First Signs Of Self Government

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1619 | Virginia House of Burgesses | One of the first signs of self-government | 1620 | Mayflower Compact | One of the first signs of self-government | 1675 | King Phillip’s War | Causes: Halfway Covenant allowed Indians to get closer to Englishmen, and then turned on them. The Praying Indians turned into Preying Indians and began killing colonists. In the end, Phillip was betrayed and killed by his own tribe. | 1676 | Bacon’s Rebellion | Didn’t agree with tide water gentry about letting the natives stay on their land, so he wreaked havoc against the innocent natives and later burned Jamestown | 1692 | Salem Witch Trials | Caused by Goodwin Children and Paris Children showing symptoms of bewitchment. Reflected the expansion of rivalry between the east and west dispute (over new Minister and Trade), the fear of single women owning property, and the psychological worries created by the trials. | 1739-1744 | First Great Awakening | Influenced both the northern and southern regions. Showed the search for new authority and hope. Itinerants: Whitefield and Davenports. Also had Minister Edwards who was pro-Calvinism rather than just Protestantism. Pre-revolutionary because they challenged spiritual authority, so why not also challenge British Government later on. | 1739 | Stono Rebellion | In New York and South Carolina. 60 literate, armed slaves manage to kill 25 whites. The rebellion was put down and most slaves were killed or sent to the West Indies. Led to the Negro act of 1740 and the halt of the slave trade for ten years. | 1756-1763 | French and Indian War | Causes: France owned more land in North America than Britain did. Indians sided with France because they felt they would win and provide them protection. Ends with the Peace of Paris that left France with no land in North America, so Indians lost their protection. Put an end to Britain’s Salutary Neglect of the Colonies, so the Colonies lost their semi-independent feelings developed during Salutary Neglect. (‘Americans’, freedom of press Zenger, and new words) | 1763 | Pontiac’s Rebellion | After the French and Indian War, Indians were upset with Britain’s new policies on the Native land in the Ohio River Valley. Natives presented the British with infectious blankets, which sparked a want for peace with the Natives | 1763 | Proclamation of 1763 | Britain wanted to halt westward movement and explorers (Daniel Boone) from going beyond the Appalachian Mountains to help keep peace with the natives. | 1765 | Stamp Act | British taxed all paper products including cards, newspapers, and books. All revenue created was to help pay for the defense of the colonies. Never made any revenue because of the liberty boys and the stamp act congress. | 1766 | Declaratory Act | British Statement: Declared Colonies had to listen and follow anything that Britain commanded. | 1767 | Mason-Dixon Line | Divided the North and South to help with State boundaries. Located between Maryland and Pennsylvania. | 1770 | Boston Massacre | March 5. Colonists provoked British attack by throwing snow covered rocks at armed troops because they were upset the troops had not left following the war. The British soldiers managed to kill eight American spectators after shooting into a crowd. The Soldiers were defended by John Adams in court and were punished by branding. | 1773 | Boston Tea Party | Sam Adams, John Hancock and other radicals protested the Tea Act by dressing as Indians and dumping tea in to the Boston Harbor. Pushed Britain over the edge of anger and led to the Coercive acts. | 1774 | Coercive Acts | Series of acts Forced upon the Colonies:-Boston Port Act, closed the Boston Port-Quartering Act, brought in new troops and colonist were forced to provide shelter -Administration of Justice Act, shut down courts-MA Government Acts, Shut down Legislation(-Quebec Act, extends Catholic Quebec into MN.) | 1774 | First Continental Congress | Met as a protest response to