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    Top 10 most important events in american independence

  • French and Indian war

    French and Indian war
    Because of this war for power and land it lead up to the Boston Tea party.
  • Stamp Act Congress19 Oct 1765

    Stamp Act Congress19 Oct 1765
    Before America could be an independent nation we had to have the revolutionary war, but before we could have the revolutionary war we had to have a revolution. was the first direct tax imposed by Britain on its American colonies. To help cover the cost of maintaining troops in the colonies, Parliament levied a tax on legal and commercial documents as well as printed material such as newspapers and pamphlets, all of which had to carry a special stamp.
  • Townshend Acts 29 Jun 1767

    Townshend Acts 29 Jun 1767
  • Boston Massacre5 Mar 1770

    Boston Massacre5 Mar 1770
    The Boston Massacre was an incident that led to the deaths of five civilians at the hands of British troops on March 5, 1770, the legal aftermath of which helped spark the rebellion in some of the British American colonies, which culminated in the American Revolutionary War
  • Boston Tea Party16 Dec 1773

    Boston Tea Party16 Dec 1773
    King George III and his government looked to taxing the American colonies as a way of recouping their war costs. They were also looking for ways to reestablish control over the colonial governments that had become increasingly independent while the Crown was distracted by the war.
  • First continental congress 5 Sep 1774

    First continental congress 5 Sep 1774
    fifty-six delegates from twelve of the Thirteen Colonies that would become the United States of America. Most of the delegates were not yet ready to break away from Great Britain, but they wanted the British King and Parliament to act more fairly. Convened in response to the Intolerable Acts passed by the British Parliament in 1774, the delegates organized an economic boycott of Great Britain in protest and petitioned the king for a redress of grievances.
  • Second Continental Congress10 May 1775

    Second Continental Congress10 May 1775
    the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) had begun. Moderates in the Congress still hoped that the colonies could be reconciled with Great Britain, but a movement towards independence steadily gained ground. Congress established the Continental Army (June 1775), coordinated the war effort, issued a Declaration of Independence in July 1776, and designed a new government in the Articles of Confederation, which were ratified in 1781.
  • Declaration of Independence4 Jul 1776

    Declaration of Independence4 Jul 1776
    The United States Declaration of Independence is a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain were now independent states, and thus no longer a part of the British Empire.