Events Leading Up To The Declaration Of Independence

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In History
  • New King

    New King
    George the 3rd assends to the throne.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The sugar act raises taxes on items being shipped into the american colonies such as sugar, wine, coffee, dyes and cloth.
  • Stamp Act becomes law

    Stamp Act becomes law
    The Stamp Act imposes a tax on paper goods like playing cards, newspapers, books and all legal documents are taxed as well.
  • The Declaratory Act

    The Declaratory Act
    The Declaratory Act reaffirmed Parliaments right to legislate for the colonies in all cases whatsoever.
  • Towshend Acts

    Towshend Acts
    These acts, The Revenue Act taxes tea, lead, glass, paper, and painters colors imported into the colonies and the New York Restraining Act which suspends the New York legislature until the colony supplies and houses the soldiers stationed there under the provisions of the Quartering Act.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    It started when a young apprentice insulted a british soldier. The soldier got angry and a mob began to form. When they started fighting more troops came to end the chaos. 5 colonists were killed.
  • Repeal

    Except for the tax on tea parliament repeals the Townshend Revenue Acts.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Men Disguised as Mohawks throw the tea on board 3 docked ships into the harbor.
  • Boston Port Act

    Boston Port Act
    This Act moved the capital to Salem and Made Marblehead the port of entry.
  • Impartial Administration Of Justice Act

    Impartial Administration Of Justice Act
    This act gave the Governor the power to move trials from Massachusettes to other colonies and to England.
  • Quebec Act

    Quebec Act
    This Act Grantted Quebec large grants of land that the American colonists considered theirs for settlement.
  • The British Are Coming!

    The British Are Coming!
    Paul Revere And William Dawes took a midnight ride to warn that the british were advancing. Revere is captured, but is released the next morning.
  • The Battles of Lexington and Concord

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord
    The first shots of the war were fired at the battle of Lexington.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Thomas Paine's Pamphlet,"Common Sense", is Published. In just a few months over 150,000 copies are sold throughuot the colonies.
  • Declaration Of Independence

    Declaration Of Independence
    The Declaration Of Independence, as amended, is adopted by congress.
  • Last Signing Of The Declaration

    Last Signing Of The Declaration
    Sometime during the year 1781 Colonel Thomas McKean signs the declaration since he was not there when most of the other representatives signed it.
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