American Independence

  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    In 1764 The Sugar Act was a tax that put three-cents on foreign refined sugar and increased taxes on coffee, certain kinds of wines and more.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    In order to help cover the cost of the war between Great Britain and France, British officials began to establish new taxes in the Colonies. In 1765 a tax was passed by Great Britain known as the stamp act.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a shooting of five American colonists by British troops on March 5, 1770. Did the colonists have weapons? The British say rocks and other such weapons were hurled at them. But the British had guns, and they did an open fire. This Ended just like scarface. "Say hello to my little friend"
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    Angry and frustrated at a new tax on tea, American colonists calling themselves the Sons of Liberty dumped 342 whole crates of British tea into Boston harbor on December 16, 1773. Similar incidents occurred in Maryland, New York, and New Jersey in the next few months, and tea was eventually boycotted throughout the colonies.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    This was when all Colonies united together to fight the Britains for there awful Acts. This is what I like to call two against one. fair? no. For the greater good? yes.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    This battle was the first time that American and British troops both fired on each other. This is where the "Shot heard round the world" happened.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    This document is a written statement saying that the thirteen colonies are independent of Britain. It was signed by important people such as John Hancock, John Adams, Samuel Adams and written by Thomas Jefferson
  • Articles of Confederation Adopted

    Articles of Confederation Adopted
    Americans were determined to make a government so that they could be an independent nation.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The end of Revolutionary War. In this treaty, Britain recognized that America as an independent nation.
  • US Constitution Ratified

    US Constitution Ratified
    This was the final document showing that we have an official government and are completely independent of any others.