Miles.Timeline of Influences for Independence

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  • Join or Die. Franklin's political cartoon

    Join or Die. Franklin's political cartoon
    Following the recent military loss against the French, Franklin, the publisher of the Pennsylvania Gazette, published an article urging people to unite against England.
    https://constitutioncenter.org/blog/the-story-behind-the-join-or-die-snake-cartoon
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    "An unruly crowd gathered in Boston on King Street to taunt with jeers and snowballs, the British soldiers standing guard. Reinforcements were called, unordered shots rang out, and when the smoke cleared three locals lay dead and another eight were wounded, two mortally. The Boston Massacre quickly became a rallying point for anti-British sentiment in the province." https://www.masshist.org/database/2?ft=Boston%20Massacre&from=/features/massacre/visual&noalt=1&pid=34
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    "Over one hundred American colonists (the Sons of Liberty) dressed as Native Americans boarded three merchant ships in Boston Harbor and dumped 342 chests of tea into the water. In response, England implemented a new set of laws known as the "Intolerable Acts"."
    https://dp.la/primary-source-sets/the-boston-tea-party
  • Common Sense by Thomas Paine

    Common Sense by Thomas Paine
    Commons Sense is a book written by Thomas Paine that caused great influence to the United States of America. It was important because it laid out how an independent government could be established and controlled by the people. https://www.ushistory.org/paine/commonsense/sense1.htm
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence is the founding document of the American Political Tradition, and a 28 count indictment toward King George of England. This document articulates ideas of freedom equality and natural rights. https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-transcript