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  • Treaty of Paris.

    Treaty of Paris.
    The Treaty of Paris was one of a series of treaties, collectively know as the Peace of Paris, or the Treaty of Versailles of 1783, that established peace between Great Britain and the allied nations of France, Spain, and the Netherlands. Negotiated as a separate treaty between Great Britain and the United States, the primary provisions of the Treaty of Paris established the independence of the United States and ended conflict between the two nations.
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    Timeline to the Declaration of Independence.

  • Sugar Act.

    Sugar Act.
    The British made an act also known as The American Revenue Act of 1764, or called Sugar Act, was a law that tried to curb the smuggling of sugar and molasses in the colonies by reducing the previous tax rate and enforcing the collection of duties.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The British decided to tax the Colonies. This tax (or act) was also known as the Stamp Act (1765) is any legislation that requires a tax to be paid on the transfer of certain documents. Those that pay the tax receive an official stamp on their documents, making them legal documents.
  • Writ of Assistance

    Writ of Assistance
    Writ of Assistance(1767), in English and American colonial history, a general search warrant issued by superior provincial courts to assist the British government in enforcing trade and navigation laws. Such warrants authorized customhouse officers (with the assistance of a sheriff, justice of the peace, or constable) to search any house for smuggled goods without specifying either the house or the goods.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    The Townshend Acts were persuaded to be passed by Charles Townshend. These taxes included a light import duty on glass, white lead, paper, tea, and paint. The Townshend Acts were made to make a distinction between internal and external taxes. These taxes were an indirect custom duty payable at American ports. Earmarked to pay the salaries of the royal governors and judges in America. Nonimportaion agreements were quickly revived against the Townshend Acts.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre occurred on March 5, 1770. A squad of British soldiers, come to support a gaurd who was being pressed by a protest, snowballing crowd, let loose a volley of shots. Three persons were killed immediately and two died later of their wounds; among the victims was Crispus Attucks, a man of black or Indian parentage. The British officer in charge, Capt. Thomas Preston, was arrested for manslaughter, along with eight of his men.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act was in the Colonies on May 10th, 1773. The colonist were mad how the British taxed them on Tea. The Act granted the Company the right to directly ship its tea to North America and the right to the duty-free export of tea from Britain.The British was taxing many things so they decided to also tax them on tea they figured that since they won the war for them that they could tax them on anything and the colonist had no say in it and if they refused then they would most likely be hanged.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party of December 16, 1773, took place when a group of Massachusetts Patriots, protesting the control on American tea importation recently granted by Parliament to the East India Company, took 342 chests of tea in a midnight raid on three tea ships and threw them into the harbor
  • Coercive Acts ( Intolerable Acts.)

    Coercive Acts ( Intolerable Acts.)
    The Coercive Acts were a series of four acts reconized by the British government. The aim of the legislation was to restore order in Massachusetts and punish Bostonians for their Tea Party, in which members of the revolutionary-minded Sons of Liberty boarded three British tea ships in Boston Harbor and dumped 342 crates of tea nearly $1 million worth in today's money into the water to protest the Tea Act.
  • 1st Continental Congress

    1st Continental Congress
    The 1st Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from twelve colonies that met on September 5, 1774, at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, early in the American Revolution. It was called in response to the passage of the Coercive Acts (also known as Intolerable Acts by the Colonist.) by the British. The Intolerable Acts had punished Boston for the Boston Tea Party.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    In Lexingtpn April 19th 1775, about 700 men were secretly ordered to get and destroy and military weapons the Colonist had been stockpiling. The "Minute Men" were waiting on a bridge for the Britsh to arrive as when the sun came up the first shot was fired and no one knows which side it came from but the British were getting nervous because the colonish were just ambushing them not doing war right so they called in more troops to back them up.
  • 2nd Continental Congress

    2nd Continental Congress
    The Second Continental Congress was a convention of Delegates from the 12 Colonies ( Not Including Georgia.) It was I would say a meeting type thing and they were talking about all of their rights and wrote a letter to King George III. The king did not agree and said "NO!" to the Colonist. The Colonist decided to fight for independence.
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    The Colonist found out that the British were coming so they thought that if they got to Bunker Hill first they would have complete control of the Boston Harbor and Boston itself and they were completly right as the British came they killed and killed but soon ran out of gun powder so they had to forfiet. They dicovered that if they didn't run out they would have won so they started stocking up gun powder, bullets, military ect..
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Originally published anonymously, "Common Sense" encouraged independence for the American colonies from Britain and is considered one of the most influential pamphlets in American history. Credited with uniting average citizens and political leaders behind the idea of independence, "Common Sense" played a remarkable role in transforming a colonial fight into the American Revolution.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states, and not a part of the British Empire. Instead they now formed a new nation the United States of America.
  • Summary part 1

    Summary part 1
    Great Britian won the war against Paris also got land in North America. The Sugar Act is a tax that colonial merchants had been required to pay a tax of six pence per gallon on the importation of foreign molasses.A stamp act is any legislation that requires a tax to be paid on the transfer of certain documents. Those that pay the tax receive an official stamp on their documents, making them legal documents.
  • Summary part 2

    Summary part 2
    The Writ of Assistance is a Writ issued by a court instructing a law enforcement offcial, such as a Seriff or a Tax collector, to preform a certain tax. These taxes included a light import duty on glass, white lead, paper, tea, and paint. The Townshend Acts were made to make a distinction between internal and external taxes. What happended was the British was unhappy with the colonies so they came into Boston killed five civilian men and injured six others.
  • Summary part 3

    Summary part 3
    The Tea Act was in the Colonies on May 10th, 1773. The colonist were mad how the British taxed them on Tea. The Act granted the Company the right to directly ship its tea to North America and the right to the duty-free export of tea from Britain. The Boston Tea Party On December 16, 1773, three British ships carrying tea docked in the Boston Harbor. A group of colonists dressed as Mohawk Indians, boarded the three ships and threw 342 crated of tea overboard.
  • Summary part 5

    Summary part 5
    Lexington/ Concord: The "Minute Men" were waiting on a bridge for the Britsh to arrive as when the sun came up the first shot was fired and no one knows which side it came from but the British were getting nervous because the colonish were just ambushing them not doing war right so they called in more troops to back them up.The Second Continental Congress was a convention of Delegates from the 12 Colonies ( Not Including Georgia.) They wrote a letter to the king about all their rights.
  • Summary part 6

    Summary part 6
    The Colonist found out that the British were coming so they thought that if they got to Bunker Hill first they would have complete control of the Boston Harbor and Boston itself and they were completly right as the British came they killed and killed but soon ran out of gun powder so they had to forfiet. They dicovered that if they didn't run out they would have won so they started stocking up gun powder, bullets, military ect..
  • Summary part 4

    Summary part 4
    The Coercive Acts was a series of laws passed by the British Goverment in 1774. The acts enraged and resistance of the 13 colonies that soon after that became the United States.The 1st Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from twelve colonies that met on September 5, 1774, at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,early in the American Revolution. It was called in response to the passage of the Coercive Acts (also known as Intolerable Acts by the Colonist.)by the British.
  • Summary part 7

    Summary part 7
    Thomas Paine's Pamphlet,"Common Sense", is Published. In just a few months over 150,000 copies are sold throughout the colonies.The Declaration of Independence was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states, and not a part of the British Empire. Instead they now formed a new nation the United States of America.