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- History and Government
- The Statue of Liberty "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door."
- American History - from the colonial period until Modern Times'From Revolution to Reconstruction' comes from An Outline of American History. This is a publication of the United States Information Agency. Counterparts have also been published on Government, Geography, Economy and Literature.
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- Outlines of American History 'From Revolution to Reconstruction' comes from An Outline of American
History. This is a publication of the United States Information Agency.
Counterparts have also been published on Government, Geography, Economy and Literature.
- Prelude to Revolution
1763 - The Proclamation of 1763, signed by King George III of England
1764 - The Sugar Act is passed by the English Parliament
1764 - The English Parliament passes a measure to reorganize the American customs
1764 - The Currency Act prohibits the colonists from issuing any legal tender paper money
1764 - In May, at a town meeting in Boston, James Otis raises the issue of taxation without representation
1765 - In March, the Stamp Act is passed by the English Parliament imposing the first direct tax
1765 - Also in March, the Quartering Act requires colonists to house British troops and supply them with food
1765 - In May, in Virginia, Patrick Henry presents seven Virginia Resolutions
1765 - In July, the Sons of Liberty, an underground organization opposed to the Stamp Act
1765 - August 26, a mob in Boston attacks the home of Thomas Hutchinson
1765 - In October, the Stamp Act Congress convenes in New York City
1765 - On November 1, most daily business and legal transactions in the colonies cease
1765 - In December, British General Thomas Gage...
1766 - In January, the New York assembly refuses to completely comply with Gen. Gage's request
1766 - In March, King George III signs a bill repealing the Stamp Act
1766 - On the same day it repealed the Stamp Act, the English Parliament passes the Declaratory Act
1766 - In April, news of the repeal of the Stamp Act...
1768 - In February, Samuel Adams of Massachusetts writes a Circular Letter
1768 - In April, England's Secretary of State for the Colonies, Lord Hillsborough..
1768 - In May, a British warship armed with 50 cannons sails into Boston harbor
1768 - In July, the governor of Massachusetts dissolves the general court
1769 - In March, merchants in Philadelphia join the boycott of British trade goods
1769 - In July, in the territory of California, San Diego is founded by Franciscan Friar Juniper Serra
1770 - The population of the American colonies reaches 2,210,000 persons.
1770 - Violence erupts in January between members of the Sons of Liberty in New York and 40 British soldiers
1770 - March 5, The Boston Massacre occurs
1770 - In April, the Townshend Acts are repealed by the British
1770 - In October, trial begins for the British soldiers arrested after the Boston Massacre
1772 - In June, a British customs schooner, the Gaspee, runs aground off Rhode Island
1772 - In November, a Boston town meeting assembles, called by Sam Adams
1773 - In March, the Virginia House of Burgesses appoints an eleven member committee
1773 - May 10, the Tea Act takes effect
1773 - In October, colonists hold a mass meeting in Philadelphia in opposition to the tea tax
1773 - November 29/30, two mass meetings occur in Boston
1773 - December 16, About 8000 Bostonians gather to hear Sam Adams
1774 - In March, an angry English Parliament passes the first of a series of Coercive Acts
1774 - May 12, Bostonians at a town meeting call for a boycott of British imports
1774 - May 17-23, colonists in Providence, New York and Philadelphia begin calling for an intercolonial congress
1774 - May 20, The English Parliament enacts the next series of Coercive Acts
1774 - In June, a new version of the 1765 Quartering Act is enacted by the English Parliament
1774 - September 5 to October 26, the First Continental Congress meets in Philadelphia
1775 - February 1, in Cambridge, Mass., a provincial congress is held
1775 - In April, Massachusetts Governor Gage is ordered to enforce the Coercive Acts
Next Section - Conflict and Revolution 1775 to 1776
- The Declaration of Independence "That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of
Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new
"...it is their right, it is
their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new guards for their future security..."
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