Major Events of Independence

  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    This was a nine year war. The conflict resulted in the British acquiring Canada, while Spain gained Lousiana in compensation to losing Florida to the British. This basically started the colonies of America and our freedom. (day and month not known)
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    This prohibited colonists to settle beyond the Appalachian Mountains. While Britain didn't intend to harm the colonists, many colonists took anger in this. Because the colonists expressed how they felt and moved against the British, this got them closer to American Independence.
  • Currency Act

    Currency Act
    Parliament argued that colonial currency was harmful to British trade. They band American assemblies from issuing bills or bills of credit. The colonists moved agaisnt this and continued to use their own bills.
  • Sons and Daughters of Liberty

    Sons and Daughters of Liberty
    Colonists tried to fight back the British by imposing non-importation agreements. They often took the law into their own hands. This proves how much the colonists wanted their freedom. They formed after the Stamp Act. (no month or day)
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    After The Stamp Act was passed by the British, the colonists quikly showed thier fury. Leaders from the 13 colonies met to deebate about it. They ended up agreeing on many things. This was a step closer to America's independence.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    The British ordered the colonists to house and feed the British soldiers if necessary. Of course some colonists refused, for they were fighting for their freedom.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    It was the shooting of five civilians by British troops, which became a cause to celebre among pro-independence groups. This also eventually helped to start the American Revolutionary War.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    After the Tea Act was past in 1773, the colonists were furious. They dressed up as Native Americans and went abourd the ships that were holding the tea chests. Then they dumped them into the sea. This proved to the British that the colonists were willing to fight for freedom.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    This was made after the Boston Tea Party. It set restrictions on the colonists including outlawing town meetings and the closing of Boston Harbor. The colonists were furious and acted against it for freedom.(no month or day)
  • Committees of Correspondence

    Committees of Correspondence
    This was organized by Samuel Adams. Colonists helped spread propaganda and information through letters. The showed the freedom that the colonists urged for.