American Independence

  • Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act wsa passed by the Brithish Parliament. The acual cost of the Stamp Act was relatively small. What made the law so offensive to the colonists was not so much its immmediate cost but standard it seemed to set.
  • The Quatering Act

    In June,a new version of the 1765 Quatering Act is Enacted by the EnglishParliament requiring all of the American colonies to provide housing for British troops in occupied houses and traverns and in uncoccupied buildings. In September, Massachusetts Governor Gage seizes that colony's arsenal of weapons at Charlestown.
  • The Circular Letter

    in February, Samuel Adams of Massachusetts writes a Circular Letter opposing taxation without representation and caling for thew colonists to unite in their actions against the British government. The letter is sent to assemblies throughout the colonies and also instructs them on the methods the Massachusets general court is using to oppose the Townshend Acts.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre Was The Killing Of Five Colonists By British soldiers on March 5, 1770.
  • Boston Tea Party

    In Boston, the arrival of three tea ships ingnited a furious reaction.The crisis came to a head on December 16,1773 when as many as 7,000 agitated locals milled about the wharf where the ships were docked.A Mass Meeting at the old south meeting house that morning resolved that tea ships should laeve without payment of the duty. Stlemate. The committee reported back back to the mass meeting and a howl erupted from the meeting hall. It was now early evening and a group of about 200 men.
  • The First Continental congress

    The First Continental Congress convened in Philadelphia's Carpenteds Hall on September 5,1774. The idea of such a meeting was advanced a year earlier by Benjamin Franklin, but failed to gain much support until after the Port of Boston was closed in response to the Boston Tea Party.
  • The New England Restraining Act

    In March 30, The New England Restraining Act Is Endorsed by King Geogre 3rd, Required New England colonies to trade exclusively With England and also bans fishing in the North Atlantic.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord Was A Battle The First Shots Were Starting the Revolution were fired at Lexington, Massachusetts.. On The Date Of Aoril 18, 1775.
  • The Second Continental Congress

    The Second Continenetal Congress convenes in Philadelphia, with John Hancock elected as its President. On May 15, The congress places the colonies in a state of defense. On June 15, The congress Unanimously votes to appoint George Washington general and commander-in-chief of the new Continental Army.
  • The Battle Of Bunker Hill

    The first major fight between British and American troops occurs at Boston in the Battel of Bunker Hill.
  • The American Navy

    The American Navy Is Established By Congress.
  • Declartion Of Independence

    Is When America Choose To Be Independent, From Great Britian.
  • The Battle Of Long Island

    Gen. Howe leads 15,000 Soldiers against Washington's army in the Battle of Long Island.
  • The Battle Of Harlem Heights

    Washinton's army repulses a British attack during the Battel of Harlem in upper Manhattan.
  • The Life Of Nathan Hale

    After he caught spying on on British troops on Long Island Nathan Hale is executed without a trail.
  • The Battle Yorktown

    On October 19,1781,a British army under General Charles Lord Cornwellis was forced to surrender to General Washington's combined American and French army.