Events leading to Independence

  • Road to Independence (Stamp Act)

    Road to Independence (Stamp Act)
    The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament on March 22, 1765. The new tax was imposed on all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used. Ship's papers, legal documents, licenses, newspapers, other publications, and even playing cards were taxed. In my own words America Colonists didnt like the taxes so they wanted to fight for the rights of not paying taxes on newpapers ect.
  • Road To Independence (Boston Massacre)

    Road To Independence (Boston Massacre)
    The Boston Massacre was a street fight that occurred on March 5, 1770, between a "patriot" mob, throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers. Several colonists were killed and this led to a campaign by speech-writers to rouse the ire of the citizenry. The presence of British troops in the city of Boston was increasingly unwelcome. The riot began when about 50 citizens attacked a British sentinel. The Bloody Massacre" engraving by Paul Revere. In own words always fought
  • Road To Independence( boston tea party)

    Road To Independence( boston tea party)
    t is important to understand that the Tea Act actually placed no new tax on tea. Instead it simply gave a tax break to the East India Tea company.
    With the existing tax still on the books from the Townshend Duties, East India Tea company was loosing money because its legitimately imported tea could not compete with the tea being illegally smuggled by the colonial merchants.
  • Declaration Of Independence

    Declaration Of Independence
    efferson drafted the statement between June 11 and 28, submitted drafts to Adams and Franklin who made some changes, and then presented the draft to the Congress following the July 2nd adoption of the independence section of the Lee Resolution. The congressional revision process took all of July 3rd and most of July 4th. Finally, in the afternoon of July 4th, the Declaration was adopted.
  • Fourth of July

    Fourth of July
    congress adopted the declaration of independence Britians 13 colonies ceased to exist a new nation of united soveregn states was born