Foot prints

Events Leading To American Independence

  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament. Required all American colonists to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Brit. Soliders felt threatned & fired shots, 5 colonists killed. " Brutal slaying" od innocent civilians
  • Tea act

    Tea act
    Taxes on Tea; Everyday part of life for them. Led to the Boston Tea Party
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Colonists dressed as indians stormed into the boston harbor and dumped Brit. tea into the harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Series of Laws; required col. to house soliders, Closed the Boston Harbor, expanded canadian borders taking land away from certain colonies.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Brought together Representstives from each colony, except Georgia, to discuss their response to the British "Intolerable Acts".
  • Lexington & Concord

    Fighting breaks out, Brits. troops on the way to seize weapons & ammo. stored by col. in Concord MA; Met at Lexington by col. militia. Started American Revolution.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Met to decide whether to declare independence or not.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    Series of laws named for Charles Townshend. Laws placed new taxes on glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea.
  • Declaration of Indpendence

    Declaration of Indpendence
    Proclaimed Indpendence " natural rights "