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Maryland Colony Guide

Maryland was founded in April 1632 when King Charles I granted a charter to Cecilius Calvert, Lord Baltimore. Like Virginia, Maryland was a plantation colony, focused on the growth of tobacco as a Cash Crop. Maryland was intended to be a haven for English Catholics but also tolerated other religions. Over time, Protestants took control … Read more

Massachusetts Colony Guide

Massachusetts was founded by Puritans seeking religious freedom in the New World. It started with the establishment of Plymouth Colony in 1620. More colonists followed the Pilgrims and established settlements like Salem, however, most of those became part of Massachusetts Bay Colony, which received its charter in 1629. Over time, Plymouth also became part of … Read more

Virginia Colony Guide

Virginia was the first successful English Colony and started with the establishment of Jamestown in 1607. It was a business venture, intended to mine gold and silver, which were never found. Around 1612, John Rolfe planted a new kind of tobacco that was successful and became Virginia’s first Cash Crop. Essential Facts Primary Documents Key … Read more

Taft, William Howard

President William Howard Taft, Portrait

Essential Facts Significance to American History William Howard Taft is important to American History for his contributions as President and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. As President, he strengthened antitrust enforcement and conservation efforts, laying the groundwork for future progressive reforms. His tenure as Chief Justice is notable for improving the efficiency of the … Read more

Sugar Act Explained — Section 47

Sugar Act, 1764, Date, Taxes, Reaction, Grenville Acts, AHC

Understanding the Sugar Act of 1764 This entry is part of a series that explains the Sugar Act of 1764, including, rules, regulations, and penalties. To learn more, see History of the Sugar Act and Facts About the Sugar Act. Vocabulary, key people, and primary documents related to the Sugar Act are listed at the … Read more

Sugar Act Explained — Section 44

Sugar Act, 1764, Date, Taxes, Reaction, Grenville Acts, AHC

Understanding the Sugar Act of 1764 This entry is part of a series that explains the Sugar Act of 1764, including, rules, regulations, and penalties. To learn more, see History of the Sugar Act and Facts About the Sugar Act. Vocabulary, key people, and primary documents related to the Sugar Act are listed at the … Read more

Sugar Act Explained — Section 43

Sugar Act, 1764, Date, Taxes, Reaction, Grenville Acts, AHC

Understanding the Sugar Act of 1764 This entry is part of a series that explains the Sugar Act of 1764, including, rules, regulations, and penalties. To learn more, see History of the Sugar Act and Facts About the Sugar Act. Vocabulary, key people, and primary documents related to the Sugar Act are listed at the … Read more

Sugar Act Explained — Section 41

Sugar Act, 1764, Date, Taxes, Reaction, Grenville Acts, AHC

Understanding the Sugar Act of 1764 This entry is part of a series that explains the Sugar Act of 1764, including, rules, regulations, and penalties. To learn more, see History of the Sugar Act and Facts About the Sugar Act. Vocabulary, key people, and primary documents related to the Sugar Act are listed at the … Read more

Sugar Act Explained — Section 40

Sugar Act, 1764, Date, Taxes, Reaction, Grenville Acts, AHC

Understanding the Sugar Act of 1764 This entry is part of a series that explains the Sugar Act of 1764, including, rules, regulations, and penalties. To learn more, see History of the Sugar Act and Facts About the Sugar Act. Vocabulary, key people, and primary documents related to the Sugar Act are listed at the … Read more

Sugar Act Explained — Section 39

Sugar Act, 1764, Date, Taxes, Reaction, Grenville Acts, AHC

Understanding the Sugar Act of 1764 This entry is part of a series that explains the Sugar Act of 1764, including, rules, regulations, and penalties. To learn more, see History of the Sugar Act and Facts About the Sugar Act. Vocabulary, key people, and primary documents related to the Sugar Act are listed at the … Read more

Sugar Act Explained — Section 37

Sugar Act, 1764, Date, Taxes, Reaction, Grenville Acts, AHC

Understanding the Sugar Act of 1764 This entry is part of a series that explains the Sugar Act of 1764, including, rules, regulations, and penalties. To learn more, see History of the Sugar Act and Facts About the Sugar Act. Vocabulary, key people, and primary documents related to the Sugar Act are listed at the … Read more

Sugar Act Explained — Section 36

Sugar Act, 1764, Date, Taxes, Reaction, Grenville Acts, AHC

Understanding the Sugar Act of 1764 This entry is part of a series that explains the Sugar Act of 1764, including, rules, regulations, and penalties. To learn more, see History of the Sugar Act and Facts About the Sugar Act. Vocabulary, key people, and primary documents related to the Sugar Act are listed at the … Read more

Sugar Act Explained — Section 35

Sugar Act, 1764, Date, Taxes, Reaction, Grenville Acts, AHC

Understanding the Sugar Act of 1764 This entry is part of a series that explains the Sugar Act of 1764, including, rules, regulations, and penalties. To learn more, see History of the Sugar Act and Facts About the Sugar Act. Vocabulary, key people, and primary documents related to the Sugar Act are listed at the … Read more

Sugar Act Explained — Section 34

Sugar Act, 1764, Date, Taxes, Reaction, Grenville Acts, AHC

Understanding the Sugar Act of 1764 This entry is part of a series that explains the Sugar Act of 1764, including, rules, regulations, and penalties. To learn more, see History of the Sugar Act and Facts About the Sugar Act. Vocabulary, key people, and primary documents related to the Sugar Act are listed at the … Read more

Sugar Act Explained — Section 33

Sugar Act, 1764, Date, Taxes, Reaction, Grenville Acts, AHC

Understanding the Sugar Act of 1764 This entry is part of a series that explains the Sugar Act of 1764, including, rules, regulations, and penalties. To learn more, see History of the Sugar Act and Facts About the Sugar Act. Vocabulary, key people, and primary documents related to the Sugar Act are listed at the … Read more

Sugar Act Explained — Section 32

Sugar Act, 1764, Date, Taxes, Reaction, Grenville Acts, AHC

Understanding the Sugar Act of 1764 This entry is part of a series that explains the Sugar Act of 1764, including, rules, regulations, and penalties. To learn more, see History of the Sugar Act and Facts About the Sugar Act. Vocabulary, key people, and primary documents related to the Sugar Act are listed at the … Read more

Sugar Act Explained — Section 31

Sugar Act, 1764, Date, Taxes, Reaction, Grenville Acts, AHC

Understanding the Sugar Act of 1764 This entry is part of a series that explains the Sugar Act of 1764, including, rules, regulations, and penalties. To learn more, see History of the Sugar Act and Facts About the Sugar Act. Vocabulary, key people, and primary documents related to the Sugar Act are listed at the … Read more

Sugar Act Explained — Section 30

Sugar Act, 1764, Date, Taxes, Reaction, Grenville Acts, AHC

Understanding the Sugar Act of 1764 This entry is part of a series that explains the Sugar Act of 1764, including, rules, regulations, and penalties. To learn more, see History of the Sugar Act and Facts About the Sugar Act. Vocabulary, key people, and primary documents related to the Sugar Act are listed at the … Read more

Sugar Act Explained — Section 29

Sugar Act, 1764, Date, Taxes, Reaction, Grenville Acts, AHC

Understanding the Sugar Act of 1764 This entry is part of a series that explains the Sugar Act of 1764, including, rules, regulations, and penalties. To learn more, see History of the Sugar Act and Facts About the Sugar Act. Vocabulary, key people, and primary documents related to the Sugar Act are listed at the … Read more

Sugar Act Explained — Section 27

Sugar Act, 1764, Date, Taxes, Reaction, Grenville Acts, AHC

Understanding the Sugar Act of 1764 This entry is part of a series that explains the Sugar Act of 1764, including, rules, regulations, and penalties. To learn more, see History of the Sugar Act and Facts About the Sugar Act. Vocabulary, key people, and primary documents related to the Sugar Act are listed at the … Read more