Event leading to the Declaration of Independence

  • French & Indian War

    French & Indian War
    The French & Indian War was between France and Great Britain and the Indians. To conquer the other party's territories. Indians were also involved in the dispute over territories.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British redcoats killed five civilian men with ongoing tense relations between the population and the soldiers, a mob formed around a British sentry, who was subjected to verbal abuse and harassment.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor. They were dressed as Indians.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Boston Harbor was closed & British soldiers were quartered
  • 1st Continental Congress

    1st Continental Congress
    a convention of delegates from twelve of the thirteen North American colonies that met at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, early in the American Revolution. It was called in response to the passage of the Intolerable Acts by the Colonial Americans by the British Parliament. The Intolerable Acts had punished Boston for the Boston Tea Party.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    announced that the thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire.