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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    1766 - On the same day it repealed the Stamp Act, the English Parliament passes the Declaratory Act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 Government,..."
    "...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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