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In History
  • End of the French and Indian War

    End of the French and Indian War
    The Treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian War. The
    French received all land from the Mississippi River west, while the British received all land from the Mississippi River east.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act was declared by Parliament to lower the sugar tax act. They did this in hopes of reducing smuggling.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act stated that all printed materials were to be taxed, which angered the colonists.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    Parliament made the Declaratory Act, which stated that England could make decisions for the colonies.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    The Townshend Act was passed by Parliament. It added taxes on imported goods before they came into the colonies. Some of these items being glass, paper, and tea.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was the cause of British soldiers being intimidated by a group of angry colonists. The outcome of this was five people being injured.
  • Committee of Correspondence

    Committee of Correspondence
    Samuel Adams revived the Boston Committee of Correspondence, a group that organized protests. This inspired other colonies to make this group.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a form of protest done by the Sons of Liberty. The group hijacked a boat containing 342 boxes of tea, which they dumped into the Boston Harbor.
  • The Continental Congress

    The Continental Congress
    The Continental Congress was formed when fifty-five delegates met each other in Philadelphia. This group represented the colonists and their rights and challenged British control.
  • The Beginning of Lexington and Concord

    The Beginning of Lexington and Concord
    On the night of April 18, Dr. Joseph Warren observed British troops marching out of Boston. Joseph Warren told Paul Revere and William Dawes, who quickly rode to Lexington to warn people. This began the battle of Lexington and Concord.
  • The Second Continental Congress

    The Second Continental Congress
    The Continental Congress met for a second meeting. This meeting included its original members, along with some new people.
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill

    The Battle of Bunker Hill
    After a day of being at Bunker Hill and Breed's Hill, the Americans were charged by the redcoats. Having the high ground, the Americans caused the British retreat twice. Eventually the British won this battle, due to the Americans being low on gunpowder.
  • "Common Sense"

    "Common Sense"
    In January of 1776, Thomas Paine wrote one of the most influential books of his time. This book, "Common Sense", swayed the opinions of many colonists.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Thomas Jefferson was convinced to write a rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, which was presented to the Continental Congress on July 2. After fixing what he wrote, the Declaration of Independence was approved on July 4, 1776.