Independence of early America

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  • sons of liberty

    sons of liberty
    The Sons of Liberty was a secret organization that was created in the Thirteen American Colonies to advance the rights of the European colonists and to fight taxation by the British government.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a deadly riot that occurred on March 5, 1770, on King Street in Boston. It began as a street brawl between colonists and a British soldier, but escalated to a chaotic, slaughter. The conflict energized anti-British sentiment and paved the way for the American Revolution.
  • Boston tea party

    Boston tea party
    this event happened in three British ships in the Boston harbor. The colonist did not want to pay taxes, so the British tried to run the colonist out of business.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
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    This battle kicked off the beginning of the revolutionary war. The night of April 19th, hundreds of British troops marched from Boston to nearby Concord in order to seize an arms cache.
  • Stamp act of 1776

    Stamp act of 1776
    The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament on March 22, 1765. The tax was imposed on all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on printed paper they used such as, Ship's papers, legal documents, licenses, newspapers, other publications, and even playing cards were taxed.
  • treaty of Paris signed

    treaty of Paris signed
    The Treaty of Paris was signed by U.S. and British Representatives on September 3, 1783, ending the War of the American Revolution.
  • great compromise

    great compromise
    the great compromise was an agreement reached during the Constitutional Convention of 1787 between delegates of the states with large and small populations that defined the structure of Congress and the number of representatives each state would have in Congress according to the United States Constitution.
  • constitution is ratified

    constitution is ratified
    The ratification process started when the Congress turned the Constitution over to the state legislatures for consideration through specially elected state conventions of the people
  • bill of rights adopted

    bill of rights adopted
    Congress transmitted to the state Legislatures twelve proposed amendments to the Constitution. Numbers three through twelve were adopted by the states to become the United States U.S. Bill of Rights, effective December 15, 1791.
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    enlightenment

    the enlightenment was the Americas branching off of the British, to form their own colonies and states. the Americas were also forming their own independence
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    French and Indian war

    learn more The french and Indian war was also known as the seven year war, sanding from 1754-1763, the war was between the allied french and Indian against the British. The war ended with the treaty of Paris in 1763
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    first continental congress meets

    The first Continental Congress met in Carpenter's Hall in Philadelphia, from September 5, to October 26, 1774. Carpenter's Hall was also the seat of the Pennsylvania Congress. All of the colonies except Georgia sent delegates.
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    Battle of Yorktown

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    General Washington commands a force of 17,000 of french and Continental troops, begins the battle with General Cornwallis and contingent of 9,000 British troops at Yorktown. it was the most important battle of the revolutionary war spanning 21 days.
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    constitutional convention

    The official purpose of the Constitutional Convention that met in Philadelphia beginning on May 25, 1787 was to amend the Articles of Confederation. It had, by that time, become clear that the Articles of Confederation were not a good enough constitution for the new nation.