorer BORN: January 22,1552 DIED: October 29, 1618

John White: English artist and early pioneer of the North American lands BORN: 1540 DIED: 1593

John Smith: Admiral of New England, English soldier, explorer, and author. BORN: January 1580 DIED: June 21, 1631

Pocahontas: Virginia Indian notable for her association with the colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia BORN: 1595 DIED: March 1617

Thomas Jefferson: American lawyer and Founding Father and principal author of the Declaration of Independence. He was elected the second Vice President of the United States BORN: April 13, 1743 DIED: July 4, 1826

Benjamin Franklin: Founding Fathers of the United States. A polymath, author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat BORN: January 17, 1706 DIED: April 17, 1790

King George III: King of England, Influential figure in the discovery of America BORN: June 4, 1738 DIED: January 29, 1820

13 Colonies Hall of Fame

Lets Review

How many original colonies were there?

Why do state and federal governments share powers?

Who became first president of the U.S?

Who wrote the Bill of Right?

When was George Washington born?