Navigation Acts By farmer Jan 1, 1651 Navigation Act SAid that british ships have to be used for trade within the Bitish empire. Jan 1, 1763 Proclamation of 1763 declared that the colonist settlement could be established west of the appalachains. Jan 1, 1764 Sugar Act This imposed a tax on all sugar imported to america. Sep 20, 1765 Stamp Act The first direct tax on the colonist. It said that all legal documents neeed stamps. Oct 21, 1765 Stamp Act congress This is were delegates form the colonies made a declaration of rights and grievances. Sep 21, 1773 Boston tea party When the colonists got mad and dumped the british tea into the harbor Sep 5, 1774 First Continental Congress this was held in Philadelphia were delegates form all colonies except Gorgia came. there they desided that they should send the king a petition explaining their greivances. Sep 21, 1774 Coercive Acts This closed the harbor and placed the boston gov. under british control. Apr 19, 1775 Lexington and Concord The first time that the British soldiers fought with the colonist. May 21, 1775 - Second Continental Congress The congress immediatly assumed the powers of a central gov.the main actions was to create an army. Jul 2, 1776 Resolution of Independence Ritchard Henry Lee introduced it. This was not legally binding and was the first step in makeing the gov legal. Jul 4, 1776 Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson introduce it. THis was legaling binding and there was no condemnation of slavery. All states agreed in the making of it.