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  • French and Indian War ends

    French and Indian War ends
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_and_Indian_WarThe French and Indian War (1754–1763) is the American name for the North American theater of the Seven Years' War. The same war is referred to in Canadian history as the War of the Conquest. The war was fought primarily between the colonies of British America and New France, with both sides supported by military units from their parent countries of Great Britain and France, who declared war on each other in 1756. In the same year, the war escalated from a regional affair into a world-wide confli
  • Sugar Act

    http://library.thinkquest.org/TQ0312848/suact.htmThe British placed a tax on sugar, wine, and other important things. The British did this because they wanted more money; the British wanted this money to help provide more security for the colonies.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/Stamp-ActAn act of the British Parliament in 1756 that exacted revenue from the American colonies by imposing a stamp duty on newspapers and legal and commercial documents. Colonial opposition led to the act’s repeal in 1766 and helped encourage the revolutionary movement against the British Crown.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    http://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/townshend-actsTownshend Acts imposed duties on glass, lead, paints, paper and tea imported into the colonies. Townshend hoped the acts would defray imperial expenses in the colonies, but many Americans viewed the taxation as an abuse of power, resulting in the passage of agreements to limit imports from Britain.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/related/massacre.htmThe Boston Massacre was a street fight that occurred on March 5, 1770, between a "patriot" mob, throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers. Several colonists were killed and this led to a campaign by speech-writers to rouse the ire of the citizenry.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Tea_PartyThe Boston Tea Party (initially referred to by John Adams as "the Destruction of the Tea in Boston" ) was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, on December 16, 1773.
  • Coercive Acts

    http://www.mapsofworld.com/usa/american-revolution/coercive-acts.htmlAlso known as the Intolerable Acts, the Coercive Acts were a series of Acts meant to punish the colonies by restricting trade, and in turn,making an example out of Boston so the rebellion of the rest of the colonies would be subdued.
  • Continental Congress

    Continental Congress
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continental_CongressThe Continental Congress was a convention of delegates called together from the Thirteen Colonies that became the governing body of the United States during the American Revolution. The Congress met from 1774 to 1789 in three incarnations.
  • Lexington and Concord- "Shot Heard Round the World"

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battles_of_Lexington_and_ConcordFor the American Civil War battles, see First Battle of Lexington and Second Battle of Lexington. The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War
  • Battle at Bunker Hill

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bunker_HillThe Battle of Bunker Hill took place on June 17, 1775, mostly on and around Breed's Hill, during the Siege of Boston early in the American Revolutionary War