top 10 events of independence By leticia May 14, 1607 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. Nov 11, 1620 Mayflower Compact The Pilgrims sign the Mayflower compact. The signed the compact because they wanted to have a civilized government May 19, 1643 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. Mar 1, 1669 Contribution for the Constitution John Locke contributed to the constitution for the Carolina Colony. His idea's are still used today from the constitution.... Jun 19, 1754 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. Mar 22, 1765 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. Mar 5, 1770 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. Dec 16, 1773 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. Apr 19, 1775 War begins The battles of Lexington and Concord spark the revolution. Jul 4, 1776 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.