Events leading up to the D eclaration of Independence

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  • King George III

    King George III
    King George III ascends to the Brittish throne following the death of King George II. King George the 2nd was the grandpa of king george the 3rd. King George V was the father of King George the 3rd. King George the 3rd was born on June 4th in 1738.
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    Declaration of Independence

  • Suger Act

    Suger Act
    The Suger Act raises taxes on items beging shipped into the American colonies such as sugar,wine, and coffee.The Act reduces taxes on molasses from the French Caribbean. With the molasses act the colonists had to pay 6 pences per gallon, and they protested. A pence is a penny.
  • Currency Act

    Currency Act
    The currency act prohibiting the colonies from issuing paper money. Because gold and silver are not permitted to be imported into the colonies, itis difficult to conduct business. These colonies had issued paper money know as "Bills of Credit" to help pay for any military expences during the French and Indian wars. There were 2 currency act on in1751 and the other was in 1764.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    the stamp act becomes law. the stamp act imposes a tax on most paper goods- playing cards, newspaper, books, and pamphlets. The british sought to raise revenue through a stamp tax on printed matter. British parliamentary measure to tax the American colonies.
  • Quarting Act

    Quarting Act
    Ordered the colonists to provide British troops a place to live and provide them with certain provisions such as salt, blankets, and candles. It took place on june 2nd 1774. this was the the 2nd quartering act. The quartering act provided that local authities must provide quartering for British Troops.
  • Stamp Act Congress meets

    Stamp Act Congress meets
    Delegates from Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, South Carolina, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New York. The sons of liberty organize to resist and to gain repeal of the Stamp Act. The tax collectors were harassed and treatened. All legal documents are taxed as well, such as wills, deeds, and tax documents.
  • Brittish merchants

    Brittish merchants
    under pressure from british merchants suffering from a depression and the colonial boycott of british goods .patrick henry was againest the stamp act.the colonist didnt want to pay tax on tea.
  • townshend acts

    townshend acts
    The acts, the revenue Act taxes glass, lead, tea, paper and painters' colors imported into the colonies and the New York Restraining Act suspends the New York.legislature until the colony supplies and houses the british soldiers statioed there under the provisions of the Quartering Act. The troops were to be fed fed and housed in private homes, warehouses, and pulic bildings. The Townshend Acts also establish a custom board of commissioners to be located in Boston to collect taxes and supervise
  • Boston massacre

    Boston massacre
    Five colonists killed by British troops. The Boston massacre was also know as the Boston riot. The five colonists that died were men.The first American to fall in fray was Crispus Attucks.
  • midnight run

    midnight run
    paul revere and william dawes take midnight ride to warn that hte British are advancing. Revere is captured by the British and released the next the morning. Samuel Prescott was also with. They warned by saying "The British are coming."
  • shots at lexington

    shots at lexington
    Thebattles at Lexigton and Concord take place. The first shots of the war were fired at the Battle of Lexington. The deaths totaled 273 British and 95 American.
  • the Declaration of Independence

    the Declaration of Independence
    president of congress John Handcock and secretary Charles Thompson sign the Declaration of Independence.The last person to sign was colnel Thomas Mckean. He signed it sometime in 1781. August 27th, 1766 George Wythe signes the declaration.