important revelutionary events

Timeline created by aaffleck
  • the British government passed a tax law called the Stamp Act

  • new taxes on other goods were passed so that Britain could collect more money from the colonists.

  • Boston tea party

  • beginning of the American Revolution.

  • leaders decided to form the Continental Army.

  • the Congress decided the colonies should become free and independent states.

  • john adams makes a dangerous trip

  • leaders met again in Philadelphia in what is known today as the Constitutional Convention.

  • the Constitution was ratified.

  • bill of rights added to constitution