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14 Cards in this Set

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Navigation Act: All goods, exported and importated, by the colonies had to go through British ships and pay a heavy tax
Proclamation of 1763- Colonists could not go past the Appalachian Mountains
1765 (3)
Sugar Act: first act for the crown. Increased the duty on foreign sugar imported
Quatering Acts: 10,000 British troops had to be fed and housed in colonists homes
Stamp Act: Tax on paper- business forms, ("writers" were upset)Repealed in 1766
Townshend Act: light duty on glass, tea, and paper Repealed in 1767
March 5, 1770
a crowed of 60 colonist taunted 10 redcoats who were forced to open fire on the colonist. The redcoats killed or wounded 11 citizens
April 19, 1775
Battle of Lexington and Concord- The British shot 8 minutemen and wounded others and advanced to Concord. The colonist followed them and in Concord, the British counted 300 casualties and 70 dead.
Ticonderoga 1775
a tiny American force under Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold caputred the British military posts
Battle of Bunker Hill 1775
Colonists were foro abandon the hill in disorder due to the scarce amount of gunpowder
Battle of Long Island 1776
British victory because the Americans were outgeneraled and outnumbered
Saratoga 1777
General Burgoyne was forced to surrender his entire command at Saratoga to the colonists after they drove St. Legar's force.
American riflemen defeated a small force at Cowpens
1781- Goerge Washington and de Grasse (Frnech) blockaded Cornwallis and his troops by both land and sea. Cornwallis was forced to surrender when he realized there was no way to get more ammunition
Treay of Paris of 1783
British recgonized the independence of the United States. They granted the U.S. boundaries to the Mississippi out west, the Great Lakes up north, and down south to Florida.
Everson v. NJ Township
1947 case began the false doctrine of the seperation between church and state