Events Leading to America's Independance

  • Stamp Act Congress

    Stamp Act Congress
    a meeting in the Federal Hall in New York City consisting of delegates from 9 of the 13 colonies that discussed and acted upon the recently passed Stamp Act.
  • The Townshend Act

    The Townshend Act
    intended to raise revenue, tighten customs enforcement, and assert imperial authority in America
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    British troops opened fire on an angry mob of citizens and five were killed. This event sparked the rebellion in some of the British American colonies.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    After officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships dressed as indians and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor.
  • First Continental Congress

    First 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. they considered options, including an economic boycott of British trade, publish a list of rights and grievances, and petition King George.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    A convention of delegates from the 13 colonies that managed the colonial war effort, and moved slowly towards independence.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Written primarily by Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence announced that the thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain were now independent states and no longer apart of the British Empire.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    First constitution of the United States of America and legally established the union of the states.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    formally ended the American Revolutionary war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and The Thirteen Colonies in North America.