Period 3 1754-1800
Corrie McCoy January 2016
In 1763 after the French and Indian War chief Pontiac led a major attack on the British colonies when colonists moved onto their land, after this rebellion Britain imposed the proclamation of 1763 in hopes of stopping future conflict with Native Americans.
The intolerable acts
- closed Boston port
- reduced the power of the Massachusetts legislature
- allowed for royal officials charged with a crime to be tried in Britain
- expanded the quartering act in all colonies
Treaty of Paris (1783)
The Treaty of Paris provided
- Britain would recognize the US as an independent nation
- The Mississippi river would be the western boundary for the US
- Americans would have fishing rights off the coast of Canada
- Americans would pay debts owed to British merchants and honor loyalist claims for property taken during the war.
The Constitutional Convention
- Major arguments included representation in government, which was solved by the great compromise,
- slaves representation to total population which was solved by the three-fifths compromise
- trade, solved by congress gaining the right to regulate interstate trade and foreign commerce, as well as the right to tax
- The presidency, decided the president gets four years per term with no term limit, and would be elected by the electoral college system
The Revolution of 1800
WOR-1: After Pontiac's rebellion Britain decided to impose a boundary line to prevent future conflict with the Native Americans.