Goverment Timeline

  • The stamp act congress

    The stamp act congress
    the law requried the tax stamps on illegal documents on certain business agreements and on newspapers
  • The townshend act

    The townshend act
    the British passed new taxes on glass, paper, teas, paints and other goods shipped to the colonies from Britain.
  • The Gaspee Incident

    The Gaspee Incident
    On June 9, 1772, the Gaspee was chasing a merchant ship believed to be smuggling goods. The Gaspee ran aground in Narragansett Bay, near Providence. The next night, a group of men boarded the Gaspee. They were led by John Brown, a wealthy merchant from Providence. They wounded the lieutenant who was commanding the ship, and set the ship on fire.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    Colonist dressed has mohawks and dumped British Tea in the Boston Harbor to protest tax on tea .
  • The battle of lexington & concord

    The battle of lexington & concord
    The first shots starting the revolution were fired at Lexington, Massachusetts
  • Battle of bunker hill

    Battle of bunker hill
    The Americans held off two British charges, but were finally forced to retreat on the third charge. The British suffered heavy losses with 226 men killed and 828 more wounded. The British gained control of Breed's Hill
  • Declaration of Idependence

    Declaration of Idependence
    the Declaration of Independence is at once the nation's most cherished symbol of liberty and Jefferson's most enduring monument.
  • Battle of Long Island

    Battle of Long Island
    When the British fleet arrived they had 45,000 troops against Washington's 20,000. The British attacked, forcing Washington to cross the East River into Manhattan. Washington left 3,000 men to defend Fort Washington, then headed north