Key Events Leading to American Independence

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  • Stamp Act Congress

    Stamp Act Congress
    The Stamp Act Congress was a meeting in New York City, which included 9 of the 13 colonies delegates to discuss three major issues: trial by jury, a right of self taxation, and admiralty courts.
  • Townshent Acts

    Townshent Acts
    British legislature intended to raise revenues from the colonies by putting custom duties on imports of glass, paint, lead paper, and tea.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was the killing of five men by British soldiers
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    American patriots dressed as Indians threw 342 chests of tea from three British ships into Boston Harbor lead by Samuel Adams.
  • Decleration of Independence

    Decleration of Independence
    A document written by Thomas Jefferson, which announced that the thirteen colonies declared its independence from Great Britain, and now independent states.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The First Continental Congress met in Philadelphia to protest against the Intolerable Acts. Congress voted to cut off colonial trade with Great Britain unless parliament abolished Intolerable Acts.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The delegates of the thirteen colonies gathered in Philadelphia to completely break away from Great Britain.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The first constitution of the United States and legally established the union of states. The Articles of Confederation created loose confederation of sovereign states and a weak central government, leaving most of the power with the state governments.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Treaty of Paris was signed by U.S. and British Representatives ending the war of the American Revolution.