Liberty & Justice for all

      Matthew McGaughey-American History-3rd Period-December 12th 2014

Top Ten List

#10. The Stamp Act- The Stamp act was an act that caused all printed materials had to be stamped with an official seal, after the tax had been paid.

#9. The Boston Massacre-This was an event when five colonists were killed in the battle between the colonists and the British.

#8. The Tea Act- The Tea Act was an act which increased the tax that colonists had to pay on tea, a staple of the colonial life.

#7. The Boston Tea Party- This Tea party was when the Sons of liberty dress as Mohawk Indians and threw 342 chests of tea overboard and caused the ocean to become full of tea.

#6. The Intolerable Acts- There were 3 Intolerable acts...1.Th Boston Harbor was to be closed. 2. All town meetings were banned in New England. 3. Bostonians were forced to shelter British regulars.

#5. Paul Revere- Paul was the man who rode through the countryside on his horse warning colonists that British were coming and that war was approaching. This is were we get the famous phrase, "The British are coming, The British are Coming".

#4.The Battle of Bunker hill- This battle was a battle were the colonists built fortifications to defend against the British, but the British soldiers were to much for them to handle and the British ended up winning, with over 1,000 dead and wounded.

#3. Common Sense-Common Sense was a book published by Thomas Paine in January 1776 who's calling for Independence from England.

#2. Thomas Jefferson- Thomas Jefferson was elected to draft a formal document declaring that the colonies should become and Indecent nation.

#1. The Declaration of Independence- The Declaration of Independence was a document which gave everyone there on Independence that no one could take away that was presented to the congress on July 4th 1776

Timeline

~The stamp Act-1765-The Stamp act was an act that caused all printed materials had to be stamped with an official seal, after the tax had been paid.

~The Tea Act-1773-The Tea Act was an act which increased the tax that colonists had to pay on tea, a staple of the colonial life.

~The Coercive Acts-1774- The coercive acts were act passed by parliament to punish Boston rebels. 1.The Boston Harbor was closed. 2. Town meeting were band in New England. 3. Bostonians were forced to shelter British regulars.

~British soldiers began their march toward Concord-1775- British forces began marching toward Concord where a colonial weapons stockpile was located. This is when Paul revere rode through town yelling "The British are coming, The British are coming!'.

~Common sense was published-1776- Common Sense was a book published by Thomas Paine in January 1776 who's calling for Independence from England.

~Declaration of Independence was published-1776-The Declaration of Independence was a document which gave everyone there on Independence that no one could take away that was presented to the congress on July 4th 1776

~The Articles of Confederation were written-1777-The Articles of Confederation were a written document that established the functions of the national government of the United States after it declared independence from Great Britain.

~The war at Valley Forge-1778-The war of Valley forge lasted from winter of 1777 until 1778, Many soldiers (2,500) died of natural causes before this war was even fought.

~The surrender of York town-1781-The war ended with the Treaty of Paris, that was signed in 1783

~Slave trade was outlawed,1808-Slave trade was outlawed in 1808 and this meant that slaves were no longer allowed to be traded or shipped or sold and moved around...this helped a lot of slaves be released of what they were forced to do.

Thomas Jefferson Biography

Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13th 1743 in Shadwell Virginia, and he then died July 24th 1826 in Charlottesville Virginia. Thomas Jefferson lived a very long life full of adventures and many major decisions that were made a long time ago, that still cary out all the way to this day! How did he make these huge decisions? Well... Thomas was the 3rd president of the United States out of all 44 presidents.As well as being the 3rd president he was also the 2nd vice president. Thomas Jefferson served as president from March 4th 1801and then ended his presidential term  March 4th 1809, to serve a term of 8 years. He was apart of the Democratic Republican Party. Thomas Jefferson was the original author of the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson is the one and only, founder of the University of Virginia. Thomas Jefferson was as well a spokesperson for the democracy. Thomas served in the continental congress, as he representedVirginia. Ever heard of the Louisiana purchase? Well..Thomas Jefferson was the one responsible for making that purchase!

Stamp act Newspaper

The Stamp Act of 1765 is the first tax on American colonists by the British government. This act put a tax on all paper documents in the colonies, They made this tax at a time when the British Empire was in debt from the Seven Years of War (1756-1763) and looking to its North American colonies as an income source. They argues that only their own representative assemblies couldtax them, the colonists insisted that the act was unconstitutional, and they decided then to cause violence to try and stop the stamp collectors. The Parliament agreed and finalized the Stamp Act in 1765. The Stamp Act has upset many colonists and caused them to rebel in many different ways and the colonists do not agree to this act and want it to be destroyed and done with immediately.

We are sorry for your loss Thomas

The person that I have chose to write about is Thomas Paine. If you can't remember who Thomas was, he was the author of the book called "Common Sense". Common sense was a book about calling for complete Independence from England. Thomas Paine died June 8th, 1808 in Greenwich Village, New York City from old age. Thomas was born February 9th 1737  in Thetford, United Kingdom; So Thomas lived a fairly long live of 71 years. Some people refer to the time when Thomas was alive as "The age of reason" because Thomas Paine was a very influential  who achieved a lot more then an average person would achieve in their life span. Thomas definitely helped change the world with every little thing that he said/did.

Mayonaise!

Have you ever wondered, "What is mayonnaise made out of?". What makes it such a good topping to put on my sandwich? How come mayonnaise looks so weird and gelatin like? Well if you wanna know what makes mayonnaise, mayonnaise then read below for the Ingredients and maybe even try to make some of your own!

Ingredients
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
2 pinches sugar
2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 cup oil, safflower or corn

Here are some awesome facts!

~The purpose of the Stamp was to protect the army near the Appalachian Mountains. Most of the cost was to maintain the contingent of 10,000 British troops.

~People who created public documents had to pay a tax on blank paper they bought. Officials would place a stamp as prove of payment.

~Resisting or refusing to pay for stamps was a crime punishable by death.

~Thomas Jefferson had thousands of books and loved reading almost anything even if it was written in Latin.

~Thomas Jefferson sold 10,000 of his own books to the US Library of Congress.

~Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States and was President for 8 years, or two terms. (4 years each)

~Thomas Paine was friends with Benjamin Franklin for a long time of his life.

~Paul Revere participated in the Boston Tea Party dressed as Mohawk.

~Paul revere's silver shop produced more than 5000 pieces of silver.

~Paul Revere was born Boston, Massachusetts

Battle of Valley Forge

The map above is a map that shows the Battle of valley forge. Valley forge was a war fought in the winter of 1777 and lasted until 1778. 2,500 soldier's were killed from Diseases, starvation and frostbite. This means that they lost a good amount of the army, even when they weren't even fighting; they just started to die from natural causes. Both sides had an organized way in which the wanted to fight, and when the Patriots heard about the french alliance in May 1778 they regrouped and got the army re-energized to fight. The British tried to work out a deal with the Continental congress to stop the fighting, but the congress refused.

Bibliography-

~Google.com

~Mr.Jones

~Notes

~Moodle.org

~Wikipedia.com

~Enchantedlearning.com  

~My Brain

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