American history: 1763 - 1790


 

Revolutionary Period: 1764 - 1789

Defending the Colonies against attack by the French and others had cost the British a great deal of money ...

The Roots of Revolution

In the eighteenth century Britain and France fought several major wars ...

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Geburt einer Nation

Selten ist eine Revolution aus nichtigerem Anlass entstanden ...

The Proclamation of 1763

The Proclamation of 1763 was written after the French and Indian War ...

The Sugar Act

The Sugar Act was a version of the Molasses Act of 1733 ...

The Stamp Act

In 1765 King George the Third passed the Stamp Act to regain money from fighting the French and Indian War ...

The Boston Massacre, 1770

Tensions between the American colonists and the British were already running high in the early spring of 1770 ...

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The Boston Tea Party, 1773

A law passed in 1773 said that only the East India Company could sell tea in America ...

Fighting for Independence

On the night of April 18, 1775, 700 British soldiers marched silently out of Boston ...

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The War of Independence

By 1770, there were thirteen colonies along the east coast of North America, all governed by Britain ...

The American Revolution Began, April 19, 1775

Have you heard Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem "Paul Revere's Ride"? ...

One if by land - Taverns

During the war, the colonists also used messengers on horses to pass along information about where British soldiers were stationed and where they were going ...

The American Revolution and communication

On July 4, 1776, representatives from the thirteen American colonies signed the Declaration of Independence ...

How did the colonists keep each other informed?

One way was through the use of groups of men and women set up in towns to write letters to 30 similar groups in neighbouring colonies ...

Land of the free

The Statue of Liberty is an important symbol to Americans ...

The USA and black people

America is made up of people from many different countries and races ...