Key Events Leading to American Independence

  • Stamp Act Congress

    Stamp Act Congress
    A meeting held in what would become Federal Hill in New York. It consisted of 9 of the 13 colonies who discussed and acted upon the recently passed Stamp Act.
  • The Townshend Acts

    The Townshend Acts
    A series of acts passed in the name of chancellor Charles Townshend, including the Revenue Act of 1767, the Indemnity Act, the Commissioners of Customs Act, the Vice Admiralty Court Act, and the New York Restraining Act.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    An incident that led to five civilian deaths at the hands of a brawl between them and some british troops
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    A direct action by the colonist in Boston, where they refused to turn over three shiploads of taxed tea, and in return they went and destroyed the tea.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    a convention of delegates from 12 of the 13 colonies, called to Carpenter's Hall Philadelphia to talk about the passing of the coercive acts.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    a convention of delegates from the 13 colonies, succeeded the 1st continental congress
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    A series of grievances listed by the 13 colonies against the British taxation without representation. Now Independence day
  • Articles of Confederation Passed

    Articles of Confederation Passed
    The first constitution of the United States of America. It legally established the union of the states.
  • The Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris
    This Document signed on Spetember 3rd 1783 formally ended the American Revolution between Great Britain and The Uninted States.