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American Independence Timeline

  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indain War started out as simply a struggle for the Ohio Valley, but quickly escalated and turned into a 9 year war. This war left England with exponital debt.
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    American Independence

  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Tax on sugar was reduced by half. But tax on sugar was drasticallt raised.
  • Stamp Act

    The first direct tax on the colonist. Taxed anything that was printed, and was eventually repealed.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    Ordered local colonist to house Birtish Soliders..
  • Declaratory Act

    Parliament had full right to make laws on colonies.
  • Sons of Liberty

    Sons of Liberty
    The Sons of Liberty were a group out to potect the rights of colnial people. They were best known for being the ones that dumped all the tea in the harbor at the "Boston Tea Party".
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    Indirect tax on any imported goods. This upsetted many people in the colonies and they decided that they did not want anyone to be able to tax them without any concent.
  • Shays' Rebellion

    Shays' Rebellion
    Shays' Rebellion was a battle mainly over the fact that farmers were being heavily taxed on there property was unfair.
  • Boston Massacre

    The incident in which Britsh Solders killed 5 people, including young boys. Made colonist hate England.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    When the colonists dumped the eta in the harbor in revolt to England.
  • Intolerable Act

    Punishmetn to the colonists for the dumping the tea in the harbor.
  • Coercive Acts

    Punished colonists for protesting, and the Boston Tea Party.
  • First Continetal Congress

    56 delegates met in Philly and drew up a Declaration of colonial rights.
  • Lexington and Concord

    "The Shot Heard Round the World." First battle of the Revolutionary War.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Law on amuntition.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declared the colonies independence from England.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Declared no settlement west of the Appalchain Mountains.
  • Ratification of the Articles of Confederation