Declaration of independence

top 10 events of independence

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  • Successful English Settlement

    Successful English Settlement
    Jamestown, Virginia, the first successful English settlement, is founded. This date is important because its when the English had something to call their own.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    The Pilgrims sign the Mayflower compact. The signed the compact because they wanted to have a civilized government
  • League Of Friendship

    League Of Friendship
    The Massachuchetts Bay, Plymouth, New Haven, and Conneticut settlements formed the New England Confederation, a "League Of Friendship" for the defense against Native American tribes.
  • Contribution for the Constitution

    Contribution for the Constitution
    John Locke contributed to the constitution for the Carolina Colony. His idea's are still used today from the constitution....
  • Colonies Unite

    Colonies Unite
    The Albany Congress propose that the colonies unite. They actually met from June 19- July 11. They met to propose that the colonies unite and create the 14 colonies.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The stamp act is passes. It may have been passed on March 22 but it was effective on November 1. They passed the Act because they wanted to tax. The British parlement.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    Five Colonist are killed by the British at the Boston Massacre. The massacre happened because of the tension between the American colonies.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    The Tea Act is passed. Colonist repsond with The Boston Tea Party. The Americans protested unjust taxation. They dressed up as Natives and dumped the tea into the ocean.
  • War begins

    War begins
    The battles of Lexington and Concord spark the revolution.
  • Independence day

    Independence day
    the signing of the declaration of independence was on July 4, 1776. This date is important because it is when the Americans claimed their independence from the Kingdom of Great Britian.