• Boston Tea Psrty

    Boston Tea Psrty
    colonies refused to pay taxes, claiming they had no obligation to pay. The arrival of 3 tea ships caused 7000 agitated locals to conduct a mass meeting at the old south meeting house. They dumped their offending cargos of tea into the harbor waters
  • First COntinental Congress Meets

    First COntinental Congress Meets
    Started September 5th -October 26, 1774.
  • Declaration of Rights and Grievances is passed

    Declaration of Rights and Grievances is passed
    made by the First Continental Congress in October 14, was approved so the Declaration could make life easier for the colonies in America.
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    Revolutionary War

    also known as the American War of Independence, was a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen British colonies. colonists overthrew British rule.
  • 2nd Continental Congress Meets

    2nd Continental Congress Meets
    happened after the battles of Lexington and Concord. The Colonies wanted to break away from Great Britain. They decided to organize the Malitia and called it the Continential Army. George Washington was appointed as commander in Chief.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    it was drafted by Thomas Jefferson on June 11-28 there were 56 signers.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    delegates from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and South Carolina signed but delegates from New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland were not able to sign because the states had not yet ratified the articles of confederation. Other delegates like, North Carolina and Georgia were not present.
  • Conventional Congress Opens

    Conventional Congress Opens
    Monday May 14th 1787 was the day fixed for the meeting of the deputies in Convention for revising the federal system of Government.a small number only had assembled. they decided to hold anpther meeting on Friday 25 of May. that day more atended.
  • Final Draft of the Constitution signed

    Final Draft of the Constitution signed
    Two days earlier, when a final vote was called, Edmund Randolph called for another convention to carefully review the Constitution as it stood.supported by George Mason and Elbridge Gerry, was voted down and the Constitution was adopted