Socials Studies 9 Joel Haymour
Important People and Events
Sons of liberty: They were a secret society formed to protect the rights of the colonies. They were best known for undertaking the Boston tea party. They threw 342 chest of tea overboard.
Benjamin Franklin: He was a state man, author, publisher, scientist, inventor, and diplomat. He severed in the second continental congress as helped drafted the decoration of independence in 1776. He was one of the fiver founder fathers of the united states of America.
Thomas Jefferson: He was the author of the declaration of Independence, 3rd president, and was selected as a delegate to the second continental congress and was asked to draft Declaration of Independence in 1779-1781.
John Adams: Second U.S president from 1797-1801. Used education to become a lawyer. He helped negotiate the treaty of Paris which officially ended American Revolution. John was first vice president and delegate to continental congress in 1770.
Boston Massacre: This was the first battle of the war, Britain dispatched 4000 troops in Boston which killed 5 colonists. This was in 1770, and this vent made people look at the British ruling different.
Boston Tea Party: Was a protest against taxation and was under taken by Samuel Adams and the sons of liberty. They boarded 3 ships and threw 342 chest of tea overboard.
Stamp Act: A tax put on the American colonist by the British in 1765. It said they had to pay a tax on all printed materials. The stamps showed that the colonist payed tax. Colonist thought it was taxation without representation.
Intolerable Acts: It was a name for a series of punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774. They were meant for punishing the colonist for the tea party act. The acts took away Massachusetts self government and historic rights. This made colonist very upset.
Quebec Act: Set procedures of government in the province of Quebec. Was brought a long with the other intolerable acts known as the Coercic acts. 1778 act had wide ranging affects.
activity 2: 8 battle summerys and major battle
6/16/1775 Battle of Bunker Hill
10/28/1776 The Battle of white plains, White plains New York
12/26/1776 The Battle of Trenton, Trenton New York
9/11/1777 The battle of brandywine, near chadds ford, pennsylvania
10/4/1777 the battle of germantown, germantown pennsylvania
3/29/1780 The siege of charleston, charleston south carolina
10/17/1780 the battle of king mountain, near blackburn sc and king mountain nc
3/15/1781 the battle of guilford courthouse, guilford courthouse north carolina
10/9/1781 the battle of yorktown, yorktown virginia
Result/Outcomes of american revolution
Treaty of pairs
declaration of independence/global impact
This is a picture of the final British troops leaving New York after the end of the American Revolution.
This is a picture of George Washington leading his troops for a victory lap at the end of the American Revolution.
This is a picture of the famous colonist drafting the Treaty of Pairs