Key events leading to American Independence

  • Stamp Act Congress

    Stamp Act Congress
    A tax on the colonist by the British Parliment for every piece of printed paper they used.
  • The Townshed Act

    The Townshed Act
    Issued by king George. Forced colonists to keep troops in thier homes, and supply them with food.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    the killing of five colonists by British soldiers on March 5, 1770.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    War between The americans and the French. It was over land in the Ohio River Valley.Also known as the Seven Years War
  • Second Continental Congress Called

    Second Continental Congress Called
    56 representatives from the 12 colonies came to Philadelphia to talk about what needed to be done with Britian.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    A meeting of delegates from 12 of the 13 colonies and George Washington.
  • Decleration of Independance

    Decleration of Independance
    The Declaration of the U.S that gave them their Independence from Britain.
  • Articles of Confederation Passed

    Articles of Confederation Passed
    First consitution of the U.S that legally estabilished the unity of the states
  • The Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris
    Ended the American Revolution