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1 Proclamation of 1763 LAW passed by parliament forbidding colonists to settle WEST of the Appalachian Mountains

2 Stamp Act LAW placing a tax on all legal documents Directly affects all colonists

3 Quartering Act LAW forcing colonist to house (quarter) British soldiers

4 Boston Massacre British troops fired on a group of colonists killing five (Crispus Attucks)

5 Boston Tea Party Protest lead by the Sons of Liberty where they dumped chests of tea into Boston harbor

6 Coercive Acts (“Intolerable” Acts) LAWS that were passed to punish Boston for the Boston Tea Party

7 First Continental Congress First meeting (assembly) All 13 colonies

8 Second Continental Congress 2 nd meeting of all 13 Colonies Created a Continental Army George Washing is General

9 Declaration of Independence Document that allows the 13 colonies to break away from England

10 “Unalienable rights” A right that cannot be taken away Rights every citizens has “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”

11 Common Sense Thomas Paine’s book convincing colonist of independence

12 Articles of Confederation Weak constitution Weak National Government

13 Land Ordinance of 1785 LAW dividing land in the Northwest territory into 6 by 6 square mile plots (townships)

14 Northwest Ordinance 1787 LAWS for the Northwest territory 60,000 people and territories could be admitted as a state (annexed)


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