Key Events Leading to American Independence

  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    was a tax imposed by the British Parliament on the colonies of British America
  • The Townshend Acts

    The Townshend Acts
    These laws placed new taxes on glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    Murder of 5 colonist
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    Taxed tea was thrown into the harbor
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    convention of delegates from twelve of the thirteen North American colonies
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Gave america independence from Britian
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    was the first constitution of the United States of America and legally established the union of the states
  • The Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris
    formally ended the American Revolutionary War between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the United States of America