American Independance By jessica.campbell May 14, 1607 Jamestown, Virginia was founded. The first successful, English settlement, is founded. Nov 11, 1620 Mayflower Compact was Signed The Pilgrams signed their first real document as citizens. Mar 1, 1669 John Locke Contributes John Locke contributed to the constitution for the Carolina colony. Mar 22, 1765 Stamp Act Requires the taxing of stamps. Mar 5, 1770 Boston Massacre British troops killed 5 people when they fired into a rebelious protesting crowd. Dec 16, 1773 Boston Tea Party The tea was dumped into the Boston Harbor to protest taxes. Oct 26, 1774 First Continental Congress meets Fighting the power of the British government, and trying to lighten their power. Apr 18, 1775 War begins The battle of Lexington and Concord spark the revolution. May 10, 1775 Second Continenal Congress Revisions were made to the first Decloration of Rights. Jul 4, 1776 Independence The Declaration of Independence is signed.