Road To Independence & All That

By Zaay525
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    I find it important because it was the first thing, that the British king did that threatened the independence of Americans. It was the first tax that he passed on the colonies. The colonists didn't think it was fair to have to pay for something that they had for free for so long,
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    In the Boston Massacre, five American colonists were killed by British Soldiers. The colonists threw rocks and snow at the soldiers. The Boston Massacre made the Americans trust the British soldiers even less than they already did.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was when the colonists disguised themselves as Mohawk Native Americans and they dumped tea into the Boston Harbor. This event was important because it was the first show of the colonists fighting against British taxes.
  • 1st Continental Congress

    1st Continental Congress
    This event was important because it was the first time that all of the colonies united to fight against Britain. They were fighting against the Intolerable Acts.
  • Battle of Lexington & Concord

    Battle of Lexington & Concord
    Thsi battle is important to American Independence because it was the first time that American & British troops both fire on each other. This is where the 'shot heard around the world' happened.
  • 2nd Continental Congress

    2nd Continental Congress
    During the Second Continental Congress many important things happened. George Washington was named commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. Also, they discussed documents of their freedom such as the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation
  • Declaration of Independence Signed

    Declaration of Independence Signed
    This document written by Thomas Jefferson is very important because it is a written statement saying that the thirteen colonies are independent of Britain. It was signed by important people such as John Hancock, John Adams, and Samuel Adams.
  • Articles of Confederation Adopted

    Articles of Confederation Adopted
    This is very important because it showed that Americans were determined to make a government so that they could be completely an independent nation.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    This is important because it ended the Revolutionary War. In this treaty, Britain recognized America as an independent nation not under British rule.
  • US Constitution

    US Constitution
    The ratification of the U.S. is highly important because it is a final document showing that we have an official government and are completely independent of any others. It lays out our democracy so that all know that we're ready to be on our own.